Wendy Klemperer: Artist at Sea
August 30- October 15, 2021
ArtBreak artist talk: Wednesday, September 15, 12:10 p.m.- 1 p.m, A218, PCAC
In 2019, Wendy Klemperer joined Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Director of the Center for Acoustics Research and Education, University of New Hampshire for a unique three-week artist residency at sea as part of a project focused on the development of the Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network (ADEON). Her pencil sketches of the crew members highlight the collaborative nature of scientific research and her watercolors of the sea and ocean life celebrate the scientific and experiential rewards of conducting environmental research outdoors
Asymmetry of Existence: Locating the Self
August 30- October 15, 2021
This exhibition presents for the first time prints, drawings, and photographs by twelve artists acquired by the Museum of Art from 2018-2021. The works of art, spanning the past seventy years, show concerns with recording specific places and events created from the artists’ memories or captured in real-time in an effort to position the stubborn elusiveness of self. The art substantiates lived experiences and sensations, compassionately exploring the asymmetry between the physical and spiritual. Exhibiting artists include:
Darryl Curran, Sue Coe, Nicola Lopez, John O’Reilly, Melanie Walker, Robert von Sternberg, John Woodsum Hatch, Jo Sandman, Kenji Nakahashi, Huma Bhabha, Enrico Riley, and Dennis Ashbaugh
The Artists Revealed: 2021 Studio Art Faculty Review
August 30-December 10, 2021
This exhibition of work by the artists who teach in the Department of Art and Art History reveals the breadth and range of the department’s studio art program. The participating faculty members are professional artists, involved in national and international exhibitions while serving as mentors to undergraduate and graduate students at the University. This exhibition highlights the broad scope of the department’s visual voice and creativity.
Craig Hood: Shadow of the Sun
October 25- December 10, 2021
ArtBreak artist talk: Wednesday, November 3, 12:10 p.m.- 1 p.m, A218, PCAC
Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release
On view in the Mills Courtyard
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. Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release is on view in the Mills Courtyard with support from the FEDCO Charitable Foundation
Dale Rogers: Cardinal
On view off of Main Street near the Health Services
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. Rogers’ outdoor sculptures maintain a human-scale and recognizable imagery to make them approachable. He entices people to get close to the work through the ease of familiar designs and the appeal of organic flowing lines and an elegant mix of durable materials.
Rogers believes it is important to make art accessible to the public. “Art,” he states, “is the spark that feeds the imagination and generates conversation.” We couldn’t agree more. I wish to thank Dale and “Team Rogers,” the artist’s crew of studio assistants and metal and glass fabricators, for their collegiality and help coordinating the installation of these two captivating sculptures.