Recent Acquisitions in Sculpture, Craft Art and Design
On View Saturday, May 19–Sunday, November 25, 2001
This exhibition of collection acquisitions from 2000 included works by artists Julie York, Alex Bernstein, Carlo Sammarco, and Michelle Berardi. Their award-winning ceramic, glass and metal art were shown in Craft Art in Western New York 2000 and subsequently purchased with funds from the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment and The Floristry. As well, the exhibition featured a ceramic sculpture by Linda Huey donated by Dora Williams in honor of Sylvia Rosen and two ceramic vessels by Frans Wildenhain donated by Adele Cohen in honor of the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Art in Craft Media.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Collectors’ Club purchased Sharon McConnell’s installation piece, Fetch, following its display in the Ami and Warren Greatbatch exhibition, Beginning a New Century: Emerging Artists in Western New York. The Collectors’ Club also purchased Duayne Hatchett’s sculpture, Monarch, which is installed in the corridor by the administrative offices.
Umbra Inc. donated two Oh chairs after they were shown in The Art of the Chair: Western New York Furniture Design. Helen Huguenor Lyman donated six gouache designs by her late husband, Vreelandt B. Lyman, that he painted in India around 1945. Lyman’s paintings of Indian toys, caste marks, and other subjects have a quality that combines strategies of craft art and folk art in style.
In addition, a 1999 steel sculpture by George Smith, titled Yuzu, was lent by the artist and is a proposed acquisition[H1] . It had been part of the exhibition, George Smith: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, February 10-April 8, 2001, at the Burchfield Penney.