Art Department and Emerson Gallery Host Sonsini
By Vige Barrie
January 24, 2011
Hamilton College’s Emerson Gallery will host an opening reception on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4:15 pm for three new exhibits featuring eccentric views of men and women in photography, drawing, and painting. Rome native John Sonsini will present a gallery conversation sponsored by the art department. The reception and program are free and open to the public.
• John Sonsini: Men is an exhibition of paintings and drawings of seemingly straightforward portraits of Latino day laborers living in Los Angeles. Who these men are and how Sonsini painted them makes for a powerful combination. This is Sonsini's first exhibition in the region.
• Andy Warhol: Polaroids features a series of never-before exhibited portraits by the artist. Warhol often used polaroid photographs as a first step in making silkscreens which led to paintings. The images reveal how the limitations of the Polaroid camera infused the look of his work in all media. The images of celebrities, artists and friends reveal an intimacy not usually found in Pop Art.
• Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful presents a selection of photographs from the Emerson Gallery collection. A leading street photographer in the 1960s and 1970s, Winogrand produced a series of compelling photographs. Through the artist’s lens, these images emphasize the new visibility of women during this era and reveal rapidly shifting notions of femininity.
The Emerson Gallery is located on Hamilton College’s campus in the Christian A. Johnson Hall, directly behind the Chapel. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For information on parking and wheelchair accessibility, contact the gallery at 315-859-4396 or at the gallery’s Web site www.hamilton.edu/gallery.