Date: November&December 1998
Contact: William Jefferson
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in a variety of media for the annual fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view from November 13 through December 14. An opening reception is planned for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, and the public is invited.
Bevin Engman, Harriett Matthews, Deborah Randall and Scott Reed are the artists whose works will be featured. Randall, who joined the faculty this year, will exhibit both mixed-media and oil-on-canvas work that is inspired, she explains, by the life sciences and medieval medicine, in addition to her experience. Her interest is in the common biological connections between humans and other forms of life. Randall's unfamiliar landscapes are populated by "nonexistent mute organisms that have distinct references to biological and natural forms."
Engman's work will include new paintings from her ongoing series of still lifes depicting books. Matthews will offer two painted steel sculptures, "Fields Below Kalohori II" and "Petilidi I," along with several graphite drawings executed during her summer in Athens. Printmaker Scott Reed will contribute five acrylic paintings completed this summer.
The Colby College Museum of Art is on the college's 700-acre campus in Waterville. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to disabled persons.
Following the faculty show, the Museum will be closed from December 14 to January 18.