Elise Ansel | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

February 25, 2016 11:59 am Published by


After the fantastic sell-out exhibition ‘Fusion of Horizons‘ at Cadogan Contemporary in December 2015, Elise Ansel continues her sweeping success with an exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, ‘Distant Mirrors‘ . 

This exhibition is organised in conjunction with Bowdoin’s interdisciplinary course cluster Studies in Beauty, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Click here to see the full ‘Distant Mirrors’ catalogue with full text by Hanétha Vété-Congolo

Bowdoin exhibition catalogue

Click Here to read more about the exhibition 

Elise Ansel: Distant Mirrors features a group of nine paintings and seven drawings by Portland-based artist Elise Ansel that she newly created for this exhibition. Ansel drew inspiration for the works from a late Renaissance devotional painting, Denys Calvaert’s Annunciation, ca. 1597, part of the Museum’s permanent collection. The special exhibition presents Ansel’s gestural, sumptuously colored, and highly personal works in the same gallery as Annunciation,offering audiences a dynamic visual dialogue between artists 500 years apart. Elise Ansel: Distant Mirrors celebrates the art of painting as a medium of expression past and present, and ignites questions about beauty and aesthetics, in relation to the politics of gender. 

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Elise Ansel: Distant Mirrors
January 14, 2016 – April 17, 2016
Markell Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011

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