Fall 2022

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. All events are subject to change.

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September

Rauschenberg's Surface Series

Robert Rauschenberg, Surface Series from Currents, screen prints. Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin, 1982.13.1.1–18 (detail).

Robert Rauschenberg, Surface Series from Currents, screen prints. Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin, 1982.13.1.1–18 (detail).

Exhibition: Through Oct. 15
Opening Recption: Sept. 9,
4-7 p.m.

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

This exhibition presents Surface Series (1970), an important group of 18 screen prints by Robert Rauschenberg. He made the prints at the threshold of a new decade to “shake people awake,” to open their conscience to the world around them. For each of the prints in the series, Rauschenberg overlaid images and headlines drawn from contemporary newspapers—some shown as negatives, others as positives, all of them black and white. Many of them display large moiré dot patterns, which are usually unwanted products of commercial printing processes. In this context, however, they take on an artistic quality, much like the half-tone dots used in the Pop-inspired works of Roy Lichtenstein. Each of the prints measure 40 by 40 inches. 

Initially, Rauschenberg envisioned the Surface Series prints as part of a larger project, one that included a second set of 25 prints—known as Features—which were to be hand-sewn together to make a colossal paper quilt that was to hang at Dayton's Gallery 12 (Minneapolis, Minn.). The quilted print project was not realized; however, the prints were published as separate editions. 

The Surface Series was printed on Aqua B 844 paper, 1970, signed and dated in pencil. Co-published by Dayton’s Gallery 12 and Castelli Graphics (New York City). Image: 35 x 35 in.; paper: 40d x 40 in. Eition: 100 plus four artist’s proofs and two printer’s proofs.

See below for associated lecture on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Bronze: Highlights From the Permanent Collection

St. John the Baptist Preaching (detail) by Auguste Rodin.

St. John the Baptist Preaching (detail) by Auguste Rodin.

Exhibition: Through Feb. 25
Opening Reception: Sept. 9
, 4-7 p.m.
The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Metalworkers have used bronze to create functional and decorative objects since the second millennium B.C.E. This exhibition highlights examples of figural bronze sculpture from The Trout Gallery permanent collection, including objects that span four continents and 11 centuries. 

Logan Grider: Recent Work

Studio view. Courtesy of the artist.

Studio view. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition: Sept. 14–Oct. 15
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 
5:30–7 p.m.; Artist Talk at 6 p.m.

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance): Tuesday  Friday, 3–5 p.m.; Saturday 2–5 p.m.

Logan Grider makes paintings that are informed by his life experiences. The painting process is intuitive and slow. He received an MFA from Yale University, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied at the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy. His work has been exhibited nationally and reviewed in Artforum, ArtNews, The Brooklyn Rail, Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is an associate professor of art at Swarthmore College, where he has taught since 2009.

Rauchenberg Exhibition Lecture: Helen Hsu

Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m.
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Helen Hsu, associate curator at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, will deliver a lecture on Rauschenberg's Surface Series, currently on view at The Trout Gallery. Hsu has conducted extensive research on the series, including a comprehensive investigation of the media sources Rauschenberg used when creating the works. Her analysis reveals the complex and powerful ways that Rauschenberg delivers a critique of news media by using its most persuasive visual strategies.

 

October

Continuing Through Oct. 15: Rauschenberg's Surface Series

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Continuing Through Oct. 15: Logan Grider: Recent Work

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance): Tuesday – Friday, 3–5 p.m.; Saturday 2–5 p.m.

Continuing Through Feb. 25: Bronze: Highlights From the Permanent Collection

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

2022 Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition: Natalia Arbelaez, New Ceramic Works

Natalia Arbelaez in the studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Natalia Arbelaez in the studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition: Oct. 26 through Nov. 16, Goodyear Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30–7 p.m.; Artist Talk at 6 p.m.
Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance): Tuesday – Friday, 3–5 p.m.; Saturday 2–5 p.m.

This exhibition will feature work made during the fall residency of Colombian American artist Natalia Arbelaez, Dickinson's 2022 studio art artist-in-residence. Arbelaez works with materials that include clay, metal, wood, wax, glass, fibers, plaster, rubber and paper. The program is made possible through the gracious support of college trustee and alumna Sylvia J. Smith, class of 1973.

Associated event:

Lecture: Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez

Natalia Arbelaez (detail of photographic art).

Artist Natalia Arbelaez with some of her works.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Weiss Center for the Arts, Room 235

2022 Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez will talk about her artistic process. Arbelaez is a Colombian American feminist figurative artist, sculptor and ceramist who explores themes of reproduction, sexual differentiation, ancestry, heritage, spirituality and nature. She works with various materials, such as clay, metal, wood, wax, glass, fibers, plaster, rubber and paper. 

See associated clay demonstration event on Nov. 3.

Noise: Ward Davenny

Detail of work by Ward Davenny.

Ward Davenny, 2020 (detail).

Oct. 28 through April 15
Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 5 p.m.
The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Noise brings recent drawings, paintings, prints and photographs by Dickinson Professor Emeritus of Art Ward Davenny into dialogue with original music composed to accompany his work. Davenny received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977 and his MFA from Yale in 1982. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grants, in 1985 and 1993, and two Mid-Atlantic/Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grants, in 1996 and 2006. Davenny is represented in numerous collections, including the British Museum in London; the Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Minneapolis Institute of Art; and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, among many others. 

 

November

Continuing Through Nov. 16: 2022 Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition: Natalia Arbelaez, New Ceramic Works

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance): Tuesday – Friday, 3–5 p.m.; Saturday 2–5 p.m.

Associated event: 

Clay Demonstration: 2022 Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez

Ceramic works by Natalia Arbelaez..Thursday, Nov. 3, noon – 1 p.m.
Goodyear Gallery Ceramics Studio

Dickinson’s Department of Art & Art History invites you to a lunchtime clay demonstration with artist-in-residence Natalia Arbelaez. Come learn about this artist's process and ideas. Pizza and beverages will be provided. All are welcome!

Continuing Through Feb. 25: Bronze: Highlights From the Permanent Collection

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Continuing Through April 15: Noise: Ward Davenny

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Senior Seminar Works-in-Progress Exhibition

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Exhibition: Nov. 30 – Dec. 10
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5:30 – 7 p..m
Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance): Tuesday – Friday, 3–5 p.m.; Saturday 2–5 p.m.

The annual midyear exhibition highlights work produced during the fall senior studio art semester, as students develop their final bodies of thesis work. Their final works will be exhibited at The Trout Gallery in spring 2023.

 

December

Continuing Through Dec. 10: Senior Seminar Works-in-Progress Exhibition

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance): Tuesday – Friday, 3–5 p.m.; Saturday 2–5 p.m.

Continuing Through Feb. 25: Bronze: Highlights From the Permanent Collection

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Continuing Through April 15: Noise, Ward Davenny

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

 

Events are subject to change.