Sun, 02/22/2015 – Sun, 05/17/2015

Scheller and Fowler Galleries

Past Present established a visual dialogue between seven contemporary artists/artist teams and select masterworks in our Samuel H. Kress Collection. Each artist had created an installation that responds to one or more of the Kress paintings, which had been moved from the Museum’s Kress Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Media included paintings, videos, sound art, interior design, sculpture, and installation art. Artists were Creighton Michael, Pinkney Herbert, Gregory Coates, Sanford Wurmfeld, Alison Hall, and the collaborative teams of Jonsara Ruth and Lorella Di Cintio, and Scott Sherk and Pat Badt.

Past Present has been organized by The Third Barn and supported through the generosity of the Audrey & Bernard Berman Fund and the Leon C. & June W. Holt Endowment Fund.


Scott Sherk and Pat Badt are the curators behind The Third Barn and have collaborated on many projects. The Katonah Museum of Art and The Lab Gallery in New York, NY, are among the places where they have exhibited together.  They have a sound and image piece in the permanent collection of the American Embassy in Riga, Latvia.  Individually they both have studio practices and are Professors of Art at Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest colleges, respectively.


Page through a catalogue of the exhibition by clicking the cover image, below


Featured image: Pinkney Herbert (b. 1954), Transcending Time, 2014-15, oil on panel, acrylic, and digital prints. Photo by Lisa Lake