Join the KMA as we celebrate and say farewell to the wonderful world of The Haas Brothers.
In addition to a final viewing of Constant Carnival: The Haas Brother’s in Context and Carol Bouyoucos and Antionette Wysocki: Natural Synergy in the Spot Gallery, Folkways of Croton Falls will be offering a wine tasting experience reflecting the whimsical world of The Haas Brothers. Musical entertainment will bring the celebration to life with a performance by the ever-popular Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars in the Marilyn M. Simpson Sculpture Garden.
Please note that masks are required for all visitors ages 2+ in the Museum but are optional in all outdoor spaces.
Tickets: $10 Members/$20 Non-Members, Children 12 and under free.
Ticket price includes Wine tasting by Folkways and an additional glass of wine and jazz by Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars. Soft drinks and snacks will also be provided. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
About the Exhibitions
Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context explores the work of contemporary artists Simon and Nikolai Haas within the art historical tradition of the carnivalesque. The exhibition is the first to pair the Haas Brothers’ sculptures with historical, modern, and contemporary masterworks. The exhibition, which traces the history of the carnivalesque from the sixteenth century to the present, is loosely organized around two themes: The World Turned Upside Down and Bodies and Boundaries. Each section will put historical and contemporary works in conversation with each other and with the Haas Brothers’ designs. Other artists represented in the exhibition include Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí , Joan Miró, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Kiki Smith.
Jeila Gueramian: Let’s Step Inside Experience a magical environment created by artist Jeila Gueramian. Full of whimsical creatures and surprising elements hand-crafted from recycled textiles, the installation will entice visitors to inspect, discover, and engage with the playful creations around them. This family-friendly space is open during regular Museum hours.
This project is supported in part with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Carol Bouyoucos and Antionette Wysocki: Natural Synergy Natural Synergy brings together Carol Bouyoucos and Antoinette Wysocki, two artists whose layered imagery balances chance and control, representation and abstraction, all the while inviting a myriad of interpretations. Their collaborative installation amplifies both their shared aesthetic sensibility and close attention to materiality.
Carol Bouyoucos’ painterly photomontages begin in nature. While walking through the nature preserve where she lives and works, Bouyoucos takes iPhone pictures of the surrounding forest. She then digitally alters and combines these photographs with historical images. The resulting works, created with distinctly 21st century tools, evoke the romanticism and nostalgia of nineteenth-century landscape painting. They compel viewers to see nature anew—and to consider their own role in both its destruction and preservation.
For Antoinette Wysocki, painting is as much about serendipity as it is about intentionality. She begins by laying a groundwork of gestural marks and washes of paint. From these brushstrokes—made spontaneously and instinctually—emerge abstract elements, more detailed imagery drawn from the natural world, and snippets of text, all of which Wysocki builds up slowly, through layer upon layer of paint. Through this additive process, she creates a dialogue between organic and abstract forms.
Jungle Fool: Jungle Fool is featured within the Haas Brothers' exhibition, Constant Carnival: The Haas Brothers in Context. Like many of the Haas Brothers' works, the 7-foot-tall sculpture exhibits otherworldly, anthropomorphic features which, despite being fiendishly freaky, feel welcoming and blissfully unconnected to the harder, earthier problems we mortals all experience. It represents self-expression and individuality and speaks to more significant social issues such as race, gender, and women's rights, with the undercurrents of humor, compassion, and true humanity. Humorously animalistic, with a comical nod to sexuality, it creates opportunities for people to think differently about the world and its future.
Manolo Valdés : The KMA is pleased to present two sculptures by the Spanish artist Manolo Valdés, Caballero and Butterflies. Valdés' work engages with the legacy of the Old Masters—in particular, Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez, and other towering figures of Spanish art history. Caballero, for instance, alludes to Velázquez's equestrian portrait of Phillip IV, but transforms the original painting's central figure into a three-dimensional bronze sculpture. Butterflies also takes inspiration from the history of painting, in this case Henri Matisse's Woman with a Hat. As Valdés has reflected, “I am just a narrator who comments on the history of painting in various ways, using new materials: it is like a game that consists of changing the code and the key to the artwork…. Many of my colours, materials and textures are the product of relived experiences of other masters.”
Visiting the Katonah Museum of Art
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Health and Safety
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- Please keep a distance of at least three feet from the artworks. Do not touch any artwork at any time
- For the current exhibition, informal photography for your personal use is permitted in the galleries. Flash is not permitted.
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Date & Time
Sun, Jun 26, 2022 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM