Coral Woodbury: The Question Is

Exhibition Dates: February 17 – March 10, 2022

Reception Date: February 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

 

The Hamilton Gallery and Department of Art and Art History are pleased to host Coral Woodbury: The Question Is, an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works that critically reinterpret Western artistic heritage from a feminist perspective.

 

Who knows what goes through an artist’s mind?  Perhaps what matters more is what goes through your own, and what you experience, when viewing art.  The artist, after all, has left the room.  But art speaks.  What do you hear?  This show is a playful invitation to dialogue with art in a way seldom encountered.  Woodbury approaches this show as a teaching exhibition, befitting a university setting.  Organizing it around works from diverse series, studies, and explorations, it is a peek into artistic practice that usually remains behind studio doors.  This body of work encompasses internationally exhibited projects as well as unresolved compositions and queries, what you might call “B sides.”  Accompanying questions provoke engagement and discussion, and invoke a little mystery.

 

Coral Woodbury has participated in numerous residencies, including in Italy with rosenclaire, with whom she has worked for nearly 30 years.  In 2020 she was a finalist for the international Mother Art Prize, culminating in the Procreate Project exhibition at Cromwell Place in London.  Last year, in addition to two solo shows, she participated in Call and Response at Newport Art Museum. In 2018 she took part in Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis at Boston University; in the International Traveling Art exhibition at Taragaon Museum, Nepal; and in the #00Bienal de la Habana, Cuba.  She is represented by Abigail Ogilvy in Boston, and HackelBury Fine Art in London, where her show Palimpsest is currently on view, and for which she gave a talk with renowned feminist art historian, Griselda Pollock, at the University of Cambridge’s New Hall Art Collection.  All while raising three children.

 

Coral Woodbury: The Question Is will remain open from February 17 – March 10, 2022.  On Thursday, February 17 the campus community is invited to attend a gallery reception for the artist.  This reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the 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.

Nate Piekos: The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering

January 20 – February 10, 2022

Gallery Reception: January 20, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM                                   

 

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to host the exhibition Nate Piekos: The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering.

 

This exhibition looks behind the curtain at the way word balloons, cover logos and sound effects are crafted to guide the reader’s experience of comics.  From the early days of T-squares and ink pens to the digital age of pixels and tablets, comic book letterers have breathed life into the text elements and graphic design work of everyone’s favorite comic books.  The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the design and lettering process, and features work from Nate’s recently released and critically-acclaimed book of the same name.  In addition, a large collection of graphic novels that feature Nate Piekos’ lettering and graphic work will be available in the gallery for visitors to enjoy firsthand.

 

Rhode Island native, Nate Piekos has been a freelance letterer in the comic book industry since his first project with Marvel Comics over twenty years ago.  He’s worked on such popular titles as GREEN ARROW, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, FIGHT CLUB 2, MIDDLEWEST, and many others. He’s the creator of one of the industry’s most popular font websites, Blambot.com, and he has designed logos for the X-MEN, and Charles Schulz’s PEANUTS.  Nate continues to work on high-profile projects for virtually every major publisher in the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics.

 

Nate Piekos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Rhode Island College in 1998.  His font and logo designs can be seen worldwide.  He’s the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Award for Success in the Field of Design, the 2010 Eagle Award for Best Letterer, and the 2020 Ringo Award for Best Letterer.

 

Nate Piekos: The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering will be open to the public from January 20 – February 10, 2022.  On Thursday, January 20 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 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.

Whiteley Foster: Hamilton Gallery Artist Residency

Whiteley Foster: Hamilton Gallery Artist Residency

 

December 2-15, 2021

Gallery Reception: December 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM                                             

 

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to host Salve alum Whiteley Foster as the Hamilton Gallery’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence.

 

New England-based cartoonist and illustrator Whiteley Foster will relocate their studio practice to the Hamilton Gallery for two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday.  During this period, the artist will share their creative process with the Salve community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.

 

Through digital illustration and animation, Whiteley develops stories with a LGBTQ focus.  Their work provides a safe space, free of adversity and abuse, for the LGBTQ community to explore themes of love and acceptance.  In recent years, Whiteley’s professional practice has shifted from a computer-centered studio to an untethered iPad, allowing them to both draw and travel with a greater range of possibility.

 

Whiteley Foster is an adjunct faculty member with Salve Regina’s Department of Art and Art History.  They teach courses in drawing and illustration.  Whitely received their BA from Salve Regina University in 2016 and their MFA in cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2018.  They are currently a freelance artist working on original art for publication.  Their previous experience includes work as a colorist at Disney Hyperion on projects such as “The Descendants” and “Brightly Woven,” a designer for King Arthur Flour, and a clean-up artist for The Charles Schulz Studio on original “Peanuts” comic strips.  Whiteley’s currently illustration work includes the series “Friend of the Devil.”

 

Whiteley Foster will be working in the Hamilton Gallery during business hours from December 2-15, 2021.  On Thursday, December 9 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 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.

Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet

October 21 – November 18, 2021

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery and Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History are pleased to announce the opening of Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet, an exhibition of artwork created by our Salve community and accompanied by select specimens from the Nature Cabinet, to marks the public launch of the digital humanities project salve.edu/naturecabinet.

 

The exhibition Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet transforms the Hamilton Gallery into an enlivened cabinet of curiosities.  It offers visitors a glimpse into the Department of Art and Art History’s Nature Cabinet, a public collection of taxidermy, skulls, fossils, coral, books, and natural forms permanently housed in the Antone Academic Center’s Room 101.  For this exhibition a diverse range of creative work and natural forms from the collection are showcased together for the first time.  Through these juxtapositions, Creatures of Imagination celebrates the continued use and promise of this invaluable and ever-evolving resource.  This exhibition highlights the scope of the Nature Cabinet’s impact on learning and growth at Salve Regina.  It features a full spectrum of media from drawing, painting and graphic design to photography, ceramics, and web design.

 

This show was curated by Professors Susannah Strong, Anthony F. Mangieri and Ernest Jolicoeur of Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History.  With the generous support of an Antone Academic Excellence Award for Special Projects in 2017, a team of faculty and student collaborators developed the Nature Cabinet.  For additional information about this resource please visit salve.edu/naturecabinet.

 

Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet, runs from October 21 through November 18, 2021.  We are pleased to welcome the Salve community and the public to experience this exhibition in person at 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 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 2021 (Best of Salve Student Show)

BOSS Show 2021

September 16 – October 13, 2021

                                   

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce its return to public programming with the opening of the Best of Salve Student Show (BOSS Show 2021).

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 2021 is scheduled for the Gallery on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  Immediately following the awards, the Department of Art and Art History invites all students majoring or minoring in Art, Art History and/or Cultural and Historic Preservation to attend a kickoff and orientation event in DiStefano Lecture Hall.  BOSS Show 2021 runs through Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible.  Its exhibits are open to the public 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.

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.