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Smith Gallery continues to feature student art

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu While waiting in a long line for lunch at the Dining Hall, you may notice a small room to your left. This is the Smith Gallery, a room that has hosted the work of 12 years of Grinnell College art students, offering a fascinating view into the creative culture of the…

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Faulconer Gallery is “Making Life Visible”

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Last week, the exhibition “Making Life Visible: Art, Biology, and Visualization” opened in Faulconer gallery. As Lesley Wright, Director of Faulconer Gallery, put it, the exhibition examines “the space between art and biology.” “Professor Jackie Brown, [biology,] and I have been working together on various projects that bring art and science…

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Rashmi Varma discusses capitalism and cultrue

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Last Tuesday Nov. 7, Rashmi Varma, an associate professor of English at the University of Warwick in England, delivered a Faulconer Gallery talk on how the art of indigenous communities can land in private collections. This topic provided a lens into postcolonialism, aesthetic challenges and culture. Her presentation is a part…

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A serious conversation about Tourism

Fall break concluded a week ago, and many of us took off our Grinnell student hats in order to don a different hat — the cap of a tourist. Curious about digging underneath the fun surface of tourism to see what political implications lie below, The S&B’s Caryn McKechnie sat down with Professor Kesho Scott,…

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McMahon explores feathers in Hispanic art

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu Surrounded by the art of a different continent, Brendon McMahon’s interest in the use of feathers in the artwork of the modern Hispanic world has stark contrasts with the paintings originating from India in Faulconer’s current exhibition. However, there are similarities in the global and cultural significance, and in underlying allusions…

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Eduard Duval-Carrie brings history into contemporary art

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu Miami-based artist Edouard Duval-Carrié returned to Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery on Oct. 26 to talk about his recent work as both an artist and curator, and his collaborative work with Grinnell students. Duval-Carrié has been working with Grinnell students in a short course, titled “Visualizing Freedom and Abolition in the New…

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Swarna Chitrakar speaks on Patachitra

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu Artist Swarna Chitrakar impressed the Grinnell College community with beautiful singing and descriptive and stunning artwork during her gallery talk on Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Faulconer Gallery. The event was the latest in a series of talks held in Faulconer’s current exhibition, “Many Visions, Many Versions,” which features contemporary indigenous…

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Faulconer displays Gaur collection of indigenous Indian art

Caryn McKechnie mckechni@grinnell.edu Last Friday Sept. 22 , Dr. Umesh Gaur presented a Faulconer Gallery talk titled “Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India.” Gaur and his wife, Dr. Sunanda Gaur, own what is reputably the largest collection of contemporary Indian art in the United States. During the talk, Gaur discussed the…

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“Shelf Life” opens at Smith Gallery

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell This week Smith Gallery is presenting “Shelf Life,” an exhibit by Charlotte Richardson-Deppe and Anne Rogers, both ’19. The gallery has been transformed into a grocery store-like space with handmade shelves and hooks that display 282 plastic objects, all wrapped up in handmade paper. The plastic objects range from prescriptions bottles…

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Burling holds student curated CBS exhibit

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu The Concerned Black Students (CBS) exhibit curated by Erik Henderson ’19 is now on display by the Special Collections Archive in the basement of Burling Library. The exhibit features historical documents about Black student life at Grinnell, stretching as far back as the 1850s. One of the earliest documents is a…