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.
January 24th through April 1st, 2013. This exhibition will feature works by six Union College students created during Professor Martin Benjamin’s course, Photography 3. Photographs by: Chelsea Baptiste, Elizabeth Cohen, Charlotte Lehman, Hallie Manheim, Alexandra Napp, and Kaitlyn Thoen.
The fourth annual juried It Gets Better: The LGBTQ Community at Union College exhibition includes artwork by Julia Anthony, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, and Frank Rapant. The format of this year’s exhibition includes an invitation for the viewer to participate by sharing their reflections of the work by these three artists. Also on display is a timeline of selected LGBTQ events that have helped to raise awareness and acceptance within our community. The timeline includes: the Taking Pride in Our Community Walk, a lecture by Joshua Bastian Cole, the student led How to Talk to a Gay Person discussion, Iris House, the Drag Ball, and the Day of Silence. In connection with the exhibition, Schaffer Library is hosting a web page to highlight suggested titles of articles,...