The Mattatuck Museum welcomes exhibiting artists Robert Cottingham, Mindy Horn and Ann Mallory for an artist talk on Sunday, January 8 starting at 2:00 p.m. The artist talk is free and open to the public as part of Community Free Day, where the Museum opens its doors to the community for free on the second Sunday of each month.
Cottingham will discuss the work on view in his exhibition, Components: The Art of Robert Cottingham. Known for his paintings and prints of the urban landscape with its neon signs, movie marquees, and shop fronts, Cottingham often uses letters and words, isolated and treated like objects, as carriers of style and meaning. This exhibition features subjects that were originally derived from engineering textbooks. These “components” are machine parts which were likely facets of large industrial machines. Cottingham’s talk will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Munger Room.
Mindy Horn and Ann Mallory contribute to the rich tradition of ceramic art with vibrant and original expressions in clay. Their works vary in size: some are delicately small, inviting close-up inspection, while others are imposing in scale. These technically and aesthetically ambitious works are experimental in shape and dazzle in an array of glazes. Horn and Mallory will speak about their work on view in the exhibition Line and Volume: Ceramics by Mindy Horn and Ann Mallory. Horn and Mallory’s talk will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Modern and Contemporary Gallery.