Exhibitions 2017-2019

 

 

Sheida Soleimani Delara 2 2015, Archival pigment print, 40 x 27 in

Sheida Soleimani, Delara (2) 2015, archival pigment print, 40" x 27"

Sheida Soleimani, Delara (2) 2015, archival pigment print, 40" x 27"

Messengers: Artists as Witnesses

January 24 – March 31, 2019 (closed March 8-17)

Reception, Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Ten contemporary regional and national artists create work that gives voice to others, acting as witnesses by recounting significant events and personal narratives that go beyond media accounts and by doing so acting as harbingers for social change. Themes addressed include incarceration, criminality, state-sanctioned violence, terrorism and evil. Exhibiting artists include: Sanford Biggers,  Philip Brou, Daniel Heyman, Alix Lambert, Shaun Leonardo, Dan Mills, Cheryl Pope, Rudy Shepherd, Sheida Soleimani, and Stephen Tourlentes.

 

 


 

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Yoav Horesh , Haim Ozer Street, Jerusalem. 3/2/2002, August 2003, Gelatin Silver print, 16" x 20"

Yoav Horesh , Haim Ozer Street, Jerusalem. 3/2/2002, August 2003, Gelatin Silver print, 16" x  20"

Yoav Horesh: Aftermath

January 24 – March 31, 2019 (closed March 8-17)

Reception, Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

From 2002–2005, Yoav Horesh photographed hundreds of sites in Israel of suicide bombings, months and even years after the destructive blasts. The apparent return to normalcy or the abandonment of spaces reveals a society accustom to random violence on a massive scale. In an increasingly desensitized environment of war imagery, Horesh challenges us to think about the aftermath.


 

Scott Schnepf

Four Decades of Printmaking

November 1 – December 15, 2018
Throughout his distinguished career as an artist and teacher, Scott Schnepf, who taught in the Department of Art and Art History from 1981 to 2015, has developed a rich body of prints exploring techniques and subjects. This exhibition celebrates nearly forty years of printmaking including airy landscapes, intimate domestic interiors and his well-known densely layered still life arrangements that reveal an observant and imaginative master draughtsman.


The Artist Revealed

2018 Studio Art Faculty Review

November 1 – December 15, 2018
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 with a special focus on the department’s newest instructor, Liese Zahabi, whose design work spans both digital and print.

Exhibiting artists include: Sachiko Akiyama, Jason Bombaci, Jamie Bowman, Benjamin Cariens, Michael Cardinali, Bradley Castellanos, Brian Chu, Richard Fox, Grant Drumheller, Julee Holcombe, Jennifer Moses, Don Williams, Leah Woods, and Liese Zahabi.


People, Places and Things:

Recent Acquisitions 2014-2018

August 29 – October 20, 2018
Reception, Thursday, September 6, 2018

Each year the collection committee meets to consider gifts and purchases of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture. Over the past five years, the result has been the addition of hundreds of contemporary and historic works of art in a variety of media and styles presenting different points of view and artistic concerns to create a dynamic ever-changing collection.


Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance

Meet the artist: Friday, October 19, 2018

Featured Atlanta based artist, Dr. Fahamu Pecou leads an exhibition walk through, DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance.

Fahamu Pecou is an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art, and popular culture. Pecou is profoundly involved in exploring the state of Black existence–life and death­–in his work. Through performance, painting, drawing, music, and video, Pecou reframes our view, incorporating references from the West African Yoruba religion as well as Ifa rituals and integrates in his work both African cultural retentions found in hip-hop and the philosophy of Negritude. Through this, Pecou shapes a story that seeks to affirm life via an understanding of the balance between life and death.

Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual Resistance has been organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Supported by the Rines Art Exhibition Fund, Museum of Art, UNH


MFA Thesis Exhibition 

April 13 – May 18, 2018

Reception, Friday, April 13, 6 p.m -8 p.m

This annual exhibition celebrates the achievements of the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree candidates from the University’s Department of Art and Art History. Supported in part by the University’s Department of Art and Art History.

Senior BA & BFA Exhibition

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.

 


Syndicates: Andrew Witkin (among others)

January 25 – March 31, 2018

Reception:  Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m -8 p.m.

Boston-based artist Andrew Witkin’s studio practice involves aggregating, arranging, collecting and/or fabricating everyday ideas, images and objects to investigate systems and frameworks of information and their intellectual and psychological effects in the world. Syndicates includes text-based works, graphic elements, woven fabrics and collages of newspaper photographs that collectively blur the systematic with the haphazard in which meaning is layered and elusive.
Image credit: Andrew Witkin, Untitled, 2007–2017, newspaper clippings, shrink wrap, 12-ply museum board, frame, 24.13” x 31.75”


Long Eye

January 25 – March 31, 2018

Panel conversation with artist Anna McKee and UNH researcher Mark Twickler, Thursday, January 25, 5 p.m -6 p.m.

PCAC, A218

Reception:  Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m -8 p.m.

This exhibition presents sensory works of art created in response to the colors, shapes, sounds, and climate of both the Arctic and the Antarctica. The work, most of which is time- or sound-based, stand as metaphors for the regions themselves—monumental, breathtaking, fleeting—creating impressions of places that can only truly be experienced in person. Exhibiting artists include Eric Aho, Resa Blatman, Wendy Jacobs, Andrea Juan, Anna McKee, Claudia O'Steen and Aly Ogasian.
Image credit: Anna McKee, WAIS Reliquary: 68,000 Years, (detail), 2013-15, include silk, glass, glacier water, wood frame, 22’ x 14.5” x 9’


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The Forest

Image credit: Carly Glovinski, Nature Library (The Forest), 2016, acrylic on wood, 8.5” x 11"

Impact 

October 26 – December 15, 2017

Reception, Thursday, October 26, 6 p.m -8 p.m

This exhibition focuses attention on the recipients the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant awarded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Celebrating its fifteenth year, the grant recognizes the contributions of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of artists and crafts people. Supported by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

 

 

 

 


A Photographer’s Embrace: Stephen DiRado 

Featuring a selections from the Worcester artist’s body of work and includes photographs, film, and projected images. Known for his humanistic outlook and photographic series, DiRado’s work evolved from straight photography of people and places to intimate, empathetic images made in collaboration with his subjects. This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the photographer’s thirty-five-year artistic career.
Image credit: Stephen DiRado, Bell Pond series: Butch, Natasha, Krissy and Tony, August 25th, 1983, silver gelatin print, 10" x 12.5"


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David Katz art

Image credit: David Katz, Flextime installation, 3S Artspace, 2017

Flextime: David Katz: EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 8

On view at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH
October 14- December 8, 2017

 Sculptor and ceramicist David Katz exploits the properties of wet clay to create complex web-like installations that push and pull against architectural elements, constructed spaces, and scaffolding. As the clay dries, cracks develop, exposing the fragile nature of the structural systems. Curated by Kristina Durocher, Director, Museum of Art of the University of New Hampshire.     Supported by the UNH Arts Initiative Fund.


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Leather jacket and detail

Image credit: Caleb Cole, Cilice, 2017, vintage motorcycle jacket, vintage hanger, wire, dressmaking pins, 23” x 26”, Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas

Made Masculine

August 30 – October 15, 2017

Reception, Thursday, September 7, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The thirteen contemporary artists in this exhibition accept the framework that masculinity is made, fashioned, and modified generation to generation. Selected works of art explore the artifice of masculinity through themes such as strength, desire, and intimacy while posing the question: What does it mean to be made masculine or to make one’s own masculinity?
Made Masculine exhibiting artists: Jesse Burke, Ria Brodell, Caleb Cole, Arthur Henderson, David Hilliard, Raul Gonzalez III, Tala Madani, Azita Moradkhani, Cobi Moules, Andrew Mowbray, Toyin Ojih Odutola, John O’Reilly, and Kledia Spiro.
Guest curator, Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum.
Supported by the Valerie Wilcox England ’54 and Frederick J. England Fund.


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Willie Cole, Loveseat, 2007,

Image credit: Willie Cole, Loveseat, 2007, shoes, wood, pvc pipes, screws and staples, 39” x 65” x 43” 

Willie Cole: On-Site 

Highlights from the body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and features 13 artworks, a video, and includes an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles. This traveling exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and is co-curated by the David C. Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, and Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton.