The Princesse

Retelling the story of art
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Gallery and Custom Framing
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, California
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This solo exhibition by Kristen Throop at the Hammerfriar Gallery in Healdsburg is a four year exploration of Ingres’s portrait of Pauline, the Princesse de Broglie. Throop uses Ingres’s portrait as a lens to reimagine art history, weaving together stories and works of art.
Show runs from
Artist’s reception
3-6 pm
Painting by Kristen Throop
Artist talks
Artist talks are held outdoors on Saturdays at 1 pm. Each talk covers a different aspect of the show and lasts about an hour. Please bring a folding chair.
Let me tell you a story
There are as many stories as there are images in the exhibition. How is a stork related to a well dressed French woman? What is a tiny palm tree doing on a piece of lace? The artist will be talking about how these stories relate to the exhibition.
How do you talk about art?
Talking about art can be tricky. Modernists like Charles Baudelaire, Alfred Barr and Ad Reinhardt had a strategy for doing this. Has their way of talking about art outlasted its usefulness?
The sketchbooks
The artist will share the four sketchbooks from this project and talk about process. This particular project involved a lot of research, including time at the Metropolitan Museum library in New York. The sketchbook talks are usually the most popular.
Hammerfriar Gallery is located one block south of the square in downtown Healdsburg California. After taking Central Healdsburg exit, make the first right at the roundabout onto Mill Street. The entrance to parking for Hammerfriar is on East Street. There are many excellent restaurants, bakeries and cafes in Healdsburg, as well as boutiques and events.
The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.