Ana Mendieta: Silueta Sangrienta

October 3, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Davis Gallery

Between 1974 and 1980 the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) created more than one hundred Siluetas, photographic and filmic records of the “earth-body sculptures” she enacted in Iowa and Mexico. In this Silueta and other early works in the series, Mendieta mobilized her body as actor, site, and space, incorporating it into a variety of natural environments.

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Bird Watching: Audubon and Ornithology in Early America

September 14, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Gladys Brooks Foundation Gallery, Gourley Gallery

Featuring the extraordinary Bien Edition of The Birds of America (1858–60) by John James Audubon, Bird Watching: Audubon and Ornithology in Early America reveals the mind of a nineteenth-century artist and ornithologist at work.

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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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Leah Modigliani: How Long Can We Tolerate This?

September 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

William D. Adams Gallery

How long can we tolerate this? An incomplete record from 1933–1999 (2016) is an
assemblage by Leah Modigliani comprising facsimile press photographs of evictions. As
the artist notes, the installation reads as both skyline and timeline, functioning as “a
historical archive and a representation of working and middle-class material
displacement.”

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