From Starfield to MARS: Paul Manship and His Artistic Legacy
September 15, 2018 – January 20, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of the significant early twentieth century sculptor, Paul Manship and marks the transformation of his former summer house and studio, Starfield, by the Manship Artists Residence + Studios (MARS), into a location that hosts artists-in-residence at the spectacular Gloucester, Massachusetts, site.
The first of the two interconnected sections of the exhibition, Art Deco at Andover, includes sculpture drawn from the Addison’s collection combined with models, studies, and ephemera from the artist’s estate to illustrate Manship’s working methods. The second section, Starfield through Contemporary Lenses, presents new work by distinguished photographers, Barbara Bosworth, Justin Kimball, S. Billie Mandle, and Abelardo Morell. The result of the artists’ year-long explorations of the house, grounds, outbuildings, and archives, these bodies of work reflect four unique perspectives and aesthetic approaches to the interpretation of Manship’s home.