Themes: MLC Portfolio: Houses and Homes
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<SPAN><SPAN STYLE="color:#878888">Gallery label for </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-style:italic;color:#878888">Walls and Beams, Rooms and Dreams</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="color:#878888">, January 23 - July 31, 2016<BR/></SPAN><BR/>Sam Cady’s large, illusionistic painting, Moved House Being Rebuilt, in its oversized dimension and its detailed finish, virtually jumps off the wall and into our viewing space. Its realistic execution both suits its subject—the construction of a structure--and celebrates the building trade and craft that formed it. Cady has described all of his work as quiet, “a kind of distilled still life, a contemplation. A kind of dream moment created by plucking the subject out of its environment and focusing on it—studying it.” This “plucking” allows the viewer to see the isolated structure anew, as a pure object. Through his work Cady asks viewers to examine our physical environment in its many moods and by doing so to recognize “the emotional/ psychological/intellectual judgments we bring with our responses to [the world].” <BR/><BR/>Susan C. Faxon<BR/>Associate Director and Curator of Art Before 1950</SPAN>
This object was included in the following exhibitions:Large Scale Works: Drawings, Prints, Photographs, Sculpture and Painting from the Permanent Collection , Addison Gallery of American Art, 1/15/1988 - 3/13/1988
Sam Cady: Reality and Reverie, The University of Maine Museum of Art, 6/19/2006 - 11/3/2006
Walls and Beams, Rooms and Dreams: Images of Home, Addison Gallery of American Art, 1/23/2016 - 7/31/2016
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