September 25 – November 19

Follow the links below to view online versions of all the Fall 2020 exhibitions.

 

Leech Gallery:

Tughra (calligraphic monogram) of Sultan Selim III
Tughra of Sultan Selim III
Shania Johnson ’22 curated this exhibition as part of her summer internship in the Wriston Art Galleries. Using Lawrence University’s collection of plaster casts of Islamic calligraphy and architectural elements, Ms. Johnson interrogates the privileged status of the original in the study of art and also explores the usual career of Turkish artist Tosun Bayrak.

 

 

 

 

Berenice Abbott, Tri-Boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, Manhattan (1935)
Berenice Abbott, Tri-Boro Barber School, 1935
Debuting on the Freshman Studies list in the Fall term, Berenice Abbott’s photograph Tri-Boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, Manhattan (1935) anchors this exhibition. The exhibition also provides historical context to the various visual arts programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), including the Federal Art Project, the Public Works of Art Project, and the Treasury Relief Art Project, through additional artworks by artists like Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, John Sloan, Paul Cadmus, Mabel Dwight, and Wisconsin’s own Ruth Grotenrath and Schomer Lichtner.

 

 

Kohler Gallery:

Five mini-exhibitions featuring student research on Lawrence University collections

This set of exhibitions feature student research and curation on collections donated to Lawrence University by generous alumni and foundations:

 
Gold Aureus of Diocletian obverse
Gold Aureus of Diocletian, obverse

 

Rule of Four: Ten Coins from the Roman Tetrarchy, curated by McKinley Breen ’21

 

 

 

Richard Bosman, Phosphorescence, 1993

 

 

 

 

 

Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka
Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka

 

Hiroshige’s 53 Stations on the Tokaido series, curated by May Li ’21 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992
Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992

 

Seeing Art Now: Critical Issues in Contemporary Prints, curated by Professor Elizabeth Carlson’s winter 2020 ARHI 320 students
Featuring the Marshfield Clinic Collection and Kohler Foundation, Inc.


 

 

Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing
Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing
Drawing from the Collection, with artwork by studio art students Viviana Magaña ’21, Irma Vazquez Lara ’21, and Eliana Whitehouse ’21

January 4 – March 12

 

Leech Gallery:

Art of the Avant-Garde

Wassily Kandinsky, Untitled Woodcut, 1924
Wassily Kandinsky, Untitled Woodcut, 1924

This exhibition will feature artworks from Europe and the United States that trace the emergence of movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, and Expressionism. This exhibition will help students enrolled in ARHI 242, taught by Professor Elizabeth Carlson, examine the shifting meanings of art, artistic production, and the definition of the term “artist” as considered against the massive political and social changes of the first half of the 20th century.

 

 

 

Hoffmaster Gallery:

Callie Kiesow & Tanner MacArthurdissolve/resolve

Callie Kiesow & Tanner MacArthur: dissolve/resolve
Callie Kiesow & Tanner MacArthur: dissolve/resolve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callie Kiesow: My work explores dark psychological states; reflecting a place we don’t understand. The deprivation of reality, the questioning of the physical world. Quiet moments. Figures depicted without a recognizable identity force the viewer to engage emotionally and suddenly become a part of the narrative. The work presents a duality of playfulness and tension within spaces that we generally see as confined, intimate, and familiar.

 

Tanner MacArthur is interested in the connection between creator and object, as well as the relationships formed between compositional elements. These paintings are a meditation on the notions of ground, surface, and habitation. A focus on building forms that are repetitive though ambiguous allows viewers to suture personal meaning to each work. Tanner invites the audience to get close to each piece, stare at the edges, and let the work perform. Ask questions, find answers.

 

Kohler Gallery: 

Five mini-exhibitions featuring student research on Lawrence University collections

This set of exhibitions feature student research and curation on collections donated to Lawrence University by generous alumni and foundations. Follow the links below to view online versions of these exhibitions.

 

Gold Aureus of Diocletian, obverse
Gold Aureus of Diocletian, obverse

Rule of Four: Ten Coins from the Roman Tetrarchycurated by McKinley Breen '21

 

 

 

Richard Bosman, Phosphorescence, 1993
Richard Bosman, Phosphorescence, 1993

Denaturing Vision: Four Prints from the Dickens Collection, curated by Matthew Brown ’21

 

 

 

 

Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka
Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka

Hiroshige’s 53 Stations on the Tokaido series, curated by May Li ’21

 

 

 

Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992
Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992

Seeing Art Now: Critical Issues in Contemporary Prints, curated by Professor Elizabeth Carlson’s winter 2020 ARHI 320 students

Featuring the Marshfield Clinic Collection and Kohler Foundation, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing
Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing

Drawing from the Collection, with artwork by studio art students Viviana Magaña ’21, Irma Vazquez Lara ’21, and Eliana Whitehouse ’21

March 29 – May 7

The Spring 2021 exhibitions will be open to the LU campus community by appointment only. Click here to request a day and time to view the exhibitions.

 

Leech Gallery: 

Art of the 19th Century
Delacroix, Study of the Interior of a Spanish Church, 1832
Delacroix, Study of the Interior of a Spanish Church, 1832

 

This exhibition features 19th-century European artworks from the LU art collection that trace the emergence of movements such as Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism. This exhibition will help students enrolled in ARHI 240, taught by Professor Elizabeth Carlson, consider how political instability, industrialization, imperialism, and the growth of popular culture influenced the production, style, and presentation of painting and sculpture.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hoffmaster Gallery:
Callie Kiesow & Tanner MacArthur: dissolve/resolve
Callie Kiesow & Tanner MacArthur: dissolve/resolve

Callie Kiesow & Tanner MacArthur: dissolve/resolve

 

Callie Kiesow: My work explores dark psychological states; reflecting a place we don’t understand. The deprivation of reality, the questioning of the physical world. Quiet moments. Figures depicted without a recognizable identity force the viewer to engage emotionally and suddenly become a part of the narrative. The work presents a duality of playfulness and tension within spaces that we generally see as confined, intimate, and familiar.

 

Tanner MacArthur is interested in the connection between creator and object, as well as the relationships formed between compositional elements. These paintings are a meditation on the notions of ground, surface, and habitation. A focus on building forms that are repetitive though ambiguous allows viewers to suture personal meaning to each work. Tanner invites the audience to get close to each piece, stare at the edges, and let the work perform. Ask questions, find answers.

 
Kohler Gallery:
Body Language
Sandro Chia, Mechanical Figure #2, 1983
Sandro Chia, Mechanical Figure #2, 1983

 

This exhibition supports ART 311: The Figure in Studio Art, taught by Instructor Tony Conrad. In tandem with the course, the contemporary and historical artworks presented explore the use of the human form in diverse styles and media. The exhibition focuses on the ways artists use the figure to convey emotions: body language in art (as in life) is important for understanding and empathizing with the human subject.

May 28 - June 27

2021 Senior Art Show

2021 Senior Art Show Postcard
2021 Senior Art Show Postcard

An exhibition of selected works by Lawrence University’s senior studio art majors:

 

A.J. (Andrew) Bryant
Allison Boshell
Caroline Rosch
Eliana Whitehouse
Irma Vazquez Lara
Isabel Kelly
Mia P Francis 
Oscar Brautigam
Sebastian Evans
Viviana Alexia Magaña
Zhixuan Lyu