‘The Art of Winter’

March 17, 2016  
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'Snow Drawings – Briancon' was created by Sonja Hinrichsen in February 2014 in the Valley of Serre Chevalier – a skiing area in the French Alps. The piece wraps around a mountainside, stretching upward along a hiking trail/mountain road. The piece was created over two days with the help of approximately 70 participants from the surrounding communities who entered the “snow canvas” from different locations along the hiking trail to create the intricate designs. (Photo courtesy of the Shelburne Museum)

‘Snow Drawings – Briancon’ was created by Sonja Hinrichsen in February 2014 in the Valley of Serre Chevalier – a skiing area in the French Alps. The piece wraps around a mountainside, stretching upward along a hiking trail/mountain road. The piece was created over two days with the help of approximately 70 participants from the surrounding communities who entered the “snow canvas” from different locations along the hiking trail to create the intricate designs. (Photo courtesy of the Shelburne Museum)

‘The Art of Winter’

“32°: The Art of Winter,” organized by Shelburne Museum, is on view at the Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education through May 30. The featured works in the exhibition span an array of media and styles from classic nineteenth century paintings from the Museum’s own collection to contemporary sound art.

Beautiful and dangerous, evoking both bliss and desolation, the seemingly simple compounds, snow and ice, have long been explored by artists. The exhibit exposes the varied identities of snow and ice through their manifold properties and representations as interpreted by a number of national and internationally known artists including Wilson A. “Snowflake” Bentley, Sonja Hinrichsen, Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz, Claude Monet, Jacob Kirkegaard and many more.

The exhibit is not confined to the physical limits of the gallery walls, but instead works of art extend out on to the museum’s grounds throughout the length of the exhibition. Ephemeral works featured in the exhibition include snow drawings of reclaimed artist Sonja Hinrichsen, as well as snow sculpture by Team Vermont, a snow sculpting team. Additionally, local architecture firms display architectural follies based off of the forms and functions of traditional ice shanties in “ARCTICtecture: An Ice Shanty Project.”

For more information, visit www.shelburnemuseum.org.

 

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