Artist in Residence

Artist-in-Residence John Newman’s Sculptures Employ the ‘Beauty of Surprise’

“John Newman makes serious happy sculpture and happy serious sculpture—without ever losing track of either of those qualities,” wrote a Wall Street Journal reviewer last March of Newman’s solo show at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City. The celebrated sculptor, whose often-playful pieces combine such disparate materials as glass, tree bark, and tulle, now brings his talents to Dartmouth as the winter term artist-in-residence.

Studio Art Professor Brenda Garand, who took a Queens College sculpture course taught by Newman in the 1980s, is delighted to have her former teacher on campus. “John’s complex work draws from many sources, which include his knowledge of art history, his travels, and his own voice as a contemporary sculptor,” she says. “His work embraces differences through the beauty of surprise; for instance, gourds and gold leaf might rest on a marble pillow. And John’s sharp mind will add to the intellectual life of our students. It is an honor to have him here at Dartmouth College.”

Exhibition: Ying Li: Artist-in-Residence

Apr. 3 - May 6

The Studio Art Exhibition Program at Dartmouth College presents "Paintings and Drawings," an exhibition of work by spring Artist-in-Residence Ying Li.

For two decades now, Ying Li’s paintings have impressed for their fevered, slashing brushstrokes and raw textures. It’s easy, though, to confuse the look of passion with genuine fervor. The qualities that truly elevate Li’s paintings derive from keen and original observations, and a grasp of the language of painting. In her second exhibition at Lohin Geduld, color and gesture – bold, yet surprisingly nuanced – impart a full-blooded presence to her exuberant scenes of nature.

Artist-in-Residence: Laylah Ali

Jan 10 - Mar. 4

The Studio Art Exhibition Program at Dartmouth College presents Drawings, an exhibition of work by winter Artist-in-Residence Laylah Ali.

In Drawings, critically acclaimed artist Laylah Ali (b. 1968, Buffalo, NY) presents meticulously rendered and ornately patterned black and white images of characters culled from an imaginary anthropology. As an extension of her distinctive gouache paintings, Ali's new works in ink and colored pencil engage traditions of identification and classification based on observable physical traits. Deceptively whimsical, Laylah Ali's paintings and drawings offer keenly suggestive analyses of power, oppression, and subjugation -- often in ways that implicate gender and racial identity. While the artist's earlier work (1999 to 2004) delved into the moral turpitude and physical violence of group dynamics and power-plays, Ali has recently shifted focus to the myriad ways in which identity becomes manifest -- through clothing, hairstyle, skin color, physical prowess or limitation.

Artist-in-Residence: Beryl Korot

Sept. 27 - Dec. 4

The Studio Art Exhibition Program is pleased to present video and work on paper by fall Artist-in-Residence Beryl Korot.

Beryl Korot is a pioneer of video art since the early 1970’s and of multiple channel work in particular. Her works have been seen internationally in major festivals and performance venues. Most recently a retrospective of her work was exhibited for 6 months at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art: Beryl Korot: Text/Weave/Line - Video, 1977-2010.

Artist in Residence: Won Ju Lim

April 5 - May 1, 2011

The Studio Art Exhibition Program is pleased to present "Untitled Silence", a sculpture and video installation by Dartmouth College spring Artist-in-Residence Won Ju Lim.

Lim was born in Korea in 1968 and received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Woodbury University. She went on to receive her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1998. Her works have been featured in numerous solo exhibitions that include the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, in addition to group shows at the Hammer Museum, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Seoul Museum of Art. Lim currently lives and works in Los Angeles.