Curated by Sachie Hernández and A.D. Guerra
Exhibition on view from Oct. 19 – Dec. 15, 2017. Opening reception, Oct. 19, 5PM.
Curator’s talk, Oct. 19, 4-5PM in Cheray Science Hall #101.
An exhibition by contemporary Cuban artists examining images, histories and fantasies about the United States.
“El Yuma” is a term used in Cuba to describe the United States, popularized with the original 1957 film 3:10 to Yuma. By extension, the word “Yumas” now refers to foreigners, especially North Americans.
Co-curators Sachie Hernández and A.D. Guerra first created this show in late 2016 for a Boston gallery. At that time, the US and Cuba were improving relations. Hernández highlighted the curators’ desire for visual art to be part of “a more transparent, dynamic and respectful exchange between the peoples of Cuba and the United States.” The images that citizens have of each other fold into that exchange, and she says, “From our side, despite the Revolution or because of it, we Cubans cannot escape our fascination for this country.”
While some elements of the show are overtly political, others explore historical, cultural and social themes. Hernández emphasizes that there is no single political message to find amongst these diverse pieces. Her point is especially important now, in late 2017, because of the fraught, often hyper-politicized history of US/Cuba relations. These relations took an unexpected new turn with the withdrawal of staff from the US embassy in Havana at the close of September. Amid these confusions, visual art makes space for questions, emotions, and meditations that do not fit into predictable, oppositional rhetoric.
“My Modest Opinion” installation detail, Angel Ricardo Rios, 2016, shown at AREA Gallery, Boston, MA
Capital Cutout in Transit Sites
Series #4 The United States, 2016
Photography on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta
300 gr /m2 and bills (money)
This exhibition is made possible through generous funding from the Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts
Curated by Prof. Ruth Fabian-Fine and Prof. Will Mentor
Sept. 7 – Oct. 13
This exhibition features the often inaccessible aesthetic beauty of the natural world revealed through scientific research. It covers a broad spectrum from nature photography to the visualization of single molecules using modern research technology.
Image by Queren Marte SMC Biology Major 2017
Senior Art Exhibitions
Emily Higgins, “Growths”
On view May 2 – May 8, 2017
Lindsey Garland, “Insignificance
Nicholas Verdirame, “Ruminations”
On view April 18-24, 2017
Tiffany Landry, “WHAT.”
Junior Art Major Exhibition: Selections from Junior Studio 2016
Lindsey Baldwin, “Bodies in Thread”
Jan. 23 – Jan. 30, 2017
Angus McCullough, “This Was the Future”
Oct. 6 – Nov. 4, Opening Reception, Oct. 6, 5-6PM
Artist Lecture, Oct. 6, 4-5PM, Cheray 101
This Was the Future is a large, multi-media project dealing with the nature of space-time from a personal perspective. The work picks apart global synchronized time, using research, logic, and direct experiences of time like dreams, grief, deja vu, and cyclical events. Intended for site-specific installation, TWTF presents multi-channel video, writings/books, drawings, and sculptures that are all in dialogue. It uses the viewer as a cohesive element – active engagement in the subject matter and the physical space are necessary for the expression of the work.
Angus McCullough was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, studied philosophy and architecture at Wesleyan University, and currently lives and works in North Bennington, Vermont. His work has been shown in the United States and abroad, including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Bennington Museum, Burlington City Arts, Buoy gallery, Salem Art Works, Vernon Gardens, AA|LA, Roman Susan gallery, Momenta Art, Judson Memorial Church, and The Lust Gallery. He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, BoxoPROJECTS and ACRE, and has been published in the NY Times, the Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Gwarlingo Press, and BF Bifocals.
Tanya Chaly, “Complex Contingencies”
Nov. 10 – Dec. 9, Opening Reception, Nov. 10, 5-6
Artist Lecture, Nov. 10, 4-5, Cheray 101
Chaly will be exhibiting forensic suites of detailed and individually framed drawings – a “swarm” of insects, a “colony” of bats – a scientifically assembled display of biodiversity. On closer inspection these works betray more complex and unsettling themes. Amidst Chaly’s drawing suites the viewer will discover pathologies and disease, parasitic infestations and mutations.
Tanya Chaly was born in Sydney, Australia and currently lives and works in New York City. She is a visual artist and works across a variety of mediums using painting, drawing and printmaking. In her practice she examines ideas of the Natural World; the history of Natural Science, notions of nature and classifications of Wilderness and the fetishization of Nature. She has held several solo shows and been the recipient of a number of awards, residencies and prizes. In 2013 she was awarded a Residency at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2014 a Fellowship at the Constance Saltonstall Arts Colony, NY, USA. Most recently she was awarded the 2014 Explorers Club Artist-in-Exploration Award (underwritten by Rolex USA). Her work was shown in 2012 at the Masur Museum of Art Louisiana, USA , SUNY Geneseo NY, and The Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Centre, MD. Her work can be found in the public collections of; The Explorer’s Club, New York, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Nortel Australia, Crown Casino, Melbourne and other private and corporate collections in Australia, the UK and the United States.
Sept. 2 – Sept. 30, Opening Reception, Sept. 7, 4-6PM
Jeremy Ayers, Maea Brandt, Brian Collier, Jordan Douglas, Gordon Glover, Val Hird, and Meg McDevitt
This exhibition will feature work from nearly all of the excellent instructors teaching our studio art courses. This is intended to showcase our faculty as professional artists and to help connect students to the work these individuals do outside the classroom.
Judson Browning, “Six Months of Consumption”
Tracey Duffey, “Connection in Separation”
Katie Boduch, “Embracing Uncertainty”
Jessica Sweeney, “Trophy Room”
April 11 – 17
Meaghan Glendon, “Petting Zoo (Adults Only)”
April 4 – 10
Callie McGovern, “Dedications”
March 28 – April 3
Martha McElroy, “Beauty Standards”
March 7 – 14
Adeline Rodriguez, “A.M.R Fashion Show”
February 24 – 29
Antone Beaulieu, “Fast Asleep,” projected video installation
Feb. 16 – 22
Richard Reo, “Exploring Love,” an installation of paintings and audio.
Feb. 9 – 15
“A Peek Behind the Curtains,” The Lighting and Scenic Designs of John Devlin 2001-present.
“Between the Bottomlands & the World” by Sarah Ross and Ryan Griffis.
Oct. 8- Nov. 6
“Between the Bottomlands & the World” is a multi-faceted project by artists Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross exploring Beardstown, IL, a rural Midwestern town of 6000 people–a place of global exchange and international mobility, inscribed by post-NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) realities.
Project Website: http://regionalrelationships.org/bottomlands/
New Testament Artworks
From the collection of Saint Michael’s Alumni Kyle Albee: 25 New Testament Artworks by Julia Stiles and 2 works by Katerina Pyatakova. All works are ink and watercolor on paper.
Senior Solo Exhibitions
Performances will be at 6, 6:30 and 7PM
Exhibitions Fall 2014
Darlene Charneco, “CoHabitat”
Artist Website: http://www.darlenecharneco.com/
PLANT ON PREMISES: A Survey by The Department of Natural Resources
an exhibition by Ryan Thompson
Please join us for an artist lecture on Thursday Nov. 13 from 4-5 in Cheray 101 followed by an opening reception in the McCarthy Gallery from 5-6.
The exhibition PLANT ON PREMISES foregrounds an inconspicuous struggle between industrial and natural processes—between the potted plants and the chemical plants found in dry cleaners shops. Dry-cleaned garments, potted plants, and photographic collages form the basis for an aesthetic investigation into these two very different types of plants.
This exhibition is generously funded by the The Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College
SPRING 2014: SENIOR SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Kristen Letts Kovak, Recursive Observations, Fall 2013
Rebecca Weisman, Ethan Allen Nights: A Surrrealist Reenactment, Fall 2013