Katherine French, curator of the Jo Sandman Legacy Project speaks on the exhibition One Hand Clapping: Jo Sandman.
Inspired by her stay at Black Mountain College in 1951, Jo Sandman approached art making as a thoughtful process of experimentation. Katherine French, curator of the Sandman Legacy Project will discuss Sandman’s early experience at Black Mountain and its lasting impact on work that ranges from abstract expressionist painting, to folded fabric drawings, to collage and installation of industrial material, and finally to photographs that incorporated x-rays and carved pieces of coral and rock.
Upon retirement as Director of Danforth Art in Framingham, MA, Katherine French moved to northern Vermont and is now curator for the Sandman Legacy Project helping to place work by the artist Jo Sandman in the permanent collection of museums across the country. Recipient of awards for curatorial excellence from the New England chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, she was named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the Boston Art Awards and also now works as an independent curator to create exhibitions for Catamount Arts, the Vermont Arts Council and numerous others.