Senior Art Projects 2001
An exhibition of works by Hamilton College seniors graduating with a concentration in Fine Arts.
January 1 - March 30, 2001
Power of the Word
Power of the Word presents a variety of works - paintings, drawings, video, photography, graffiti, prints, and a computer installation - by eight contemporary Chinese artists who both celebrate and critique the conventions associated with the written word. The selection of artists reflects the breadth of the curator's experience, covering a wide range of media and artistic backgrounds, from politician to academy-trained artist, from computer programmer to self-trained "outsider". Breaking with the 2,000-yar-old traditions of Chinese calligraphic art, these artists reassess the aesthetic and cultural assumptions of China's word-based society. Their contemporary permutations of calligraphy reflect a fresh understanding of the relationship between language and art, often stimulated by interaction with Western culture. Curator Chang Tson-zung is an art critic and scholar living in Hong Kong.
October 28 - December 15, 2000
Personal Dimensions: Five Donors who helped shape the Hamilton College Collection
This exhibition consists of major gifts to the collection by both alumni and friends of the college: James Taylor Dunn '36, William G. Roehrick '34, Omar S. Pound '51, Easton Pribble, and PhilipW. Abell '57.
August 25 - October 15, 2000
Romare Bearden in Black-and-White: Photomontage Projections, 1964
The art of Romare Bearden came of age in the turbulent sixties when the Civil Rights Movement, antiwar rallies, and political assassinations combined to spark a cultural upheaval. The "Photomontage Projections" are monumental compilations of images photo mechanically enlarged from some of the first collages Bearden produced and mark the artist's turn in 1963 and 1964 from the pure abstraction he pursued in the fifties to the collage mode he developed to articulate his social and political concerns.