Eric Aho’s Icy Abstractions at the Hood Museum of Art Emphasize Nature’s Innate Contrasts

Article taken from the Hood Museum of Art and Dartmouth College.

The avanto, or the hole cut in the pond ice next to a Finnish sauna, has captivated nationally recognized Vermont artist Eric Aho for the last nine years and inspired the ongoing series of paintings titled Ice Cuts. The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is delighted to gather together, for the first time, a large group of these works, along with the artist’s related watercolor studies and monotypes. This exhibition provides the opportunity to share in Aho’s extended meditation upon this austere, simple, yet mesmerizing subject. Eric Aho: Ice Cuts is on view from January 9 through March 13, 2016, and programming highlights include an opening artist talk and reception on Friday, January 8, as well as other talks, tours, workshops and family events, and member exclusives.

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