Painting the Figure is a solo exhibition of Jerry Weiss’s figurative paintings and drawings opening at the Cooley Gallery (Old Lyme, CT) on July 15 and continuing through August 15, 2015. The gallery will be posting the entire exhibition of about a dozen works online opening day, and Weiss will talk about the craft and tradition of figure drawing during that evening’s reception.
Opening on July 11, 2015 at the San Diego Museum of Art is Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008. Frederick Brosen’s watercolor Astroland will be among the 100 paintings, drawings, prints, posters and assorted artifacts on view and will be projected in the museum rotunda for the show’s duration. The exhibition, which originated at the Wadsworth Atheneum, will then travel to the Brooklyn Museum, where it will open in November 2015.
Barney Hodes’s Julie (and Friends) is part of The Highland Falls ArtWalk: Leadership and Wisdom, “a mile-long stretch of 18 large-scale sculptures lining the Orange County town’s Main Street.”
Thomas Torak’s The Silver Bowl is on exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts (Bennington, VT) in the invitational exhibition, The Salmagundi Club in Vermont. The shows opens on Saturday June 13 and continues through July 26, 2015.
Lou Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, and the museum’s Board of Directors voted to award Sherrie McGraw the Butler Medal of Honor this May. Two previous recipients of this award are Leo Castelli, legendary New York art dealer, and Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. McGraw is only the second woman to receive this award; the first was sculptor Louise Nevelson, who also studied at the Art Students League. The medal (below) was designed by the Art Students League’s own Rhoda Sherbell.