From Starfield to Mars: Paul Manship and His Artistic Legacy
Opening September 14, 2018, 6-8 pm.
September 14, 2018 - January 20, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of the significant early twentieth century sculptor, Paul Manship and marks the transformation of his former summer house and studio, Starfield, by the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS), into a location that hosts artists-in-residence at the spectacular Gloucester, Massachusetts, site.
The first of the two interconnected sections of the exhibition, Art Deco at Andover, includes sculpture drawn from the Addison’s collection combined with models, studies, and ephemera from the artist’s estate to illustrate Manship’s working methods. The second section, Starfield through Contemporary Lenses, presents new work by distinguished photographers, Barbara Bosworth, Justin Kimball, S. Billie Mandle, and Abelardo Morell. The result of the artists’ year-long explorations of the house, grounds, outbuildings, and archives, these bodies of work reflect four unique perspectives and aesthetic approaches to the interpretation of Manship’s home.
Artist Talks: Starfield through Contemporary Lenses
The first MARS artists-in-residence will discuss their work and their experiences exploring the Manship estate.
Barbara Bosworth and S. Billie Mandle: Sunday, October 28, 2:00 pm
Justin Kimball and Abelardo Morell: Sunday, December 2, 2:00 pm