Student and faculty exhibitions at Faulconer Gallery open with a combined reception at 4 p.m. Friday, April 8.
The student BAX Exhibition will be on view through May 1, while the Studio Faculty Exhibition will continue through June 19.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, and admission is free. The gallery will be closed for Memorial Day on May 30.
Bachelor of Arts Exhibition (BAX)
An electric flipbook created by seniors Caelum Froikin and Ezra Edgerton "Flipbook No. 1," 2016 Archival digital print, wood, power drill.
The Bachelor of Arts Exhibition features works in the creative arts by students at Grinnell College.
BAX is an exhibition of works by advanced third- and fourth-year art students. This year, the exhibition will feature works by 22 students in a variety of media including painting, photography, print, drawing, sculptures, textiles, interactive art, performance art, and installations.
Student-selected juror Jane Gilmor, professor emerita of art at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, will present awards at 4:15 p.m. during the opening reception. Gilmor is a nationally recognized artist from Iowa with work in the Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College Art Collection. Her project, “(Un)Seen Work,” was featured in the Faulconer Gallery exhibition “Culturing Community” in 2010.
Students on the art department's student educational policy committee organize the exhibition with support from the Faulconer staff. They manage all the exhibition details from the submission of proposals, to the selection of a juror, to the installation and awarding of prizes.
This year's organizers are Hannah Condon ’16, Hannah Kelley’16, and Lauren Roush ’16.
Studio Faculty Exhibition also opens April 8
BAX will be shown in conjunction with the Studio Faculty Exhibition, which will feature work by professors in the art department:
- Jeremy Chen
- Mary Coats
- Andrew Kaufman
- Matthew Kluber
- Evan McLaughlin
- Andrew Orloski
- Lee Emma Running
- Jill Davis Schrift
The Studio Faculty Exhibition will feature six 20-minute talks by Grinnell faculty and staff starting at 11 a.m. in Faulconer Gallery.
- Tuesday, April 19 — "Death and Drifting: Conversations Between a Poet and an Artist."
- Hai-Dang Phan, assistant professor of English, and Jeremy Chen, assistant professor of art, will converse about poetry and art.
- Wednesday, April 20 — "Friday I'm in Love."
- Matthew Kluber, associate professor art, will investigate the intersection of painting and digital technology.
- Friday, April 22 — "Culling the Herd."
- Elizabeth Hill, Conard Environmental Research Area manager, and Lee Emma Running, associate professor of art, will discuss our relationship to the wild herd of whitetail deer in Iowa.
- Tuesday, April 26 — "Rube Goldberg: Vintage Wine and Marathon Training."
- Andrew Orloski, art technical assistant, will explore how complex, deeply philosophical notions can be found in simple, everyday objects and actions.
- Tuesday, May 3 — "Series in Progress."
- Andrew Kaufman, associate professor of art, will discuss the motivations and processes of his new series of artworks, which are based on forms of fracture.
- Friday, May 6 — "Sunday Morning."
- Evan McLaughlin, lecturer in art, will discuss how being raised in a religious household during the rise of video game culture inspired his fascination with creativity.