August 20, 2022

Anne Timpano’s Work Shown in Richmond Exhibition

Anne Timpano’s linocut print, “Venus as Paper Doll,” is currently exhibited in the 2012 Harnett Biennial of American Prints at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond.  Timpano, director of the University Galleries, is one of 47 artists from 25 states participating in the highly competitive exhibition of contemporary printmaking, which opened October 23 and will be on view through December 9, 2012.

Exhibition Opens Next Week at Ridderhof Martin Gallery

Marc Chagall, Cirque a l’Etoile, 1966, lithograph, 25 ½ x 24 ½ inches. ©2012 University of Mary Washington Galleries

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will present the exhibition “Making an Impression: Prints from the Permanent Collection” from Friday, March 16 through Friday, April 27 at Ridderhof Martin Gallery.

The opening reception for “Making an Impression” will be held Thursday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The exhibition will highlight prints from the UMW Galleries’ permanent collection of art, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the UMW Galleries will feature two lectures that will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139.

Eric Denker, senior lecturer in the education department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present the lecture “Ink, Wood, Copper Stone: Identifying the Techniques of Prints,” on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.  The presentation will focus on the origination, duplication and originality of prints and will include techniques and tools used in printmaking.

Salvador Dali, Don Quixote, undated, etching, 9 x 5 ¾ inches. ©2012 University of Mary Washington Galleries

On Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m., Gregory Jecmen, associate curator of old master prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art, will present “Renaissance Innovations in Color Printing and Etching.” The talk will focus printing woodcuts in color and the intaglio technique of etching. Jecmen’s presentation is based on a future exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, “Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540.” Both lectures are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure adequate seating.

Senior Student Exhibition Starts Today

The Galleries and the UMW Department of Art and Art History traditionally host three student exhibitions during the spring semester: two for senior art students and one annual student exhibition, open to all interested students in the department.

“Markers’ Make,” the first senior student exhibition opens Thursday, Feb. 16 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26 at the duPont Gallery.

The exhibition features the work of Kyle  Anderson, Alanna Betts, Lauren Gottschlich, Erin Kenderish, Erin Kohler, Claire McKinley, Minta Smith, Suzanne Stewart and Emilia Sanchez.

The duPont Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the UMW Galleries at (540) 654-1013.

Two Exhibits Open Tonight at the UMW Galleries

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host two exhibitions: “Crowded Spaces: Allison Long Hardy” from Friday, January 20 through Sunday, February 5 at the duPont Gallery; and “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2012” from Friday, January 20 through Friday, February 24 at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery.

Allison Long Hardy, Daydream, pen, graphite, colored pencil, India ink on paper, 2011, 38 x 26 inches

The opening receptions for both exhibitions will be held on Thursday, January 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the duPont Gallery and the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. Anne Timpano, director of University Galleries, will present a purchase prize and $2,000 in awards at the reception for the “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2012” exhibition. Admission is free to the receptions and exhibitions.

“Crowded Spaces” will showcase the work of artist Allison Long Hardy, adjunct professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UMW. The exhibit explores the ebb and flow of crowds; how crowds exist, move and dissipate as a cohesive unit; and how communication travels through crowds. Hardy’s works of pen, graphite, colored pencil and collage were inspired by her recent residency at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va.

Bongkyun Noh, Shore of the World, oil on canvas, 2011, 36 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches

“Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2012” offers a snapshot of the painting medium through the work of 17 artists, including David Barr of Falls Church, Va., Jason Bronner of Lock Haven, Penn., Cassie Clements of Huntington, W.Va., Eric Garner of Bethesda, Md., Allan Gorman of Upper Montclair, N.J., Anna Kell of Lewisburg, Penn., Jacqueline Levine of Arlington, Va., So Yoon Lym of North Haledon, N.J., Darren McManus of Lambertville, N.J., Andrew D. Moeller of Ridgewood, N.J., Bongkyun Noh of Centreville, Va., Radio Sebastian of Alexandria, Va., Sharon Shapiro of Louisa, Va., Gilbert Trent of Washington, D.C., Scott Turri of Pittsburgh, Penn., Michael Weiss of Baltimore, Md., and Naijun Zhang of Morgantown, W.Va. The exhibit is a representation of some of the current themes in painting. Claire Huschle, executive director of the Arlington Arts Center, will serve as juror of the exhibition. Active in arts administration in the Washington D.C. area, Huschle is the 2010 recipient of the AAUW Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington.

For directions and more information, call (540) 654-1013 or visit http://galleries.umw.edu.

Anne Timpano’s Art Appeared in European Newspaper

Artwork by Anne Timpano, director of UMW Galleries, was featured in an article that appeared in the November 13-19 issue of New Europe, a weekly European newspaper that is based in Brussels and circulates to 49 countries.

The article discussed selected work from the current exhibition “Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing Art as an Emergent Form” at the Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee, Fla. Timpano’s work was among the selected work discussed and her mixed media paper doll, “Venus as Fiona Fashion,” was one of the pieces from the exhibition illustrated in the article.

Anne Timpano’s Work Showcased in Two Exhibitions

Artwork by Anne Timpano, Director of UMW Galleries, has been chosen for inclusion in two current exhibitions, “Gendered Images: The Feminine Divine” (Sept. 8-Dec. 16, 2011) at the Doug Adams Gallery of the Bade Museum in Berkeley, CA, and “Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing Art as an Emergent Form” (Nov. 5, 2011-Feb. 26, 2012) at the Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee, FL.  The latter exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition catalog, which includes images and curatorial commentary.

Timpano’s work borrows the figure of Venus from Botticelli’s Birth of Venus (ca. 1485) and reinvents it in a modern context.  The works on exhibit include Venus as Paper Doll, a linocut print that explores the role of women in society, and the Consumermania Series, six individual mixed-media paper dolls that are intended as commentary on our consumer-oriented society and the ease with which consumers can be manipulated.

Jeffrey Allison to Present Gallery Lecture on Jasper Francis Cropsey

Join the UMW Galleries for “Jasper Francis Cropsey: The Hudson River School and a True American Landscape,” presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Jasper Francis Cropsey, Autumn in the Warwick Valley, 1883, oil on canvas, 12⅝” x 22 5/16”. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Permanent Collection, Gift of Mrs. J.H. Symington. ©2011 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The lecture will be held on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m. inside Combs Hall, Room 139. Admission is free. However, pre-registration is required to ensure proper seating.

Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will explore the Hudson River School, which represents the first native school of American Art. Dating from the 1820s, it was a loosely organized group of painters who took as their subject the unique naturalness of the American continent, starting with the Hudson River region in New York, but eventually extending in time and space all the way to California and the 1870s. Jasper Francis Cropsey, a first–generation member of the Hudson River School, died in anonymity but was rediscovered by galleries and collectors in the 1960s and remembered as the American painter of Autumn.

Please call the Galleries at (540) 654-1013 or e-mail Justine Geiger, Visitor Services Coordinator, at jgeiger@umw.edu to reserve your seats.

This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and, is funded, in part, by the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.

Dr. Cliff Edwards to Present Lecture on Vincent van Gogh

Obj. No. 83.26. Vincent Willem Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas. 9½” H x 13¼” W (24.1 cm x 33.7 cm). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Join the UMW Galleries for “Mysteries of The Night Café: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh,” presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The lecture will be held on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. inside Combs Hall, Room 139. Admission is free. However, pre-registration is required to ensure proper seating.

Dr. Cliff Edwards, professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, explores the spirituality of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Vincent Van Gogh, through one of Western art’s most mysterious paintings, The Night Café. Enter the imagination of Van Gogh through the books he read, the art he admired, and the people with whom he identified, and arrive at startling conclusions that include a new and deeply spiritual understanding of a café after midnight and the “night prowlers” who inhabit it.

Please call the Galleries at (540) 654-1013 or e-mail Justine Geiger, Visitor Services Coordinator, at jgeiger@umw.edu to reserve your seats.

This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

UMW Galleries to Feature Large Scale Drawings Exhibition

Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Diver/Until Human Voices Wake Us and We Drown, 2009, graphite, acrylic and oil on birch, 84 x 120 inches. © 2009, Patricia Bellan-Gillen

Join the UMW Galleries this Thursday for our exhibition SUPER-SIZED: Large Scale Drawings in the duPont Gallery, located inside duPont Hall. The exhibition will feature works of art by seven different artists, including Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Joshua Bienko, Pat Bretano, Karen Brummund, Ray DiCapua, Dennis Jones and Ben Tolman. The free opening reception will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. in the duPont Gallery. Light refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition is intended to explore ways in which artists involved in the drawing medium employ scale in their process of creating works of art and how that use of scale affects the impact of the work. The drawings in this exhibition vary greatly in the artists’ choices of materials and methods, which range from graphite, ink or charcoal to the blade of a knife.  Some of the artists combine drawing with other media, such as acrylic and oil or digital printing.  Some of the work is site-specific; some incorporates text.  Each speaks from a unique perspective.

Free street parking is available near the duPont Gallery on College Avenue. The exhibition will be on display in duPont Gallery until December 2, 2011. Please call us at (540) 654-1013 with any questions.

VMFA Traveling Exhibit Opens at UMW Gallery Next Week

Next week, a traveling exhibit from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will make a stop at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The exhibit, “Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,” opens Friday, October 21 and runs through Friday, December 2.

Obj. No. 83.26 Vincent Willem Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) The Wheat Field behind St. Paul's Hospital, St. Rémy, 1889 Oil on canvas 9½H x 13¼W 24.1 cm x 33.7 cm, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

“Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler” is a traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with support from Altria Group in celebration of 75 years of sharing art statewide. Two highlights of the exhibition are landscapes by Vincent van Gogh and Eugène Boudin. The exhibition also includes works of American art by Jasper Francis Cropsey, Robert Henri and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 20th-century paintings by Ernst Kirchner and Roy Lichtenstein and a print by Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige.

The opening reception for “Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler” will be held on Thursday, October 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. Cliff Edwards, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present the lecture “Mysteries of ‘The Night Café’: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh” at the gallery on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m., Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will present the lecture “Jasper Francis Cropsey: The Hudson River School and a True American Landscape.” Both lectures are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Both Ridderhof Martin Gallery and duPont Gallery are located on College Avenue on the Fredericksburg campus and are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The galleries are closed during university holidays and breaks. Free parking for gallery visitors is designated in the lot on College Avenue at Thornton Street. For directions and more information, call (540) 654-1013 or visit http://galleries.umw.edu.