The first exhibition to examine Alex Katz’s collaborative work for the stage, this playful, cross-disciplinary project will bring together sketches, paintings, photographs, film, set pieces, costumes, and ephemera. Alex Katz: Theater and Dance will explore the ways that Katz introduced tenets of postwar painting into dance aesthetics, and the deep inspiration he has drawn from a prolonged study of performance.
Seniors studying studio art have spent all year working on capstone projects in disciplines that include printmaking, photography, painting, and sculpture. This show serves as the culmination of their studies. An exhibition catalogue containing images, artists’ statements, and analyses of works in the show written by students in AR356 will also be available.
Artists have long been preoccupied with the sky; through depictions of the atmosphere, they elicit new understandings of corporeality and transcendence. This exhibition presents Lorna Simpson’s video Cloudscape (2004) in dialogue with selected works from the Colby Museum’s permanent collection that reference weightlessness and presence through meteorological imagery.
This exhibition is the first public presentation of recently rediscovered drawings in which artist Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) imagines his own funeral. The exhibition connects the sketches now known as the Funeral Group to Wyeth’s decades-long engagement with death as an artistic subject in painting, and places his work in conversation with other artists’ self-portraiture and reflections on mortality.
Frequently composing at the scale of architecture, the artist Sarah Cain seeks out new territories for painting. With wit, irreverence, and a palette informed by California sunshine, Cain fearlessly works against the grain of a tradition- and history-bound medium to envision what a painting can be and how it can be encountered. Through her art, she manifests the value of responding to a place or a situation from a fresh perspective.
Islamic art designates secular and religious art made by both Muslims and non-Muslims living within territories defined or influenced by Islam. The paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ornamental objects included in this exhibition date from the thirteenth to the twentieth century and were made in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and India.
Over the last thirty years, Dr. William ’68 and Nancy Meyer Tsiaras ’68 have amassed one of the foremost collections of American photography in private hands. The collection includes more than 500 photographs spanning from the 1880s to the present. Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection reveals the breadth and depth of this remarkable gift, which includes many rare and unpublished images by well-known photographers.
The artist and filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary (b. 1984, Dallas) seeks through her work to liberate the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed and present a nuanced and complex Black interiority. Her documentary films and experimental videos chart how structures of power shape perceptions around representation, race, gender, sexuality, and violence.
The 2021 Faculty Biennial features works in a diverse range of media explored by art department faculty members Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Amanda Lilleston, and Garry Mitchell.
Seniors studying studio art have spent all year working on capstone projects in disciplines that include printmaking, photography, painting, and sculpture. Featuring works by Grace Connolly, Cole Guerin, Adrienne Kaplowitz, Andrew Malia, Dominic Malia, Nicholas Malkemus, Kanon Shambora, Sophia Sherman, Evan Sievers, Hannah Southwick, Katherine Squires, Kaelin Wang, Sarah Warner, Delaney Wood, and Benjamin Woollcott, this show serves as the culmination of their studies.