Browse Exhibits (2 total)
January 25 - May 16, 2016
This posting on the exhibition, Travels in Ithaca: New Paintings by Scott Gleeson, which opened in the Hawn Gallery of the Hamon Arts Library on January 25th, was the first of several postings by the artist. This posting presents a summary of the exhibition. This and future postings were intended as a series of dialogs between the artist and the community viewing and reading about the exhibition, and the artist invited comments from readers.
Travels in Ithaca: New Paintings by Scott Gleeson was on view through May 16th, and the Gallery was accessible during the Library’s open hours.
October 28 - December 11, 2016
R3clamation: Routes & Roots, An Installation by Basil Kincaid launches the Hamon Arts Library’s contemporary arts exhibition program for the Hawn Gallery and is curated by the first Curatorial Fellow for the Hawn Gallery, Georgia Erger.
Basil reclaims seemingly innocuous materials – fabrics, fibers, and even debris – and repurposes them into monumental textile works. For R3clamation: Routes & Roots, Basil fills the gallery with assemblage quilts, sculptures, and garments, comprised of the clutter we encounter daily in our urban communities. Intimately relevant to their place of cultivation, the works are imbued with the West African and American ancestral traditions that are steeped in the artist’s practice and etched in our community’s collective memory. By no means static, these art works are worn by the artist during his performances and throughout the creative process. They become vessels for the black American body, representative of the trauma and subsequent healing the body has experienced.