Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting

September 19, 2015–January 4, 2016

 

To accompany Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, the Barnes Foundation commissioned Metal Painting a site specific work by Ellen Harvey (b. 1967) that engaged with the iconoclastic placement of the Foundation’s ironwork in the context of its holding of paintings. Harvey’s oeuvre explores the traditions of the history of art and confounds the expectations of the viewer in institutional contexts. A graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program, she has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad.

Curated by Judith F. Dolkart, the Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, and former deputy director of art and archival collections and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes.



PAST exhibition Programs

Opening party for Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting
Friday, September 18
6–9 pm

Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting member preview
Members only
Friday, September 18
11 am–5 pm

Member preview lecture
Friday, September 18
11 am–noon

Circles exhibition preview
Friday, September 18
9–11 am: Exhibition Preview
11 am–noon: Conversation

VIP young professionals night reception 
Friday, October 23 
6:30–7:30 pm

Young professionals night: Haute Metal 
Friday, October 23 
7–10 pm

Premieres at the Barnes: Concert by the Aizuri Quartet 
Wednesday, October 28 
6–9 pm

Ironwork in the Barnes: Judith F. Dolkart in conversation with Ellen Harvey 
Sunday, November 8 
2–3:30 pm


Support for Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting was provided by John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick.


Photograph: Etienne Frossard

Images from the exhibition

Ellen Harvey detail

Launch Slideshow

Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting, Installation image. Ellen Harvey, 2015. 887 paintings in oil on plywood, magnets, steel wall, overall: 15 x 24'. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation. Image © The Barnes Foundation. Photo: Rick Echelmeyer.

Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting, Installation image. Ellen Harvey, 2015. 887 paintings in oil on plywood, magnets, steel wall, overall: 15 x 24'. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation. Image © The Barnes Foundation. Photo: Rick Echelmeyer.

Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting, Installation image. Ellen Harvey, 2015. 887 paintings in oil on plywood, magnets, steel wall, overall: 15 x 24'. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation. Image © The Barnes Foundation. Photo: Rick Echelmeyer.