Image: Pixy Yijun Liao, “The King Under Me,” 2011, digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches, courtesy of the artist.
Some information first about the opening reception from Andrew Chatfield:
Come join us for the debut of an exhibition by ten emerging artists from Beijing, Shanghai and New York that will include paintings, installations, video art, photography, and an artist-designed video game. This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by Sun Xun, Jin Shan, Ma Qiusha, Lu Yang, Bo Wang, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Shi Zhiying, Guo Xi, and Yan Xing. The exhibition is curated by Guest Curator Barbara Pollack.
Date: Tuesday, January 26th (Snow Date: January 27th)
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace
And now for in-depth information about the exhibition sponsored by the CEAS:
R. Luke DuBois, “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” 2008, set of 43 letterpress prints, 41 eye charts, 1 title, 1 synopsis; each print: 21.25 x 28.25 inches
The newest Zilkha exhibit in the CFA:
Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois utilizes data to create maps, scores, and videos that explore subjects including the Iraq War and the census; and that raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. Organized as a database of his projects and concerns, the exhibition “R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time” is the first major gallery presentation of his work, and will include recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage.
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace
CFA link: here.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Dates Open: Wednesday, September 16 through Sunday, December 13
Dates Closed: Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, 2015
From Virgil Taylor ’15:
Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 5:00–7:00 pm
Gallery talk by Clare Rogan, DAC Curator, and Rebecca Wilton ’15, at
Following the declaration of war in Europe in August 1914, each of the rival powers adopted extensive advertising campaigns to recruit soldiers, encourage women factory workers, and raise the money essential for this new, “total” war. Dramatic posters soon covered train stations, city squares, and stores, exhorting passers-by to new levels of patriotism and self-sacrifice.
After the United States entered the war in April 1917, Charles Dana Gibson founded the Division of Pictorial Publicity to organize American illustrators for war posters. Selected from the collection of the Davison Art Center, this exhibition includes more than thirty American World War I posters designed by James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, and others. These posters recruited soldiers, celebrated shipbuilding, called for women war workers, and urged homemakers to prepare alternative foods so wheat could be shipped to the army and allies overseas. With vibrant colors and dramatic strokes, the designers reinforced ideals of masculinity and femininity, as well the integration of immigrants into a unified concept of American identity.
The exhibition was co-curated by Clare Rogan, DAC Curator, and Rebecca Wilton ’15.
Image: John E. Sheridan (American, 1880-1948), Rivets Are Bayonets: Drive Them Home, 1917, lithographic poster. Davison Art Center collection (photo: R. J. Phil).
Date: Thursday, Sept. 11
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Davison Art Center
From Middletown Patch goddess Cassandra Day:
Photographic scenes of Middletown by experienced and up-and-coming local artists are featured in the “Hear More, See More” exhibition, which accompanies Wesleyan University’s Middletown Remix “Hear More, See More” festival on May 11 from 2-5 p.m.
The free opening reception is May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at MAC 650 Gallery, 650 Main Street, Middletown.
The show, originally called “Angles of Middletown,” is curated by Carolyn Reeves, president of the MAC 650 Artist Coop, as part of the North End Gallery Walk. The photographic tribute to Middletown features images from novices to professionals, and shows a variety of shots of the city.
Sewon Kang ’14 wants to veg out with you:
Come enjoy delicious, local desserts and stimulating conversation at the first Veg Out of the Spring Semester! Veg Out is excited to be partnering with the CFA during the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE/LUCY+JORGE ORTA, which explores the major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change, and exchange among peoples. Come chat with Lucy Orta, one of the artists, as well as faculty and staff about concerns that face our generation, all while stuffing your face!
: Tuesday, February 26
: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
: Zilkha Gallery
Bring your own fork.
The Significant Others photo exhibition features more than 30 individuals who are lovers, friends, siblings, housemates, performers, cooking buddies, gamers, mentors, and more. Come witness these little pieces of life captured by 17 photographs, and celebrate with us these human relationships that transcend the boundaries of age, gender, nationalities, and cultures.
The exhibition runs until Tuesday, May 12, and can be viewed in the Zelnick Pavilion.
[Via Mandy Ho ’09.]
The student forum Digital Photography: Method and Practice, organized by Brian Studwell ’09, is having an exhibit in the Olin lobby this weekend.
Date/Time: Friday April 3 – Sunday April 5 (all weekend)
Place: Olin Lobby
This Thursday evening, step into the modern age and attend the “Modern Times” gallery opening and talk by the exhibit’s student curators. If you can’t make the opening, the exhibit will be up through March 5th.
What: Gallery Exhibit, Opening and Lecture
Where: Davison Art Center
When: Thursday, January 29th 5-7 PM, Student Curator talk at 5:30 PM
Here is the exhibit description:
The first half of the 20th century saw dramatic changes in American life, changes American printmakers variously celebrated, satirized, and condemned. From the soaring skyscrapers of New York City to the rolling fields of Iowa, from the power of modern machinery to the turmoil of labor demonstrations, printmakers captured the excitement and conflicts of modern life. Modern Times: American Graphic Arts, 1900–1950 was organized by students in a Wesleyan University seminar and presents more than 50 prints from the Davison Art Center collection. Artists include Thomas Hart Benton, Martin Lewis, Joseph Pennell, John Sloan, and Grant Wood. The exhibition opens with a gallery talk by Margaret Aldredge, Michelle Brown, Meera Bhardwaj, Peter Lubershane and Cameron Rowland, student curators.
More information available in the exhibit’s full press release.
Ting Liu writes in to tell us that The Shutterbugs (Wesleyan’s amateur photography group) is holding an exhibition, and they want your photographs!
The Shutterbugs, Wesleyan’s amateur photographers’ club, invites you to participate in our spring 2008 photography exhibition: Many Worlds. The theme is all about you. Tell us who you are; showcase your world through images: be it pictures of home, people you love, an unforgettable journey, or even yourself. Many Worlds aim to unveil the myriads of vibrant microcosms that exist within our college community.
So, submit your pictures now! You do not have to be an experienced photographer to participate. We accept works of all medium and genre (be it digital, film, collage, photo-essay, or even Facebook albums). Please submit digital copies of your work (as many as you please), together with a short description to: email@example.com.
The deadline to all submissions is April 1st. The exhibition will take place in Zelnick Pavilion from April 14th to May 15th.
Thank you for your support.