Alumni Exhibition 2018

An invitational survey of creative work spanning
three decades of alumni from the Department of
Art and Art History in the Ochre Court Library.

 

October 25 – November 8, 2018
Reception: Thursday, October 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Ochre Court Library
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-341-2981

 

Gallery Hours -Monday – Closed
Tue. & Thu.    – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed. & Fri.    – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.     – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Design: Matthew Solomon

Faculty Exhibition 2018

A selection of creative and scholarly achievement
featuring the Departments of Art and Art History
and Cultural and Historic Preservation.

 

October 18 – November 18, 2018
Reception: Tuesday, October 30 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery
Antone Academic Center
Corner of Lawrence and Leroy Avenues
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-341-2981

 

Gallery Hours -Monday – Closed
Tue. & Thu.    – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed. & Fri.    – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.     – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Design: Matthew Solomon

Senior Honor Thesis Exhibition 2018

The Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of nine outstanding seniors from the Department of Art and Art History: Amber Blanchette, Ming Fen Congdon, Mary Katherine Hickey, Elliott Hoekstra, Kaela Kennedy, Amber King, Taylor Lovrien, Taylor Marshall and Isabella Tomlinson. It features selections from thesis projects in graphic design, illustration, photography and film.

BOSS Show 2018

September 13 – October 10, 2018 

Reception & Awards Ceremony: Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.                          

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Best of Salve’s Student Show- BOSS Show 2018.

The BOSS Show is an 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 photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design and sculpture.

An awards ceremony and reception for the artists is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Students, faculty and the general public are all welcome. The Department of Art and Art History will also hold a new student orientation during this evening’s events. The BOSS Show runs through Wednesday, October 10.

The juror for the BOSS Show 2018 is Providence-based painter Dan Talbot. In November of this year, the Hamilton Gallery will host a residency program featuring Mr. Talbot and his creative work. He will relocate his studio practice into the gallery space and interact with the campus community for the two weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery 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.

2018 Juried Senior Show

May 3 – 20, 2018 

Reception: Friday, May 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Alessio Ayuninjam

Amber Blanchette

Brooks Cobb

Ming Fen Congdon

Mary Katherine Hickey

Elliott Hoekstra

Kaela Kennedy

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Amber King

Taylor Lovrien

Taylor Marshall

Alyssa Portofee

Christina Romano

Helen Shiepe

Isabella Tomlinson

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The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Juried Senior Show. This exhibition showcases the creative achievements of this year’s graduates from the University’s Department of Art and Art History. It features the work of fourteen artists working in graphic design, painting, drawing, illustration, film and photography.

The public reception for this exhibition will be held on Friday, May 18. This exhibition closes on Graduation Day, May 20, shortly after a post-commencement collation for the students and their families in the Gallery.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues. This exhibit is 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.

Transformed by Fire: A Wood Fire Community

February 22 – March 28, 2018

(The gallery will be CLOSED during the University’s Spring Break March 10 -19, 2019)

 

Reception:
Thursday, February 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Artist Talk:
Jay Lacouture, Transformed by Fire: Forty Years Later
Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Bob Anderson
Elizabeth Angier
Ashley Baylor
Jon Baylor
Harriet Brisson
Li Chao

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Greg Cochonet
Ming Fen Congdon
Harris Deller
Francesca Del Prete
Andrew Maglathlin
Rick Martell

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Amber King
Jay Lacouture
Jan Metz
Tessa Schorsch
Nick Sevigney
Gerry Williams
James Zillian

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The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Transformed by Fire: A Wood Fire Community, a group exhibition of ceramic work fired at the Carolina Pottery’s wood kiln, the home studio of Salve Regina University’s Professor of Ceramics, Jay Lacouture.

By it’s very nature, the process of stoking a wood kiln breeds a certain community spirit and provides a unique educational opportunity for all who participate. This exhibition features work from the last two firings of “Uncle George”, the two-chamber wood kiln at the Carolina Pottery in Carolina, Rhode Island that has been a valuable teaching tool for Lacouture and hundreds of his former students, professional potters and visiting artists since 1999, when it was first built and fired.

This exhibition is curated from the most recent May and October firings in 2017. It’s a celebration of all who have been a part of this vibrant process and learning community. Current students and alumni, former visiting artists in ceramics and potters from across the region were invited to participate in both the firings and the exhibition.

The resulting exhibition, Transformed by Fire: A Wood Fire Community, marks the conclusion of Jay Lacouture’s illustrious 37-year teaching career. He will retire from Salve Regina University’s faculty in May of 2018.

This show runs through March 28, 2018. On Thursday, February 22, 2018 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend the opening reception for the artists. This reception will run from 5:00 to 8:00 in the Hamilton Gallery. Jay Lacouture will also give a talk entitled Transformed by Fire: Forty Years Later in DiStefano Hall at 6:00 that evening.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery 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.

 

The gallery will be CLOSED during the University’s Spring Break March 10 -19, 2019.

de-natured

Thursday, Jan. 18 through Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, with gallery talk at 5 p.m.

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery has announced the opening of “de-natured,” a group exhibition organized by Mara Metcalf and Ernest Jolicoeur.

Together, Metcalf, Linda Leslie Brown, Jane Marsching and Ed Osborn share an interest in the environment and its uncertain future. Using sculpture, video and painting, their work explores interwoven ecologies and the disturbing modifications to the natural world that often result from human activity.

Browns’ compact sculptures combine plastic debris, plaster and ceramics to create allusive bodies and construct a “new natural.” Marsching uses collaborative, research-based practices to explore the impact of humans on our environment. In her black kite installation, she weaves a tale of interconnectedness between mankind and the ocean, between disaster and desire.

Osborn’s video of the frozen landscape reveals a slow evolution. Ice melts and moves while plants poke through the tundra. It is an experience of geologic time, where humanity is a mere blip. Metcalf is interested in the borderline between nature and the urban environment. In her abstract paintings, stitched together layers dematerialize solid form into ever changing veils of color and image.

The gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Kirstin Lamb

Rhode Island-based painter Kirstin Lamb, the Department of Art and Art History’s first artist-in-residence, is relocating her studio practice to the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery for two weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday. During this period, Lamb will share her creative process with the Salve Regina community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.

Lamb’s recent installations involve assortments of paintings, drawings and hand-painted props that she stacks, leans and composes to enliven architectural space. Portraits, floral flights of fancy, images reminiscent of embroidered sweaters, color wheels and Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs coexist in elaborate arrangements of pattern and decoration. She describes her interest in “claustrophobic saccharine spaces that overwhelm with sweetness, yet quietly chastise that impulse and its attendant guilt.” Her work is both intimate and expansive, exploring gender and craft through a devotion to handmade details.

The gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Encountering Wonders

ENCOUNTERING WONDERS: A VIRTUAL CABINET OF CURIOSITIES FROM NEWPORT COLLECTIONS, NOVEMBER 9 – 21

November 9 – 21, 2017

Opening Reception: November 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

 

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Encountering Wonders: A Virtual Cabinet of Curiosities from Newport Collections, a multi-media exhibition that highlights objects of wonder from Newport collections.

 

Encountering Wonders celebrates the launch of a new virtual exhibition space that offers a digital archive and catalogue essays about the works curated in the Curious & Collected show that the Hamilton Gallery hosted from January 26 – March 8, 2017. While the Curious & Collected exhibition explored the tradition of cabinets of curiosities by presenting an array of images and objects in the gallery, Encountering Wonders highlights new scholarship that provides a contextual understanding within which to understand these works.

 

This exhibition offers the experience of visiting a cabinet of curiosity by transforming the Hamilton Gallery into a space of wonder and exploration. Specimens, natural wonders, books, and other works, including some pieces from the original Curious & Collected exhibition, offer visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into the tradition of collecting and its ties to Newport. A truly interactive exhibit, Encountering Wonders includes computers in the gallery that allow visitors to learn about and study in greater detail the curious objects gathered and their intriguing histories.

 

NEWPORTCURIOSITIES.COM features the work of Salve Regina University’s student curators, scholars, and designers. The presentation of works, research, catalogue essays and website design were all created by students as part of a class on Curatorial Practices led by Professors Ernest Jolicoeur and Anthony F. Mangieri of the Department of Art and Art History. Newportcuriosities.com gathers and analyzes works from the collections of the Newport Historical Society, Salve Regina’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program, as well works from the private collections of Nicholas and Shelley Schorsch and James Baker.

 

Encountering Wonders runs from November 9 though 21, 2017. On Thursday, November 9 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 111:00 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.

BOSS Show 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 to Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

BOSS (Best of Salve Students) is an 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 photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design and sculpture.

The juror is Providence-based painter Mara Metcalf, who has taught drawing and painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for more than 20 years. In January 2018, she will unveil her first curatorial project in the gallery.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.