The sculptor, Brenda Garand, will deliver a slide talk on her work at 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2006. The presentation will be at Colby College, the Bixler Art and Music Building in room 154.
Brenda Garand, a nationally recognized artist and active teacher has shown extensively in this country and in Europe. She received her BFA from the University of New Hampshire in 1981 and her MFA in l983 from Queens College, City University of New York where she studied with sculptor Larry Fane. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Dartmouth College and is Chair of the Studio Art Department. Among her grants are a Fulbright Grant to France for sculpture, drawing and the research of Chartres Cathedral, The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant to Bayeux, France, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant. She has had residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, Lake forest, Illinois, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, Atelier Silex, Trois-Rivieres Quebec, Canada and Pouch Cove Foundation residency. A few of her more recent exhibitions include An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art at the National Academy Museum in New York City, Invitational Exhibition of painting and sculpture at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, A.V.C. Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York city, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York City, and the Andrews Gallery, Drawings for Sculpture by Sculptors, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
The catalogue for her 2001 exhibit in the Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries at Dartmouth College has included a statement by Brenda Garand describing her work as: “…using specific objects and abstract form as a reference to the physical aspects of the individual. Ideas of aggression and protection, what is hidden and revealed, frailty and strength are conveyed through linear and planar elements made out of wire, fabric, steel and roofing paper. Human animal forms as well as medieval imagery have been important sources over the years…The work reflects upon the past and present on lives that are hard, full and moving.”
This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art and the Arts Lecture Fund. It is open to the public free of charge.