Whistler as Printmaker

June 25, 2006 - February 25, 2007

Gourley Gallery

Curated by David P. Becker

While James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) achieved fame as a painter, he was also a serious and innovative printmaker, producing some 450 etchings and about 180 lithographs. His imagery and the technical means that he developed for etching and for printing plates influenced not only his fellow printmakers in Europe and America but also many others who followed. This selection of prints is drawn from a collection on loan to the Colby museum consisting of almost 200 impressions representing the highest quality and range of Whistler’s printmaking.

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William Ingham: Paintings & Drawings

May 27, 2006 - July 19, 2006

Davis Gallery

Curated by Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator and Gregory Williams, Assistant Director for Operations

Seattle-born artist and Colby College alumnus William Ingham ’66 is known for his fusion of bicoastal influences and loose Abstract Expressionist painting. Drawing from multiple movements including the New York School and Minimalism, the artist maintains the autonomy of his paintings and the refusal of immediately recognizable imagery. Rich in color and sweeping movement and drawing inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, Ingham creates paintings that are at once both dreamlike and organic. Large canvases and concentrated hues further Ingham’s exploration of scale, stroke, and line, resulting in lavish and complex paintings that are carefully and deliberately produced.

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The Big Jatte – Senior Art Exhibition

May 11, 2006 - May 28, 2006

Lower Jette Galleries, Upper Jette Galleries

Featuring work in a variety of media by senior Studio Art majors

Featured artists: Greyson Brooks, Caroline Cotter, Helen Emory, Hui Kim, Kirsten Lawson, Sarah Lindeke-Wolff, Alexis McCallister, Courtney Page, Meghan Race, Kurt Schleicher, Katie Weden, and Steven Weinberg

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Colors: Contemporary Color Photography

February 6, 2006 - April 27, 2006

Davis Gallery

Curated by Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator

Since the 1970s, color photography has been gaining legitimacy in an art world previously dominated by the black-and-white print. The Colby College Museum of Art will exhibit 29 color photographs including images ranging from William Christenberry’s small-scale photographs of Alabama gas stations to Elke Morris’s recent shots of run-down Maine tenement buildings.

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currents2: Sam Van Aken

November 20, 2005 - February 12, 2006

Davis Gallery

Curated by Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator

In Colby’s second annual emerging artist exhibition, currents2, installation artist and University of Maine Professor of Art Sam Van Aken creates a multimedia installation exploring his personal and artistic engagement with the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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