Dual exhibitions by art faculty examine thought-provoking themes

A still from Nadav Assor's video
A still from Nadav Assor's video "Vertical Mobility."

The Connecticut College Department of Art presents two unique exhibitions by two of the department’s newest faculty members, Assistant Professor of Art Nadav Assor and Assistant Professor of Art Chris Barnard. The captivating new show comprises Assor’s “Ruins of the Map” and Barnard’s “Engagement Party” and will be on display in the Cummings Arts Center Galleries Sept. 2 through Oct. 20.

The two are part of the College’s team of dedicated instructors and active artists who continue to expose Connecticut College students to a variety of artistic philosophies and professional practices. With large oil on canvas paintings, Barnard examines the connections and gaps between landscape painting and contemporary socio-political concerns, specifically U.S. power and imperialism. Assor is an interdisciplinary media artist, creating videos, installations, performances, and objects. His work deals with the performed mediation of cities, bodies and personal narratives via appropriated military-industrial technologies.

There will be an artist reception open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4:15 to 6:30 p.m., with an artist talk in the galleries at 5:30 p.m.

The Cummings Arts Center Galleries are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekend days from 1-4 p.m. The galleries will be closed Saturday, Sept. 14, for Yom Kippur and Oct. 10-13 for the College’s fall break. For more information, contact the art department at 860-439-2740.

August 28, 2013