Summer Exhibitions at the BMC Museum + Arts Center

May 29 - August 23, 2014

INTERLUDE: A Look at the Collection & 
Jacqueline Gourevitch: Site Reconstruction

Opening Reception: Friday, May 30, 5:30 - 7:30pm
FREE Admission

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ARTIST'S TALK - Thursday, May 29, 7:30pm
Jacqueline Gourevitch will speak about her time at Black Mountain College (Summer 1950) and the evolution of her work as a painter.
$5 / Free for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID

Our summer exhibition has two components: INTERLUDE showcasing recent or rarely seen additions to our growing collection of artwork and other material related to Black Mountain College and Site Reconstruction, a separate, focused exhibition of paintings of the World Trade Center reconstruction site by New York-based artist and BMC alumna Jacqueline Gourevitch.

INTERLUDE takes its name from a fascinating aspect of Black Mountain College history. Occasionally when the college atmosphere got too intense, Josef Albers would announce an Interlude, a week-long period when everyone in the college community was expected to take a break from their studies and pursue activities unrelated to their course work. It was a time to recharge, recalibrate and ultimately refocus. This exhibition includes work from our collection by artists associated with the college including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, literary journals, textiles and ephemera. Some of the artists represented include: Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, Theodoros Stamos, Ray Johnson, Jorge Fick, Jonathan Williams, Fannie Hillsmith, Neil Noland and Susan Moore.

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Jacqueline Gourevitch: SITE Reconstruction
Black Mountain College alumna Jacqueline Hermann Gourevitch exhibits nine paintings from her series SITE Reconstruction. This powerful set of small paintings of the ongoing reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan was painted from direct observation, from a high window overlooking the site, often at night, from 2003 – 2011. The paintings give rise to a constellation of emotions associated with our experience of 9/11 and to reflections on how painting can both document and evoke a time and place in a visually unique manner.

Image Citations
Ray Johnson, Have Bag Will Travel. ca. 1960s, bag with buttons inside, 7 x 5.75 x 2".
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Collection. Gift of Marie Tavroges Stilkind.

Jacqueline Gourevitch, 2004, Night River and Ground Zero #2, 18 x 14", oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist.