Gallery Shows

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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 The exhibit features historical documents about Black student life at Grinnell, stretching as far back as the 1850s.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…

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Smith Gallery displays Grinnellian collaboration

Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu For the past two weeks, Grinnell’s Smith Gallery has been displaying the art of Joe Lacina. With four pieces guiding the exhibit and providing a preview into his work, Lacina entertains many aesthetics through his art.  “I’ve been toying with sports art — art that uses imagery from sports and pop culture…

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Spotlight on Burling basement’s art spaces

Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Across campus, artistic works can be found in study areas, lounges and bathrooms — pieces sketched out over months or spur of the moment doodles in Sharpie. Each work is unique, and so is each arrangement, yet there are few exhibitions so eclectic as the pieces in the basement of the Burling…

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“Shiny Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses” pops at Faulconer

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The pop art exhibition “Shiny, Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses” premiered in Faulconer Gallery on July 1 and will be running until Sept. 3. A multi-sensory experience, pop art uses the techniques of consumer culture and advertising to engage audiences with art. The collection in Faulconer features various pieces…

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Vietnam war photographer Robert Hodierne ’69 visits campus to discuss Faulconer photo series

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Upon entering Faulconer Gallery on Thursday afternoon for a talk delivered by Robert Hodierne ’69 titled, “Young and Hungry: A Freelance Photographer in Vietnam,” a soundtrack with deep personal meaning to Hodierne could be heard playing in the background. For Hodierne, who doesn’t consider himself a journalist first and foremost, all…

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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….