Tenses by Walter Hatke March 28th – May 17th, 2015 Form, light, space, time, perspective – in short, these comprise the terms that dovetail to shape the tenses of my art. Recognizable subjects automatically trigger contextual associations and connotations that can be accidental or deliberate depending on a particular work. My subjects emerge and engage my attention over time for no consciously preconceived reason. As in poetry, I, the artist, provide an image. Viewers bring their own experiences and perceptions to the images I present and come away with their own interpretations, which is exactly my intention. The materials I use are those that artists have employed for centuries: oil paint applied to Belgian linen stretched on wood frames; charcoal,...
Mot Juste: A celebration of text and language in contemporary visual arts. Celebrating the humanities and the newly renovated Karp Hall, the Mandeville Gallery presents a three-part exhibition exploring intersections between the humanities and the visual arts during Winter Term 2015. The show features contemporary artists working in video, drawing, installation, film, bookmaking, photography and printmaking.
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 contrast to the consumerism of American society. Her work is philosophically centered by her strong traditional beliefs and political activism.
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.
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.”
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.