Jennifer Steinkamp: Judy Crook 5

December 17, 2019 - March 15, 2020

William D. Adams Gallery

The artist Jennifer Steinkamp (born 1958) makes digital artworks, often working on a larger-than-life scale. Engineered to mesmerize and delight, her animations and images have appeared on building exteriors and billboards and in museum galleries and parks, among other sites. 

Steinkamp has made more than two dozen animated trees dedicated to a few teachers she especially admires. Trees represent strength, shelter, and fruitfulness; deciduous species, or trees that shed their leaves, manifest the changing seasons and, by extension, the cycle of life. This particular digital animation honors Judy Crook, who taught Steinkamp color theory in art school.

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Peggy Weil: 88 Cores

October 1, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Davis Gallery

88 Cores descends two miles through the Greenland ice sheet in one continuous pan. It is a time machine that transports the viewer through 110,000 years of climate history, which can be read in the banding and the trapped particulates of seasonal snowfall.

To generate her four-and-a-half-hour video, Weil worked with the National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF) in Lakewood, Colorado, to digitize 88 cores from the Greenland Ice Sheet Project (GISP2D).

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I Am Not a Stranger: Portraits by Séan Alonzo Harris

September 19, 2019 - December 15, 2019

William D. Adams Gallery

Presented by Waterville Creates! in partnership with the Colby Museum, I Am Not a Stranger: Portraits by Séan Alonzo Harris will include approximately fifty new studio photographs of Waterville residents. The portraits will appear at Common Street Arts, the Colby Museum, the Waterville Public Library, Railroad Square Cinema, and the Waterville Opera House, as well as additional institutions and local businesses. The exhibition will be accompanied by a free brochure and foldout poster containing images, a city map marking the project’s exhibition sites, and excerpts from participant interviews. This major new work by Harris, an accomplished photographer who is new to Waterville but has lived and worked in Maine for over twenty years, aims to represent the people of Waterville, build bridges across difference, and create a platform for storytelling and community reflection rooted in our shared space.

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2019 Faculty Biennial Show

September 5, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Davis Gallery

The 2019 Faculty Biennial features recent work by Colby’s teaching artists. This exhibition encompasses the diverse range of media explored by art department faculty members Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Amanda Lilleston, and Thalassa Raasch.

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