This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the career of Alix Aymé (French, 1894–1989), an influential participant in the promotion of Paris-born modernism in the era between the world wars. The exhibition presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development over nearly four decades, from her early works under the tutelage of French Nabi painter Maurice Denis, to her mature compositions of sensual portraits and haunting landscapes that fused traditional Asian styles with the spirit of Western modernism. Bringing together nearly forty works from public and private collections, the exhibition includes never-before-exhibited paintings, drawings, lacquer panels, and book illustrations chronicling a career that was much inspired by the artist’s over twenty years living in Indochina.
City Paper Review, August 29, 2012
On view 11am–4pm Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm Saturday–Sunday (last tour departs at 3pm) / Included with guided museum tour admission, or $3 exhibition only.
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Alix Aymé: European Perception and Asian Poeticism is curated by James Archer Abbott, Director and Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library.
The exhibition is accompanyed by an illustrated catalogue, with essay by Joel Lafayette Flectcher, introduction by James Archer Abbott, and through the sponsorship of Pascal Lacombe and Guy Ferrer. The catalogue will be available for sale in the Evergreen Museum & Library gift shop.
The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Evergreen House Foundation, the Evergreen Museum & Library Advisory Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council.
The accompanying catalogue is made possible through the generosity of Doris W. Tippens.