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2013-2014 Exhibitions

  • Senior Show
  • Senior Art Show

    Dana Gallery
    April 24 - May 10, 2014

    The Senior Art + Design Show is a culmination of artwork produced by the senior capstone class, consisting of 14 majors and minors. Students were given the freedom to explore the medium of their choosing, with pieces ranging from sculpture and drawing to painting, photography, and collage. Emphasis has been given to the production of substantial and challenging new works within a coherent direction and choice of media. This show gives each student the opportunity to experience what it’s like to imagine, create, and curate his or her own art exhibition.

  • Juried Show 2014
  • Spring Art Show

    Rothman Gallery
    April 22 - April 29, 2014

    Spring Art Show is a prestigious and competitive exhibition organized by Art Club in collaboration with the Phillips Museum and the Department of Art and Art History. It showcases a variety of artwork of the best quality created by the whole student body. This show gives an opportunity for all students who are not studio art majors or minors to exhibit their works in a museum. In addition, the President's Awards offer prizes in six categories: Best in Show, Best Painting, Best Drawing, Best Photography, Best Mixed Media, and Best Sculpture. With its outstanding artistic content and collaborative nature, Spring Art Show reflects the values of the F&M community. 

  • Exploring Space
  • Exploring Space

    Curriculum Gallery
    April 22 - April 29, 2014

    Exploring Space is a group exhibition by four Studio Art Majors, who have done independent studies in the 2013-2014 academic year. While each of them pursued different subject matters, they all intepret space in two-dimensional form. Their different responses to space create intriguing contrasts to each other raising questions about how humans interact with space. 

    A collection of drawings by Art & Physchology Major, Rosie Blair '15 was made over the course of her independent study, Honest Being, examining the individual personalities and everyday interactions of the figures exhibited. The drawings were crafted through conte crayon, with a focus on colorations of the bodies. Each figure has been rendered in the way the artist feels best represents the particularly genuine tone of the collection.

    Ella Heck's collection of landscape paintings attempt to further her skills in her use of color, technique, and exploration of style. With the process of onsite drawing with a litho crayon and in studio oil painting, Heck was able to focus on teh relationship between her as an artist, and the subject that she was painting. Her works were greatly inspired by the contemporary landscape artist, Stuart Shils. Ella Heck, '14 is a Studio Art Major. 

    Emulating the work of Gerhard Richter and Franz Kline, Alan Nitchman's independent study, In Search of Ultimate Unity, sought to establish a balance between chaos and compositional sense. The work was created using acrylic house paint, found canvases, and the cheapest materials possible. Alan Nitchman, '14 Studio Art and Creative Writing Major hopes to pursue a career in education while continuing his passion for both poetry and painting.

    In his series of studio interior drawings, Aung Hein Tun '15 Studio Art Major, emphasizes on the materiality of charcoal medium while exploring the theme of space and location. Relying on the warm and tranquil quality produced by charcoal, the drawings attempt to present mundane studio interiors with new visual experiences. The series ulimately embodies the student artist's reflection on his relation to his surroundings. 

  • Figure Skaters at the New York Hippodrome
  • Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art

    The Leonard and Mildred Rothman Gallery
    February 7 - April 12, 2014

    This exhibition features work from American artist Theresa Bernstein (1890-2002), one of the few—if not the only—artist to display work in every decade of the twentieth century. Bernstein found great success early in her career as an art student, but struggled with fluctuations in popularity as various art movements came and went. This resulted in her work falling into obscurity for most historians and art critics. Despite this past neglect, recently Bernstein has begun to receive recognition and her work is being touted as noteworthy, even in comparison to her contemporaries such as Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and John Sloan. Through her realist technique, Bernstein has captured some of the most iconic American themes from the twentieth century, such as women’s suffrage, World War I, the struggles of immigrants, jazz, and even Hassidic life. Bernstein’s work is therefore not only skilled and aesthetic, but is also another perspective on our history as Americans.  This exhibition has been curated by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies and Women's Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY.

  • Art for Life's Sake
    • Art For Life's Sake: Perceptions of American Realities in the 20th Century

      Dana Gallery 
      February 6 - April 6, 2014

      The turn of the 20th century was an explosive time for American culture - city populations increased exponentially, an infusion of a larger ethnic presence was infused with that growth, and the American people, both immigrants and residents, sought to define themselves in the volatile early decades of the century. Artists were compelled by these changes to document the beauty of everyday life, and chose to capture images not of the contrived, but of the experience of the average individual. This exhibition features works from the permanent collection, with several notable artists from this period, chronicling how their lean towards urban realism influenced artists and their work throughout the rest of the century. Curated by Pre-Baccalaureate Mellon Fellow, Ali Tufano '14, exhibition design by Macy Pryor, '14, Studio Art. 

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  • The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society 

    The Leonard and Mildred Rothman Gallery
    Sept. 13- Dec. 15, 2013

    The Hudson River School emerged during the second quarter of the 19th century in New York City, the booming port and commercial metropolis at the mouth of the Hudson River. There, a loosely knit group of artists, together with like-minded poets and writers, forged the first self-consciously “American” landscape vision and literary voice. The Hudson River to Niagara Falls showcases 24 important paintings, executed between 1818 and 1890, drawn from the venerable collection of the New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York. These works depict landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.

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  • The Lay of the Land: Visions of America 1860-2013

    Dana Gallery
    Sept. 13- Dec. 1, 2013

    In the Dana Gallery, The Lay of the Land: Visions of America 1860-2013 explores how artists have interpreted landscapes throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.  This exhibition features paintings, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection, including works by Lloyd Mifflin, Thomas Moran and Warren Rohrer. Guest curated by Judith Stapleton ‘12.

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