UNH Art Gallery Kicks Off
New Year With Two Exhibitions
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
January 6, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- The Art Gallery at the University of New Hampshire
kicks off 2004 with two new exhibitions, Chain of Fools: Hogarth
Reinterpreted by B. Lynch and Impassioned Images: German
Both exhibitions open Jan. 22. Chain of Fools: Hogarth Reinterpreted
by B. Lynch runs until April 14, and Impassioned Images:
German Expressionist Prints runs until March 11. A preview
reception for both exhibitions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday,
Jan. 21. Free parking for the reception is available in B-Lot, near
the corner of Mill Road and McDaniel Drive.
Chain of Fools: Hogarth Reinterpreted by B. Lynch
B. Lynch, The Seven Follies:
Praying for Luck, 2002, oil on canvas, courtesy of B. Lynch.
Boston artist B.
Lynch's latest installation exhibition, Chain of Fools,
humorously and perceptively comments on human folly as it is represented
in William Hogarth's famous series of 18thcentury engravings, “The
Rake's Progress.” What results is a surreal “conversation”
between Hogarth's classic prints and the large-scale, colorful figures,
reliquary sculptures, video, and paintings created by Lynch.
Lynch uses Hogarth's famous series of prints to inspire her own
works on the subject of folly. “I have been obsessed with
the idea of folly for almost 10 years. As though sifting through
some massive archaeological dig of an ancient city, I continue unearthing
new bits that beckon me onward. I search for what it means to be
human. I believe that folly is the quintessence of being human,”
In conjunction with this exhibition, the UNH Department of Theatre
and Dance is presenting an original play titled, “The Rake's
Progress,” written by Professor David Kaye. The play runs
Feb. 18-22, in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.
Impassioned Images: German Expressionist Prints
Erich Heckel, Jungling, 1917, woodcut,
from the Syracuse University Art Collection.
“Expressionism” defines a period in German
culture from early in the 20th century until the fall of the Weimar
Republic in 1933. Expressionism began as an opposing force to the
established tastes of the time. Early expressionists had a desire
to explore the internal world of their subjects, rather than simply
focusing on external appearances. What resulted was a highly emotional
and energized style that took the art world by storm. Jan. 28: Gallery talk by B. Lynch, whose work is on view in Chain
of Fools: Hogarth Reinterpreted by B. Lynch, The Art Gallery.
Impassioned Images looks specifically at the printmakers
in this group of expressionists and the impact of that medium on
the group as a whole. This show includes prints by the most prominent
artists associated with German Expressionism, as well as those who
followed in their footsteps. Organized by the Syracuse University
Art Collection, Impassioned Images was funded in part by
the S. Melvin and Mary Jo Rines Art Exhibition Fund.
Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m., Room A219, Paul Creative Arts
Feb. 4: Reading from A Sum of Destructions: Picasso's Cultures
& the Creation of Cubism, by the book's author, Natasha
Staller, professor, Amherst College.
Feb. 11: Lecture/demonstration: “The Creative Process: Theatricalizing
Hogarth's The Rake's Progress,” with David Kaye, associate
professor of theatre and dance.
Feb. 18: Fiction reading by Alexander Parsons, assistant professor
Feb. 25: Lecture on folly by Sean Moore, assistant professor of
March 3: Slide lecture on German Expressionism by Eleanor Hight,
professor of art and art history.
March 10: Concert featuring songwriter and folk singer Liz Parmalee,
The Art Gallery.
The Rake's Progress Feb. 18-21, 7 p.m., and Feb. 22, 2 p.m., Johnson
Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center The Art Gallery will be open
to the public for an hour and a half prior to each performance.
Fool's Fortunes April 1, 6-8 p.m., The Art Gallery Celebrate All
Fool's Day and bring your questions to the Answer Fool.
The UNH Art Gallery is at the Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 College
Road, Durham. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The
Art Gallery is closed Fridays, university holidays (including March
12-21 and April 11), and during exhibition changes, including March
14-23. Admission is free. School and other groups are welcome. Tours
are free with advance reservation. Call 862-3713 to schedule.
High-Resolution Photos Available for Download
William Hogarth, New to ye School of Hard Mishap, from
the series The Rake's Progress, 1735, engraving; from the
collection of The Art Gallery, UNH.
Erich Heckel, Jungling, 1917, woodcut, from the Syracuse
University Art Collection.
Kathe Kollwitz, The Call of Death (Aus Folge Tod), 1934,
lithograph, from the Syracuse University Art Collection.
B. Lynch, The Seven Follies: Praying for Luck, 2002, oil
on canvas, courtesy of B. Lynch.
B. Lynch, Shrines to Folly: Wishes Take Flight, 1999, mixed
media, courtesy of B. Lynch.