Inspired by the end of the Soviet occupation in 1994, Kay Wilson, Curator of the Print and Drawing Study Room, and John Mohan, Professor of Russian, traveled to Estonia to discover art that reflected major social and political change. They found art inspired by Estonian history and landscape indicating a powerful national renewal. The exhibition and catalogue represent the works of 17 Estonian artists and one artist collective, Studio 22, through individual biographies and color reproductions.
Curious about the state of modern sculpture, and specifically organic forms in sculpture, this exhibition invites exploration into a transformation of forms. Curator Lesley Wright writes in the introduction, Nature persists but in various states depending on the particular human filters applied by the artist. In our virtual world, it is the energy of nature that continues to fascinate, and it's the aspect that these sculptors, as creators, continue to try to harness. After all, without energy inside, there is no life.
As part of the Exhibition Seminar course offered at Grinnell College, fourteen students worked with guest curator Victoria Rovine to organize the exhibit and write the catalog. The catalog provides information on sculptures, masks, drums, and other objects from the college's permanent collection that were used for this exhibit.
SOLD OUT This catalog brings together photographs, drawings, and texts from several projects, including a 10-year endeavor in which Phelps' recorded all of her financial transactions; Walking Home, documenting a walk from Massachusetts to Maine; and Writers Trade, in which she exchanged drawings for texts by critics, curators, gallery directors, professors, and other writers inspired by her work.
SOLD OUT Angela Strassheim's first museum exhibition is also the first exhibition of any kind to include her Left Behind series in its entirety. The catalog, which reproduces all twenty-seven color photographs, includes an essay by Jean Dykstra.
Exhibition Date: 3 Feb 2006 - 17 Mar 2006
School Year: 2005 - 2006
Exhibition Date: 9 Mar 2007 -22 Apr 2007
School Year: 2006 - 2007
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.