The Art Complex Museum’s collection now numbers over eight thousand pieces, the majority in four areas; Shaker Furniture, American Paintings, Works on Paper and Asian Art. We continue to collect and have acquired work directly from artists, from galleries and at auction, as well as from our own exhibitions. A number of artists in our collection are still very active, making and exhibiting work.
For this exhibition we invited a dozen artists currently in the collection to show new work. In turn, we asked each of them to invite an artist of their own choosing. We simply said,“ Invite an artist whose work you admire.” We had one condition: the artist could not have shown at the museum. We hope this exhibition will bring a great deal of new work to our visitors, inspire the artists in their own creativity and expand our mission to a new group of talented artists.
Our artist list with their invited guests: Jesseca Ferguson, Caleb Cole; Lisa Howard, Alyn Carlson; Mark DelGuidice, Lisa and Scott Cylinder; Judith Brassard Brown, Catalina Viejo; Sue Aygarn-Kowalski, Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji; Phyllis Berman, Marilu Swett; Brad Story, Nina Fletcher; George Nick, Julia von Metzsch; Eric Aho, Toby Bartles; Dot Krause, Merike van Zanten; Mitch Ryerson, Liz Welch; Jessica Straus, Antoinette Winters; Chris Gustin, Barry Bartlett.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website