Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
Looking Where it Ain't
September 2-October 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle manipulates language, images, and myths to create a personal narrative presented in three bodies of work: The Kentifrica Project, The Uninvited Series, and drawings based on I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. Hinkle’s interdisciplinary artistic practice invites participation to explore issues of identity, culture, and geography.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, The Transfiguration, 2015, gouache, india ink, and acrylic on wood panel, 8” x 8”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and New York
The Prints of Jacques Callot
and Millie Chen’s Miseries & Vengeance Wallpapers
This fascinating exhibition of more than 35 etchings and engravings by French printmaker Jacques Callot (1592-1635) is drawn from the collection of the Reading Public Museum and includes prints from the permanent collection of the Museum of Art. Complementing the prints is the Miseries and Vengeance Wallpapers by artist Millie Chen. The exquisitely horrific wallpaper imagery was culled from Callot’s series of etchings, The Miseries and Misfortunes of War.
These exhibitions are supported by the Valerie Wilcox England ’54 and Frederick J. England Fund.
Jacques Callot (1592-1635), Lady with Her Hands in Her Sleeves, Seen in Profile (from the series The Nobility of Lorraine), c.1620-1623, etching, 5.50” x 3.75”, Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania
Dale Rogers: Seasons
On View in the Mills Courtyard through May 2017
Mills courtyard pops with energy this fall with the installation of sculptor Dale Rogers' Seasons, a stand of four stylized steel and fused-glass trees. Designed specifically for the Museum of Art and custom fabricated in his Haverhill, Massachusetts studio, each of the trees has a unique and vivid glass pattern representing one of the New England seasons.
In addition to Seasons, Rogers' Cardinal, an enlarged version of the popular red bird found on his 2012 Bird in Hand sculpture. This arresting sculpture is placed at the intersection of Main Street and Pettee Brook Lane.
This installation is supported by FEDCO Charitable Foundation.
Metal sculpture artist Dale Rogers, Haverhill, MA Dale Rogers, Seasons, (detail) installed in the Mills Courtyard, Paul Creative Arts Center
Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release
On View in the Mills Courtyard EXTENDED through May 2016!
Brooklyn-based artist Wendy Klemperer fashions arresting, realistic looking wildlife sculptures from welded scraps of steel—a material that conveys the raw, untamed quality of the animals she depicts. This two-year exhibition features Chain Hounds and Caribou (Ihumataq), which is located at the front of the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center. Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release will be on view in the Mills Courtyard through May 2015, and is provided with support from the FEDCO Charitable Foundation.
Mind to Hand to Paper
October 29–December 13, 2015 (closed Nov. 11 & Nov. 25-29)
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 5:30-7:30pm
This exhibition is the second installment highlighting prints acquired by the Museum of Art in 2013 through a donation by UNH Alumni Dr. Lawrence ’49, ’50G and Marilyn Staples ’48. Featuring work by leading American, European, and South American painters and sculptors, the exhibition affirms printmaking as a rich and dynamic area of creative experimentation in the mid-twentieth century.
Joan Miro, (1893-1983), La Casade, 1964, litograph, 33.375" x 23.875". Collection of the Museum of Art, UNH, Gift of. Dr. Lawrence F. Ad Marilyn E. Staples, 2013.2.40
The Artists Revealed: 2015 Studio Art Faculty Review
View recent work by the studio faculty of the Department of Art & Art History, UNH. This exhibition reveals the breadth and range of the studio art program featuring drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and sculpture.
Sachiko Akiyama, On Finding Home, 2013, wood, gold leaf paint, 40" x 9.5" x 18.5", courtesy of artist
January 26-April 3, 2015 (closed March 11-20 & March 27)
Opening Reception: Friday, January 29, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm
This exhibition presents three artists whose paintings originate from specific locations and sets of conditions used as departure points to explore perception,memory, history, and motion. Rooted in landscape and mapping, the works of art diverge from depictions of mimetic physical reality to forceful abstract expressions of places and moments. Exhibiting artists include, Sophia Ainslie, Nathan Miner, and Cristi Rinklin.
Cristi Rinklin, Specter 2, (detail), 2014, oil and acrylic on aluminuim, 60" x 40", courtesy of Stevens Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Artists Christina Pitsch, Shelley Reed, Rick Shaefer, and Randal Thurston reference humankind’s complex relationship with nature through visual and literary symbolism found in works of art and material culture of the past reinterpreting it for contemporary audiences. In this exhibition the dramas and quiet splendors of the natural world are amplified through meticulously wrought larger-than-life paintings and drawings and in the proliferation of hand-sculpted decorative ornamentation.
Shelley Reed, Wolf, (from the Predator Prey series) , 2011, oil on canvas, varies sizes, courtesy of the artist and Danese Corey, New York
BA & BFA Exhibition
April 15 – May 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 15, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm
This annual exhibition celebrates the achievements of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates from the University’s Department of Art and Art History.
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree from the University’s Department of Art and Art History present works of art which represent the culmination of their two-year program.