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2019-2020 Schedule

2019-2020 List Gallery Exhibition Schedule

2020 Alumni Exhibition

The List Gallery is pleased to present Four Points of View: Alumni Making Art, a virtual exhibition featuring works by Shameika Black '11, Harold Buchanan '69, Leandre Jackson '75, and May Thomas '76. This exhibition was organized in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Swarthmore College Black Cultural Center.

Whether alumni exhibitions take place in the beautiful light-filled rooms of the List Gallery or the pages of a carefully-designed catalog, they allow us to appreciate the way Swarthmore provides us with much more than fixed skill sets or rigid notions of excellence. We continue to learn as part of a dynamic alumni community.

This exhibition was initiated by Dean Dion Lewis, director of the Black Cultural Center, and curated by Professor Syd Carpenter. List Gallery director Andrea Packard served as project coordinator and catalog editor, and List Gallery Assistant Tess Wei '17 designed the publication.

Support for Four Points of View: Alumni Making Art was provided by the Office of the President. Additional support was provided by the Black Cultural Center and the Department of Art and Art History, Swarthmore College.

We would like to acknowledge the staff, student interns and community members who have worked to support, uplift and maintain the BCC for the past 50 years.

Senior Thesis Exhibition Series​

*POSTPONED

*Senior Thesis Exhibitions are being tentatively rescheduled for the Fall '20 semester.

Michael Thut​​​​​​
Oliver Steinglass
Libby Hoffenberg
Nick Mayo
Isabel Llosa
Brendan Werth​​​​​​​
Isabella Fiorante
Kennedy Kings​​​​​​​
Aayushi Dangol
Abigail Goodman

 

Rackstraw Downes: A Wider View
Donald J. Gordon Visiting Artist

March 5—April 5 2020
Thursday, March 5, 4:30-5:30, Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall:
Introduction by List Gallery Director Andrea Packard, exhibition curator
Rackstraw Downes: A Wider View, a short video by Tess Wei
"The Radical Possibility of Seeing What is Directly in Front of You," by John Yau
Reception to follow: List Gallery, 5:30-7pm

Sunday, April 5, 4:00pm
"As Far As the Eye Can See", List Gallery talk by Robert Storr '72

View a [PDF] of the exhibition press release here.
View a [PDF] of the exhibition catalog.

This exhibition features more than 20 paintings created between 1966 and 2017. The selected works reflect the artist's intense focus on the appearance, history, and evolving character of his chosen subjects, be they farmlands in Maine, underpasses or architectural interiors in Manhattan, shipping lanes or landfills in New Jersey, or radio towers and ditches in Texas. This mini-survey presents acclaimed panoramas—one measuring more than nine feet long—side by side with smaller and lesser-known landscapes, portraits, and figure studies from the mid-1960s. The exhibition also features several recent paintings of spaces in or near Downes' New York City studio.

 

 

Alumni Weekend Exhibition

June 2020
Artists/details to be announced.

 

Michelle Marcuse / Holding Absence

January 23—February 23, 2020 

View a [PDF] of the exhibition press release here.

The List Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions: Michelle Marcuse: Holding Absence and Henry Bermudez: Tattooed Nature. The exhibitions will take place January 23–February 23, 2020. The artists will lecture about their work on Thursday, January 23 at 4:30 PM in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema. A reception will follow in the List Gallery, 5:30–7:00 PM. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays–Sundays, Noon–5:00 PM.

Marcuse and Bermudez create imaginative, poetic worlds informed by personal and multicultural mythologies. Both artists offer varied insights into the experience of cultural dislocation, immigration, environmental duress, colonization, and socio-political tensions. Through hybridizing pictorial traditions, Marcuse’s constructions and Bermudez’s mixed-media paintings suspend and interrogate aesthetic paradigms, offering dream-like spaces that liberate the imagination.

 

Henry Bermudez / Tattooed Nature

January 23—February 23, 2020 

View a [PDF] of the exhibition press release here.

The List Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions: Michelle Marcuse: Holding Absence and Henry Bermudez: Tattooed Nature. The exhibitions will take place January 23–February 23, 2020. The artists will lecture about their work on Thursday, January 23 at 4:30 PM in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema. A reception will follow in the List Gallery, 5:30–7:00 PM. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays–Sundays, Noon–5:00 PM.

Marcuse and Bermudez create imaginative, poetic worlds informed by personal and multicultural mythologies. Both artists offer varied insights into the experience of cultural dislocation, immigration, environmental duress, colonization, and socio-political tensions. Through hybridizing pictorial traditions, Marcuse’s constructions and Bermudez’s mixed-media paintings suspend and interrogate aesthetic paradigms, offering dream-like spaces that liberate the imagination.

 

Jan Baltzell: Drawings

November 7—December 15, 2019
View a [PDF] of the exhibition press release.
View  a [PDF] of the exhibition catalog

The List Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent solo exhibitions celebrating distinguished artists who are also noted teachers: Sue Hettmansperger, Iterations: Painting and Collage and Jan Baltzell: Drawings.  The exhibitions will take place November 7—December 15, 2019.  Sue Hettmansperger and Jan Baltzell will lecture about their work on Thursday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema.  A List Gallery reception will follow, 5:30-7:00 p.m. These events and accompanying catalogs are free and made possible by the Marjorie Heilman Visiting Artist Fund and the Department of Art and Art History. The List Gallery is open Tuesdays—Sundays, Noon—5:00 p.m. 

 

Sue Hettmansperger / Iterations: Painting and Collage
2019 Heilman Visiting Artist

November 7—December 15, 2019
View  a [PDF] of the exhibition catalog.
View a [PDF] of the exhibition press release.

The List Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent solo exhibitions celebrating distinguished artists who are also noted teachers: Sue Hettmansperger, Iterations: Painting and Collage and Jan Baltzell: Drawings.  The exhibitions will take place November 7—December 15, 2019.  Sue Hettmansperger and Jan Baltzell will lecture about their work on Thursday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema.  A List Gallery reception will follow, 5:30-7:00 p.m. These events and accompanying catalogs are free and made possible by the Marjorie Heilman Visiting Artist Fund and the Department of Art and Art History. The List Gallery is open Tuesdays—Sundays, Noon—5:00 p.m. 

 

Henry Horenstein: Selected Works

September 12—October 27, 2019

Artist's Talk: Thursday, September 12, 4:30 PM 
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
List Gallery reception follows: 5:30–7:00 PM

Partners: Thursday, October 24, 4:30 PM
Film screening, discussion, and reception with Henry Horenstein
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Curated by Andrea Packard and Ron Tarver, this exhibition features selections from three series by Henry Horenstein: AnimaliaHumans, and Malecón.  Horenstein's photographs and acclaimed documentary, Partners (2018), broaden our understanding of nature, the human body, and intimacy.  This exhibition and an accompanying catalog were made possible by the William J. Cooper Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Department of Art and Art History, Swarthmore College.

View a [PDF] of the exhibition catalog. 
 
Rackstraw Downes, List Gallery exhibition

Rackstraw Downes: A Wider View, March 5—April 5 2020

2020 Senior Art Exhibitions

2020 Senior Art Exhibitions

Michelle Marcuse. List Gallery exhibition

Michelle Marcuse / Holding Absence, Jan 23—February 23, 2020 

Henry Bermudez, List Gallery exhibition

Henry Bermudez / Tattooed Nature, Jan 23—February 23, 2020 

Jan Baltzell: Drawings, List Gallery exhibition

Jan Baltzell: Drawings, November 7—December 15, 2019

Sue Hettmansperger, List Gallery exhibition

Sue Hettmansperger / Iterations: Painting and Collage, November 7—December 15, 2019

Henry Horenstein, Untitled, Plate #85, detail, 2003

HENRY HORENSTEIN SELECTED WORKS, September 12—October 27, 2019

Rackstraw Downes: A Wider View, March 5—April 5 2020

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