Posts tagged with “Exhibitions” (All posts)
- May 27, 2015
Walk into the museum to enter a realm of varied artworks: painted plexiglas portraits hanging off the ceiling, an interactive sculptural piece with cut-out maps and viewers’ personal stories, woodblock printed books scattered across a table. Composite, an exhibition at the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum, showcases recent work from this year’s 14 senior studio art majors. The show is scheduled at the end of the academic year and the end of these majors’ Carleton careers. However not all objects represent a “final year project” (or COMPS); some students choose to present more recent post-COMPS projects.
All fourteen sets of work share a delicate and attentive sensibility towards personal, social, and conceptual issues. These young artists are interested in different topics, and every approach is engaging: Hannah Jones’s photography focuses on subjective and objective experiences through a sleep study; Seana Buzbee explores the paradoxical nature of time in oil paintings; Bob Otsuka presents a mixed media installation in the small top floor Weitz galleries that speaks to personal sentiments and nostalgia. Both a conclusion and a jump-off point for these undergraduate art majors, Composite is a refreshing account of how young artists engage the world through a language that is both intimate and broad, subjective yet universal.
- April 2, 2015
Friday, April 3, is the grand opening of the Swing Low exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum's Braucher Gallery in the Weitz Center. From 7 to 8 P.M., the four artists who contributed to the display will speak about their work in Weitz 236. A reception will follow directly afterwards in the Weitz Commons from 8 to 9:30 P.M. Swing Low will be on display until May 3. ...
- February 17, 2015
What began as a simple collaborative map-making project has grown into an impressive work of art, beautifully capturing the diverse experiences found in the common place that is Carleton College. Carltography was created by Carleton Students Peter Barron '17, Vayu Maini Rekdal '15, and Jackson Van Fleet '15. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other members of the Northfield community have all contributed to Carltography by submitting hand-drawn maps of the campus and their own comments. While some people document the locations of their personal experiences on these maps, others have created entirely new, imaginative worlds on the campus maps. ...
- February 17, 2015
After decades of unregulated and unchecked land development in America, the country's natural landscapes were left ravaged and sick by the end of the 1960s. Ever increasing amounts of air, noise, and water pollution seem to be a constant reminder of the damage that has been done to the earth. Shortly after its creation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially announced its newest and ultimately most influential photodocumentary project: DOCUMERICA. Gifford D. Hampshire, the project director, clearly establishes the project's mission to "pictorially document the environmental movement in America during this decade." Select portions of DOCUMERICA are on display in the Gould Library until March 15, 2015. ...
- February 16, 2015
A hectic design lab, connecting a Danish art collective N55 and Carleton students, was transformed on February 6 into a polished exhibition featuring the proposal for a hypothetical new Arboretum Center. On view in Perlman Teaching Museum through March 11, the exhibition reveals the design process incorporating research regarding the Arboretum’s history, Northfield community perspectives on “the Arb”, and experimental structural models. ...
- January 16, 2015
As winter term begins, Perlman Teaching Museum’s Braucher Gallery presents a jumble of tables, mysterious metallic structures, and random diagrams and sketches. The “exhibition” contrasts sharply with the orderly student-curated A Collection Embodied in the museum’s smaller gallery. The story behind this jumble is every bit as unique as the gallery’s appearance.