Winter 2023 Exhibitions
January 13 – March 10
Louise Bourgeois: What Is the Shape of This Problem?
“What is the shape of this problem?” is the question presented by this series of nine letterpress diptychs produced by artist Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911, Paris; d. 2010, New York). Among the most influential artists of the 20th century, Bourgeois explores her personal history, her creative process, and her mental health through these text/image pairings, offering evidence that abstract emotions like suffering and mirth can be given voice and form through artistic practice – because, as she reminds us in the final diptych, “Art is a guaranty of sanity.” These works were donated to Lawrence University by Dr. Robert Dickens ’63
Suzanne Duchamp: The Last Decade
Hoffmaster Gallery South
Suzanne Duchamp (1889–1963), like three of her brothers, was an active and exciting avant-garde artist. During an artistic career spanning five decades, she expressed her concerns about modern society, the effects of war, and her role as a modern woman and artist. These themes were expressed in various styles: by appropriating technology and contemporary objects in her assemblages, in her revealing self-portraits, and through her use of color symbolism. Duchamp assembled a complex, heterogeneous body of work and made a unique contribution to modern art. Christa Story, Curator at Beloit College’s Wright Museum of Art, organized this exhibition featuring recently conserved artworks by the “other Duchamp” in their collection.
Fortnight: Celebrating Black History and Women’s History Months
Hoffmaster Gallery North
This exhibition will span the final week of Black History Month (February) and the first week of Women’s History Month (March) and serve as a focal point and site for poetry readings, music and dance performances, meditation sessions, and gallery talks connected to the artworks and the history months. The show will feature artworks by Black women artists in the Wriston Art Galleries collection and on loan from Art Bridges Foundation.
Lawrence University Studio Art Faculty Show
An exhibition featuring recent works by the LU Studio Art faculty:
- Tony Conrad, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
- Rob Neilson, Frederick R. Layton Professor of Art & Professor of Art
- Benjamin Rinehart, Professor of Art
- John Shimon, Associate Professor of Art
- Brittany Sievers, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
The Wriston Art Galleries showcases new exhibits each term of the academic year, as well the annual Senior Art Show.