Collectors lll: Discerning Eyes
Curators: Robert P. Stack & Vanphouthon Souvannasane
September 26 – November 16, 2014
Skylight Gallery & Heritage Gallery
Reception: September 26, 2014
“Curated by Robert P. Stack and Vanphouthon Souvannasane, “Discerning Eyes” at New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks presents early works from contemporary art collectors based in Providence (RI), New York (NY) and Miami (FL) who are ahead of the curve at distinguishing the good from the bad and sifting out the gems from the junk.
With this exhibit, we aim to open up the conversation with regard to Whom and What. One doesn’t have to wait for that winning lottery ticket to begin including art their life. Collecting can and could be commensurate with your lifestyle. Likewise, collecting should not be limited to wall-hung visual art. Video, street art, light art, installation art, and performance art are all collectible in today’s market.
Whether the artwork was pried off the wall from a dilapidated building, purchased directly from the artist, performed in front of an intimate audience of 10 people or taken from the trunk of a fledging art dealer in the streets of SoHo, many of the works presented in “Discerning Eyes” have never been seen by the general public. The collectors invited to share their collection are from ordinary backgrounds with extraordinary tastes, including a museum guard, advertising executive, architect, artist, teacher, writer and human rights lawyer.”
Robert P. Stack & Vanphouthon Souvannasane run a contemporary art gallery in Providence, RI called, Yellow Peril Gallery. One of their many contributions to the field of art is their quarterly publication, Collect, with “the mission to promote art and design for the curated lifestyle.” The two curators encourage the everyday man to collect not only objects of art, but also the intangible. New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is very excited about the endeavor to collaborate with Yellow Peril Gallery.
Selections from the curators statement for Discerning Eyes
Written by Robert P. Stack & Vanphouthon Souvannasane