Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery

Our gallery provides an additional educational experience for not only the art students but also the Hamden Hall community. Every year we showcase regional and national artists and introduce them to the Hamden Hall community. Additionally, independent study art students curate student artwork to be exhibited in the gallery.

Current Exhibition

Martha Savage
A Small Piece of The Natural World
December 2 - January 17


 
I paint, relying on the expressive and emotional use of color, shape and pattern to show my particular interpretation the world.

The natural world is the subject of this group of paintings. Finding fascination in nature is nothing new in art. There is a good reason artists have been painting nature for hundreds of years. Especially today, close observation of nature takes on additional importance and urgency with our hyperawareness of ecology and climate change.

In this case, the natural world is seen through the lens of a tiny, easy to overlook, garden planted and tended by a friend. It was next to a covered car park. Knowing the gardener added a layer of intentionality, meaning and importance which I kept in my mind while exploring the visual content. The little patch of vegetation became a small world of wonder to be discovered. At first it looked like a color specked, green disarray, but by slowing down and taking a closer look, the individual plants and patterns came into focus. The small flowers have been painted epically and filled with energy, placed in surroundings evoking the chaos of the ground cover. My friend’s garden was short-lived, two years. At the end of the summer, it was dug up by bulldozers in preparation for building a market-rate apartment complex with street level shopping.
The Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery is open weekdays from 8 to 3:30 p.m. 
Please check in with the main office when visiting campus.

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