february, 2018

27feb - 4marAll DayPati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books(All Day) Lyman Allyn Museum, 625 Williams Street New London, CT 06320Event Type:Art Openings,Featured Event

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Pati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books | November 4 – March 4

This exhibition considers the first phase of the cross-disciplinary art of Pati Hill (1921-2014). Although her exploration of the copier, which she called “a found instrument—a saxophone without directions,” did not begin until the early 1970s, Hill is regarded as a pioneer due to her singular approach and commitment to the medium. A resident of Stonington, Connecticut from 1957 to 1989, Hill developed ways to use the machine that were shaped by her experience as a published writer.

Employing the copier to record items as common as a gum wrapper or as unexpected as a dead swan, she also applied the process to transform appropriated photographs for her experiments with narrative. The exhibition features twelve different projects, including Hill’s attempt to photocopy the palace and grounds of Versailles, and is accompanied by a generously illustrated catalog with texts by 14 authors.

Pati Hill: Photocopier is a traveling exhibition organized by Arcadia University Art Gallery.

About Lyman Allyn Art Museum

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, Southeastern Connecticut and from all over the world. Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building in 1932. Today it houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts, and Victorian toys and doll houses.

Complementing the eye-opening “American Perspectives” galleries, which display works drawn from the permanent collection, the Lyman Allyn presents a number of changing exhibitions each year. These special shows highlight creativity in its fullest definition – encouraging visitors to experience the pleasures of art through many lenses of discovery, history, social, and cultural phenomenon with focus on the character and strengths of Southeastern Connecticut. Throughout each year, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum offers special programming including exhibition openings, lectures, educational opportunities, and musical events for families and the general public.


Lyman Allyn Art Museum | 625 Williams Street New London, CT 06320


February 27 (Tuesday) - March 4 (Sunday)


Lyman Allyn Museum

625 Williams Street New London, CT 06320

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