browngrotta arts presents Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change

browngrotta arts presents
Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change

May 8-16, 2020
Opening: Saturday, May 8, 1pm – 6pm
Exhibition Hours: May 9-16, 10am – 5pm daily

276 Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT

browngrotta arts is pleased to announce their Spring 2021 “Art in the Barn” exhibition, Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change. The exhibition looks at the myriad ways artists change direction or their practice in response to changed circumstances like a move, a health issue, a shift in personal circumstances, or, more recently, a global pandemic.

“Over the last year, by necessity, we’ve grown more introspective, more insular and more aware of our interconnectedness,” note the exhibition’s curators, Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown. “We’ve had to acknowledge our permeable national boundaries, shared air, the limits of personal space.”

The artists who work with browngrotta arts have coped with the changes the pandemic has wrought in various ways — moving locations, taking up art photography, taking new inspiration from nature. Their responses were the impetus for the theme the gallery will explore in the exhibition but these recent adaptations reflect just some of the many reasons artists make changes in their art practice.

Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change also explores situations such as when a material becomes unavailable (willow) or a new one suggests itself (fiber optic, bronze, copper, steel, kibisio, akebia), a move in the US from the East to the South or from one country to another or from the city to the desert, a change in physical abilities (allergy, injury), an altered personal relationship, or a commission opportunity or an exhibition challenge.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color catalog #51 of the same title.

Advanced time reservations are mandatory. To ensure the well-being of all visitors and staff, there will be a maximum capacity of 15 visitors per time slot. Masks will be required.

Start Date

May 8, 2021

End Date

May 8, 2021


01:00 PM - 06:00 PM


276 Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT

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