People, Places and Things:
Recent Acquisitions 2014-2018
August 29 – October 20
Reception, Thursday, September 6, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
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.
Image credit: Wendy Red Star, Yakima or yakama, Not for me to say, 2015-16, three-color lithograph with chine-collé, archival pigment ink photograph, Edition 19 of 20, 24" x 40", Purchased through the Edmund G. Miller Art Collection Fund, Collection of the Museum of Art, UNH, 2018.12
Fahamu Pecou: 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 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.
Image credit: Fahamu Pecou, the return, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 96" x 96", Courtesy of the artist
Scott Schnepf: Four Decades of Printmaking
November 1 – December 16 (closed Nov. 21-25)
Reception, Thursday, November 1, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Throughout his distinguished career as an artist and teacher, Scott Schnepf, who taught in the Department of Art and Art History from XXXX 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.
Scott Schnepf, Truck, 2017, mezzo tint, 24" x 18"
The Artists Revealed: 2018 Studio Art Faculty Review
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.
Image credit: Don William, Aleppo, 2017, stoneware, metal, ceramic shard, 13"x 18"x 12"
Yoav Horesh: Aftermath
January 24 – March 31, 2019 (closed March 8-17)
Reception, Thursday, January 24, 2019 6 p.m. – 8 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.
Yoav Horesh, January 27, 2002, Jaffa Street Jerusalem, Photographed February 2003
Messengers: Artists as Witnesses
Nine 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: Philip Brou, Daniel Heyman, Alix Lambert, Shaun Leonardo, Dan Mills, Cheryl Pope, Rudy Shepherd, Sheida Soleimani, and Stephen Tourlentes.
Daniel Heyman, Kevin, MSA Survivor, gouache and pencil on paper, 2012
April 12 – May 17, 2019 (closed Sun. April 21)
Reception, Friday, April 12, 2019 6 p.m. -8 p.m.
Celebrating Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant given by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This award recognizes the important
contribution of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth for visual artists.
MFA Thesis Exhibition &
Senior BA & BFA Exhibition
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.
Dale Rogers: Seasons & Cardinal
On View in the Mills Courtyard
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. This installation is supported by FEDCO Charitable Foundation.
A second sculpture, Cardinal, is installed on the corner of Pettee Brooke Road and Main Street on campus.
Dale Rogers, Haverhill, MA
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. 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.