JUSTIN KIMBALL: PIECES OF STRING, November 13 – December 14, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: November 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: November 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

For four years Justin Kimball photographed in abandoned homes, hotels and buildings in the Northeastern United States. For much of this work he accompanied his brother Doug, an auctioneer, into the houses of the deceased or dispersed. While Doug cleared these spaces of items for potential resale, Justin sought within them the evidence of an individual’s life. Photographing “the smallest objects (a note, a box of hair pins, a stain on a pillow),” Kimball re-imagines their existence and relationship to the absent owners. “I use the camera’s descriptive power and the photographic illusion of truth to create the narrative and inspire feelings about its subject. The resulting photographs are my perception of what happened in those spaces: Who lived there? What was hidden and what was seen?” Justin’s 60 color photographs from this body of work are explorations of the minutiae of everyday life—a contemplation of our brief and humble legacies before they are cleaned up and cast to the wind.

Justin Kimball was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1961. He completed his M.F.A. in photography at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture and earned his B.F.A. in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography, the Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship, and a grant from the John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund at Harvard University. His photographs have appeared in DoubleTake, Harpers, pdn (Photo District News), Photo Metro, and Picture magazines, and he is the author of Where We Find Ourselves (Center for American Places, 2006). His work can be found in numerous photographic collections, including the Corcoran Museum of Art, George Eastman House, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Kimball has taught photography for more than twenty years at colleges and universities, including the Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Orange Coast College, and Amherst College, where he is currently a professor of art. He lives with his wife, Maura Glennon, and their two children, Zeke and Ellie, in Florence, Massachusetts.

2015 RHODE ISLAND SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBITION, Jan. 21 – Feb. 01, 2015

AWARDS CEREMONY: January 25, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare

 

OPENING RECEPTION: January 25, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Hamilton Gallery, Antone

 

For the sixth consecutive year, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery will host this extraordinary survey of the best young talent working in the middle and high school art programs across the state of Rhode Island. This annual show features over one hundred outstanding examples of student work in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture and design.

2015 RHODE ISLAND STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION, Feb. 13 – March 06, 2015

OPENING ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

FELLOWSHIP WRITERS’ NIGHT: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

ARTIST TALK and CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts presents 25 of the State’s Finest Artists at the 11th Annual RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, Friday, February 13 through Friday, March 6, 2015. The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases works by Rhode Island artists who have been recognized by the State for artistic excellence. Fellowship Winners receive a $5000 award and Fellowship Merit Award Winners receive a $1000 award. Artwork by each artist will be included in the 2015 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition.

 

All events are free and open to the public.

 

2015 NCECA EXHIBITION PROGRAM AT SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, March 25 – April 19, 2015

Two Openings on One Night!  Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

GERRY WILLIAMS: EFFIGIES IN CLAY in the Hamilton Gallery

Gerry Williams – Effigies in Clay, a Memorial Tribute to Gerry Williams.  Salve Regina University honors the creative legacy of New Hampshire potter Gerry Williams.  This exhibition features Williams’ ceramic work from his family’s collection and other private collections.

 

PALACE POTTERY in the Library of Ochre Court

Palace Pottery features the private pottery collection of James Baker and the ceramic work of Susan Harris, Michelle Erickson and Jay Lacouture.  These four artists have developed installations in Ochre Court, a historically significant “Guilded Age” building that responds to the decorative aspects of pottery form.

SENIOR THESIS SHOW 2015, April 23 – 30, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Lauren Bingham,

Lila Macari

Samantha Nigro

Ashley Rek

Benjamin Straub

Sigourney Faul will deliver a presentation on her Senior Thesis in Art History starting at 5:00 p.m. in DiStefano Lecture Hall on April 23, 2015.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Senior Thesis Show 2015. This group exhibition features selections from five thesis projects in painting, illustration and ceramics.

PICTURING WAR: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CLAIRE BECKETT AND SUZANNE OPTON, Feb. 13 – March 7, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: February 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: February 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

For her Simulating Iraq project, Claire Beckett photographs role-playing exercises at U.S. military training centers. In settings fabricated to look like Iraqi villages, soldiers and civilians in Middle Eastern dress enact engagement scenarios used to prepare troops for deployment. Beckett’s work conflates identities—both of people and place—creating an ambiguous reality that elicits both curiosity and confusion from the viewer.

The subjects of the intimate close up portraits in Suzanne Opton’s Soldier series are American military personnel that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. While requested to lay their heads on a table, few of her subjects seem at ease, their wartime experiences internally manifested but only suggestively visible on their faces. Opton’s portraits convey individuality and vulnerability, countering the fearlessness and strength we have come to associate with the military, particularly in America.

There is a performative aspect in both photographers’ work—whereas the players in Beckett’s photographs simulate activities associated with today’s wars, Opton’s subjects express the internalized actuality of that experience. Both photographers interpret aspects of soldiers’ experiences of war—as an artificial construction in the case of Beckett’s trainees and as the unimaginable reality hidden in the faces of the veterans in Opton’s portraits.

Claire Beckett holds an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and teaches photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Represented by Carroll & Sons (Boston), her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT) and the University of Rhode Island.

Suzanne Opton is a self-taught photographer whose work is strongly influenced by performance art. The recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship among other awards, she teaches at the International Center of Photography. Her work was recently shown in solo exhibitions at the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA) and the Linfield Gallery at Linfield College (McMinnville, OR).

Michelle Lamunière is the Photography Specialist at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts. For over twelve years, she served as a curator of photography at the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum. Lamunière has written on contemporary photography for Exposure and Contact Sheet and curated exhibitions for the Addison Gallery of American Art and Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History (2009) from Boston University.

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.

JAMES BAKER: THE HERMETIC MUSEUM- November 14 – December 19, 2013

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OPENING RECEPTION: November 14, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: November 14, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

Every artist needs a place to be.

A studio, a chapel, a laboratory, an archive, a hideout.

A personal museum to contain things, ideas, inspirations, intuitions, and memories.

A place that exists within walls, floor, and ceiling, or just simply under a hat.

2014 RHODE ISLAND SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBITION- January 21 – February 2, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

AWARDS CEREMONY: Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Bazarsky Lecture Hall

 

For the fifth consecutive year, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery will host this extraordinary survey of the best young talent working in the middle and high school art programs across the state of Rhode Island.  This annual show features over one hundred outstanding examples of student work in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture and design.

This exhibition runs from January 21 to February 02, 2014.  On Sunday, January 26, 2014the campus community and the general public are invited to attend the award ceremony and the opening reception for the artists.  The award ceremony will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 in the O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall.  The reception will run from 12:00 to 1:30 and 3:30 to 5:00 in the Antone Academic Center’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

CATHERINE KEHOE: SHAPE | COLOR | LIGHT, March 27 – April 16, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: March 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: March 27, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

The title SHAPE | COLOR | LIGHT refers to Catherine Kehoe’s persistent study of light and its dynamic translation into color and shape.  Visual acuity is central to her painting process.  Through intense observation and precise paint handling, Kehoe recasts the still life and human figure as hard-edged networks of interlocking, painted planes.

Kehoe’s small panel paintings draw the viewer into a vibrant and exacting microcosm of her world.  Each is a lively experiment in pictorial construction, a compressed space where representation and abstraction compete for supremacy.

By contrast, Kehoe’s drawings in ink or charcoal feature a geometric armature of intersecting line.  They reflect a commitment to measuring and mapping that’s essential to her analytical methodology.

Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut.  She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and MFA from the School of Visual Arts at Boston University.  Her work has been exhibited extensively.  She is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston.

Kehoe has received grants from the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust.  She teaches painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has taught drawing at Boston University School of Visual Arts.  She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Washington Art Association, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and at Civita Castellana in Italy.  More information on Catherine Kehoe and her work can be found at www.catherinekehoe.com.

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.

SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION 2014, May 1 – 7, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: May 1, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.   

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Senior Thesis Show 2014.  This group exhibition features selections from five thesis projects in painting, illustration, photography and ceramics.

Serina Aramaki

Karina Carlson

Annamaria Loia

Cara Lopilato

Chelsea Smith

Carolyn Goodwin and Kirsten Zellers will deliver brief presentations on their Senior Theses in Art History starting at 4:15 p.m. on May 1.