2015-2016 Schedule

2015-2016 List Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Ted Lott: Architectonic

September 10 - October 25, 2015
Talk by Ted Lott
Thursday, September 10, 4:30pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

List Gallery reception: 5:30-7:00pm

​Architectonic brings together mixed media sculptures that evoke the vernacular structures of American domestic architecture. Often incorporating found chairs or cases, and ranging in scale from intimate boxes to ten-foot-tall frameworks of slender pine, Lott transforms ordinary objects into hybrid structures that animate and enliven the spaces they inhabit. Lott prompts us to reflect upon contradictory aspects of the human condition. Yearning for stability, domesticity, and comfort, we also wrestle with itinerancy, fragility, transience, and transformation. 



Main gallery:
Gillian Pederson-Krag
Donald J. Gordon Visiting Artist

Project Room: 
Eberhard Froehlich and Meredith Leich

November 5 - December 13, 2015
Talk by Gillian Pederson-Krag:
Thursday, November 5, 4:30pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
List Gallery reception:

The List Gallery, Swarthmore College is pleased to announce that Gillian Pederson-Krag will be this year’s Donald J. Gordon Visiting Artist. For more than 50 years, Pederson-Krag has painted masterfully arranged still lifes, landscapes, and figure groups. Distilling lessons from artists as diverse as Giorgio Morandi, Georges Seurat, Édouard Vuillard, Chinese brush painting, and Byzantine icons, her cohesive imagery, space, and light harmonize to express empathy for both humanity and nature. Her closely observed forms, restrained palette, and softly nuanced strokes convey transcendent beauty and tranquility. A selection of her paintings and etchings from the past decade will be on view in the List Gallery’s main room from November 5 through December 13, 2015. Copies of Gillian Pederson-Krag, Paintings and Etchings 1970-2011, a monograph with collected essays and more than 100 color reproductions, will be available for sale.

Pederson-Krag will lecture about her work on Thursday, November 5, 4:30 p.m., in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema. The List Gallery reception will follow from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Free admission was made possible by the Department of Art, Swarthmore College and the Donald J Gordon Visiting Artist Fund.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, Noon–5 p.m.

The List Gallery’s smaller room will feature a concurrent exhibition of works by two Swarthmore College alumni artists who also paint from observation: Eberhard Froehlich ’86 and Meredith Leich ’08. Select animations by Meredith Leich will also be on display. All three artists will be present for the opening reception on Thursday, November 5, 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 



Ken Vavrek
​Heilman Visiting Artist and Lecturer

January 21-February 28, 2016

Artist's talk: Thursday, January 21, 4:30pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
List Gallery reception follows: 5:30-7:00pm



April Saul: Our American Family
Curated by Andrea Packard and Ron Tarver

March 2-April 3, 2016
List Gallery and McCabe Library
A Cooper Foundation Event
A catalog will accompany the exhibitions

Artist's talk: Wednesday, March 2, 4:30pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

List Gallery reception follows: 5:30-7:00pm


Senior Thesis Exhibition Series

April-May, 2016



Alumni Weekend Exhibition

June 3-5, 2016
Artists/details to be announced.