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Stories and Histories

Exhibition Date:  9 Mar 2007 -22 Apr 2007

School Year:  2006 - 2007

Location:  Faulconer Gallery
 

This exhibition explores history, personal narrative, and storytelling in works of 20th-century American art in the Grinnell College Art Collection. Curated by Julia McHugh '07 and Faulconer Gallery Director Lesley Wright.

 

Ukucwebezela: Contemporary Zulu Ceramics

 

Year:  2008
Price:  $20
Dimensions:  10.5 x 8 in., 80 pp
 
Guest Curator Elizabeth Perrill '99 organized an exhibition of contemporary Zulu Ceramics produced between 2004 and 2008. The exhibit provides a snapshot of South African contemporary ceramics that relates to the historical production of Zulu beer vessels and sculpture. Perrill's essay explores both the understated differences between works that might go unnoticed by an untrained eye and the newest divergences in Zulu ceramic aesthetics.

 

Heavy Has Debt

For Phoebe Washburn's Faulconer Gallery installation in the summer of 2003, she recycled pieces used from a previous installation. Washburn created a 14-foot tall and 95-foot long curved wall using only small cardboard pieces, drywall screws, and the help of volunteers. To Washburn, her art breaks down the elements of construction to the most basic form. In her words, the process and completed object is so dumb - yet hopefully something amazing emerges from it. 2003.

 

Master Quilts Past and Present: Preserving the Voice of America's Quiltmakers

 

Year:  2003
Price:  $3
Dimensions:  7 x 11 in., opens 3-fold, 6 illustrations
 
Guest curator Amy Henderson '94 discusses the history of quilts within social and art historical contexts. Her essay also describes Quilter's S.O.S., a recent effort to record quiltmaker's stories about their art and process. The exhibit included antique quilts, art quilts by internationally-renowned fiber artists, and quilts by present-day Iowa quiltmakers. 2003.