jump to navigation

1975, a group exhibition curated by Chương-Đài Võ, featuring work by Anida Yoeu Ali, Amy Lee Sanford and LinDa Saphan January 22, 2015

Posted by candiceivy in artists, Events, Opening Receptions.
add a comment

Dates: January 26 – February 27, 2015

Reception: Monday, February 2, 4 – 6 PM

Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College is pleased to present 1975, a group exhibition curated by Chương-Đài Võ, featuring works by Anida Yoeu Ali, Amy Lee Sanford and LinDa Saphan.

This exhibition brings together three diasporic Cambodian artists whose works engage with war, memory, displacement and globalization. Anida Yoeu Ali’s silk screen prints and video installation recall life in a refugee camp following the fall of the Khmer Rouge. Amy Lee Sanford’s video and photographs share with viewers the process of uncovering a difficult history, the turmoil of the late 1960s and 1970s, as told in letters written by a father she never knew. LinDa Saphan’s drawings of apartment buildings and architectural monuments in current-day Phnom Penh hint at the costs of urban development and global capitalism.

1975 Jewett

Advertisements

Opening Reception for AKATBA September 6, 2011

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions.
add a comment

AKATBA Opening Reception

We had a great opening to the gallery season with the opening reception of AKATBA last week!  Great to see familiar faces and new ones at the reception.

AKATBA Opening Reception

AKATBA Opening Reception

AKATBA Opening Reception

AKATBA Opening Reception

Opening for “John Udvardy: A Sculptor’s Vision” April 14, 2011

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions.
Tags: ,
add a comment

Last Thursday we hosted an opening reception for the exhibition “John Udvardy: A Sculptor’s Vision” in the gallery. The opening attracted people from all over the region; many came from Providence and some came as far as Washington DC and Vermont!

John Udvardy: A Sculptor's Vision

John Udvardy: A Sculptor's Vision

(above) John Udvardy (left) speaks to RISD Professor Alba Corrado. (right)

John Udvardy: A Sculptor's Vision

John Udvardy: A Sculptor's Vision

(above) John Udvardy, (left) speaks with RISD Professor Tom Mills (second from the left), Aaron Udvardy, (second from right)  and Wellesley printshop technician Myles Dunigan. (right)

“Imprinted” opening reception March 3, 2011

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions, Student Exhibitions.
Tags:
add a comment

On Tuesday this week we hosted the opening reception for the exhibition “Imprinted: New Photography at Wellesley College”.  The exhibition featured bodies of work by students in Professor Christine Rogers’ Fall 2010 Photo 208 opening. Students in the exhibition included Claire Lee, Eric Kolker, Elaine Greenberg, Mische Kang, Elli Blaine, Becka Marcucci, Christina Smith, Maise Hall, Kathy Zhang, MaCherie Edwards, Lena Mironciuc, Louise Dixon, Melissa Giger.

"Imprinted" opening reception

"Imprinted" opening reception

"Imprinted" opening reception

"Imprinted" opening reception

Opening Reception for “Trigger and Reconfigure” January 28, 2011

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions.
add a comment

Last night we held the opening reception for the exhibition “Trigger and Reconfigure”, an exhibition featuring artists Laura Evans, Abbie Read, Jessica Straus, & Antoinette Winters. We had a great turnout at the opening, everyone came out despite the snow! On top of that, the artists were also featured in an article from the Boston Globe West.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception for “Deconstruct/Reconstruct” December 15, 2010

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions, Student Exhibitions.
Tags: , ,
add a comment

Yesterday afternoon we had an opening reception for the exhibition “Deconstruct/Reconstruct” in the gallery. Students included Eliza Tibbits, Jacob West, Ali Crank, Yoojin Chung, Sophie Wang, and Serena Eastman.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Opening for “Re-Presentation” November 19, 2010

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions, Student Exhibitions.
Tags: , ,
add a comment

Re-Presentation

On Tuesday we hosted an opening reception for the exhibition “Re-Presentation”, an exhibition by students in Daniela Rivera’s ARTS 317 course this semester. We had a great crowd, and it was amazing to see the diversity and range of work in the exhibition.  Students featured in the show include Yoojin Chung, Ali McKenna, Lucia Nhamo, Zsofia Schweger, Zoe Shladow,Lorraine Shim, and Laura Weyl.

Re-Presentation

Re-Presentation

Re-Presentation

Senior Thesis: Opening Reception May 13, 2010

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions, Student Exhibitions.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment

Our gallery season this year concluded with an opening reception of three student exhibitions:  Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim, It’s Personal featuring seniors Eleri Roberts and EB Bartels, and In the Rough, featuring Harriet Alexander, Kate Connolly, and Jenny Olivari from Professor Carlos Dorrien’s ARTS 307 Sculpture II course.  We had a great turnout for both receptions on Tuesday, May 11. The gallery is closed through the summer, but check out the 2010-2011 gallery schedule for a preview of our exhibitions.

It's Personal/In the Rough: Opening Reception

(above) It’s Personal featuring seniors Eleri Roberts and EB Bartels, and In the Rough, featuring Harriet Alexander, Kate Connolly, and Jenny Olivari from Professor Carlos Dorrien’s ARTS 307 Sculpture II course.

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Opening reception

(above) Tamara Al-Mashouk is interviewed by Paul Falcone, from WCAC-TV.

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Opening reception

(above) Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim

Senior Thesis Exhibition: Opening reception

(above) Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring seniors Tamara Al-Mashouk and Ji Young Lim


Transformations: Installation, Opening, & Gallery Talk March 8, 2010

Posted by claralieu in artists, drawing, Gallery Talks, Installing Exhibitions, Opening Receptions, painting, photography.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment

Last week was a busy week in the gallery: on Monday and Tuesday we installed the exhibition “Transformations”, Thursday was the opening reception, and on Friday we had a gallery talk with Ken Takashi Horii and Thomas Lyon Mills.

Installation: "Transformations"

(left to right) Thomas Lyon Mills, Gallery Director /Curator Clara Lieu, Nathalie Miebach, and Ken Takashi Horii discuss the installation plan.

Installation: "Transformations"

(left to right) Thomas Lyon Mills, Gallery Director/Curator Clara Lieu, and Nathalie Miebach discuss options for how to install the exhibition.

Figuring out the layout for the exhibition was complicated due to the fact that every artist had both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. All of the exhibitions we’ve mounted since I started directing the gallery in 2008 have largely featured two-dimensional work, so this was a first for the gallery to have so much three-dimensional work in a single show. Other important considerations were how to distribute and balance color throughout the gallery. Nathalie Miebach and Thomas Lyon Mills both had works which were heavy in color whereas Ken Takashi Horii and Anthony Crudelle-Janello had largely black and white or monochromatic works.

Installation: "Transformations" Installation: "Transformations"
Left: Nathalie Miebach and a student gallery assistant work to assemble her sculpture into the gallery space.
Right: Ken Takashi Horii works on assembling his large sculpture “Of Mind and Matter”.

Each artist had their own pre-determined system for hanging and arranging their works in the gallery.  In Ken Takashi Horii’s case, his large sculpture arrived in several pieces and was installed piece by piece into the wall. Nathalie Miebach had sculptures and also several audio components which went along with her musical scores. Thomas Lyon Mills had a simple and effective hanging system for his paintings which allowed them to hang on the wall unframed. Anthony Crudelle-Janello’s sculpture was  constructed on a set of wheels, allowing it to be wheeled right into the gallery.  Crudelle-Janello’s photographs were hung on the wall using strips of velcro stuck to the back of the photographs.

Installation Views: "Transformations"

Installation Views: "Transformations"

The opening reception was well attended by both members of the Wellesley College community as well as several people from off campus, many of whom were visiting the gallery for the first time. A live jazz performance with piano, flute, and bass was provided by the Wellesley College Music Department.

Opening Reception for "Transformations"

Opening Reception for "Transformations"

The following day the gallery hosted a gallery talk  by Thomas Lyon Mills and Ken Takashi Horii.  Hearing their insights and thoughts about the work provided a whole new level of depth and understanding of their work in the exhibition.  View all of the photos from this exhibition and events on our Flickr account.

Gallery Talk: Thomas Lyon Mills

Thomas Lyon Mills speaks about his work.

Gallery Talk: Ken Takashi Horii

Ken Takashi Horii speaks to the crowd about his work.

Opening Today: Transformations March 4, 2010

Posted by claralieu in Opening Receptions.
Tags: , ,
add a comment

Join us for the opening reception for “Transformations”, today at 4:45-6pm.  Meet Ken Takashi Horii, Nathalie Miebach, Thomas Lyon Mills, and Anthony Crudelle-Janello.  Enjoy free wine & refreshments with a live jazz performance from the Wellesley College Music Department.  Hope to see you there!

Postcard for Transformations