February 4, 2010

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Academic
College galleries open shows for both learning and buying

By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

Tracing footsteps
With a Fulbright grant, Heddi Vaughan Siebel began retracing the Arctic path of her grandfather, Dr. John Colin Vaughan, in 1998. Vaughan was an assistant surgeon on the 1903 Ziegler Polar Expedition. 

Siebel’s installation “Lumber, Coal, Fawn Skins: An Exploration Revealed in Lists” is at the McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University through Feb. 27. The concept is a “glacier melting and revealing an expedition’s overconfidence and ultimate failure to reach the North Pole,” according to a SNHU press release. Back-lit wooden screens are covered with a Japanese paper on which Siebel used copper etching plates to print archive material from the expedition, said gallery director Debbie Disston. “The screens are supposed to evoke the quality of an iceberg... so that reflects the whole journey of going through the arctic,” Disston said. Video of people arguing in a tent is projected on a tent in the lobby, intended to reflect men stranded on this land mass, Disston said.

The exhibit includes restored enlarged reproductions of photography by the expedition commander, Anthony Fiala, a newspaper cartoonist and photographer from Brooklyn. Installation materials come from Siebel’s documentary project, which she’ll discuss Feb. 4.

Siebel is an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design who holds an M.F.A. from Yale University and a B.F.A. from RISD. Work by Siebel is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston.

• Reception: Thursday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m. (snow date Feb. 4).
• Panel discussion: “Our Transforming Relationship with The Arctic,” Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 11).
• Place: McIninch Art Gallery, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester, www.snhu.edu/908.asp, 629-4622. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.

New England contemporaries
In “Mirare,” the Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College features abstract artwork from Grace DeGennaro, Thomas Driscoll and Meg Brown Payson from Feb. 4 through March 20.

“Collectively, the works create an opportunity for investigating the livelihood of the mind and heart, challenging the ways we appreciate, or derive meaning from, a work of art,” according to the college’s description.

Payson teaches at Maine College of Art and her work is in the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. Her work appears in “Mirare” courtesy of Walker Contemporary (www.walkercontemporary.com). Currently living in Maine, DeGennaro is represented by the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Mass., and has an MFA from Columbia University. Driscoll teaches at Plymouth State University and is represented by McGowan Fine Art in Concord. See www.gracedegennaro.com, megbrownpayson.com, or www.mcgowanfineart.com/driscoll.html for more.

• Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m.
• Lecture: “The Unbearable Silence of the Work of Art,” Thursday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. in the gallery with Dr. Edward McGushin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Saint Anselm College.
•  Discussion: “Conversations in Art — Panel Discussion and Reception for Artists,” Thursday, March 18, at 4 p.m., at the college’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics auditorium. Reception follows in the Chapel Art Center.
• Place: Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, 641-7470, www.anselm.edu/chapelart/. Open Tuesday  through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; and Thursdays, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Tiny, to buy
Billed as “an excellent opportunity to build a collection of works by established and emerging artists at affordable prices,” artwork on sale at “Minumental” measures 2 by 2 by 2 inches or smaller and is priced at $44.95 or less. New Hampshire Institute of Art faculty, students, alumni and staff contribute to the show, which is at their French Building Gallery through March 1. More than 200 pieces make up the eighth annual “Minumental.”

• Reception and awards: Thursday, Jan. 28, noon–1 p.m.
• Place: NHIA’s French Building, 148 Concord St. in Manchester, 836-2573, www.nhia.edu. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
• Purchasing: Sales begin Jan. 28 at 12:30 p.m. through the Institute Shop, 77 Amherst St., Manchester, 836-2510.

Politics
A collection of work that New York State-based 82-year-old artist Dick Morrill created after age 70 makes up “Narrative Paintings & Portraits by Dick Morrill.”

“Morrill’s narrative paintings are mostly political, dealing with the current state of this country and the world, particularly the relationships of power, money and democracy...Morrill’s works are complex, allegorical, and sometimes cryptic, but never straightforward,” according to a press release from the New England College.

The Gallery at New England College presents the Morrill show in its Main Gallery, plus paintings and drawings from self-taught Boston artist Vincent Sferrazza in the Balcony Gallery through March 5.

• Reception: Thursday, Feb. 4, 4-6 p.m.
• Place: New England College Gallery, Main Street in Henniker, 428-2329, www.nec.edu. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; and weekends by appointment.

Local focus
Milford photographer Andrew Lathrop hopes sights from this exhibit “will help to inspire people to spend some time exploring local farms and farmers markets,” according to a press release from UNH Manchester. 

“Art in the Mill: Of Cows and Corn” features Lathrop’s work through April 26. Lathrop is an information technologist who became interested in photography after finding and fixing a 35-mm camera of his father’s while at UMass-Amherst.

More of Lathop’s work is at www.browndogphoto.com.

All artwork is for sale. Exhibits are selected by the college’s Art Committee, according to Kim Wall, of UNH-Manchester.

• Reception: Monday, Feb. 1, 5–6 p.m., second floor.
• Place: UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial St., 641-4306, www.unhm.unh.edu. Open when the building is, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays noon-5 p.m.

Note: Most gallery admission and events are free unless otherwise noted.

— Heidi Masek


Also nearby
• More at NHIA: Lisa Kellner “discovers bodily landscapes that consider the role of the human body in the discourse of the cultural object” in her drawings and fabric sculpture, and Claudia Rippee’s photography includes “abstract images of the public expressions of opinion and artwork on walls in Prague and New York City” according to the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s description of “Material Juxtaposition.” It runs from Feb. 3 through March 1 at NHIA’s Amherst Street Gallery, 77 Amherst St. in Manchester (836-2573, nhia.edu), with an opening reception Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Franklin Pierce Law Center: More than 80 prints (most for sale) are exhibited in “Prints of the Year 2010: What’s New in New Hampshire Printmaking” at 2 White St., Concord (www.piercelaw.edu, 228-1541), through April 2. An opening reception with the floral show “Art and Bloom” is Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.

• At Chester College of New England: “Pictures for the New Millennium, constructed photographs by Darrell Matsumoto, 1999-2009” runs from Feb. 1 through March 10 in the Chester College Gallery at Wadleigh Library, 40 Chester St. in Chester (887-4401, www.chestercollege.edu). A reception is Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m.

• At Rivier College: “Keeping Rhythm: Three African American Artists Exhibit” features work by Paul Goodnight, Ekua Holmes and Ed Johnetta Fowler-Miller through March 3 at Rivier College Art Gallery, 435 South Main St. in Nashua (897-8276, www.rivier.edu/art/artgallery.html). Paul Goodnight, founder of Boston’s Color Circle Art Publishing (he was also commissioned to design the poster for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa), gives a talk, and there is an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., according to the college schedule.


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