Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 19, 2013

Artistic ending; A personal connection fills fall Addison exhibitions

A personal connection fills fall Addison exhibitions


“James Prosek: The Spaces in Between:” Questioning accepted notions of how people understand and interpret the natural world, the exhibition includes paintings, watercolors and taxidermied specimens, many of them referencing Prosek’s extensive travels, collecting trips and biological expeditions to places as distant and diverse as Suriname and Kyrgyzstan.

“Natural Selections:” Drawing from the Addison’s permanent collection, the exhibition complements James Prosek and features works of art from the Addison’s collection illustrating how artists explore their relationship with the natural world.

“the kids are all right:” The show features photography and video created in the last 10 years by 38 established and emerging artists who reveal, with sensitive yet radical openness, the notion of family in the 21st century. The family units depicted in this exhibition are accepted as is and the artists take no critical position, but affirm with poignancy and humor the ever-shifting notion of the contemporary family.


What: Fall Exhibitions’ opening reception

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Addison Gallery for American Art, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover

How: Free admission. Call 978-749-4015 or visit

More: Can’t make it to the reception? The Addison Gallery is open free to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.




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