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The Schiltkamp Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Conversation with artist, Gregory Thielker, and Paja Faudree, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brown University

Wednesday, January 24 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
followed by reception in the gallery 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

Gregory Thielker, artist presentation


Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Traina Center 100/101 (Rothschild Studio)

 

FEAR

March 12–April 12, 2018.
Gallery talks: Thursday, March 22, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts
Opening reception: 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Artists: Linda Bond, Tim Evans, Madge Evers, Ralph Ferro, Susan Fisher, Fran Krause, Ashley MacLure, Christopher Maliga, Corey Mitchell, Remi Pico, Justin Sliwoski, Robert Thurlow, Hannah Verlin, Kathleen Volp, Jill Watts

 

Perhaps it is not surprising that students in ARTS 296 Gallery Culture and Practice selected “Fear” as the theme of this juried exhibition. Many people feel that we are living in a time of heightened anxiety. On a global level, enormous environmental issues and despotic leaders give cause for alarm; on a national level, political acrimony, gun violence, and racial and class tensions are raw; and on a personal, psychological level each one of us wrestles with demons. It has been argued that while the average American is living “in the safest place at the safest time in human history”, we are also “living in the most fearmongering time in human history. And the main reason for this is that there's a lot of power and money available to individuals and organizations who can perpetuate these fears." (Barry Glassner, The Culture of Fear). Though at times manipulated to feel an artificial fear, we may yet be powerless to allay primitive, emotive responses with logic and critical thinking. This group of artists, who range from self-taught “outsider” artist to seasoned professional, offer their interpretations of this theme. Some portray deeply personal encounters with trauma or disability, others tap into current social issues, and several engage with the theme on a more conceptual or symbolic basis. While the topic is weighty, there are also some artists who offer a lighter take.



Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition

 

April 25–May 20th, 2018. The annual presentation of student senior thesis projects.
Opening reception, April 25th, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

The Wall

Artist: Gregory Thielker
Exhibition Dates: November 20, 2017–February 15, 2018
Address: 92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 24, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, January 24 during the reception
Artist Presentation: Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
More Information: Elli Crocker 508-793-8818 / ecrocker@clarku.edu / Gallery Director
Tina Zlody 508-793-7349 / Visual & Performing Arts Department Program and Events Coordinator

New York City based artist (and former adjunct faculty member at Clark University), Gregory Thielker, will create an interdisciplinary exhibition dealing with the topic of “The Wall” and the tensions surrounding the border territory between the United States and Mexico. The symbolism of “Wall” and the messages it conveys – even as an abstract construct – will be addressed in this installation of small paintings, a large-scale mural, and artifacts from Thielker’s travels along the border. The artist states, “The exhibit is meant to ask questions about the border and its impact on individual experience and national identity.”

Curated, installed, and organized by Professor of Studio Art, Elli Crocker, in conjunction with students in ARTS 296 Gallery Culture and Practice. Image: Gregory Thielker, Desert, 2017, watercolor on paper

 

WATER + COLOR

Artists: Chris Gill, Jane Goldman, Joel Janowitz, Anne Lilly, Susan Swinand, Richard Yarde
Exhibition Dates: September 18–November 9, 2017
Address: 92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. with artists Joel Janowitz and Anne Lilly
Watercolor Workshop: Wednesday, October 18, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. with artist, Susan Swinand in Traina Center Studio 200
Artist Presentation: Friday, November 3, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. with artist, Jane Goldman, of Mixit Studio / Somerville, MA in Traina Center Studio 100/101
More Information: Elli Crocker 508-793-8818 / ecrocker@clarku.edu / Gallery Director
Tina Zlody 508-793- 7349 / Visual & Performing Arts Department Events Coordinator

This exhibition showcases the work of six artists whose innovative painting in watercolor defies conventional notions about this challenging medium. Surprising in scale, subject matter and approach, these paintings offer fresh investigations into an artistic medium whose expressive power and beauty is often underestimated.

Curated, installed, and organized by Professor of Studio Art, Elli Crocker, in conjunction with students in ARTS 296 Gallery Culture and Practice. Image: Anne Lilly, Vinalhaven Tides 2, 2016, watercolor on paper, 12x16”

 

On Roman Time

Artist: John Garton, Professor of Art History
Exhibition Dates: September 13–October 27, 2017
Address: 92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: TBA
More Information: Elli Crocker 508-793-8818 / ecrocker@clarku.edu / Gallery Director

Tina Zlody 508-793-7349 / Visual & Performing Arts Department Program and Events Coordinator

This exhibition features photography shot in and around Rome, Italy by Visual & Performing Arts faculty member, John Garton in 2017. Having lived in Italy and returning frequently to conduct art history research, Professor Garton offers images of time counted in millennia and in minutes. Holding the lens of the straniero, or foreigner, Garton records daily images of light, sometimes falling on Emperor Hadrian’s villa and other times on shiny Fiats, modern routines, and the rituals of conversation.

Curated, installed, and organized by Professor Garton with Professor of Studio Art, Elli Crocker, and students in ARTS 296 Gallery Culture and Practice. Image: John Garton, Different Epochs, 2017, photograph

 


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Friday 9.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Saturday 12.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m.
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