Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery

Located in the lobby of the Vermont Supreme Court, at 111 State Street, just east of the State House, the Gallery hosts contemporary Vermont artists on a quarterly rotating basis.  This broad, open space lends itself well to larger works of art, and has for over 20 years hosted many of Vermont’s best painters, photographers, and installation artists.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays, from  8:00-4:30.   Its shows are presented in partnership with Justice Marilyn Skoglund.  

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Current Exhibit

Mixed Media by Janet Van Fleet

Vanishment: Mixed Media Work by Janet Van Fleet

Opening Reception: Thursday April 4, 2019
Exhibit Runs April 4–June 28, 2019
Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM

Montpelier Artwalk: Friday, May 3 • 4:00–7:00 PM

111 State Street, Montpelier

In this exhibit Janet Van Fleet explores the fraught relationship between humans and the natural world, using, in part, repurposed materials from previous bodies of work.

“Humans have always shared the planet's history with other animals, plants, and microbes, so I thought it appropriate to make work that engages my own history as an artist, exploring how my previous thoughts and actions can still be relevant to a new, differently-focused, body of work. Similarly, it is only by looking at human history with new eyes that we can perceive where and how we have decoupled ourselves from the natural world.” –Janet Van Fleet

Eight shellacked paintings from 1998 have received collaged figures of people and animals made with wine foils (the wrappers of a wine bottle that seal the cork). The pieces in this series chronicle the dissolution of a “relationship” between humans and the natural world from beginning to end.

Van Fleet’s 31-foot installation, Digesting the Planetwas built on an 18" high grid of rusted steel. "Intestines" are made with red and brown buttons threaded on wire, interspersed with the boxes that once contained the buttons. Small groupings of plastic animals find shelter within these boxes. The medium here is ironic—the  animals are made of what threatens them.

Upcoming Exhibits

July–September 2019: Lois Eby

October–December 2019: Janie Cohen

Vermont State Curator's Office
2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05633-5801
Phone: 802-828-0749
Fax: 802-828-3533

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