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Contact: Jane Estes
President, Georgetown Art Works
Georgetown Art Center Opens New Gallery with Museum Anatomy Exhibit
A Grand opening crush of 400 is followed with a crash as an art piece of Chadwick and Spector falls, but the show goes on at Georgetown Art Center.
Georgetown, Texas – October 23, 2013 – The new Georgetown Art Center, at 816 S. Main Street just off Georgetown’s historic square, is now offering its first gallery exhibit, Museum Anatomy, by the artists Chadwick and Spector. The exhibit opened Saturday, October 12 to a crowd of more than 400 members and patrons. Museum Anatomy will be on view through November 10.
This first gallery show is a collection of 11 pieces, all recreations of lost, damaged or stolen artworks from around the world. Painter Laura Spector has collaborated with her partner Chadwick Gray to create a body of work using Chadwick Gray’s body. The new works include plaster castings and oil paintings. Each piece is a modern representation of a classic piece of art.
Six days after the grand opening, one of the art pieces, Sybille, Princess of Cleves, after Lucas Cranach, the Elder, was found on the gallery’s floor in the early-morning hours of Friday, October 18th. The plaster portion of the work was damaged. It is unknown whether the piece can be repaired. However, the exhibition of the ten remaining pieces continues until November 10.
Artists Spector and Chadwick noted “The project Museum Anatomy has spent 20 years exploring artwork that has been stolen, destroyed, or lost. This week, a work of our own which we created over the course of the past year is now lost and destroyed. While we grieve our loss, we also acknowledge that our work now has a new layer of meaning and true understanding of what the works we recreate have endured.”
About Georgetown Art Center:
Six years in the planning, the Georgetown Art Center, in Georgetown, Texas is housed in an historical building that once was a fire house, and before that a jail. The Center includes a gallery to host innovative exhibits, and juried competitions. An adjoining studio space provides programs and art classes for people of all ages. The Center, located at 816 S. Main Street, is open Sunday: 1 to 5 PM and Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM Admission is free. The Center is managed by Georgetown Art Works, a nonprofit organization that strives to elevate and enrich the visual arts landscape for the cultural and economic benefit of Georgetown. Funding for the Art Center building renovations came for the City of Georgetown. http://www.georgetownartworks.org/