2019 Senior Exhibition

May 9, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Davis Gallery

Seniors studying studio art have spent all year working on capstone projects in disciplines that include printmaking, photography, painting, and sculpture. This show serves as the culmination of their studies. An exhibition catalogue containing images, artists’ statements, and analyses of works in the show written by students in AR356 will also be available. Works by Jake Abbe-Schneider, Keenan Boscoe, Meg Forelli, Maxwell Guerra, Wiley Holton, Heidi Minghao He, Alice Yutong Hua, Wendy Li, Los, Ekaterina Nikiforova, Shanzhao Qiao, and Andie Velazquez.

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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

February 14, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Lower Jette Galleries

In the ongoing photographic project Somnyama Ngonyama—isiZulu for Hail the Dark Lioness—South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents a visionary mosaic of identities, an exquisite empire of selves. This exhibition of more than seventy self-portraits from the series poses critical questions about social (in)justice, human rights, and contested representations of the Black body.

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness is organized by Autograph, London. Curated by Renée Mussai.

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Flooded McDonald’s

February 14, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Davis Gallery

Flooded McDonald’s (2008) is a film by the international artist collective SUPERFLEX. In the video, a life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald’s restaurant gradually floods. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, and electrical elements short circuit as the space is completely submerged and destroyed. Based in Denmark, Sweden, and Brazil, the members of SUPERFLEX investigate systems of power, globalization, and the social and environmental costs of consumer culture.

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A Vision for Composition: Nineteenth-Century Prints from the Collection

February 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Upper Jette Galleries

The nineteenth century was an innovative period in the history of printmaking. Many artists rejected traditionally taught practices and principles and established a new aesthetic language for prints that focused on design and craft. This exhibition brings works by American artist Arthur Wesley Dow into dialogue with other printmakers from the collection, namely Mary Cassatt, Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, and James McNeill Whistler.

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