Honors Thesis Exhibition 2021

April 8 – 22, 2021               

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8, 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

           

Victor Aguirre Williams

Samantha Gaudette

Jeremy Lukasiewicz

Ryan Miech

Madison Squizzero

Kyra Steinmetz

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition 2021.  This exhibition showcases the work of six outstanding seniors from the Department of Art and Art History.  It features thesis projects that involve graphic design, photography, illustration and painting.  A public reception for the artists will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 on Zoom.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is currently not open to the public.  All exhibits are available exclusively to the Salve Regina community.  The Gallery is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The Gallery is closed on Mondays and weekends.

John Howard Benson: Drawing Newport

February 25 – March 30, 2021

                                   

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of John Howard Benson: Drawing Newport.

 

This exhibition explores the City of Newport’s architectural landscape through the drawings of John Howard Benson, a lifetime resident of Aquidneck Island.  Working with pen and ink, Benson meticulously rendered a selection of thirty historic homes and prominent buildings from all areas of Newport.  These drawings were made for the Newport Daily News’ annual calendar and each marks a new calendar year from early to mid-twentieth century.  Each drawing features a single often familiar architectural site, such as the White Horse Tavern or the Old Colony House.  Through Benson’s eyes, we are transported back in time and provided a view of Newport that differs from today.  Some of the buildings depicted are no longer standing, while others belong to neighborhoods that have undergone a remarkable change.  These drawings give us a window into Newport’s evolution.

 

This exhibition was organized to support student research in the area of Cultural and Historic Preservation.  Professor Jeroen van den Hurk’s class on historic building documentation is currently exploring the history of sixteen buildings.  Students are learning about the architectural history of Newport and methods of interpretation and description.  They are researching the characters who lived in these buildings and the roles they played in Newport’s community.  This exhibition was made possible through a generous gift to Salve Regina University by a local Newport collection from the Sherman Publishing Company.

 

An online reception for John Howard Benson: Drawing Newport will take place on Thursday, March 18 at 6:00.  Anyone interested in joining is asked to contact [email protected] for a link.  The exhibition will run through March 30, 2021.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible.  Due to the pandemic, its exhibits are open exclusively to the Salve community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The gallery is currently closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

Life in the Age of Pandemic: A Salve Student Project

Art in the Age of Pandemic:

A Salve Student Photo Project

 

January 26 – February 18, 2021

                                   

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Art in the Age of Pandemic: A Salve Student Photo Project.

 

During the fall of 2020, students taking courses in the Department of Art and Art History were invited to document their everyday experience of the pandemic.  A group of 72 students, both majors and non-majors studying in the visual arts, submitted over 700 images for review.  From this collection, nearly 250 photographs were printed and composed into large-scale grids that reference the “walls” of social media platforms.  Many of these images archive the proliferation of signage and the omnipresence of face masks.  Others capture the moments of heartbreaking difficulty and enduring connectedness that shape our daily lives.

 

An online reception for Art in the Age of Pandemic will take place on Thursday, February 4 at 6:00.  Anyone interested in attending this reception is welcome to use the following Zoom link.

https://salve-edu.zoom.us/j/93906655927?pwd=TUxJUDJTcGx3QXcrUVNnMG9lay8rZz09

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible.  Due to the pandemic, its exhibits are open exclusively to the Salve community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The gallery is currently closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Self and Sensibility: Women and Decorative Arts in the Age of Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson

Self and Sensibility:

Women and Decorative Arts in the Age of Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson

 

 

October 8 – November 20, 2020

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery and Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History are pleased to announce the opening of Self and Sensibility: Women and Decorative Arts in the Age of Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson, an exhibition of works from the 18th_ and 19th_centuries.

 

The exhibition Self and Sensibility transports the visitor back in time to explore European and American material and cultural life during the times of the great literary figures Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson.  It offers a glimpse into this period, reimagining the lives of women and the domestic spaces that shaped their everyday experience.  This exhibition features nearly fifty pieces on loan from a private collection in Newport.  It includes a range of decorative arts, including objects made from porcelain, silver, glass and textiles.  Highlights include a collection of dolls, figurines, vases, needlework, antique sewing supplies and objets d’art.

 

This exhibition was made possible through a generous partnership with a local private collection and the support of Salve Regina’s Office of Advancement.  This show was co-curated by Professors Ernest Jolicoeur and Anthony F. Mangieri of Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History.  This project was designed in conjunction with group of student curatorial assistants from an advanced Art History course.

 

Self and Sensibility: Women and Decorative Arts in the Age of Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson runs from October 8 through November 20, 2020.  Due to public health concerns and restrictions on travel, this exhibition is open exclusively to the Salve Regina community.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 pm.  The gallery is closed on weekends and Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

BOSS Show 2020

BOSS Show 2020

September 17 – 30, 2020

                                   

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of BOSS Show 2020 (Best of Salve Student Show).

 

Each September the Department of Art and Art History presents its annual survey of outstanding student artwork drawn from the full spectrum of visual art courses taught on campus.  This juried exhibition showcases creative achievement at all studio levels, from introductory to advanced, in a wide variety of media.  This year’s show features a range of artwork from both art majors and non-art majors in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, illustration, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture and interactive media.

 

An awards ceremony for BOSS Show 2020 and orientation for the Department of Art and Art History is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  All student majoring or minoring in Art, Art History and/or Cultural and Historic Preservation are asked to attend this online event.  BOSS Show 2020 runs through Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible.  Due to the pandemic, its exhibits are open exclusively to the Salve community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Juried Senior Show 2020

Online Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.       

 

Li Chen

Paul LaGreca

Shannon Lazzaro

Noelle LeBlanc

Jaeyoung Lee

Sarah McGeehan

Megan Niederberger

Leigh Olson

Avery Rose-Craver

Ayu Sakamoto

Brielle Salamone

 

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce the launch of the Juried Senior Show 2020.  This online exhibition showcases the creative achievements of this year’s graduates in Studio Art.  It features the work of eleven artists working in graphic design, painting, drawing, illustration, photography and interactive media.

 

 

Suffrage and Struggle: Feminist Art and the 19th Amendment Centennial

Suffrage and Struggle:

Feminist Art and the 19th Amendment Centennial

Curated by Jan Howard

 

Amy Bassin                             Leslie Fry                                 Heather Stivison

Joan Lobis Brown                  Briell Giancola                        Elizabeth Tomasetti

Ingrid Butterer                       Roberta Paul                          Vesselina Traptcheva

Jeanne Ciravalo                      Amber Peck                            Monica Velez

Caro Dranow

 

March 5 – April 5, 2020

Reception: March 5 from 5:00-7:00 PM                                           

 

The Department of Art and Art History’s Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the group exhibition Suffrage and Struggle: Feminist Art and the 19th Amendment Centennial.

 

Suffrage and Struggle: Feminist Art and the 19th Amendment Centennial commemorates the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States by marking the milestone of the 19th Amendment.  This exhibition aims to celebrate women’s empowerment and the changes that have occurred over the last century, while at the same time acknowledging that more work remains to be done to achieve equality in our society.  Regional in scope, this exhibition recognizes the outstanding creative accomplishments of visual artists working in the New England and New York area whose work explores the complex place of women in society.  We welcomed submissions from all people that broadly interpret this theme around any issues of gender and sexuality.

 

Jan Howard is the Chief Curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum.  Prior to coming to Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, she spent fourteen years as a curator in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at The Baltimore Museum of Art.  Her exhibitions and publications have primarily focused on modern and contemporary art, including Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association 2014; America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, 2012; Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, 2011; Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line, 2010; Interior Drama: Aaron Siskind’s Photographs of the 1940s, 2003; Laurie Simmons: The Music of Regret, 1997; Roni Horn: Inner Geography, 1994.

 

The exhibition Suffrage and Struggle: Feminist Art and the 19th Amendment Centennial will run from March 5 through April 5, 2020.  On Thursday, March 5 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend a gallery reception for the artists.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

Jodie Mim Goodnough: Stronger and Weaker, More and Less

January 30 – February 26, 2020

Reception: January 30 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM                                          

 

The Department of Art and Art History’s Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Jodie Mim Goodnough: Stronger and Weaker, More and Less.

 

In her first one-person exhibition at Salve Regina University, Jodie Mim Goodnough presents an autobiographical collection of photographic and sculptural works that reflect on the death of her father and the impact of overwhelming loss.  The artist writes, “The loss of a parent changes you.  No matter how prepared you think you are, a part of you is irrevocably lost once one of the people who made you is gone from your life permanently.  It inspires thoughts of your own mortality, and changes the way you see the surviving parent.  Stripped of her “other half” by the passing of my father, my mother became someone new to me.  Simultaneously stronger and weaker, more and less than she had been before.  I became someone else as well – stronger and weaker, more and less.”

 

Jodie Mim Goodnough is a Providence, Rhode Island-based artist whose work investigates topics in psychology and psychiatry, and includes photography, sculpture, performance, video and sound.  She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and received her MFA from Tufts University in May 2013. Her work has been shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions, including at the Midwest Center for Photography, the Newport Art Museum, and at Spring/Break Art Fair in New York City, and has been reviewed in publications such as Art New England and the Boston Globe. She is a recipient of a 2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

 

The exhibition Jodie Mim Goodnough: Stronger and Weaker, More and Less will run from January 30 through February 26, 2020.  On Thursday, January 30 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend a gallery reception for the artist.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

MAY BABCOCK: HAMILTON GALLERY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

December 3-17, 2019

Open Studio Reception: December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM                                       

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to host May Babcock, the Department of Art and Art History’s third artist-in-residence.

 

The Providence, Rhode Island-based interdisciplinary artist May Babcock will relocate her studio practice to the Hamilton Gallery for two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday.  During this period, Ms. Babcock will share her creative process with the Salve community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.

 

Babcock’s studio techniques combine hand papermaking, printmaking, sculpture, historical photography process, and book-arts techniques, creating artwork that addresses place.  She teaches and exhibits widely, blogs about papermaking at www.paperslurry.com, serves on the Board of Directors for Hand Papermaking Magazine, and is piloting Pawtucket Paper Center, a community papermaking studio.

 

Since 2017, Babcock has collected seaweeds and pondweeds from Rhode Island waterways, embedding them in pulp during the wet hand papermaking process.  First an identification method while exploring invasive and indicator species, this ongoing exploration is now ‘Rhode Island Herbarium’, a series of over 100 works that have also inspired ‘Weathering’, a series that uses river and bay water to patina copper leaf on the seaweed papers.  You can see more of May Babcock’s artwork at www.maybabcock.com and @maybabcock on Instagram

 

May Babcock will be an Artist-in-Residence at Salve Regina University from December 3-17, 2019.  On Thursday, December 12 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend an open studio reception for the artist.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.

PURPLE: Fashion and Fancy, Highlights from the Texas Fashion Collection

October 10 – November 20, 2019

Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery and Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History are pleased to announce the opening of PURPLE:  Fashion and Fancy, Highlights from the Texas Fashion Collection, an exhibition of historic and designer wear that explores the cultural significance of the color purple.

 

PURPLE:  Fashion and Fancy affords the visitor a glimpse into fashion history spanning three centuries.  This exhibition presents twelve pieces on loan from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, a collection founded by the Dallas-based department store Neiman Marcus.  It includes a range of garments and accessories, from an 1890s mourning capelet to a 21st-century cocktail dress.  Evening dresses by well-known designers Victor Costa and Vera Wang, an Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress, a Fendi fur coat and a folkwear wedding dress are just a few of the highlights.  From sportswear to formal wear, from glamourous gowns to exuberant hats, this one of a kind exhibition features articles of clothing for different occasions and times of the year, highlighting the enduring resonance of purple in fashion.

 

This exhibition was made possible through a generous partnership with Annette Becker, the Director of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas and the charitable support of an anonymous donor.  Ms. Becker curated the selection of designer pieces in collaboration with the show’s co-curators, Professors Ernest Jolicoeur and Anthony F. Mangieri of Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History.  A full color catalog with essays accompanies this exhibition.

 

PURPLE:  Fashion and Fancy, Highlights from the Texas Fashion Collection runs from October 10 through November 20, 2019.  On Thursday, October 10 the university community and the general public are invited to attend an opening reception.  The reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University.  It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues.  Its exhibits are open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 pm.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.  We invite you to visit us.