Gallery Shows

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BAX and Vietnam War photos new to Faulconer Gallery

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu A stunning pair of contrasting exhibits open this Friday in Faulconer Gallery: both the gallery of student work in the Bachelor of Arts Exhibition (BAX) and a powerful collection of Vietnam War Photographs by Robert Hodierne ’68. “You really get a clear sense that you are in two different exhibitions. I…

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ANACHA Collective debuts stunning Smith show

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu This week marks the opening of one of the most transformative Smith Gallery shows of the semester. Courtsey of the ANACHA collective, the corner gallery opposite the dining hall now boasts a reading nook stocked with feminist anthologies, video explorations of relationships in the digital age, essays on Grinnell’s many shortcomings, memes,…

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Operation Sunshine’s Joan Linder talks environment and art in Faulconer

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Faulconer Gallery was packed Thursday afternoon for an Artists@Grinnell talk with Joan Linder ’92, the department chair of art at the University of Buffalo in New York. Linder, whose project “Operation Sunshine” focuses on the environmental impact of toxic waste in the former neighborhood of Love Canal near Niagara Falls, was…

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Edouard Duval-Carrie on art and immigration

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu Last Thursday, Feb. 9, Edouard Duval-Carrie offered a timely meditation on global migration and revolution as seen through the lens of his diverse body of work. The Haitian-born artist and curator’s work is currently on display in Faulconer gallery and speaks to his experiences living and working in Haiti, Paris and Miami….

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Olivia Caro explores binaries in “rastros de dos cajas”

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Olivia Caro’s Smith Gallery show “rastros de dos cajas (traces of two boxes)” applauds the basic human instinct that even the best mothers can’t condition away: to play with our food. The exhibit is a visual installation, which opened last week, featuring four looped videos projected onto the walls of the gallery…

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Operation Sunshine and Crossing the Line open in Faulconer

Andrea Baumgartel baumgart@grinnell.edu This Friday, two new art exhibitions will officially open in Faulconer Gallery: “Operation Sunshine” by Joan Linder ’92, as well as a selection entitled “Crossing the Line,” of over 50 recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection. While one is the work of a single artist and the other is a compilation…

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Professor Eiren Shea talks Archipenko for 20 minutes @ 11

By Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu The 20 Minutes @ 11 talk series recommenced this week, with a presentation by Professor Eiren Shea, Art History, in Faulconer Gallery. She focused on the largest sculpture from the Archipenko collection. The piece, titled “Queen of Sheba,” is a large, humanoid-shaped copper sculpture that was made in the few years…

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Taffe Tang’s “Unfolding” opens in Smith Gallery

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu In the Smith Gallery show “Unfolding,” artistic evolution plays out over time through a series of ink and charcoal drawings. The detailed line work by Taffe Tang ’17  suggests a significant time investment, but Tang explained that the creative process for her Smith show was surprisingly off the cuff. “I applied for…

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Archipenko to open in Faulconer Gallery

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu Throughout his long career, the modern sculptor Alexander Archipenko, moved quite a bit — both physically and artistically. Born in Ukraine in 1887, Archipenko traveled to Paris and Berlin at the turn of the 20th century to discover cubism. Later, he found himself in New York, attempting to combine his modernist…

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“Gifts” opens in Smith Gallery

Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Hair: we all have it, most of us know how to take care of it and some of us even know how to make cool weaves and braids with it. But designing art installations with hair is another beast altogether, as Reba Brooks ’17, a studio art and French double major, learned…