Fine Arts Center Gallery presents ‘Life Still’ exhibition
the Gallery of the Center of Fine Arts by doing Art college by doing Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Life Still’ with eight multimedia artists from different backgrounds.
Live still is open and will be on view until December 3rd. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception this Thursday, October 28th, from 5-7 a.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
The exhibition sheds light on narratives associated with slow gazing, loneliness, and the influence of self-isolation during a global pandemic. The selected artists come from different fields and underline a collection of perspectives that give a voice to aspects of life that typically occur in private as well as in and around the house.
“The School of Art is very pleased that Live still at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, especially since the exhibition focuses on aspects of loneliness, how individuals connect with their surroundings and the domestic. When we look at the pandemic through the eyes of artists and their interests, we are reminded of how the human mind always seems to find a way to overcome it, ”said Marc Mitchell, Associate Professor of Art and Director and Curator of the Galerie des Fine Arts Center the exhibition may seem solemn, in fact it celebrates our connection with the world around us. “
Live still shows the work of Lynn Gomez, Daniel Gordon, Josephine Halvorson, Letitia Huckaby, Sedrick Huckaby, Ellsworth Kelly, Carrie Schneider and Lorna Simpson. Her works celebrate the unique ownership of loneliness and domesticity, while at the same time emphasizing the effects of social and cultural norms.
The artist Josephine Halvorson is a prominent speaker in the Lecture series of the School of Art and will virtually share her work with the school and community on Thursday, November 4th at 5:30 pm
Halvorson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University. She received a Fulbright scholarship for Vienna, a scholarship from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and was a scholarship holder of the French Academy in Rome.
In autumn 2019, Halvorson’s work was on view at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as part of the James and Audrey Foster Prize Exhibition curated by Ruth Erickson. She was selected as the first artist-in-residence at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her residency will culminate in a solo exhibition as part of the museum’s Contemporary Voices series in 2021.
Halvorson’s painting in Lifestyle document specific locations found on hikes around their home in western Massachusetts. Often created by observing and utilizing debris from the site, these works of art became memorials to overlooked scenes in the landscape.
See Halvorson and the other artists in life still at the Fine Arts Gallery through December 3rd and celebrate the opening this Thursday, October 28th.
To hear directly from Halvorson, attend the School of Art Lecture Series, Thursday, November 4th at 5:30 pm
Opening times of the gallery:
- Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.