Esmé Thompson - Recent Paintings

Esmé Thompson - Recent Paintings
March 1 - March 26, 2016
Opening Reception: 5-8pm on Thursday, March 3, 2016

In Esmé Thompson’s paintings and multipanel wall reliefs the use of color and pattern create a dynamic and engaging viewing experience.  Colorful and bold, the paintings attest to a lifelong interest in decorative designs as diverse as those found in Islamic textiles and ceramic tiles to those of medieval paintings and illuminated manuscripts.  The Bowery Gallery announces the opening of an exhibition of Thompson’s new paintings. The exhibition will run from March 1 – March 26, 2016.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 3 from 5:00-8:00 pm. 

Canaletto from an Artist’s Perspective

Louise Hamlin, professor of Studio Art, gave a gallery talk at the Hood Museum, in conjunction with their exhibition of Canaletto's Vedute etchings.  She explained basic printing making tools and techniques, demonstrated the inking and wiping of an etched plate, brought examples of student work in different stages of development, and spoke from an artist's point of view about various prints in the exhibition.

Soo Sunny Park - Silver Linings

Cheekwood’s Courtyard Gallery in the Frist Learning Center is home to Soo Sunny Park’s most recent installation titled, Silver Linings. As Cheekwood’s 2015 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Park spent the month of July working on-site and creating a dramatic, interactive installation that allows visitors to walk amongst the suspended “clouds” of silver and black formations.

Cheekwood Museum
Nashville, TN
In residence, July, 2015
On display, August 8 - October 25, 2015

Read more about the installation here:

Fine Arts in the Machine Shop: ‘A Wonderful Partnership’

Posted on March 26, 2015 By


“I’m practically computer illiterate,” claims Louise Hamlin, laughing. But that hasn’t stopped the George Frederick Jewett Professor of Art—a master printmaker and painter whose work has been exhibited around the country—from using state-of-the art technology to develop a printmaking technique, thanks to a collaboration with the staff of Thayer School of Engineering’s recently renovated machine shop.

At Thayer’s machine shop, from left, Peter Fontaine, special instructor, Kevin Baron, shop manager, and Professor Louise Hamlin talk about one of her prints. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Exhibition: Momentum

Christina Seely

April 7 - May 3

Strauss Gallery

Reception: April 7, 5:45pm

Artist Event: Draw of Darkness

Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm Hood Auditorium


Christina Seely is an artist and educator whose photographic practice stretches into the fields of science, design and architecture. Interested in humans’ contemporary relationship to nature and time, Seely’s expedition based work finds its home in the conversation between the photographic image and our contemporary relationship with the natural world.

The exhibition Momentum combines works from Christina Seely’s projects Lux and Markers of Time that address the complexities of our contemporary relationship to the planet.

Soo Sunny Park and the Ephemeral Qualities of Light

Dartmouth Associate Professor of Studio Art Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light has captivated the art and design blogosphere, been featured in Time magazine, and is number one on BuzzFeed’s list of “22 Dreamy Installations You Want To Live In.”

On display at Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, through August 30, Park’s latest exploration into the ephemeral qualities of light is composed of 37 sections of chain link fencing. Each section took seven hours to weld and then an additional 87 hours per section to fabricate by affixing thousands of pieces of iridescent Plexiglass to the fencing. Suspended from the walls and ceiling of the gallery, the piece is described by the Houston Chronicle as looking like “a flock of shimmering birds, the rippling waters of a creek, a net dripping with water or a galaxy about to explode.”