Palpably Synthetic December 5th, 2014 – March 8th, 2015 For eons, the human imagination lived within the individualized sphere of the mind, manifesting itself in a myriad of vessels, from language to technology to art. Until recently, the universe of the mind was an invisible playground from which our dreams were born, but was trapped inside our biology. In the last fifty years this confinement has been overcome, with our technology allowing us to create countless virtual realities that not only nurture our imagination, but also give it a palpable location. Much like our thoughts, inside virtual reality anything is possible, limited only by the imagination of the user. However, unlike our bodies, virtual realities can be duplicated, shared and most...
LGBTQ at Union, 2014. September 5th – November, 3rd, 2014. The annual LGBTQ at Union exhibition returns this fall to the Wikoff Student Gallery and will coincide with October’s LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day, October 11th. The exhibition will include works in the medium of photography, documentary film, musical composition, and creative writing by current Union College professors, recent graduates and alumni.
Greetings from Schenectady: Art by Teddy Benfield ‘15, curated by Alyssa Adler ‘14. May 26th – August 7th, 2014. Teddy Benfield is a junior from Mystic, Connecticut, majoring in Visual Arts. Teddy tends to look at our environment in the context of American history as it relates to popular culture. The repeated use of motifs in his work creates his own visual language, and represents his understanding of our national identity.
Gray Area: Photographs by Trevor Martin, March 27th – May 18th, 2014. Working in the classic medium of black and white film photography, Union College senior, Trevor Martin, creates provocative and intimate figure studies, the product of his participation in Professor Martin Benjamin’s Photography I and II courses.
Society in Design: Works by Janey Fine. January 30th through March 20, 2014. Working on a digital canvas, Union College sophomore, Janey Fine, combines sanguine sentiments and imagery of the fifties with raw printing elements and social crit of the new millennium. Design principles of Gestalt theory pique intellectual interest, while the inclusion of vintage portraiture paints a pleasing, yet provocative, picture. Some works seem to take a direct and critical look at recent, current events, while bold typography plays an important role in many of Fine’s works, communicating both visually and conceptually with the viewer.
LGBTQ at Union, the fifth annual exhibition of LGBTQ-themed artwork, will be on view in the Wikoff Student Gallery from May 9th through June 16th, 2013. This year’s exhibition includes pieces by both students and alumni, working in painting, photography, film, and rap performance.