Reception and Gallery Talk Aug. 31, 5 p.m.
letter to a laundress is an immersive installation that mirrors a ubiquitous and familiar form from a bygone era, the clothesline. This work reconfigures the figure of the laundress and the washerwoman as witness. It sheds light on the unique position these women held as a result of their occupational tasks during an era where thousands of African Americans were summarily lynched throughout the United States.
Sponsored by Race & Pedagogy Institute
letter to a laundress, Carletta Carrington Wilson
Reception and Gallery Talk Aug. 31, 5 p.m
The Invisible Nation features a series of photo-based installations created by Salvadoran artist, Victor Cartagena. Cartagena’s projects call upon the great distance between the human dimension of economic displacement and the “faceless” accounts of the immigration debate that pervade the media.
Sponsored by Race & Pedagogy Institute, Chism Fund, and Tilley Fund
Victor Cartagena workshop at Kittredge Gallery, 2016
Reception Oct 29, 5-7 p.m. with panel interview of featured artists
Comix Body will focus on the concept of "body image" in the work of contemporary independent comics artists. The artists are interested particularly in perspectives on the body that challenge broad cultural assumptions about health, gender, race, beauty, ability, nudity, and sex. The exhibit will consider how bodies move through the world—as sensitive skin, as vulnerable meat, as human, as animal.
Sponsored by Chism Fund and English Department
Reception Nov. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Ong and Gunderson bring their two processes and styles together into an exciting two-person show. Ong shows the environmental microbiome with an emphasis on atmosphere based bacteria plus a sound piece tracing the movement of the wind. Puget Sound Prof. Gunderson will show his unearthly ceramic forms, made from earth itself.
Sponsored by Art+Sci and Tilley Fund
Left: Chad Gunderson, detail. Right: Joel Ong, Between us a Breeze
Through gallery exhibitions and artist lectures focused on expanding students exposure to core issues in contemporary art, Kittredge Gallery serves as a teaching tool for the Puget Sound Art & Art History Department and supports the liberal arts curriculum of the university as a whole. With its history of strong exhibitions by regional and nationally recognized artists, Kittredge Gallery also contributes to the broader cultural community of the Pacific Northwest.