Each year, the HWS Department of Art and Architecture celebrates the beginning of the new academic year with its annual Faculty Exhibition. Held at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, faculty exhibitions provide an outlet for the entire HWS community to appreciate their talents.
“The works in this exhibition are innovative and forward looking,” says Visual Arts Curator Kathryn Vaughn P’08. “We have more media represented, as well as a range of figurative and abstract works.”
This year’s exhibition features Professor of Art and Architecture Ted Aub, Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Bogin, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Christine Chin, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Gabriella D’Angelo, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Mark Jones ’72, P’14, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Alysia Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Chair of Urban Studies Kirin Makker, Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth and Professor of Art and Architecture Phillia Yi.
D’Angelo and Kaplan are showing in Davis Gallery for the first time. D’Angelo’s “Sound Garden” pieces were designed for the New York City non-profit Designing for Free Speech. An architectural performance series, the sculptural white forms take shape to comment on landscape and voice.
Unveiled on Aug. 29, the faculty exhibit will run through Friday, Sept. 26, concluding with a reception on its final day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for students, faculty and staff. Davis Gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Named after benefactor Clarence “Dave” Davis Jr. ’48, the Davis Gallery was renovated in 2009. The on-campus gallery features six shows each year, while inviting numerous acclaimed artists and architects to showcase their work during alternate times.