April 30 - May 21, 2005
2005 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition
This annual exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of seniors graduating from the UNH Department of Art and Art History.The results of the "research" done by these students takes form as two- and three-dimensional works of art. A wide range of styles, subject matter, and media was featured, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, and furniture design. Along with numerous students who received a B.A. in studio art, there were twelve students in this year's B.F.A.program: Charles Bryon, Cait Cedarstrom, Trisha Coates, Louise Osborne Criss, Haven Leask, Emily Leonard, Kate Maltais, Nicholas Park, Meghan Samson, S. Whitney Shaw, Jared Tuveson, and Mihee Yeom.
The preview reception was presented as part of the Festival of Culture and Creativity and co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Conference.
March 22 - April 20, 2005
2005 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
Three candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree in painting -- Rob Colvin, Brett Gamache, and Jennifer Hostler -- presented work representing the culmination of their two-year graduate program.
The exhibition was co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History.
March 22 - April 20, 2005
Focus on the Collection: New Additions
Gift in memory of Mel Sandler Works recently donated to the Museum of Art ’s permanent collection were highlighted in this special exhibition. Included were paintings by Old Lyme Art Colony painters George Matthew Bruestle and William S. Robinson, as well as UNH alumni Jerry MacMichael; 19th-century prints by Corot, Devéria, Hiroshige, and Winslow Homer; 20th-century prints by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Dirk Bach, Richard Upton, and Scott Schnepf, UNH's professor of printmaking. Works by two Portsmouth artists also were featured -- a drawing by Arthur Balderacchi and a photograph by Richard Haynes. Also on view was a finely crafted brown-ash basket by acclaimed New Hampshire artisan Newt Washburn.
January 20 - April 20, 2005
Prospect of Light: Images from Pinhole and Plastic Cameras
This exhibition featured "low-tech" photographic images made with pinhole cameras (primitive, lens-less cameras) and plastic cameras ($2 plastic Diana or Holga cameras). The works, made by photographers from throughout the U.S. and one from France, represented a range of visionary style. While these artists may choose to shoot with primitive equipment, their printing choices span a range of very sophisticated techniques. The exhibition was organized by the University of Maine Museum of Art, with guest co-curator Jonathan Bailey.
January 20 - March 10, 2005
George Nick: An Artist's Conscience
Nationally recognized as one of New England's premier realist painters, George Nick has sought to find and capture the "truthfulness" in the world around him. His images of urban architecture, the landscape, and classic automobiles reflect his direct and immediate approach to painting.
George Nick: An Artist's Conscience was organized by the Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, with the support of Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, and Fischbach Gallery, New York. Its UNH showing is funded in part by the S. Melvin and Mary Jo Rines Art Exhibition Fund.
October 30 - December 13, 2004
View from Italy: UNH Artists in Ascoli-Piceno
For the past two summers, the Department of Art & Art History has offered a summer program in Ascoli Piceno, a beautiful and culturally rich city in central northern Italy. Works from the program by students and faculty members explore the visual splendor of the Italian landscape.
A Singular Vision: Selections from Two New England Collections
Two private collectors from New England--an artist and an art patron--have amassed distinguished art collections that, in the future, will become a single entity: the Surf Point Foundation Collection. This exhibition of works on paper from the 20th century features prints, drawings, and photographs by artists from Europe and America. Luminaries such as Picasso, André Masson, Claes Oldenburg, and Sam Francis are represented, as well as other acclaimed artists with connections to New England: Leonard Baskin, Peter Milton, Beverly Hallam, Alan Magee, and John Laurent.
September 8 - October 20, 2004
Realized in Wood: Contemporary Prints from China
This exhibition highlighted the work of four master woodblock artists from China's Hebei Province. Representing two generations of artists with common origins in Social Realism, the works expressed the outlook and concerns of Chinese people today while showing a range of personal expression and a diversity of imagery. The exhibition was curated by Renee Covalucci, printmaker and adjunct assistant professor at the Art Institute of Boston.
Tabletop Arenas: Still Life Paintings by Zeuxis
The painters of Zeuxis and their guests exhibited works that focused on the tabletop as an "arena for meditation." Highlighting the table's surface as an altar, stage, or depiction of domestic life, this thought-provoking exhibition made that familiar surface distinctive, memorable, or wonderfully strange.
April 24 - May 22, 2004
2004 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition
This annual show celebrated the achievements of graduating art students from the University of New Hampshire's Department of Art and Art History.
B.F.A. artists included Alexis Carter, Lee, NH; Mary Emerson, Rockport, ME; Dara Engler, Midlothian, VA; Carolyn McColgran, York, ME; Jennifer Meanley, Wolfeboro, NH; Erik Scheuring, Mont Vernon, NH; and Tim Smith, Lee, NH.
January 22 - April 14, 2004
Chain Of Fools: Hogarth Reinterpreted By B. Lynch
Boston-based artist B. Lynch explored the human penchant for folly, and the often chosen path from innocence to self-destruction. Through this multi-media exhibition of sculpture, painting, and video, Lynch's work was paired with William Hogarth's series of 18th-century engravings, The Rake's Progress, for a lively "conversation" between artists separated by over two centuries. The result was a reminder that Hogarth's themes of human foibles, greed, and questionable ethics are relevant in today's world.
January 22 - March 11, 2004
Impassioned Images: German Expressionist Prints
The prints of the German Expressionist artists are marked by their bold, aggressive, and innovative use of the media and their effect on the development of modern art is undeniable. Artists who were members of the Brücke (Kirchner, Schmidt-Rottluff, Pechstein, and Nolde), as well as the Blaue Reiter (Kandinsky and Beckmann) explored religious, moral, political, social, and artistic issues with an energy seldom seen in the art academies of the day.
Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection, the exhibition was shown at UNH through support from the S. Melvin and Mary Jo Rines Art Exhibition Fund.
March 23 - April 14, 2004
2004 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
Five candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree in painting presented their thesis work: Elizabeth Doherty, Andrea Jacobson, Brian Kiernan, Jessie Lindenberger-Schutz, and Jennifer O'Connell.
Our exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of the Museum of Art.