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 affect 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.”
As our nationwide interest in a holistic approach to well-being grows, Union College is engaging in a campus-wide call to wellness during the current academic year. Embracing this theme, the exhibition On Being visually presents an exploration of psychological and spiritual well-being through the creative process.
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.
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.
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.
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 nature of his photography is a mere fraction of its meaning
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.
This year there is a selection of the best work of students from all of the visual arts classes offered at Union including photography, painting, drawing, video, sculpture and printmaking. Come and see the great work these students have done!
The premise of this exhibition is that photography is a particularly potent tool in objectifying what is in its lens, and that over time, from the colonial period to the contemporary period, the photograph in Africa has changed from initially being an instrument of the European colonist — to the later studio “dream factories” in the cities — to the rich and complex work African photographers today.
The vibrancy of the Visual Arts Faculty at Union College is palpable, and is due at least in part to their differences. These artists differ in their techniques, narratives and even philosophies. Chris Duncan’s steel and wood sculptures express a vigorous push-pull between the linear and the organic, the cerebral and the visceral, but ultimately elicit permanence.