• Jaume Plensa, artist of Waves III, part of Davidson's Campus Sculpture Program, visits campus in October for a lecture and gallery exhibition. (close-up of Nuage VI)

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  • Project 35 is an eclectic compilation of works exploring how important and far-reaching video is as a medium for contemporary artists. (image by Sara Ramo)

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  • Winner of Bravo's series Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, a creative competition among contemporary artists across the USA, Kymia Nawabi exhibits her work in January.

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  • Stewy Robertson '15 focuses the mural in the Black Student Coalition House on a hand shake with undefined races. Senior Art Majors' solo shows begin March 19, 2015.

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Art

The Art Department is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience for our students through theory and practice, in the classroom and in the studio, all in the context of a liberal arts institution and a thriving intellectual community. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of art, each year the department produces a season of exhibits, installations, and shows that explore the complexities of the human experience and engages the hearts and minds of a growing audience. Visit the Van Every/Smith Galleries website and Facebook for additional information about upcoming art exibitions and events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

picuture of masked bank in desert playin gin front of a concrete wall

Project 35

January 15-February 27, 2015

Organized by Independent Curators International, Project 35 highlights the work of 35 international video artists and filmmakers selected by 35 international curators.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 6-8 p.m.

Van Every Gallery and various campus locations TBD.

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Kymia Nawabi: Lodestar

January 15-February 27, 2015

Nawabi's recent works are inspired by her research on alchemy, Greek & Egyptian mythology and religions from around the world.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 6-8 p.m. with a brief gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.

Smith Gallery

Cort Savage's image for Interiorities exhibition

Cort Savage: Interiorities: A Decade of Inevitable Forms

March 12-April 12, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6-8 p.m. with a brief gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.

Van Every Gallery

Common Hour Discussion: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 11:05 a.m.–12:05 p.m. in the Van Every Gallery

image of cicular red, green and yellow strips with black hieroglyphic writing, hands shaking in center

Senior Student Art Majors

March 19-April 27, 2015

Davidson's senior art majors–Teresa Lacks '15, Kayli Rideout '15, Stewy Robertson '15 and Vera Shulmon '15–present their works during individual shows. Watch this video for an inside look at two recent art major graduates putting together their senior shows. (image by Stewy Robertson '15)

Smith Gallery 

image of drawing by Cooper Karish '16

Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 22-May 6, 2015

This exhibition features nearly 60 works of art in a variety of media–printmaking, digital art, painting, drawing and sculpture–by Davidson students, both art and non-art majors. This is a great opportunity to add work to your personal art collection. (image by Cooper Karish '16 from the 2014 Exhibition.)

Van Every Gallery

image of artwork by Dani Steely '14 senior solo exhibition

Rising Senior Art Majors

May 28-July 30, 2015

Having early exposure to what is involved in preparing for an exhibition, rising senior art majors experience first-hand the many steps required in showing their work. Come see a sneak peak of next year's Senior Studio Art Major Shows.

Smith Gallery

Collected: Works from Alumni Art Collections

June 4-July 16, 2015

Opening Reception: In conjunction with Reunion Weekend, June 5-7, 2015

To have works of art you own considered for exhibition, please download and complete this application form (DOC).

Van Every Gallery

PAST EVENTS 2014-15

Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS

Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS, co-curated by Ann Fox, Dave Wessner, Lia Newman and Rosemary Gardner, featured works of art examining the visual representations of HIV/AIDS from science and art perspectives. The exhibition featured 12 artists and a variety of media. Please visit Davidson College Art Galleries for a complete list of related events.

FAB LAB

The Solar Airstream Fab Lab is a 1960's Airstream converted into a digital sculpture lab and research studio, harnessing solar energy via 2 x 22ft panels on the roof it is primarily a mobile studio for small scale production of art. Housing Paul Higham's custom built rapid prototype machine where he manifests objects from data, whilst Coral Lambert works at each site developing environmental foundry processes utilizing the mobility of the studio.

JAUME PLENSA

MCGAW ARTIST LECTURE

This exhibition–Plensa's first comprehensive exhibition in North Carolina–featured works on paper as well as sculptural works in bronze and steel.