UNH Faculty Artists Exhibit Their Works
Contact Lori Gula
August 18, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. - Two new faculty artists at the University of New Hampshire
will exhibit their recent works at the 2003 Art Faculty Review Sept. 9
to Oct. 15, 2003, at The Art Gallery.
A preview reception, open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.,
Monday, Sept. 8.
Sweet, a graduate of Boston University, pushes the boundaries of clay with his unique, raku-fired vessels. "When viewing these pieces, one inevitably considers an animal or figurative reference. In some instances the figure or animal is the vessel. At other times, they are the base for the container," Sweet says. "As always, the component parts are assembled and unified into their vessel imagery. These forms might suggest containment for things physical, but they are to be filled by ideas."
Warren, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, quietly and humorously observes his world through the lens of his camera. His recent work focuses on people and their chosen modes of transportation-whether by bus, car, or skateboard-as an extension of themselves. "The coolly detached and deceptively casual manner in which I photograph records mundane subjects in an interesting way and extraordinary subjects in an ordinary way. I seek to highlight the tension between potentially impersonal methods of getting from one place to another while also finding examples of highly stylized and often odd modes of transportation and expression," Warren says.
Recent Additions to the Collection
In addition to the faculty review, The Art Gallery will feature 45 recently acquired works from its collection. Now numbering almost 1,500 objects, the collection focuses on works on paper-prints, drawings, and photographs. UNH alumni, Friends of The Art Gallery, and faculty emeriti have donated many of the recent acquisitions. Several works on view were purchased with funds from the Edmund G. Miller Art Collection Fund, an endowment that provides funds for the purchase and conservation of works on paper.
Among the works featured are a self-portrait by Francisco Goya, an etching by Mauricio Lasansky, photographs of Canterbury Shaker Village by Bill Finney, and a portfolio of prints by eight contemporary women artists, including Betye Saar, Kiki Smith, and Paula Rego, from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
ArtBreak Series: Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m.
School and other groups are welcome at The Art Gallery. Tours are offered free of charge with advance reservation and can be scheduled by calling the Outreach Program at 862-3713.
News Editors: Color slides are available upon request from Amanda Tombarelli, education and publicity coordinator, The Art Gallery. For more information call 603-862-3712 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.