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Painting in Four Takes at The Aldrich



This fall, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents Painting in Four Takes, a series of solo exhibitions that will reveal insights into the practices of four engaging painters who infuse the medium with relevance and character. The series, on view from November 15 through April 3, 2016 marks the first time in more than 20 years that The Aldrich Museum, founded in 1964, will have dedicated all of its galleries to painting.

“While some point to marketability as the basis for the unwavering position of painting as a leading visual arts medium, for many artists, painting provides the most relevant platform for expression, allowing for both the potential of innovation and deep historical continuity,” says exhibitions director Richard Klein.

Aldrich curator Amy Smith-Stewart explains, “The four artists selected span generations, methods, and intentions, but all are deeply entrenched in what painting is and can be in the image-dominated atmosphere of our 21st century.”

The four painters and their exhibitions are Steve DiBenedetto, Evidence of Everything; Hayal Pozanti, Deep Learning; Julia Rommel, Two Italians, Six Lifeguards; and Ruth Root, Old, Odd, and Oval, whose work appears above.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is located at 258 Main St., Ridgefield

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