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Davis Gallery Exhibitions Announced

The spring lineup at The Davis Gallery at Houghton House will feature photos, prints and drawings from world-renowned artists and will culminate with the annual Student Art and Architecture show.

Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani’s series “Chromatherapy” opens on Friday, Jan. 22 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Running through Friday, Feb. 26, and curated by Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Christine Chin, Nagatani’s photo series explores “the potential of colored light as a healing tool. The pseudo- scientific images ask the viewer to temporarily suspend belief, while drawing them into a visual story that has elements of truth and fiction.”

The next exhibit, as the Davis Gallery notes, emphasizes “movements such as Social Realism and Mid-Century Modernism, with works by both prominent and lesser known artists.” Curated by the HWS Art Interns, “Audubon to Warhol: Two Centuries of American Art on Paper” showcases the collection of Edward T. Pollack ’55 and will run from Friday, March 4 through Friday, April 22. The show, which features prints, drawings and photographs from the 20th and 21st centuries, will open with a reception on March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., and a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.

Finally, “Studio Work from 2015-2016,” featuring artwork from the Colleges’ art and architecture students, opens with a reception on Friday, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs through Friday, May 13. With a variety of artwork curated by the Art and Architecture faculty, including architectural studio projects, models, multi-media studies, rendered drawings and more, the exhibit highlights students’ “visual invention in color and in black and white, in silkscreens and in photographs, in charcoal and in paint, in sculpture and digital media from students in studio classes from the beginning to the advanced will be shown,” as the Davis Gallery notes.

The Davis Gallery, a gift of Clarence A. Davis ’48, provides an environment for studying the role of art and architecture in shaping, embodying and interpreting cultures. The gallery has six shows each year beginning with the faculty show and ending with the student exhibition.

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