Luo, Dusk to Dusk

Jie Luo (Chinese, 1968- ), "Imprisoned-Falling," 2008; Acrylic on canvas, 70 7/8 h x 82 11/16 w (inches). One of the artists in the CWAM;s Fall 2016 exhibition, "Dusk to Dusk," Jie Luo's father was sent away to work for Mao, and his mother took him to work on a silk-worm farm where he watched the worms in the weaving hut. Luo later took up weaving fishing nets. Selected from THE EKARD COLLECTION, "Dusk to Dusk" is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.



Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

September 13-November 20, 2016
Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery

(The CWAM will be closed October 8-17, 2016, for the College's Fall Break.)

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk, 7:00 p.m.
Richard Rinehart, Curator of Dusk to Dusk, and Director, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University

Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal turns a mirror to the world, examining individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui in the decline of the industrial age, an age in which people are simultaneously singular and collective beings. Some seek a return to the land, others seek spiritual transcendence, and others share an affection for our new hybrid of increasingly alienated selves. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and video this exhibition explores a contemporary familiarity with collective darkness.

The exhibition is made up of thirty-seven works by twenty-eight artists. Ruud van Empel and Hideaki Kawashima summon primal anxieties of the body double and removable skin, made more relevant by the rise of virtual, second lives. Gilbert and George, Erwin Wurm, Laura Ford, and Almagul Menlibayeva deploy psychological references to the individual in a society of global displacement, liminal sexualities, and political casualties. Edward Burtynsky and Aristarkh Chernyshev show technology misused, warped, and left in ruins, mocking our technocratic hubris. While others, such as Matt Calderwood, Huma Bhabha, Matthew Day Jackson, and Tony Cragg, among others, take a more abstract approach, expressing a need for balance and intimacy in the ever-expanding human experience.

Together, these artists provide a glimpse into what it means to be an individual during the transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century, allowing viewers to reflect on past mistakes while reveling in progressive poetics.

Artists: James Aldridge, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Edward Burtynsky, Matt Calderwood, Aristarkh Chernyshev, Tony Cragg, Salvador Dali, Desiree Dolron, Marcel Dzama, Laura Ford, Gilbert & George, Matthew Day Jackson, Hideaki Kawashima, Tianbing Li, Richard Long, Jie Luo, Jonathan Meese, Almagul Menlibayeva, Erwin Olaf, Hans Op de Beeck, Yang Shaobin, Anouk Steketee, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ruud van Empel, Levi van Veluw, Anne Wenzel, and Erwin Wurm.

Dusk to Dusk was organized by the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University, curated by Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Gallery, with works generously loaned from THE EKARD COLLECTION. The exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.

Alison Saar: Breach

January 16-March 10, 2017
Sussel Gallery

Los Angeles artist Alison Saar's Breach is rooted in the music and literature that grew out of the profound racial inequities exposed by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. She began this body of work after a 2004 residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans when she was struck by the lack of rebuilding in the flood damaged areas of the Lower Ninth Ward and the Treme. That led her to consider the similarities between Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood of 1927. With titles such as Silttown Shimmy and Sleufoot Slide, the sculpture, paintings, and prints that comprise this exhibition explore cultural and socio-political issues surrounding African Americans living within the river's reach.

Breach was curated by Michiko Okayo, Director,  Lafayette College Art Galleries, Easton, Pennsylvania, All works are courtesy of the artist and L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California.

Amber Kempthorn

January 16-March 10, 2017
Burton D. Morgan Gallery

African Art: Student-Curated Exhibition Selected from the CWAM's Permanent Collection

April 28-May 14, 2017
Burton D. Morgan Gallery

2017 Studio Art Senior Independent Study Group Exhibition

April 28-May 14, 2017
Sussel Gallery