FALLS VILLAGE — The David M. Hunt Library presents GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! Painting and Sculpture by Robert Cronin, Robert Andrew Parker, and Sam Posey, opening Sept. 25.
Although the library is not holding a formal reception, the artwork will be on display during library hours through Nov. 14.
All visitors to the library are required to wear masks, register at the door and have their temperature checked. Social distancing allows for only five people at a time. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit huntlibrary.org/art-wall to see the show online.
“The Hunt Library celebrates in its upcoming exhibition the power and significance of the female who has been recognized by artists from paleolithic times to our own,” according to a statement. “She has been seen through art as goddess, virgin, loving mother, saint, pixie, child, diva, seductress, she-devil, wench, etc. As a muse, she has for centuries inspired the creativity of, mostly male, artists. But as with so many recent revelations, we are now seeing ourselves and our genders in a different light while female and LGBTQ artists join and expand the male tradition of ‘muse inspiration.’”
“GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! is a feast of female images of grace, grit, and humor,” according to the statement. The artists here are three GUYS! GUYS! GUYS!: Robert Cronin, Robert Andrew Parker, and Sam Posey — all “old masters” and all internationally recognized in the art world. Each has lived and worked among us for decades. Although all three have embraced a vast range of media and subject matter, many of their “Girls” are people known or admired, while others live in their imaginations. Please do not miss this opportunity to have serious fun and be able to acquire gems from these magnificent artists.”
The artists will donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit the Hunt Library. The full exhibition can also be seen virtually at huntlibrary.org/art-wall, where works can be reserved for purchase.
According to the library, Robert Cronin received his degrees at RISD and Cornell University and has taught at Bennington College and Brown University. His work is in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Academy Museum (New York), the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston). The artist’s webpage is robertcroninart.com.
Robert Andrew Parker’s artworks have appeared in the pages of Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Esquire just to name a few. His drawings and paintings have accompanied the writings of Franz Kafka, Vladimir Nabokov, W. H. Auden, and Marianne Moore. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Morgan Library and Museum, and private collections throughout the world. Parker is also a working musician, a drummer, performing with his band mates locally at the Interlaken Inn. The artist’s webpage is robertandrewparker.wixsite.com, according to the statement.
Sam Posey received his BFA at RISD and has works in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery (London), the Walker Art Museum (Minneapolis), the Phillips Gallery (Andover, Ma.). A designer of cars, furniture, houses, a school, and a firehouse, he is universally known as a racing driver including drives in the Indy 500 (5th), U.S. Grand Prix, and Le Mans (3rd). He was a TV commentator with ABC Sports, Speedvision and, most recently, NBC Sports. He won an Emmy for best writing in 1990. In addition, he is the author of The Mudge Pond Express (G.P. Putnam, 1975), Playing With Trains (Random House, 2004), Where the Writer Meets the Road (2015), and articles for The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Road and Track. The artist’s webpage is https://www.obergallery.com/sam-posey, according to the library.