Framing the Natural World,
Wednesday July 29: “Van Gogh: Nature, Poetry, and the Senses,”
A Discussion with New York City-based artist Alice Momm
This series of talks in the special exhibition galleries takes a look at Van Gogh’s special interest in and relationship with nature through the lens of experts in a variety of fields. Clark curator Richard Kendall brings a historical perspective; working artists Mike Glier and Alice Momm bring professionally discerning eyes; and Ilona Bell offers the vantage point of an expert gardener. Each talk is certain to be highly informative and revelatory. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Clark Art Institute: “Van Gogh and Nature”
This summer, I have been invited to give a talk on my impressions of the soon to open “Van Gogh and Nature” exhibition at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. My talk, Van Gogh: Nature, Poetry and the Senses will include a walk on the grounds of the Clark. If you will be in the Berkshires on July 29, I will hope to see you there! More information coming…
Christie’s Talk – May 12, 2015
I am happy to participate in a panel discussion at Christie’s Education on May 12. Please see below for information and RSVP information.
Mapping, Extracting and Remaking: Contemporary Artists and the Environment
May 12, 2015
From Left to Right
Vadis Turner, “Swamp,” 7ft x 6ft x 6in, fabric, ribbon, mixed media, 2013
Matthew Jensen, “July, Kuerner Farm,” 2014
Alice Momm, “Pine Needle Circus,” approximately 7″ x 5″ each, pine needles, bark & leaves, 2015
Join us on Tuesday, May 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Christie’s Education, New York for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Julie Reiss, Program Director of the Modern Art and Its Market Master’s.
Mapping, Extracting and Remaking: Contemporary Artists and the Environment panelists will include contemporary artists Matthew Jensen, Alice Momm and Vadis Turner. All three create artwork that engages with the environment, either through interaction with specific places or through their choice of materials or both. Matthew Jensen maps the landscape or the cityscape through walks and photography. Alice Momm collects natural materials and adapts them to create indoor and outdoor installations. Vadis Turner uses a craft-based process to create colorful contemporary heirlooms, repurposing discarded textiles that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Each artist will make a short presentation about their work before we open the room up to discussion.
This event is open to students and alumni of all levels as well as to the public. Space is limited and a reservation is required. Please email
Tuesday May 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm>
Christie’s Education, New York
11 West 42nd Street, Floor 8
Reserve a Space
ODETTA presents Becoming……
ODETTA is pleased to present recent works by Deborah Brown, Gregory Curry, Mary Dwyer, Alice Momm
The four artists in Becoming… invigorate the genre of portraiture with wit, beauty, and style. They hone in on the essence of their subjects’ personalities, depicting inner life and social context rather than a physical likeness. From historical paintings that veer into abstraction, surrealist found faces in shards of bark, to beautifully rendered forms not fully human, each artist presents a cohesive body of work that reveals as much of their intentions as it does their subjects’.
Opening Reception: Friday November 14, 6-9 pm
The Handmade and Humble – Leaves, Bark, Twigs & Vine
PoNO couldn’t be happier to have our second ‘talk story’ chat with gifted artist and friend, Alice Momm. Alice’s mix of curiosity, intelligence, generosity, and strong voice creates a truly righteous spirit. Her recent works focus on “sculptural, ephemeral and participatory pieces that consider the passage of time, cycles of life and entropy, and offer fleeting attempts to reinsert ‘enchantment’ into the woods.”