|Study for Enamel, charcoal on paper. John Hession photograph|
Plymouth, N.H.—The Karl Drerup Gallery and Exhibitions Program at Plymouth State University will host a gallery talk by independent scholar and curator Jane Port at noon Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Drerup Gallery in the Draper and Maynard Building on Main Street in Plymouth.
Port is curator of the gallery’s current exhibition, Karl Drerup: A Modernist Drawn to Life.
She has worked on numerous projects and grants at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, including Silver of the Americas, 1600–2001, American Silver in the Museum of Fine Arts. She has served as curator of collections at the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Mass., and as exhibition curator and author of the catalogues for Karl Drerup (1904-200) Enchanted Garden: Enamels by an American Master; and Karl Drerup: Drawn to Modernism at Plymouth State University.
Port is a contributor to the upcoming exhibition catalogue Craft Revolution: The American Studio Movement 1945–1970, Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Karl Drerup: A Modernist Drawn to Life, which runs through October 23, features more than 40 works on paper by Karl Drerup, who was the most renowned and collected enamel artist in America from the 1940s through the 1960s. His innate ability as a draftsman, the focus of this exhibition, serves as a foundation to all his work. The masterful drawings on display reflect both his talent and the rigors of his European education.
Karl Drerup: A Modernist Drawn to Life is the third exhibition in a series focusing on Drerup’s work. Exhibitions of his paintings in 2005 and enamels in 2007 allowed visitors to explore Drerup’s subject matter, careful craftsmanship and rich iconography in different media.
Contact the gallery at (603) 535-2614 for information.
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