Early Lichtenstein, Candice Lin


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Episode No. 487 features curators Marshall N. Price and Elizabeth Finch, and artist Candice Lin.

Price and Finch are the co-curators of "Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-60." The exhibition examines Lichtenstein's early work, with particular attention to Lichtenstein's synthesis of European modernism, American painting and contemporary vernacular sources. The exhibition is at the Colby College Museum of Art through June 6. For now, the museum is open only to current Colby students, faculty and staff. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Rizzoli Electa. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $33. From Maine, the exhibition will travel to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Finch and Price are curators at Colby and at the Nasher, respectively.

On the second segment, Candice Lin discusses her work on the occasion of "Visionary New England" at the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. The exhibition, which was curated by Sarah Montross, jumps off from New England's embrace of visionary and utopian cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- think Brook Farm, Fruitlands and experimental psychology -- to look at how artists address some of the same ideas. It is on view through March 14.

Lin's work examines trade routes and material histories as part of her investigation of colonialism, racism and sexism. Her first solo museum show will open at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in August before traveling to Harvard's Carpenter Center in 2022.

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