"Wunderkammers" explore the late Renaissance private collections that led to the creation of modern museums and art galleries.
"Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles," curated by Emily Stamey ’01, brings the grocery store to the gallery through Dec. 15.
For the past several years, Andrew Kaufman has been exploring the concept of containment, as well as the tangential ideas of breach and contamination, in a multiplicity of forms that range from painting to installation. Rather than engage with narrative, Kaufman's work seeks to embody these concepts by co-opting their structures, and utilize cultural signifiers that intrinsically allude to the body.
On view through December 16:
Photographer Lorna Bieber builds her monumental installations from the vast array of images that activate contemporary culture. Through an intense process of taking and remaking these found images, Bieber creates a visual language that evokes memories of past worlds while stoking the imagination to conjure new ones.
Curated by Diane Lenertz, '15
Curated by Stephanie Porter, '14
Margaret Whiting purposes science books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, law books and maps as materials for artwork about current environmental issues. This exhibition features a large floor installation of tree stumps made from law books.
Scott Robert Hudson's project was inspired by a back-country encounter with wild horses in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. It synthesizes three metaphors: the socio-ecology of the North American wild horse herds; the atmospherics of the Paleolithic caves of southern France; and the human drama of the Ghost Dance.
Animals Among Us takes as its premise that we define, structure, and connect with the animal realm in a wide, complex network of relationships that inform our understanding of ourselves as humans. Developed by 10 student curators in the seminar "Captured Creatures" (Fall 2012), the exhibition uses works of art and other artifacts from Grinnell College collections to unpack the connections between humans and animals, and to address—or call into question—the binaries we often think about in relation with animals (wild/domestic, biological/cultural, self/other, human/animal).