Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously

December 6, 2012 - March 30, 2013

Lower Jette Galleries

Curated by Sarah Keller, Assistant Professor, English

The comic rarely exists without reference to something simultaneously more sedate. Diverse uses of comedy may throw into relief difficult ideas expressed through art: it can fixate on the grotesque, moderate the tragic, or playfully bathe somber themes in bathos. Rediscoveries 4 takes up Colby College’s 2012-13 humanities theme, “Comedy, Seriously,” to survey artworks that engage comedy and seriousness at once, exploring the nature of the ideas conveyed through their productive relationship.

The Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members from the Colby College community to select and arrange artwork from the permanent collection.

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Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby

October 16, 2012 - November 25, 2012

Lower Jette Galleries

Part of Colby College’s Bicentennial celebration, the exhibitionHidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby reconstructs the history of women at Colby. Libby uses archival information and images to create portraits, biographical texts, altered books, storyboards, and videos that document the contributions of women to the College’s intellectual and social history. The exhibition’s interactive elements include hinged canvases, which can be opened to reveal hidden layers of information and imagery, and a signing wall where Libby invites women to add their names and stories.

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Alex Katz: Maine/New York

July 14, 2012 - December 30, 2012

The Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz

Curated by Carter Ratcliff

Curated by Carter Ratcliff, Alex Katz: Maine/New Yorkconsiders the art of Alex Katz from the paired perspectives of his longtime artistic milieus—New York City and Maine. Drawn from the holdings of the Colby College Museum of Art, the collection of the artist, and selected loans, paintings in this exhibition illuminate the urban and rural subjects that have guided the artist’s work for more than six decades.

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Interior Visions: Selections from the Collection by Alex Katz

July 14, 2012 - October 7, 2012

Lower Jette Galleries

Curated by Alex Katz

Interior Visions, the third installation of Rediscoveries, is curated by the artist Alex Katz. The Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members of the Colby College community to select and arrange artworks from the Museum’s collection. ForInterior Visions, Katz has selected a group of modern and contemporary paintings and works on paper that he describes as “relevant to our times and to each other.”

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Senior Art Exhibition

May 3, 2012 - May 20, 2012

Lower Jette Galleries

The Annual Senior Art Exhibition brings together art by Colby senior who have completed extensive work in their media.

Featured artists: Brynn Bernheimer, Tory Belin, Leah Brewer, Patrick Dolan, Rebecca Gonzalez-Kreisberg, Monique Goodin, Audrey Gourlie, William Greenberg, Sarah Hirsch, Madeline Jane Reusch, Anne M. Sewall, Autumn Smith, and Monica Albu

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Rediscoveries 2: New Perspectives on the Permanent Collection

February 14, 2012 - June 24, 2012

Lower Jette Galleries

Curated by William D. Adams

Please note that Rediscoveries 2 will close temporarily from April 30 through May 21 and will re-open May 22 through June 24.
The exhibition series Rediscoveries invites members from the Colby College community to select and arrange artwork from the permanent collection. In the second installment, President William D. Adams offers a meditation on the blighted urban landscape. Focusing on spaces associated with labor, the exhibition takes as its centerpiece a group of newly acquired photographs by Andrew Moore. Through these and other works depicting factories, gas stations, landfills, deserted alleys and houses, and classrooms, viewers discover the powerful and unexpected beauty that often resides in such places.

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