Arts

Hobo with A Shotgun

With the reinvigoration of the grindhouse genre led by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, there’s been no feature more violent, foul and utterly jaw-dropping than “Hobo With A Shotgun,” and that’s just the way it should be. The term “grindhouse” refers to tasteless films popular in the 1970s, replete with explicit sex, outrageous violence and…

Faulconer feeds its forest

Thanks to the long relationship between Grinnell College and several Chinese institutions, the Grinnell community now has the rare opportunity to look at some of the most valuable books in China from the 14th-17th centuries. On Friday, Sept. 23, the Faulconer Gallery opened its new exhibition “From the Book Forest” on commercial publishing in late…

Interiors renders two-value space

Interiors appears disarmingly simple. The pieces, hung up linearly along bare white walls, parallel the works’ content—sharp monochromatic depictions of various interiors. Kamila Berkalieva ’13 portrays the rooms in binaries of black and white. The palette pinpoints the crisp lines of some objects, like tables or brick walls, while emphasizing the organic shapes found in…

Faulconer reaches out after school

Armed with clay, glaze, painting shirts and other art supplies, Tilly Woodward, Faulconer Gallery Outreach Curator, and Eleni Irrera ’14 traveled to the Galaxy Youth Center last Wednesday afternoon for a community arts project. Five kids participated in their art project, each making their own unique clay creation. One made a vase; one made an…

Faulconer presents triplets

Stop by Bucksbaum this weekend to check out Faulconer Gallery’s three new exhibitions, which open at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. “The Griffins in Iowa exhibit is going to attract a lot of local architecture buffs,” said Leslie Wright, director of Faulconer Gallery. Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin studied in the studio…

UMO rocks a weekday

This Wednesday, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and opener Night Moves brought a wall of sound to Gardner Lounge. Some might remember Night Moves from last year when they opened for Oberhofer in January. They are based out of Minneapolis, MN and will be making a tour to the east coast in October. Night Moves blends a…