Bevin Engman: New Work

January 20, 2009 - March 8, 2009

Upper Jette Galleries

Colby Associate Professor of Art Bevin Engman presents paintings, collages, and source photographs drawn from her recent explorations of the land, sea, and sky. These “quotes” from the environment of Cape Cod, where the artist spent her childhood and recently returned to paint, capture the inherent abstraction of the subject through subtle compositions of color and form.

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Fall Faculty Exhibition

November 13, 2008 - January 18, 2009

Lower Jette Galleries

The Fall Faculty Exhibition presents an opportunity to view recent work by Colby College faculty members Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Harriett Matthews, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Scott Reed, and Barbara Sullivan.

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Hiraki Sawa

November 6, 2008 - January 25, 2009

Theater Gallery

This exhibition presents three videos by the London-based, Japanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa. At once playful and meditative, Sawa’s works show imaginary, often miniaturized worlds animated by such seemingly incongruous elements as airplanes aloft in an otherwise mundane apartment, running and walking figures that evoke the early photographic movement studies of Eadweard Muybridge, and the shadowy silhouettes of animals placidly but persistently en route to somewhere else.

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Whistler & the Figure: Prints from the Lunder Collection

November 1, 2008 - May 31, 2009

Gourley Gallery

Curated by David Becker

Throughout his career, James McNeill Whistler was preoccupied with portraying the human figure. Though best known for his elegant and enigmatic oil portraits of society notables and – of course – his own mother, he also executed many smaller-scale figural works within the private space of his home and studio and the public spaces of city and countryside. This selection from the more than two hundred Whistler etchings and lithographs in the Lunder Collection focuses on the artist’s equally keen perception of the figure from near and far.

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currents5: t s Beall

October 9, 2008 - February 1, 2009

Davis Gallery

In the fifth installment of currents, an annual solo exhibition dedicated to the work of an emerging artist with connections to Maine, the Colby College Museum of Art presents Here Be Dragons (2008), a new video installation by t s Beall, an American artist living in Glasgow who attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2003. The exhibition consists of a single watchtower surmounted by a rotating platform outfitted with video projectors. From it, circular, scope-like video sequences of landscape imagery drawn from desolate outposts and contested areas are projected onto the walls of the gallery.

Watch a video of the installation here

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Realms of Faith: Medieval Art from the Walters Art Museum

September 7, 2008 - January 4, 2009

Upper Jette Galleries

Curated by Véronique B. Plesch, Professor of Art and David L. Simon, Ellerton and Edith Jette Professor of Art

Drawn from one of the largest and finest medieval art collections in the United States, this exhibition of rare and beautiful objects dating from the sixth to the fifteenth century focuses on Christian liturgical practices and personal devotion during one of the most fascinating periods in world history. This exhibition was organized by The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

For a downloadable pdf of programs and events, click here.

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