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Visual Arts

2007- 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008
James McGarrell
Artist James McGarrell will discuss his work in a lecture entitled "The Rules of My Game".

James McGarrell's paintings can be found in the permanent collections of a number of institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Artist James McGarrell will discuss his work in a lecture entitled Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Art Museums of New Orleans, Saint Louis, Santa Barbara, Hamburg, Germany, the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University and the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia. His work has been included in five Whitney Museum Annuals and Biennials, two Carnegie International Exhibitions, Documenta in Kassel, Germany; and the American Pavilion of the 1968 Venice Biennale. In 1995 McGarrell received the Jimmy Ernst lifetime achievement award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Images of some of McGarrell's work can be previewed at his website, http://redwingstanza.com/

7:30 PM in the Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
7:30 pm in Beam Classroom, Visual Art Center.
Free and open to the public.

Her lecture, “Just Art”, considers the intersections between art and activism, giving particular attention to Women on Waves, a Dutch organization supporting women’s human rights by preventing unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world.

Lambert-Beatty’s research focuses on art since 1960, especially performance and video. She served for two years as managing editor of October magazine, and has been a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute.

Lambert-Beatty's writing on performance art, postmodern dance, minimalism, and activist art has been published in Trans, October, Art Journal, and Signs, and in the catalogs for the exhibitions "A Minimal Future?: Art as Object 1958-1968" (MIT Press, 2004) and "Radical Juxtapositions: Yvonne Rainer 1961-2002" (Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, 2003).

Lambert-Beatty is also the author of "Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s" (MIT Press, September 2008).

This lecture is presented by the series Art and Social Change; and Visual Culture in the 21st Century, a yearlong program exploring the vitality and importance of the visual arts.

McKee Photography Grant
Application Deadline:  April 11th, 2008 by 5:00 PM

The McKee Photography Grant, supported by the McKee Fund for Photography, an endowed fund established in 2003 to augment the photography offerings within the Visual Arts Department at Bowdoin College, is intended to support annually one student photography project during the summer months and a public lecture and exhibition of the project upon completion in the fall.  The grant consists of up to $1000 to allay expenses, such as supplies and travel, associated with the project.  The funds will not be used to provide a stipend.  Application Requirements

Bright Common Spikes: The Sculpture of John Bisbee
Portland Museum of Art
January 24, 2008 - March 23, 2008
The Portland Museum of Art will present an overview of the work of Bowdoin lecturer in the Visual Arts Department, sculptor John Bisbee, best known for his inventive pieces made from brads, nails, and spikes. In addition to some of his earliest pieces, the exhibition will include several of his most recent “one ton” works large-scale installation pieces that climb the walls, snake across the floor, or pile up in corners. The exhibition will also include a video documentary of Bisbee’s recent installation at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Taken together, the 25 works on view will cover his career over the past 20 years.

Bisbee Spine Bisbee Untitled
John Bisbee
Spine, 1995
welded brads
dimensions variable
John Bisbee
Untitled, 2008
hand-forged, hammered nails
dimensions variable

Thursday November 7, 2007, 7 PM
Film Screening and Q&A with Abelardo Morell '71 and filmmaker by Allie Humenuk

the raw art of life
Photographer Abelardo Morell
A film by Allie Humenuk

Film Screening and Q&A with Abelardo Morell '71 and filmaker by Allie Humenuk

Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Art Center
Sponsored by the John McKee Fund for Photograpy
Free and open to the public

September 14 - November 3, 2007
Piper Cub
Mark Wethli Exhibition
Coleman Burk Gallery
14 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME
Gallery Hours 12-4
Opening Reception: September 14, 5-8 pm
Mark Wethli Piper Cub Exhibition at Coleman Burke Gallery
Images in the Faculty Gallery

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Mark Dytham, Klein Dytham Architects of Tokyo Mark Dytham, Klein Dytham Architects of Tokyo
Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Art Center
Sponsored by Asian Studies, Environmental Studies & Visual Arts
B.A.D. (Bowdoin Architecture and Design Club)
in collaboration with ARCHITALX

Mark Dytham, Klein Dytham Architects of Tokyo

Portland Museum of Art Lecture:

Angela Adams on Design Lecture
Maine's own Angela Adams on Design LectureAngela Adams speaks about design and developing a lifestyle brand. In conjunction with the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, Adams will share the story of how she and husband Sherwood Hamill have partnered to become leaders in contemporary design. The Angela Adams brand offers a wide range of products such as rugs, furniture, handbags, fabric, ceramic tiles, stationary, glassware and bedding. Organic, colorful patterns and an innovative approach defines the Angela Adams style. Reception after the lecture in the Glass Galleries.
Portland Museum of Art Auditorium
September 20, 2007 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland Museum of Art:

Three American Architects: Richardson, Sullivan, and Wright
James F. O'Gorman, acclaimed author, lecturer, historian, and professor emeritus at Wellesley College, will discuss the individual and collective achievements of the recognized trinity American architecture: Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-86), Louis Sullivan (1856-1924), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Copies of Dr. James F. O'Gorman's book about these three giants among architects will be available on the day of the lecture.
Portland Museum of Art Auditorium
September 30, 2007 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, September 6, 2007
Guest Artist Ben Butler '00
7 pm in Beam Classroom
Ben Butler is a sculptor living and working in New York. In addition to the work itself, Ben's talk should be of special interest as a former Bowdoin student who has gone on to grad school and a successful career in the visual arts. Three of Ben's large-scale pieces are on view at Coleman Burke Gallery, located in Fort Andross in downtown Brunswick--next door to Frontier Cafe. Architecture & Design Open Studio Gallery hours are 12-4 Monday-Saturday, and the show runs through this coming Saturday.

Thursday September 6, 2007
Open Studio
Architecture & Design
305 McLellan
5-6 pm