Faculty

Exhibition Now Open: "Dartmouth Influence"

"Dartmouth Influence" showcases eleven women artists —faculty members, adjunct professors, and the visiting artist— to survey the breadth of philosophy, teaching capacity, and advancing commitment of the department: Virginia Beahan, Jennifer Caine, Kari Cholnoky, Louise Hamlin, Karolina Kawiaka, Stina Köhnke, Hannah Olivia Nelson, Colleen Randall, Christina Seely, Esmé Thompson, and Zenovia Toloudi.

The Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College is one of the region's most exciting undergraduate art programs. With the recent expansion of its facilities (the Black Family Visual Arts Center in Hanover) the College makes a strong statement for the arts as a major force in the region.

April 4 - June 30, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday May 19, 5 - 7 pm

BIGTOWN GALLERY ROCHESTER
99 North Main Street
Rochester, VT 05767
802.767.9670

Click here for the complete information in bigtowngallery.com
 

"Sculpting with Light" by Prof. Soo Sunny Park

Professor of Studio Art Soo Sunny Park's artist statement on Photo-Kinetic Grid for Circa: The NCMA Blog: "My work reconfigures boundary materials—fencing, glass and plastic windows, sheetrock walls—to expand and explore a variety of liminal spaces: spaces between inside and outside, sculpture and drawing, image and object, vision and what we see."

Click here to read the full article in Circa: The NCMA Blog

Soo Sunny Park is one of 15 artists featured in the NCMA's interactive exhibition You Are Here, April 7–July 22, 2018.

Professor Soo Sunny Park exhibition

Prof. Soo Sunny Park will be part of the exhibition You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences from April 7 through July 22, 2018, in the North Carolina Musuem of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.

You Are Here features immersive art installations by 15 contemporary artists, including large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, mixed-media room-size environments, and site-specific projects. Some are delightfully low-tech, transforming ordinary materials into awe-inspiring visuals, while others make use of experimental new media, fusing art and technology in interactive works that change in response to the viewer. The artists in this exhibition employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage the senses, activate the imagination, and provide connections between the viewer and the work of art.

Kudos: Faculty, Students, and Staff Honored for Their Work

Assistant Professor of Studio Art Christina Seely has received a 2017 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, established by the late John Gutmann, an internationally recognized photographer and founder of San Francisco State University’s photography department. The fellowship, administered by The San Francisco Foundation, is “awarded annually to emerging artists in the field of creative photography who exhibit professional accomplishment and serious artistic commitment,” according to the foundation’s website. Sandra Phillips, curator emerita of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, says the selection committee sees Seely’s work as “a challenging, thoughtful, and unique set of responses to the dynamic environmental changes we now face.”

Click here to read the full article on Dartmouth News

Kudos: Faculty, Students, and Staff Honored for Their Work

Kudos is an occasional column that recognizes Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff who have received awards or other honors.

Six members of the faculty have received inaugural New Directions in Humanities Scholarship and Arts Practice grants to pursue projects outside of their primary fields of expertise. The grants, administered by the Office of the Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, with funding from the Office of the President, are designed help faculty in the arts and humanities to push the boundaries of their disciplines and follow their intellectual curiosity. One of the awardees is the Department of Studio Art Chair, Associate Professor Enrico Riley. Professor Riley will use this grant to expand his artistic practice to digital modes, including animation, large-scale projection, and film for a collaboration with composer Jonathan Berger and Associate Professor of English Vievee Francis titled “Death by Drowning.”

Kudos: Faculty, Students, and Staff Honored for Their Work

Kudos is an occasional column that recognizes Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff who have received awards or other honors.

Technoecologies, a solo exhibition by Assistant Professor of Studio Art Zenovia Toloudi, opened this month in the Storrs Gallery at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The exhibition “reconceives the relationship between humans and their environment in architecture through prototypes and models that explore emerging forms of bioarchitecture, living systems, and evolving environments,” according to the university’s press release.

See the Dartmouth News Post here

TECHNOECOLOGIES EXHIBITION Zenovia Toloudi/ Studio Z

This exhibition reconceives the relationship between humans and their environment in architecture through prototypes and models that explore emerging forms of bioarchitecture, living systems, and evolving environments. The exhibition critiques the performance-driven corporate architecture of “sealed” envelopes and controlled environments, which disconnects users from natural air, light, and exposure to public activity, while contributing to spatial homogeneity, dullness, and possibly triggering psychobiological disorders.

On the contrary, Technoecologies exhibition proposes a metabolic architecture as a provocative alternative approach, being manifested by speculative yet tangible ways. Metabolic architecture is contemplated here both literally, and metaphorically. Literally, it deals with material transformations caused by either growth or decay of organic matter. Metaphorically, it relates to immaterial transformations of light or sound caused by environmental or artificial stimuli.  Through these processes, metabolism within architecture becomes an apparatus that produces constant changes in form, space, and in user perception.

Imaginary Spaces Within: A Conversation with Soo Sunny Park

Sculpture magazine December issue features: Imaginary Spaces Within: A Conversation with Soo Sunny Park by Jan Garden Castro.  He writes, "Starting with ordinary materials such as chain link fencing, Soo Sunny Park's sculptures and installations "catch" and interact with natural light. In a radical twist, changing light, rather than the work itself, is central to the viewer's experience"... (full article in the link below)

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