Hindsight: The Art of Looking Back
Date(s) - 01/29/2022 - 04/24/2022
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
Hindsight: The Art of Looking Back showcases the nostalgic work of the Ohio folk artists of the 1800s and 1900s, known collectively as the memory painters. These artists captured the simplicity of earlier days in rural Ohio in unassuming lines and bold color palettes. Often compared with the work of the New York-born Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, whose paintings feature nostalgic interpretations of the New England landscape, the Ohio painters in Hindsight offer similarly unassuming visual interpretations of life in the Midwest. Included in the exhibition will be paintings by Leuty McGuffey Manahan, Paul Patton, Harold Everett Bayer, Charles Owens and Tella Kitchen. The exhibition will also include three-dimensional “memory objects,” including photographs of colonial-style interiors and gardens taken by the early 20th-century New England minister Wallace Nutting, as well as some of Nutting’s reproduction of colonial-era furniture.