February 28-April 4
Olin Gallery-Tif Robinette Consume/ated
Tif Robinette, no show ho (with detail), 2012
Tif Robinette's work is "fueled by revulsion to excessive beauty. The interplay between lust and loathing is found within the works, as excess engorges the forms. Organic forms, referencing entrails, cocoons, scatology and cave formations, become sites of obsessive adornment. "
The artists' work, "cursed to be cute, both rebels against, and embraces femininity". Consume/ated will encompass the artists "sickly-sweet multi-media projects that reference environments, relationships, and her own history with a sense of excess and frivolity, finding the crude and fantastic in the everyday". Through personal narratives of feminine mythology, family, and dreams, Robinette explores the natural cycles of eating and excrement, beauty and vulgarity, desire and lust. Playful encounters with materials prompt the artists' explorations of spaces and actions.
Smoyer Gallery-Gwen Hardie Skin Deep
Gwen Hardie, Body 8.29.13, 2013
Observing from life, New York artist Gwen Hardie's work incorporates aspects of classical painting and color theory to create ambiguous paintings of epidermal landscapes. With the use of natural light and herself as the source and subject matter, the artist amplifies the depths of a small area of skin in a large scale format. Hardie's work is driven by the requisite to "unearth multiple associations and feelings with minimal information. The emphasis on skin and what lies just underneath becomes a metaphor for emotional depths pushing towards the surface". Gwen Hardie was born and educated in Scotland and has lived and worked in London and Berlin before settling in New York City in 2000. Hardie has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Garis and Hahn, New York and The Royal Hibernium Academy, Dublin in shows about Depictions of Skin along with artists such as John Coplans and Marlene Dumas. Upcoming shows include "A Harsh reality, Modern and Contemporary Painting" at The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, England, in September 2014 along with Lucien Freud, Peter Doig, Jenny Saville and others. Her work has been reviewed in UK and US publications such as Art In America, The New York Times, The Glasgow Herald, The New Yorker, The Sunday Herald, Contemporary Visual Art, Time Out, The Scotsman, and The Independent. Her work is also in private and public collections which include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, British Council, London, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, and the Gulbenkian Collection, Lisbon.
Opening Reception, Friday, February 28, 6-8pm
Tif Robinette Lecture, Friday, March 14, 5:30pm, Olin Gallery
April 11-May 2
Olin & Smoyer Galleries-Art Majors Show
The annual Art Majors exhibition showcases student artwork representing a wide variety of media, styles, and ideas. Exhibited art encompasses works from ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Opening Reception Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Closing Reception Friday, May 2, 12-2pm
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