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“Pulp”: Opening Reception September 13, 2009

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We opened the 2009-2010 gallery season last Thursday afternoon with the opening reception for “Pulp: Works on Paper by the Studio Art Faculty” and “365 Days (Plus One)“, an exhibition by E.B. Bartels, Class of 2010. View more images of faculty works on the exhibition page. Stay tuned for an upcoming gallery talk by several of the faculty members in the exhibition .

"Pulp" Opening

"Pulp" Installation Views

365 Days (Plus One)

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“Pulp” Preview: David Teng Olsen August 25, 2009

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I’m in the process of collecting images and information from the faculty in “Pulp: Works on Paper by the Studio Art Faculty” this week. Below is a preview of one of the works that will be in the show:  “Madd”, an drawing with ink, watercolor, and acrylic paint on Fabriano paper by David Teng Olsen. I’ve included an excerpt from his artist statement where he talks about his creative process and engagement with drawing and his materials.

David Teng Olsen

My cup of black India is in constant need of refilling. I often am mad at myself for leaving during the middle of the drawing, distracted by something outside of my studio only to return hours later to find my perfect drawing brush ruined from neglect. The ink flows from the end of my brush much longer then I ever expect it to, and it makes me shiver with excitement every time it does. Most often for me the magic of the mark happens during the moments I least expect it and I try for hours on end to recreate that exact moment that gave me shivers in the first place. There is no other time I am happier then when I am working on drawings. There is no other time in my visual explorations that I discover more. Without it I would have nothing. -David Teng Olsen

“Pulp” postcard August 20, 2009

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This week I’m busy putting together publicity materials for “Pulp: Works on Paper by the Studio Art Faculty”. Out of all the materials that I assemble for each exhibition, I always work on the postcard first since the printing and shipping requires more time than anything else. Thanks to Professor Dave Olsen in the Art Department for thinking of the exhibition title.

Pulp Postcard

Upcoming Gallery Season August 17, 2009

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We’re still a few weeks away from school starting, but programming and preparations for upcoming exhibitions at the Jewett Art Gallery are already underway. The gallery season opens this year with “Pulp: Works on Paper by the Studio Art Faculty” in the Jewett Art Gallery, and “365 Days (Plus One)” a self-portrait project by Elizabeth “E.B.” Andersen Bartels, Class of 2010 in the Sculpture Court.

View our 2009-2010 gallery exhibition schedule here.

Phyllis Mcgibbon

Phyllis McGibbon, “Super Imitation”

EB Bartels

Photograph from “365 Days (Plus One)” a self-portrait project by Elizabeth “E.B.” Andersen Bartels, Class of 2010

Removing Dual Action/Installing Patrick Earl Hammie March 31, 2009

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We had a packed day in the gallery today which resulted in a dramatic transformation of the gallery space.  It’s always amazing to me how much a space can re-invent itself depending on the nature of the work inhabiting the gallery. In the morning we quickly took down “Dual Action: New England Print Faculty Invitational” in anticipation of installing “Patrick Earl Hammie: Equivalent Exchange” in the afternoon. I like the contrast between these two exhibitions; “Dual Action” was a large group show of 42 artists which exhibited an enormous range of diversity in terms of both media, scale, and subject matter while “Equivalent Exchange” shows the work of one artist working in a focused series of figurative oil paintings depicting the male nude.

Dual Action

“Dual Action” is removed from the gallery early this morning.

Patrick and I started planning for this exhibition many months ago, and all of our preliminary work and preparation made for an very smooth installation throughout the day. All of his paintings are large scale oil paintings, measuring 8′ x 6′.  He has a specific sequence for the paintings which move from left to right in the gallery. We discussed the spacing of the paintings at great length and spent some time in the later part of the morning talking about various options for hanging the work. With the help of Patrick and several dedicated work study students throughout the day, we went through all of the various tasks of the exhibition. The large scale of the paintings makes for a densely filled gallery space, which I think works perfectly with the nature and presence of his paintings. This Thursday, April 2, Patrick will be giving a gallery talk from 12:30-1:30pm with the opening reception later that same day from 4:45-6pm.

Images showing the process of installing the exhibition:

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The completed installation of “Patrick Earl Hammie: Equivalent Exchange

Patrick Hammie: Equivalent Exchange

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Dual Action on WCAC TV March 21, 2009

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WCAC TV, the Wellesley Cable Access Corporation attended our opening reception for “Dual Action: New England Print Faculty Invitational” and recorded a news segment on the exhibition.  The segment includes an overview from myself on the exhibition as well as short interviews with Dwight Pogue from Smith College, Nancy Campbell from Mount Holyoke College, and Carolyn Muskat from SMFA, AIB, and Massart.