Mandeville Gallery Archive

in the Nott Memorial at Union College

Inaugurated in 1995, the Mandeville Gallery is located on the second floor of Union College’s national historic landmark, the Nott Memorial.  The Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of contemporary artists and exploring the links between the arts and sciences.

Upcoming Mandeville Gallery Exhibition

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Mandeville Gallery, Upcoming Mandeville Gallery Exhibition | 0 comments

Mot Juste: A celebration of text and language in contemporary visual arts January 3rd – March 15th, 2015 In the Mandeville Gallery Curated by Julie Lohnes, Curator of Art Collections and Exhibitions Featuring artists who use letters, words, and language to convey satirical humor, voice opinions both political and personal, question linguistic meaning and examine communication. The artists included in Mot Juste meld language and the written word within the visual arts context.   Each speaks through the visual language of composition,...

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Current Mandeville Gallery Exhibition

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Current Exhibitions, Current Mandeville Gallery Exhibition, Mandeville Gallery | 0 comments

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith August 30th – November 30th, 2014 One of the most acclaimed Native American artists working today, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is internationally known as an artist, curator, lecturer, printmaker and professor. She was born at the St. Ignatius Mission on a Montana reservation, home to The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, of which she is an enrolled Salish member. Smith calls herself a cultural arts worker. She uses humor and satire to examine myths, stereotypes and the paradox of Native American life in...

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Union College Student Invitational 2014

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in 2014, Mandeville Gallery, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

Union College Student Invitational 2014

Union College Student Invitational 2014 May 29th – June 15th, 2014 The Mandeville Gallery is pleased to welcome the works of 32 student artists for this year’s Student Invitational. The exhibition features a selection of student artwork from this academic year, and includes works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, digital and computational art, and film. This year’s artists include: Alyssa Adler, Erica Antman, Katie Beale, Catherine Blewer, Clara Boesch, Allison Brustowicz, Catie...

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In the Forest: Aliene de Souza Howell

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in 2014, Mandeville Gallery, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

In the Forest: Aliene de Souza Howell

In the Forest: Aliene de Souza Howell. March 29th through May 11th, 2014. As Howell writes …“ [her] work examines our interactions with each other, the objects we use, and the natural world. This is done through humor, personal stories, imagination, and conscious observation of how we effect our environment. By focusing on a more allegorical interpretation, it provides space for a more open and personal dialogue; a dialogue between beauty and metaphor, behavior and craft.”

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On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being Through the Creative Process

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in 2014, Mandeville Gallery, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being Through the Creative Process

On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being Through the Creative Process. January 4th through March 9th, 2014. A contemporary exhibition highlighting three figurative artists and their visual explorations of well-being through the symbolic use of destruction and reconstruction of form, the incorporation of spiritual iconography and the direct confrontation of mortality. The artists are: Valerie Hammond, Keun Young Park and Sheila Ross.

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A World of Prints: Selections from the Union College Permanent Collection

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in 2013, Mandeville Gallery, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

A World of Prints: Selections from the Union College Permanent Collection

A World of Prints: Selections from the Union College Permanent Collection. September 6th through November 17th, 2013. This exhibition features prints from the Union College Permanent Collection with examples from the 15th to the 20th century. A variety of subjects are included both abstract and representational, demonstrating a number of techniques including etching, engraving, lithography, screen-printing, and woodcut. Many of the prints were generously donated to the college by alumni and trustees, such as Arnold I. Burns, with his wife Felice Burns, as well as by the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation.

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Union College Student Invitational 2013

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in 2013, Mandeville Gallery | 0 comments

Union College Student Invitational 2013

Union College Student Invitational 2013. June 7th through June 16th, 2013. The Mandeville Gallery is pleased to welcome the works of 25 student artists for this year’s Union College Student Invitational. The exhibition features a selection of the best student artwork from this academic year, and includes works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, computer art and sculpture.

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The Grand Design: Joseph Ramée’s Drawings for the Union College Campus

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in 2013, Mandeville Gallery, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

The Grand Design: Joseph Ramée’s Drawings for the Union College Campus

The Grand Design: Joseph Ramée’s Drawings for the Union College Campus. April 4th through June 2nd, 2013. The design of the Union College campus has evolved over the years, but its original design was conceived by Joseph Ramée in 1813, making this year the 200th anniversary of that design. The stamp of the Ramée design is still evident in building placement and landscape cultivation. His design was elegant and emphasized a simple neoclassicism as well as the integration of structure and nature. Paul Turner points out that the design was one of Ramée’s most important works and, at that time, the most ambitious and innovation designs for any American college.

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Art or Evidence: The Power of Photojournalism

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in 2013, Mandeville Gallery, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

Art or Evidence: The Power of Photojournalism

This exhibition features the portfolio, Flashpoints, by international photojournalist Gilles Peress, which includes work from the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Iran, Rwanda and Bosnia. Peress sees his work as “gathering evidence for history” rather than art, though the forensic aspect of his photography is a mere fraction of its meaing. Thirteen additional photojournalists are included, whose work ranges from the battlefield to the social sphere of everyday life.

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Connections: Exploring the Ties Between Poet Jim McCord and Painter Bruce McColl

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in 2012, Mandeville Gallery, Past Exhibitions | 0 comments

Connections: Exploring the Ties Between Poet Jim McCord and Painter Bruce McColl

What informs a work of art? How does a writer choose words for a poem? How does a painter choose color and form? Decisions are made because of time and place, and how the artist reacts to that context. The chance meeting over ten years ago between poet Jim McCord and painter Bruce McColl at the Vermont Studio Center started a relationship that would influence both the form and content of their art. They spent hours discussing each other’s work and developed a life-long friendship. Jim McCord had often looked at visual art to inspire his poetry, and he is an avid scholar of William Blake, who partook of both word and image in his practice. The paintings of McColl, however,…

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