"Artists from the Grotta Collection"

"Artists from the Grotta Collection"

Start date

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10:00am

End date

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 5:00pm

Location

The Grotta House

276 Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897
United States

"Artists from The Grotta Collection" highlights important works of fiber and dimensional art by more than 40 artists collected by Sandy and Louis Grotta. Artists will include Toshiko Takaezu, Naomi Kobayashi, Norma Minkowitz, Axel Russmeyer, and Mariette Rousseau-Vermette.

The Grotta Collection represents 70 years of arts patronage and a unique kinship fostered by the Grottas among pioneering contemporary craft makers in the fields of textile art, sculpture, furniture, and jewelry.

The private collection is housed in an architecturally significant home designed by Richard Meier in the 1980s known as The Grotta House. Built of a balance of glass and concrete, the home was conceived as a living gallery for the collection, framing the objects within the open architecture.

The Grottas’ son, Tom Grotta, and his wife, Rhonda Brown, co-founded Browngrotta Arts in 1987. Since then, they have been continuing the guardianship and advancing the field of modern fiber art by curating and exhibiting renowned artists and publishing scholarly catalogs.

The range of works will include ceramic vessels, three-dimensional sculptures made of paper, wood, waxed linen, steel and lead and basket forms of bark and twigs, bamboo, willow, and cedar.