2017 Faculty Biennial Show

September 5, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Davis Gallery

The 2017 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 Garry Mitchell.

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Robert Indiana: Placeholder

June 16, 2017 - August 27, 2017

William D. Adams Gallery, Museum Lobby

In 1978, facing eviction from his long-time studio in lower Manhattan, Robert Indiana (born 1928) relocated to the island of Vinalhaven, located in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. Robert Indiana: Placeholder features select prints from this moment that navigate the intersections of history, autobiography, and personal memory, including work inspired by Marsden Hartley’s German Officer paintings. It is organized as a complement to Marsden Hartley’s Maine.

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Visionary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz

June 1, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Davis Gallery

A summer resident of Maine since the mid-1950s, Alex Katz (born 1927) considers Marsden Hartley a “visionary painter” who has exerted a strong influence on his own career. This exhibition, curated by Katz, brings together an array of works by international artists to further illuminate Hartley’s legacy in postwar and contemporary art.

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Anna Jermolaewa: Leninopad

February 14, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Davis Gallery

In the summer of 2015, Anna Jermolaewa traveled throughout Ukraine documenting empty or repurposed pedestals that had once displayed statues of Vladimir Lenin. Leninopad, or “Leninfall”—a term coined to describe the systematic toppling of monuments to the revolutionary leader—was the most visible manifestation of the state-instituted process of “decommunization” introduced in Ukraine by government decree in May of 2015. Anna Jermolaewa: Leninopad focuses on the video component of Jermolaewa’s Leninopad project.

Anna Jermolaewa: Leninopad is presented in conjunction with the 2016–17 theme of “Revolutions” organized by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

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Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I

February 9, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Gourley Gallery

Of the more than 170 lithographs that American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) produced between 1916 and 1924, twenty belong to his “War Series.” Graphic Matters reflects on the centennial of American entry into World War I by reexamining Bellows’s prints for the timely questions they raise about representation, aestheticized and institutionalized violence, nationalism, and masculinity.

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