Works by Specialist Professor Susan Meyer are included in “GLOW,” an exhibition featuring four artists—Ryan Crotty, Meyer, Linda Kamille Schmidt, and Audrey Stone—running from Feb. 9 to March 22 at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT. The two- and three-dimensional artworks exhibited “intersect with themes of color, transparency, process, and materiality.” Curated by Ellen Hawley, “GLOW” invites visitors to lean in and examine the close relationship between colors and discover the way “ambient light plays upon color—illuminating artworks that appear to glow, pulsate, and float in space.”
The geometric sculptures by Meyer are constructed of wood, acrylic, paint, and mixed media. Ambient light catches the colorful panes of acrylic in “Plinth,” an impressive 5’5″h x 9’5″w sculpture that includes smaller pieces reminiscent of scholars’ rocks. Also on view are Meyer’s geodesic orbs composed of acrylic and wood polygons.
According to curator Hawley, “the Flinn Gallery is in its 94th season and has exhibited greats from Picasso to Pollack, Matisse to Motherwell. In the 1960’s and 70’s, the Gallery (then known as the Hurlbutt Gallery) curated a series called Mr. & Mrs. Hirshhorn Select: Art for the Young Collector where renowned artists priced their works from $25-$500; the artist list is over 100 names long and includes: Josef & Anni Albers, Jean Dubuffet, Al Held, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Louise Nevelson, Ad Reinhardt, Edward Ruscha, George Segal, Frank Stella. The Gallery is fortunate to occupy a stunning space designed by Cesar Pelli within a state-of-the-art library where we host related programming.”
“GLOW” opens Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6-8 p.m., with a reception open to the public. During the six-week exhibit, programming includes:
- a pre-recorded “GLOW” Artist Talk with Rita A. Fucillo, associate publisher, Art New England, available online Feb. 16;
- Fritz Horstman, education director, Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, will discuss “Josef Albers, Interaction of Color” while making connections with the artworks in “GLOW,” Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Register now;
- additionally, on March 3, the Flinn Art Lounge will be open from 5-6:45, prior to the 7 p.m. showing of the documentary film: “Beyond Visible: Hilma af Klint“;
- after the film, Max Rosenberg, art historian and associate director of research and exhibitions, David Zwirner Gallery, will discuss his contribution to the 2023 exhibit, “Hilma af Klint: Tree of Knowledge.”
The Flinn Gallery, located on the second floor at 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT, is funded and sponsored by the Friends of Greenwich Library. The Gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday, 10-5, Thursday until 8 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.