Hampshire College Art Gallery

Hampshire College Art Gallery Interdisciplinary and innovative exhibitions, events and performances in Hampshire College's primary curatorial spaces.

Impressed by the array of Div 3 shows you've seen? Support students like these, and Hampshire, as we move #Div4ward:Div ...
05/15/2019

Impressed by the array of Div 3 shows you've seen? Support students like these, and Hampshire, as we move #Div4ward:

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If you missed any of the incredible small group Div III shows up over the past two months, now's your chance - like staf...
05/14/2019

If you missed any of the incredible small group Div III shows up over the past two months, now's your chance - like staff members Sara, Naya, Becca & Sarah below! - to catch a showcase full of selections of their work, up through Commencement. The Div III Showcase is peer-curated and installed by Nicolo Triolo, Alea Alexis, Claudia Hermano, Lauren Burke (who also designed this year's Commencement poster!) and Cori Cannavino, with supervision and mentorship from Gallery Alumni Fellow Ray Mendel.

Check out this feature article with Div III Lauren Burke!Burke’s project is an installation of nine interrelated tunne...
05/09/2019
Creating Art from Alienation

Check out this feature article with Div III Lauren Burke!
Burke’s project is an installation of nine interrelated tunnel books, each focusing on a specific theme based on, she says, “moments, spaces, and people that I’ve experienced as a white-passing multiracial person who strongly connects with Asian American culture and identity.” Themes range from the highly personal (her relationship with her brother, her parents’ multicultural marriage), to the political (depictions of the demilitarized zone separating South Korea and North Korea), to cultural touchstones, such as food.

Burke first learned about tunnel books in a class with Andrea Dezsö, a professor of art at Hampshire, who works across a broad range of media, including cut paper.

https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2019/05/01/creating-art-from-alienation

For as long as she can remember, Lauren Burke has felt observed by what she calls “outsider eyes.” The eyes scrutinized her multiracial family whenever they were in public, scanning their faces to try to understand “what” they were. My mother’s family is from South Korea and my father’s ...

Great turn out at last night's reception for the 11th Annual Five College Architecture + Design show! If you missed the ...
05/08/2019

Great turn out at last night's reception for the 11th Annual Five College Architecture + Design show! If you missed the festivities, you can still catch the impressive work of thirteen students through 4.30 today.

It's TODAY! Join us for the On Architecture + Design: Exhibition Reception from 5-7pm: celebrate and be inspire by Five ...
05/07/2019

It's TODAY! Join us for the On Architecture + Design: Exhibition Reception from 5-7pm: celebrate and be inspire by Five College Consortium student work! Check out the below for participating students and their projects: from an entire clothing line to a themed cocktail bar, from theory-based school design to beautiful handmade skateboards!

Currently on view in the Gallery and with a reception at 7pm: Emily Strand's mail art in 'To You, Far Away', Nora Trampe...
05/03/2019

Currently on view in the Gallery and with a reception at 7pm: Emily Strand's mail art in 'To You, Far Away', Nora Trampe's illuminated and installed tarot deck in 'Eriu Insular Illuminated Tarot: Greater Secrets Tunnel Books' and Isabella Villanueva's evocative paintings 'Illustrations of Love and Pain'.

Did you know that every four days, Gallery assistants Anton Kaplan, Nora Hammen and Emily Brozki - under the guidance of...
04/30/2019

Did you know that every four days, Gallery assistants Anton Kaplan, Nora Hammen and Emily Brozki - under the guidance of Gallery alumni fellow Ray Mendel - patch and repaint the entire 2000sq ft space between Div III shows to give each student a pristine exhibition experience? In between, we've been working on professional development by taking field trips to see exhibitions and meet museum folks at local area museums including the Mead Art Museum, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the University Museum of Contemporary Art. Glad to be part of Museums10!

Tonight at 6pm! Catch the opening reception for Div III Lauren Rhee Burke's series of tunnel books 'What Do I Owe You?',...
04/28/2019

Tonight at 6pm! Catch the opening reception for Div III Lauren Rhee Burke's series of tunnel books 'What Do I Owe You?', Aria Linz's garments and process work in 'costume x fashion', and Makenna Finch's video, performance and installation work in relation to water in 'Sub-Liminal' (including a live performance at the RCC pool from 5pm, viewable from the Bridge or pool area). The exhibitions will be open through 4.30pm tomorrow.

Another incredible Div III show now on through tomorrow with a reception from 6.30-9pm tonight: Tucker Loftus's 'Reticul...
04/24/2019

Another incredible Div III show now on through tomorrow with a reception from 6.30-9pm tonight: Tucker Loftus's 'Reticulum', Hope Widmayer's 'offerings' and Mia Diers' 'SPOOK, I am Still' (trigger warning: sensitive content).

This rainy grey weekend has been lit up by the photographic, film, and lightbox work of Nicolo Triolo in 'Salvage Work',...
04/21/2019

This rainy grey weekend has been lit up by the photographic, film, and lightbox work of Nicolo Triolo in 'Salvage Work', Alea K. Alexis in 'Attendant' and Claudia Hermano in 'scalp, eyes, lungs, wrist'. The Gallery will stay open late tonight if you still want to catch it before tomorrow's deinstallation!

Interested in the curious life of a contemporary art curator? You can hear all about exhibitions with plasmodial slime m...
04/14/2019
Notes from a Contemporary Art Curator

Interested in the curious life of a contemporary art curator? You can hear all about exhibitions with plasmodial slime mold, curating across disciplinary boundaries, working with artists to bring ambitious new works to life, and the inclusion work happening across the Five College Consortium's Museums10 collaborative on Tuesday April 16's talk at Greenfield Community College's lifelong learning symposium series with Hampshire College Gallery Director and Curator Amy Halliday. https://greenfieldcc.3dcartstores.com/Notes-from-a-Contemporary-Art-Curator_p_1586.html?fbclid=IwAR3rm_w9Wgh94ouiTX2V3xxz8uPJ92akw3jY5XUBkdfcXMxcEY1r-oiGMIM

Open late by popular demand! Until 8pm today you can still see Zeke Zeff's photography from Peru in 'How to Get Lost', C...
04/13/2019

Open late by popular demand! Until 8pm today you can still see Zeke Zeff's photography from Peru in 'How to Get Lost', Camila O'Brien's exploration of memory, cultural hybridity and the reconfiguring of margins between US and Puerto Rican identities in 'Para Los pajaros', Jackson Glasgow's 'THOUGHTS BEHAVIOURS ACTIONS' inspired by the images and texts of online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy manuals, and Cori Cannavino's performance piece 'In Light' (scheduled for 7pm tonight).

Today is the last day to see four more incredible Div III exhibitions: Natalie Wong's fragmented paintings, set 'Apart,'...
04/09/2019

Today is the last day to see four more incredible Div III exhibitions: Natalie Wong's fragmented paintings, set 'Apart,' Emily Shari's multimedia and performance installation 'etudes in touch,' Erin Sternfels' haunting prints in 'Grey Space' and Shannon Webb's photography project 'And now, before the door,' inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem.

Last week, Gallery Director Amy Halliday gave a talk about collecting and curating contemporary artists' books at the Th...
04/06/2019

Last week, Gallery Director Amy Halliday gave a talk about collecting and curating contemporary artists' books at the The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, drawing on several works from the Hampshire College Library and Knowledge Commons special collections, as well as a recent residency with artists' and organizers' collective AgitArte at Hampshire College.

Photos from the March 28 event at the UMass Amherst Renaissance Center: "Book Arts Unbound: Collecting and Curating Contemporary Artists' Books," a talk by Amy Halliday, Gallery Director, Hampshire College Art Gallery

The third spring Div III reception is tonight at 6, and the exhibition runs through 4.30pm tomorrow! Don't miss Genna Cr...
04/04/2019

The third spring Div III reception is tonight at 6, and the exhibition runs through 4.30pm tomorrow! Don't miss Genna Crowell's 'Pinched' (she's basically ready to open her own pottery shop!), Jackson Horne's 'Material-Metabolism,' where machine meets sculpture, Anna Aron's uncanny ceramic 'Head Phones' and Lili Owen's 'On the body cast from Eden' where latex sculptures, paintings and installations frame a dark, immersive space.

Today's your last chance to see two incredible div III photographic projects: Mengsong Yu's compelling portraits of life...
04/01/2019

Today's your last chance to see two incredible div III photographic projects: Mengsong Yu's compelling portraits of life in rural China, and Erik Silbernagel's lyrical exploration of Vermont ski country. Open 10.30-4.30.

Div III thesis exhibition season is NOW ON in the Gallery! Today you can try out Aaron Wald's handmade guitars (like sta...
03/27/2019

Div III thesis exhibition season is NOW ON in the Gallery! Today you can try out Aaron Wald's handmade guitars (like staff member Zeffa Kinney who was rocking it when we came in to take photos!), check out Vee Tineo's immersive paper and printmaking, and experience Mario Serrano's conceptual and performance piece at the reception this evening! https://sites.hampshire.edu/gallery/div-iii-spring-2019/

A reminder that alongside the Hampshire College Art Gallery, there's also always something exciting to see in the Model ...
03/26/2019

A reminder that alongside the Hampshire College Art Gallery, there's also always something exciting to see in the Model Gallery in the Liebling Center for Film, Photography, and Video! Check out current and upcoming exhibitions in this poster...

Coming up at the Gallery: Div III Thesis Exhibition Season! Don't miss these powerful 3-4 person student shows, changing...
03/23/2019
Div III Spring 2019 – Hampshire College Art Gallery

Coming up at the Gallery: Div III Thesis Exhibition Season! Don't miss these powerful 3-4 person student shows, changing every four days between March 27 and May 3. Find reception and date details on our website: https://sites.hampshire.edu/gallery/div-iii-spring-2019/

Image: Works by Naomi Romm and Jaime Feiler, Div III 2017Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of small group shows.

How do you deinstall an exhibition, patch all the holes, prime and paint a 2000sq ft gallery from 'Tornado Season' blue ...
03/21/2019

How do you deinstall an exhibition, patch all the holes, prime and paint a 2000sq ft gallery from 'Tornado Season' blue to bright white in time for the upcoming Div III thesis show season, you ask? Well, you get by with a little help from your friends... (And an elaborate Doodle poll of priming and painting shifts!) Here's to librarian, tech services, IT, and Knowledge Commons folks for your tireless support for the Gallery ♥️ We love you Hampshire College Library and Knowledge Commons colleagues!

It's OPEN STUDIO night at the Hampshire College Art Barn! From 6.30 students will have their studios ready to share thei...
03/19/2019

It's OPEN STUDIO night at the Hampshire College Art Barn! From 6.30 students will have their studios ready to share their work, accompanied by food and music. Gallery director Amy Halliday got a sneak peek during some Div III meetings this afternoon...

Want to see your art writ large on Northampton's main street? HCG is looking for proposals for a temporary public art ba...
03/18/2019
Request for Art - HCG-MA Western MA

Want to see your art writ large on Northampton's main street? HCG is looking for proposals for a temporary public art banner to be installed on the Old Courthouse scaffolding during its restoration. The selected artist may also participate in Arts Night Out Northampton and hang additional art in the Old Courthouse Art Gallery. Find out more about this opportunity below:
https://hcg-ma.org/request-for-art/

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION HCG is accepting proposals from artists in Western Massachusetts for the temporary placement of a public art banner on the Old Courthouse site, 99 Main Street, Northampton, during the months of April, 2019, through July/August, 2019. The artw

It's the last week to view Candace Hunter's 'So be it. See to it.' at the Gallery, open weekdays 10.30-4.30 and Sunday 2...
03/12/2019

It's the last week to view Candace Hunter's 'So be it. See to it.' at the Gallery, open weekdays 10.30-4.30 and Sunday 2-5. We're so grateful to have been able to share this powerful exhibition with the campus and community, through support from the Amherst Cultural Council (represented here by Georgia Barnhill), a local council constituent of the Mass Cultural Council (who recently sent Program Officer Mina Kim to visit). It was great to show you what your funds have helped us create - thanks for visiting!

Today from 12-1 in Adele Simmons Hall, hear author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka present on 'Hey, Kiddo,' his gra...
03/05/2019

Today from 12-1 in Adele Simmons Hall, hear author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka present on 'Hey, Kiddo,' his graphic novel memoir (and National Book award finalist) about "growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive". Original art from 'Hey, Kiddo' is currently on view at the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, as part of their exhibition 'Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age.'

In this comprehensive review of our current exhibition for culture and politics forum The Shoestring, writer Kate Nadel ...
03/03/2019
So Be It. See To It. invites viewers to imagine possible futures

In this comprehensive review of our current exhibition for culture and politics forum The Shoestring, writer Kate Nadel muses as to how "we imagine, articulate, and actually build what it is we are fighting for... 'So Be It. See To It', a series of collage works by Chicago-based artist and water rights activist, Candace Hunter, in dialogue with the literary works of Octavia Butler, asks this question and invites viewers to do the same, by exploring themes of resilience, imagination, and freedom." The Gallery is open today from 2-5pm.

https://theshoestring.org/2019/03/01/so-be-it-see-to-it-invites-viewers-to-imagine-possible-futures/

Candace Hunter creates collages inspired by the works of Octavia Butler by Kate Nadel March 1, 2019 For those who organize in their communities, it can feel as though we are constantly fighting aga…

Did you know that our current exhibition includes a reading lounge (complete with Octavia E. Butler books and related te...
02/26/2019

Did you know that our current exhibition includes a reading lounge (complete with Octavia E. Butler books and related texts)? Over the weekend, a local bookclub held their 'Fledgling' book discussion in the lounge, and explored Candace Hunter's Fledgling collages in relation to the text.

Often, it's the small design choices that really make a big impact in bringing an exhibition together visually. We've be...
02/24/2019

Often, it's the small design choices that really make a big impact in bringing an exhibition together visually. We've been getting a lot of compliments on the gold and cream vinyl texts in our current exhibition, Candace Hunter's 'So be it. See to it.' Shout out to local business and vinyl-artisans Sunraise Printing who printed and installed the text!

Attention Hampshire College students! Tonight is the night for fabulous art, decadent desserts & coffee, and live music ...
02/21/2019

Attention Hampshire College students! Tonight is the night for fabulous art, decadent desserts & coffee, and live music performed by Hampshire musicians Cats in the Limelight at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Have fun creating a piece of work in the art studio! The entire museum is yours to explore for the evening from 7-9pm. No RSVP needed; just turn up!

Shout out to our Museums10 colleagues at the Carle and Hampshire College New Student Experience for another great partnership.

Yesterday we enjoyed a special visit from Lindsay Sabadosa, State Representative, 1st Hampshire District. She spent seve...
02/20/2019

Yesterday we enjoyed a special visit from Lindsay Sabadosa, State Representative, 1st Hampshire District. She spent several hours exploring the work of artist Candace Hunter and author Octavia Butler who are interwoven in our current exhibition, 'So be it. See to it'. Through collage and science fiction respectively, both interrogate issues of racism, climate change, structural and social inequality. Sabadosa made her own collage to contribute to the community installation (check out the image top right as a futuristic vision framed - or forged? - by a library!), and has ordered a copy of Butler's 'Parable of the Sower'... Thanks for supporting your local arts and culture, Rep :)

*Image lower left by Candace Hunter, from the 'Fledgling' series, 2016, mixed media collage

Students from Professor Karen Koehler's Dada and Surrealism class, studying the use of collage, visited the Gallery exhi...
02/20/2019

Students from Professor Karen Koehler's Dada and Surrealism class, studying the use of collage, visited the Gallery exhibition (Candace Hunter's 'So be it. See to it') and did a series of looking, writing and making exercises! In addition to her many publications, awards and fellowships (such as at the National Gallery in DC), Professor Koehler won a 2016 Gruber Award for Teaching and Advising, and is a strong advocate for object- and collections-based inquiry, and interdisciplinary curatorial practice.

"What Rises when Things Fall?" Artist Angela Davis Johnson will be in residence this week, working with the Hampshire Co...
02/12/2019

"What Rises when Things Fall?" Artist Angela Davis Johnson will be in residence this week, working with the Hampshire College Theater Program and students across campus to create a hand-made, community-built installation and performance over the duration of Thursday February 14.

Last week, Professor Alexis Salas's Museum Studies class, with students from the Five Colleges, spent three hours in the...
02/11/2019

Last week, Professor Alexis Salas's Museum Studies class, with students from the Five Colleges, spent three hours in the Gallery! They explored the current exhibition, spent time looking closely at original art from the Hampshire College collection related to their focus on Latin American and Latinx art, and discussed all things museums, curation, ethics, and education with director and curator Amy Halliday. They decided that the Hampshire College Art Gallery is a unique combination of university museum, contemporary gallery, community space, and alternative arts venue!

02/10/2019
The Chaos of Collage and Color

If you missed Candace Hunter's Artist's Talk & Q&A, here's a video excerpt of her discussion of Romare Bearden, James Van Der Zee, and Octavia Butler as part of her artistic 'chosen family'! The Gallery is open 2-5pm today.

Did you hear artist Candace Hunter on the Black in the Valley podcast with Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks and Profe...
02/05/2019

Did you hear artist Candace Hunter on the Black in the Valley podcast with Reverend Dr. Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks and Professor Carlie C. Tartakov as part of the The Bill Newman Show yesterday? You can catch them talking Octavia E. Butler, collage making, our spring exhibition, and the significance of storytelling - verbal and visual - from the 36:20 mark. https://whmp.com/podcasts/your-monday-morning-cuppa-jo/

02/01/2019

We're doing photo transfer to wood panel workshops with Candace Hunter today! Workshops are fully booked but stop by and check out the exhibition (and some aspiring artists at work)!

01/30/2019

Thanks to Mount Holyoke College Art Museum for pulling their Romare Bearden works out of storage for a special encounter this morning! Candace will be weaving them into her talk tomorrow from 5-6pm as she explores the legacy of Bearden and Octavia Butler in Candace Hunter Artist's Talk: Affirmations and Inspiration.

Artist Candace Hunter has touched down in Massachusetts from Chicago and tomorrow is the opening reception for 'So be it...
01/30/2019
Collage exhibition presents speculative fictions of the future — and an invitation to create your own

Artist Candace Hunter has touched down in Massachusetts from Chicago and tomorrow is the opening reception for 'So be it. See to it.'! Read a little more in this Hampshire College news briefing and join us for our Spring Opening Reception: So be it. See to it.: https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2019/01/28/collage-exhibition-presents-speculative-fictions-of-the-future-%E2%80%94-and-an-invitation

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