Division III Exhibitions Fall 2009
November 30 - December 6: John Chao, Hayden King, Ben Obriecht
December 7-13: Allison Ginsberg
Lemelson Center Fall Gallery Show
November 16-20, 2009
This year the Lemelson Center will be presenting student, alumni, staff, and faculty in a fall showcase in the Main Gallery. Work on display will include metal sculpture; glasswork; custom bicycle frames; steam engines; and projects in electronics, woodworking, appropriate technology, and alternative energy. There will be an opening reception on Monday, November 16th from 5-7 p.m. Please email rlfLM@hampshire.edu or call 413.559.5613 for more information.
The Main Gallery at Hampshire College will present an exhibition of recent work by selected members of the Hampshire College art faculty, opening October 7 and running through October 28, 2009. This year's exhibit is curated by Hampshire Professor of Visual Art Robert Seydel.
This year's participants are: Jacqueline Hayden, Greg Kline, Thom Long, kara lynch, Judith Mann, Matthew Phillips, Abraham Ravett, Daniel Kojo Schrade, and Kane Stewart. Work in all media will be presented, including painting, photography, sculpture, film, and video.
There will be a reception with artists present on Friday, October 16, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
Featured artists include:
METTLER DANCE: An exhibit of historical photographs and artworks from the Barbara Mettler Archives at Hampshire College
"Leaping Dancers, Tucson, 1979," Photographer: Gene Einfrank
This summer, the International Association for Creative Dance will hold its 14th Annual Creative Dance Congress at Hampshire College, June 14-26, 2009. In conjunction with the congress, the Hampshire College Gallery presents a show of photographs and artworks from the Barbara Mettler Archives.
Barbara Mettler (1907-2002), dancer, dance educator, author, and film and video producer, developed her own style of modern dance, which emphasized improvisation. Her core principles were beauty, freedom, and democracy. Dance was conceived as a fundamental human activity, of which all people are capable, as opposed to an elite, choreographed, performance art. She taught widely, to diverse lay people, including adults, children, and the handicapped, primarily from her own Mettler Studios. She established the Tucson Creative Dance Center in 1963, where she taught summer and winter workshops. She was also invited to teach workshops around the U.S. and in Europe. Throughout her career, Mettler wrote books and articles and produced films and videotapes detailing her methods of dance instruction. Barbara Mettler died in 2002, and willed her archives to Hampshire College. Her students later formed the International Association for Creative Dance to carry the principles of her work forward.
In addition to a range of photographs by a number of photographers, known and unknown, are five early works by American artist Fairfield Porter, a childhood friend of Barbara Mettler. These previously unknown works by Porter are from early in his career (1924, 1928) and may offer some new insight into the later works for which he is well known.
The exhibit will be up through July 10, 2009. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Susan Dayall at 413.559.5761.
Spring 2009 Division III Gallery Exhibition
Hampshire College Art Gallery Announces the Opening of "Fully Saturated," Featuring New York-based Artists Julie Gross, Jim Osman , and Scott Reeds, curated by Scott Reeds. March 2-31, 2009. Opening Reception, March 4, 2009, 5-7 p.m.
Rarely unencumbered by theory, judgment or agenda, the question of color--how to use it, when to use it, whether to use it-is often freighted with meaning. But for the three New York-based artists whose work is included in the upcoming Hampshire College Art Gallery exhibition "Fully Saturated"--Julie Gross, a painter, Jim Osman, a sculptor, and Scott Reeds, a printmaker--color is less about principles than possibilities.
Despite their different interests, mediums, and styles, all three artists push the potential of their materials and processes to explore the heightened sensation of color and its relationship to form.
Julie Gross leverages the interplay of color and form to create paintings that pulsate with surprise and movement. Turning color into a physical presence, Jim Osman challenges the viewer's understanding of space and form. Scott Reeds pushes his materials to manifest color as a visceral experience.
"Fully Saturated," on view in the Hampshire College Art Gallery from March 2-31, 2009, was curated by former visiting assistant professor of art Scott Reeds. An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
All three artists will be present at the Opening Reception scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 from 5-7 p.m. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
About Julie Gross: Julie has a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and an M.A. from Hunter College. She has received grants, fellowships, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, CAPS, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and The Pollock-Krasner and Edward F. Albee Foundations, among many others.
Julie's work, which has twice been featured in New American Paintings, has been widely reviewed and exhibited around the world and is represented in more than 40 public, and numerous private, collections in the US and Europe. Julie has taught at various institutions since 1972 including Parsons, FIT, RISD, Pratt Institute, and the Center for Advanced Design in Kuala Lumpur.
About Jim Osman: Jim shows his sculpture, which combines ideas of painting and design with architecture, at the Lesley Heller Gallery in New York. His work has been exhibited broadly, and was recently featured in a series of site-specific public art projects in Ghent, Belgium. Jim has taught at Parsons The New School for Design since 2001, where he is currently an assistant professor, and was a Hampshire College Guest Artist in 2004.
Born and bred in New York City, he received his B.A. and M.F.A. from Queens College. Jim has had residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council.
About Scott Reeds: A former visiting assistant professor of art at Hampshire College, Scott has maintained a studio in New York City for more than twenty years. His studio work is in both printmaking and painting.
He received a B.F.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.F.A. from Yale, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is included in the collections of the New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, and the Brooklyn Museum. Scott is currently teaching at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
The Hampshire College Art Gallery presented "Sharing the Journey: The Engagement of Women of Color with Their Worlds through Stories and Work: An Exhibit of Hampshire Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni that Examines how Cultural Identity Plays into the Ways We Approach Our Work."
The exhibit opened on Friday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, and ran until Tuesday, February 24th. Work presented reflected individuals' personal journeys with identity, and the show itself sought to examine the ways individuals with specific cultural backgrounds and life experiences are seeing and understanding the world around them.
This exhibit was part of a larger program, "Academics, Activism, Art, and Ascendancy: Women of Color who Change the World," that was organized by Hampshire's Board of Trustees to celebrate Florence Ladd for her service to Hampshire College and to higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.
The exhibit was organized by Hampshire's Lebron-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center and the President's Office. It was curated by students Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich and Joyce Li and Director of Multicultural and International Student Services Melissa Scheid Frantz.
Regular gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, closed Saturday, Sunday: 2-5 p.m. The gallery is located in the lower level of the Harold F. Johnson Library building. This exhibit was open to the public; for more information, please call the Multicultural and International Student Services Office (413.559.5415).
Click on this link for an image from the Women of Color exhibit held in February 2009 at Hampshire College:
Credit: Carolyn Li Madeo
Hampshire College Staff Art Exhibit
An exhibit of artwork by Hampshire College staff will run from January 14 to January 29, 2009, in the Main Gallery.
The show includes work by Carolyn Arnold, Susan Dayall, John Gunther, Melissa Incampo, Matt Newman, Melissa Scheid-Frantz, and Neil Young.
Still images from Matt Newman's animations