in Place, in Time
rediscovering the work of J. Alden Weir
  • in Place, in Time celebrates the timeless parallels between contemporary and historical art-making…

    Show statement
The exhibition is divided into two parts.
Through a window

1. "a Shared Aesthetic"

explores early, unexpected & synchronistic connections.
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Illuminated Apple

2. "a Deliberate Response"

was created during the two years working on the project.
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Exhibition statement

in Place, in Time celebrates the timeless parallels between contemporary and historical art-making through the work of Windham photographer T. Harrison Judd, whose images reveal striking visual and philosophical connections to the paintings of legendary Windham painter J. Alden Weir.  
The exhibition examines perennial parallels between contemporary and historical art-making. Two Connecticut artists, living in both the southwest and northeast corners of the state, show how art can reveal striking visual and philosophical connections, transcending time and creative medium.
Sharing locations and points of view that span generations of time - uniting art, love and life, in Place and in Time.

Artist statement

In late 2013 I was invited by Dr. Anne Dawson, art historian & curator at Eastern Ct State University, to develop a body of work relating my photography to the paintings of famous American Impressionist J. Alden Weir. I was skeptical. Over the course of the next two years I studied his paintings, read biographies & letters, became acquainted with his delightful grandson and walked many of the same paths he walked over 100 years ago.
An artistic or aesthetic view of nature, of our lives, invites contemplation, integration and astonishment. Weir shared this view, spending a lifetime studying, learning, loving and practicing his art form. I grew up and went to high school only a few miles away from his farm in southwestern Connecticut, and like him, moved to Windham for love. We both share an unyielding & unwavering belief in art.

Art is what connects us to the divine, to the mystery of what it is to be alive, that we lose touch with whenever we separate ourselves from where we are, in place and in time.

T. Harrison Judd
Windham, Conn.