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Browngrotta Arts Exhibition ‘Allies for Art’

Marian Bijlenga, 20mb Giallo, cotton; horshair, 1994

Sat, Oct 8 | Sun, Oct 16

Browngrotta Gallery in Wilton, Connenicut presents Allies for Art: Work from NATO-related countries from October 8-16. The exhibition features nearly 50 artists and will highlight work from 20 countries in Eastern and Western Europe, 17 countries in NATO and the three current applicants. 

Location: 276 Ridgefield Road Wilton, Connecticut.
More info and tickets here.

The nearly 50 artists in the exhibition reflect diverse perspectives and experiences. Allies for Art: Work from NATO-related Countries will include art created under occupation, in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, art by those who left Hungary, Romania and Spain while occupied, and art by other artists who left Russia in later years. Gyöngy Laky’s family, for example, escaped from Soviet-occupied Hungary after World War II — to Austria, then America, experiences that are reflected in her politically themed works. Adela Akers’ family left Franco’s Spain, first for Cuba, then to the US. In the 1960s and early 1970s, Ritzi Jacobi’s expressive work in tapestry, abstract by nature, allowed her to circumvent the Romanian government’s preference for academic, figurative art which supported communist ideology.

Dutch artists in the exhibition include Marian Bijlenga, Esmé Hofman, Marianne Kemp, Anneke Klein, and Jeannet Leendertse.

Marianne Kemp, 8mk Drifting Dialogues, 2018.

Jeannet Leendertse, 4jl Tall seaweed vessel, 2021.

About Browngrotta Arts
Founded in 1987 in Wilton, Connecticut, browngrotta arts showcases unique sculptural and mixed media works with an emphasis on concept, supported by technique. Much of the focus of the work is on the materials. Technical mastery of the artist as intrinsic to the significance of the work, prioritizing aesthetic value over utility. Museum-quality artworks by more than 100 international artists are represented through art catalogs, art fairs, co-partnered exhibits at museums, retail spaces, and an online gallery.

browngrotta arts has published 54 art catalogs and placed works in private and corporate collections in the US and abroad, including the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum. The owners, Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown, also regularly work with architects and interior designers offering consultation for commissioned artworks and site-specific installation for commercial and residential spaces.

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