Looking Back Six Years: Part Two, Selected New Acquisitions
Throughout 2014, UMMA has celebrated the early developments and recent growth of the permanent collection. Looking Back Six Years – Part Two features painting, sculpture and original prints acquired since 2008, and highlights new emerging areas of the collection. Small-scale paintings are an evolving subset represented in works by Josh Dihle, Scott Conary, Emily Trenholm and Scott Daniel Ellison. Another recent area of focus includes wall-oriented sculptures, reflected in works by Jim Darling, Abe Ajay and Maine artist Bernard Langlais. Also of note is an assortment of contemporary artists whose work reflects an obsessive approach to artmaking. Viewers will likely be amazed by the meticulous detail and craftsmanship demonstrated in the works of Richard Haden, Lori Nix, Cayce Zavaglia (pictured above) and Frances Trombly. Also featured are significant recent acquisitions including Marc Chagall’s Le Magician de Paris II and Käthe Kollwitz’s Los Bruch (Out Break) from the Peasant’s War series.
Cayce Zavaglia (American, born 1971)
Raphaella II, 2011
One ply embroidery floss on natural Belgian linen
Stella Waitzkin (American, 1920 – 2003)
Small Ornithology, ca. 1975
Cast resin and found objects
Gift of the Waitzkin Memorial Library and Kohler Foundation, Inc.