Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Imagined Worlds, Large and Small, at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, with two additional exhibits
The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, on view February 16 through April 19, 2015, concurrently with two additional exhibitions, In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014, and a continuation of FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn's Magician with Shears.
Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix features photography of created environments, each artist working on a different scale. Lori Nix works in miniature, constructing detailed dioramas that are photographed and then disassembled. Sarah Hobbs creates life-size, site-specific installations and then photographs them. Both artists create images devoid of human figures that rely on the viewer's engagement to complete the work. Hobbs's photographs place the viewer in the position of the unseen individual whose neurotic tendencies are explored in the image. Her works are culled from several series, titled Small Problems in Living, Does This Sound Like You?, Emotional Management, and Overpacked. Nix's apocalyptic works from her series The City invite the viewer to be a member of the unseen humanity and to contemplate what has led to its absence. Both artists' works explore and blur boundaries between the real, the unreal, and the surreal, through staged interiors that serve as metaphors for our emotions, fears, and imaginings.
Hobbs lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and her works are found in prominent collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Nix lives in Brooklyn, New York, and her works are in important collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Imagined Worlds, Large and Small was organized by the Hillstrom Museum of Art in collaboration with Priscilla Briggs, associate professor, Department of Art and Art History, Gustavus Adolphus College, who teaches photography and video classes at the College. Hobbs's visit to campus, to work with students in Briggs's Digital Photography II class to create an installation and then photograph it, is supported with funds from the College's Ethel and Edgar Johnson Fund for the Arts. The gallery talks given in the exhibition by both Hobbs and Nix are presented with support from The Gustavus Artist Series.
In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014 is a focused exhibit presented as a memorial to the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom, namesake of the Hillstrom Museum of Art and a 1938 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College. A paragon of generosity, support, and friendship, Hillstrom died December 16, 2014 at the age of 99 years. The two oil paintings on view, Dunes (1894), by Homer Dodge Martin (1836-1897), and Breaker (c. 1930s or 1940s), by Harry D. Froot (1892-1952), are the final artworks to come to the Museum from Hillstrom's collection. The total number of works given by Hillstrom to the Museum is around 250, and these were the last two artworks he had in his apartment, favorites kept until his final day.
FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn's Magician with Shears is another of the Museum's FOCUS IN/ON projects, in which a single work from the Hillstrom Collection is analyzed in depth, in collaboration with a colleague from across the Gustavus Adolphus College curriculum. An oil painting titled Magician with Shears by American Ashcan painter Everett Shinn (1876-1953) is the subject of an exhibition and essay co-written by Micah J. Maatman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Hillstrom Museum of Art Director Donald Myers, which considers the artist, his career, and his strong interest in theatre, in particular vaudeville, through the painting, and will also reconsider the painting's likely date and suggest the identity of the particular magician depicted by Shinn.
As with all programs of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, these exhibitions are free of charge and are open to the public. All three of the exhibits are accompanied by an illustrated brochure that is available free of charge. Regular hours for the Museum are weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.gustavus.edu/hillstrom.
|Feb 23 to Apr 19 All day||Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/imagined-worlds-large-and-small-the-photographs-of-sarah-hobbs-and-lori-nix-and-additional-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/44762Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Nov 24, 2014 to Jan 30 All day||Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibitions: Fluid Chromatics: Epoxy Paintings by Patrick Blaine, and FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn's Magician with Shearshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-exhibitions-fluid-chromatics-epoxy-paintings-by-patrick-blaine-and-focus-in-on-everett-shinn-s-magician-with-shears/43500Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Dec 11, 2014 3:30–4:30 pm||Student Art Exhibit Openinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/student-art-exhibit-opening/43595Schaefer Art Building first floor hallway|
|Nov 24, 2014 7–9 pm||Opening reception for Fluid Chromatics: Epoxy Paintings by Patrick Blaine, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-for-fluid-chromatics-epoxy-paintings-by-patrick-blaine-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/43499Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Sep 22 to Nov 9, 2014 All day||Pull Left--Not Always Right: Emerging Contemporary Artists in Chinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pull-left-not-always-right-emerging-contemporary-artists-in-china/42962Hillstrom Museum of Art|
||Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during Reading Days/fall breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-reading-days-fall-break-2/43199Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Sep 22, 2014 7–9 pm||Opening reception for Pull Left--Not Always Right: Emerging Contemporary Artists in Chinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-for-pull-left-not-always-right-emerging-contemporary-artists-in-china/42961Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|May 3 to Jun 1, 2014 All day||Annual Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/annual-senior-studio-art-majors-exhibition-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/41725Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|May 8, 2014 8–10 pm||Student Video Art Screeninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/student-video-art-screening/41750Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall|
|Feb 17 to Apr 17, 2014 All day||Exhibitions, Gallery Talks at Hillstrom Museum of Art, starting Monday, February 17, 2014https://gustavus.edu/calendar/exhibitions-gallery-talks-at-hillstrom-museum-of-art-starting-monday-february-17-2014/41127Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Mar 29 to Apr 6, 2014 All day||Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during spring breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-spring-break-4/41517Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Mar 27, 2014 4–5:30 am||Sophomore and Art Minor Exhibition Opening Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sophomore-and-art-minor-exhibition-opening-reception/41480Schaefer Fine Art Gallery|
|Feb 27 to Mar 16, 2014 All day||Junior Art Major Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/junior-art-major-exhibition-2/41173Schaefer Gallery, Fine Arts- Art Department|
|Mar 3, 2014 7:30–8:30 pm||Gallery Talk by Dr. Jennifer L. Streb, scholar of artist Minna Citron, at the Hillstrom Museum of ARthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gallery-talk-by-dr-jennifer-l-streb-scholar-of-artist-minna-citron-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/41129Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Feb 17, 2014 7–9 pm||Opening Reception, Gallery Talk at Hillstrom Museum of Art, Monday, February 17, 2014https://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-gallery-talk-at-hillstrom-museum-of-art-monday-february-17-2014/41128Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Nov 25, 2013 to Jan 31, 2014 All day||Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bruce-mcclain-a-retrospective-exhibition-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/40155Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Jan 26, 2014 3:30–4:30 pm||Bruce McClain Gallery Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bruce-mcclain-gallery-talk/40500Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Dec 16, 2013 to Jan 6, 2014 All day||Hillstrom Museum of Art Hours during finals week and until the start of January Termhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-finals-week-and-until-the-start-of-january-term/40304Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Nov 27 to Dec 1, 2013 All day||Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during Thanksgiving Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-thanksgiving-week/40188Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Nov 25, 2013 7–9 pm||Opening Reception, Gallery Talk for Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-gallery-talk-for-bruce-mcclain-a-retrospective-exhibition/40156Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Sep 18 to Nov 10, 2013 All day||Exhibitions on view at Hillstrom Museum of Art through November 10https://gustavus.edu/calendar/exhibitions-on-view-at-hillstrom-museum-of-art-through-november-10/39662Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|May 4 to Jun 2, 2013 All day||¡ Look At That, Art Attack! Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2013, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art through June 2https://gustavus.edu/calendar/look-at-that-art-attack-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2013-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-through-june-2/38405Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Feb 25 to Apr 21, 2013 All day||How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin, exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, with concurrent exhibit The Eight, the Ashcan School, and the American Scene in the Hillstrom Collectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/how-things-are-paintings-by-ann-martin-exhibition-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-with-concurrent-exhibit-the-eight-the-ashcan-school-and-the-american-scene-in-the-hillstrom-collection/37787Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Apr 20, 2013 3–4 pm||Dance Performancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-performance/38266Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Apr 18, 2013 5:30–6:30 pm||Dance Performancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-performance/38265Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Apr 16, 2013 7–8:30 pm||Video Art Screeninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/video-art-screening/38314Confer 128|
|Apr 15, 2013 7–9 pm||Gallery Talk by Artist Ann Martin at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gallery-talk-by-artist-ann-martin-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/38237Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Mar 14 to Apr 12, 2013 All day||Studio Art Minors and Sophomore Majors Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/studio-art-minors-and-sophomore-majors-exhibition/38063Schaefer Gallery (Art Department)|
|Mar 29 to Apr 7, 2013 All day||Spring break hours, Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-break-hours-hillstrom-museum-of-art/38190Hillstrom Museum of Art|
|Mar 14, 2013 4:30–6 pm||Opening Reception at the Schaefer Art Galleryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-at-the-schaefer-art-gallery/38064Schaefer Gallery (Art Department)|