A public celebration of the creative spirit.
Founded in 2013, the Pomfret School Gallery is home to a rotating exhibit of student, faculty, and guest artwork. It also serves as an intimate performance space. In 2017, the gallery moved to the historic Bosworth Block Building in the heart of downtown Putnam, CT. Overlooking Cargill Falls, this off-campus venue gives Pomfret student-artists the opportunity to create and curate exhibits and performances in a public space. Many student pieces are available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the operation of the gallery. The Pomfret School Gallery is managed by Studio Arts Teacher Jean-Paul Jacquet.
A Disfigure Study
Opening Night: Friday, November 3, 2017 | 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Rebecca Pempek ’16, a current studio art major at Davidson College in North Carolina, began her process through sketchbook print-collages. She explored the human figure in sketch after sketch, using different renditions and leaving previous embodiments behind for new ones. After numerous attempts, Pempek moved away from perfections to distortions, which allowed her to reconsider notions of natural beauty.
These canvases demonstrate an evolution and maturity in my quest to understand the nuances of the figure. What initially began as clear figuration shifted to more cerebral imagery that questions the human spirit. This is a collection of juxtapositions: birth and death, light and dark, order and chaos, organic and inorganic, and remembering and forgetting. The gap between real and ideal is blurred harmoniously, and each work allows for a contemplative look at what is aesthetically accepted, and ultimately asks viewers to look closer.
134 Main Street
Bosworth Block Building - 2nd Floor
Downtown Putnam, CT
This gallery is free and open to the public.
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 5:00
Sun 12:00 - 4:00
Special thanks to our friends at Silver Circle Art Center for helping us with staffing.