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Arkell Museum

Exhibition Detail
Life Observed Up-Close
2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317

March 29th, 2012 - June 24th, 2012
Checkered Suit, Beth Van HoesenBeth Van Hoesen, Checkered Suit,
1968/70 , Aquatint, drypoint, printed with black and red inks, hand colored with watercolor and gouache on paper
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etchings, lithographs

Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen chose realism at a time when other artists were creating abstract works of art. Many of the lithographs and etchings in the exhibition are up-close looks at nature and everyday objects. Mark Adam’s large prints present single objects— a glass jar, cigar box or martini glass at a size much bigger than real life. Van Hoesen’s attention is more often focused on nature rather than manufactured or handmade objects. She did, at times, create larger than life-size lithographs of flowers—but her animals and flowers were more frequently actual size or smaller, with skillfully drawn and etched details of texture and pattern. Mark Adams was a frequent subject of Van Hoesen’s work, and the exhibition includes three portraits of Adams—all in his checkered suit.

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