2016-2017 Schedule

2016-2017 List Gallery Exhibition Schedule

Bruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities

September 8–October 30, 2016

Thursday, Sept. 15
Lecture by Ron Tarver: “Bruce Cratsley’s Inspirations and Legacy”
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, 4:30 p.m.
List Gallery reception: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Featuring varied bodies of work including still-lifes, portraits, street scenes, and representations of LGBTQ culture, this exhibition celebrates the career of Bruce Cratsley (1944–1998). Bruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities is made possible by the Marjorie Heilman Visiting Artist Fund and the Department of Art, Swarthmore College.


Lois Dodd: Windows and Reflections

November 3–December 15, 2016 

Thursday, November 3
Lecture by Lois Dodd
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, 4:30 p.m.
List Gallery reception: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Lois Dodd is the 2016 Donald Jay Gordon Visiting Artist. Featuring a variety of paintings made between 1968 and 2007, this exhibition reflects Dodd’s life-long fascination with windows and similar structures that focus attention and kindle new ways of seeing. Lois Dodd: Windows and Reflections will be accompanied by a color catalog with an essay by Barry Schwabsky.



Alexis Petroff: Floating Drawings

January 19–March 12, 2017

Thursday, January 19
Lecture by Alexis Petroff
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, 4:30 p.m.
List Gallery reception: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Chicago-based artist, Alexis Petroff makes Floating Drawings, three-dimensional mixed-media works that build upon his experience as a printmaker and painter and explore “new territory…within the space that parallels the wall.” His Floating Drawings are inspired by diverse sources, including junk mail, newsprint, personal photographs, and the art of Venezuelan geometric abstractionist, Gego (Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt). He translates linear elements into volumetric paper forms painted with gouache and supported by wire armatures. They float in front of and behind cloth grounds that are appliquéd with opaque or semi-transparent silk shapes and through which other layers and elements can be seen. Since 2010, he has also taken inspiration from found satellite images of long docks and boat houses that jut out into tributaries of the Mississippi and the Saint Johns Rivers. Drawing on an iPad, he interprets the long docks as thin, linear sculptural elements and he renders the boat houses as silk panels that float before the gallery wall as if on a river. His most recent work takes inspiration from the ways in which utility lines attach to the facades of buildings and explores the evocative relationships between transparent and opaque cloth panels. Conjuring diverse associations with art history and the built environment, Petroff's work explores the poetry of light, matter, and space.


Senior Thesis Exhibition Series

April-May, 2017

Senior thesis exhibitions
March  23–May 18, 2017

Each of the two rooms of the List Gallery will feature a senior thesis exhibition during the following dates:

March 23-27
March 30-April 3
April 6-10
April 13-17
April 20-24
April 27-May 1
May 4-8
May 11 –16   

Weekly openings each Thursday, 4-6 PM


Alumni Weekend Exhibition

June 2017
Artists/details to be announced.