Farnsworth extends “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places”

Paul Caponigro, “Inner Trilithon, Sunrise, Stonehenge,”


The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce that the exhibition “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places” is being held over through Jan. 15, 2012. The exhibition will remain on view in the museum’s Morehouse Wing. It had originally been scheduled to end on Sunday, October 9, 2011.

This exhibition examines bodies of work spanning Caponigro’s entire career, focusing on specific locales he has visited, sometimes once, sometimes repeatedly. Among them are ancient and Christian sites in Ireland, natural wonders of the American Southwest, the striking beauty of creeks and snowfalls in rural Connecticut, and his more recent work from Maine, where he has lived since 1993. Drawn almost entirely from the artist’s collection, the exhibition includes approximately sixty examples of Caponigro’s work, frequently large scale, and some of which have not been seen before. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue by the exhibition organizer, Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky.

This exhibition has been made possible in part through the support of Maine Media Workshops. Please visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org for more information on current exhibitions, programs and events.