March 26 - April 18
Drawing upon the ephemeral and immortal qualities of clay, Rachel Eng’s work considers aspects of the controlled and unpredictable in relation to our changing environment. Eng received her B.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University and her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2017 she was selected as a NCECA Emerging Artist and she has participated in residencies and exhibited both in the United States as well as internationally. Rachel Eng is Asst. Prof. of Art at Dickinson College and is juror for the Juried Student Exhibition in Schmucker Art Gallery.
January 25 - March 8
Reception: January 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Beverages and light refreshments provided
Artist’s Talk: January 25, noon, Lyceum, Penn Hall, 3rd Floor
Conversation with artist to follow in Schmucker Art Gallery, 12:30-1pm, coffee and doughnuts provided
Schmucker Art Gallery
Gallery Talk with Prof. Nicholas Miller, Asst. Professor of Art History, Gettysburg College: Feb. 27, noon, coffee and doughnuts provided.
In her exhibition titled "The Domestic," artist Zoë Charlton creates large-scale collages, drawings, and a sculptural installation that explore the " complexities of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. Recurring imagery in Charlton's work --suburban houses, African masks, paper dolls, and lush landscapes--provides a new approach to issues and representations of black identity. "The Domestic" examines notions of care-taking across racial and class lines, the fragility and failings of a home, and the complications of gender and sexuality in relation to this intensely bodily work.
Zoë Charlton, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC, received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her BFA from Florida State University in painting and drawing. Charlton has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland), Haas and Fischer Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Clementine Gallery (NYC, NY) and Wendy Cooper Gallery (Chicago, IL). Her exhibitions have been reviewed in ARTnews, Art in America, The International Review of African American Art, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Her work has been collected by many museums, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, NY; Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, MA.
This exhibition is supported in part by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Engagement, and EPACC, Gettysburg College.
December 5, 2018 - March 8, 2019
Reception: December 7, 4:30-6:30pm
Gallery Talks: December 6, noon
Under the direction of Schmucker Art Gallery Director Shannon Egan, students in the course "Art History Methods" curate an exhibition of photographs, prints, and paintings that depict the urban environment. Students will examine issues of race, class, age, gender, as well as effects related to industry and climate change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
image: James Lesesne Wells (American, 1902-1992), Builders, etching on cream laid paper, 1938. Acquisition made possible by the Robin Wagner and Michael Birkner Art and Photography Acquisition Fund and Deborah M. Smith, Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection
View in the Cupola: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/artcatalogs/30/
September 4 – November 10, 2018
Gallery Talk by Keira Koch ’19: October 30
Schmucker Art Gallery
Keira Koch ’19 examines representations of indigenous cultures in prints and photographs by American artist Andy Warhol and First Nations artist Carl Beam. In this comparative study, Koch considers the topic of appropriation and re-appropriation of Native imagery, and invites discussion about the role of contemporary indigenous artists and how indigenous identities are expressed in contemporary art. This exhibition intersects with the issues and methodologies studied in Koch’s individualized major titled “Indigenous Cultures, History and Identity.”
image, Carl Beam (First Nations, Canadian, 1943-2005, born West Bay (M’Chigeeng), Manitoulin Island), Sitting Bull and Whale,1990 etching on Arches paper, 80 x 119.4 cm, Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection
View in the Cupola: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/artcatalogs/29/
September 4 - December 7 2018
Reception: September 4, 2018 5-7 p.m.
Lecture by James Clifton, Director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:
October 11, 5 pm, Lyceum, Pennsylvania Hall
Schmucker Art Gallery
Over fifty original prints by renowned artists from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth century, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Théodore Géricault, and Francisco de Goya, among many others, are featured inThe Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825. On loan from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the works of art included in this exhibition examine the topics of war and peace, propaganda, heroism, brutal conflicts, and the harrowing aftermath of battle.
Under the direction of Professor Felicia Else and Shannon Egan, Melissa Casale ‘19 and Bailey Harper ‘19 have researched and written didactic labels, catalogue essays, and created an interactive digital interface to complement the exhibition.
View in the Cupola: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/artcatalogs/28/
May 31 - June 22, 2018
Juror: Richard Rinehart, Director
Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University
This competitive exhibition features paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, drawings, and textiles produced by artists in Adams County and the larger Mid-Atlantic region. Schmucker Art Gallery partners annually with the Adams County Arts Council to support its mission to cultivate an arts-rich community.
Liliana Arias, Yellow House, Best of Show Award Winner, 2017
May 2 - 20, 2018
Senior studio art majors present their individual capstone projects in Schmucker Art Gallery under the direction of Gettysburg College studio are faculty.
March 30 - April 21, 2018
Reception: March 30, 5pm
Gallery Talk with Juror Nestor Armando Gil, Asst. Professor of Art Lafayette College: March 30, 5pm, Reception to follow until 7pm
Operating at the crossroads of sculpture, performance, and new media practices, Professor Gil produces installations, situations, and events that explore ideas of journey, borders, and interactivity. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill's MFA program in studio art, Gil has shown work widely, observing his own motto, "I make and I do, and as an artist I make do."By Nestor Armando Gil, Enjambre, offset print on paper, 24x36in., stack of 1000, 2017
March 30 - April 21, 2018
Outstanding student artwork from the 2017-18 academic year; the exhibition reflects the diversity, technical expertise, and immense creativity of Gettysburg College students. Juried by Nestor Armando Gil. Asst. Prof. of Art at Lafayette College.
image, Mary Margaret Blum 18’, Self Portrait (Underwater Childhood), detail, acrylic on panel
January 26 – March 9, 2018
Curated by Samantha Frisoli ’18, Daniella Snyder ’18, Gabriella Bucci ’19, Melissa Casale ’19, Keira Koch ’19, and Paige Deschapelles ’20 under the direction of Professor Yan Sun, Ph.D for the Methods in Art History course.
image: Tosa Mitsuoki (1583-1638), Chrysanthemum, Japan, woodblock print, Edo period, 18th -19th century, 20 cm x 30.16 cm, Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, Gift of Dr. Frank Kramer
View in the Cupola: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/artcatalogs/26/