Past Exhibits at The Barbara Walters Gallery

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The Barbara Walters Gallery proudly presents works from faculty and students throughout the academic year. Below is a look back at recent exhibits.

FYS Art History: What Do You Want From Me?

FYS Art History: What Do You Want From Me?

April 1, 2021–September 12, 2021

The Barbara Walters Gallery is delighted to present FYS Art History: What Do You Want From Me? Curation and writing by the students in Sarah Hamill’s Class of ’23, Histories and Theories of Photography. This exhibition takes its name from the title of a photograph by French Surrealist, Claude Cahun, who used the camera to unfix the self, not allowing any one portrait to stand for their true image. This exhibition looks at how a portrait can shift our ideas of the self by making the invisible visible, by misrepresenting, glorifying, or reinforcing stereotypes, or by forcefully condensing the subject to a singular, two-dimensional plane.

Pictured: Claude Cahun, Autoportrait (with shaved head), 1920. Gelatin silver print, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. Courtesy of the Jersey Heritage Collections

FYS Visual & Studio Arts: What we have thought about and what we are thinking

FYS Visual & Studio Arts: What we have thought about and what we are thinking

November 24, 2020–March 14, 2021 

The Barbara Walters Gallery presents, FYS Visual & Studio Arts: What we have thought about and what we are thinking, a group exhibition by students of Angela Ferraiolo and John O'Connor's First Year Studies Project. The program encourages a broad range of artmaking disciplines and ways of thinking about art. Fostering collaboration, the class ends with a group exhibition intended to introduce the artists to the wider college community. We have the pleasure of featuring their work here. 

J. L. Abraham, Working Paper

J. L. Abraham, Working Paper

January 27, 2020 – May 15, 2020

J.L. Abraham works by hand (printing and painting), works on paper (French sheets, Japanese rolls, machine made in America), and works through aggregation (of blocks, colors, methods, sheets). Though she often multiplies, she rarely duplicates.

Sarah Lawrence Under Construction

Sarah Lawrence Under Construction

October 25, 2019 – December 20, 2019

The Barbara Walters Gallery is pleased to present the inaugural exhibit, Sarah Lawrence Under Construction, 1927-2019, in our new home in the Barbara Walters Campus Center. The exhibit draws on historical and contemporary photographs, as well as architectural sketches and maps to showcase the evolution and growth of the campus over time.