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Navajo Wearing Blankets

January 16 – April 4, 2015

This exhibition explores Navajo wearing blankets from the Museum’s collection, dating from the mid 19th century to early 20th century. By the early 1800s Navajo blankets were valuable trade items, and for this reason became known as “Chief blankets.” Navajo wearing blankets are categorized into phases, according to their design elements and when they were woven. With many variations within the phases, wearing blankets are wider than they are long, and were worn over the shoulder by both men and women.

 

Gregory Hatch
Rainbow’s End: Quilting as You Go

January 20 – February 15, 2015

Installed in the museum’s foyer, Gregory Hatch shares a project to explore his relationship with his immediate family as a gay man. Using sewing as his artistic medium, Hatch explores his family lineage through his Midwestern identity. Aside from the works on view, the exhibition also consist of live performance during which the artist is present in his exhibition on Saturdays from 1-3 PM on January 24, 31, February 7, 14 and on Friday January 30, 6-8 PM.

Gregory Hatch, Quilting as You Go, 2015

Gregory Hatch, Quilting as You Go, 2015

Color: Geometric Variations
Prints of Sheldon Berlyn

January 7 – April 19, 2015

Featuring a selection of prints by Sheldon Berlyn who was influenced by the principles of color theory in the work of artists Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers. During a productive period between 1970 and 1980, Berlyn experimented with color and geometric shapes. Using rectilinear shapes, Berlyn’s choice of hue, intensity and value produced illusions of projecting and receding planes. The works in this exhibition speak of the artist’s choice of physiological and psychological principles of color to evoke ocular vibration and afterimage.

Sheldon Berlyn, Untitled, 1980

Sheldon Berlyn, Untitled, 1980

Zuni Fetish Carvings

December 19, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Drawn from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition showcases Zuni animal carvings, often believed to house the spirit of the animal they represent. A fetish is an object, natural or hand made, that is believed to possess a greater power than just the object itself. Animal fetishes have long been part of Zuni culture made in home-base-workshops where each family member is assigned an important and specialized role in production of jewelry-making and stone carving.

Stewart Quandelacy, Zuni Fetish Bear Carving, 2006

Stewart Quandelacy, Zuni Fetish Bear Carving, 2006

Jenny Holzer
Truisms

August 15 – January 18, 2015

Kennedy Museum of Art, 2nd Floor
This exhibition showcases Jenny Holzer’s suite of eight posters from Truisms series from the museum’s permanent collection. Inspired by Western and Eastern texts of culture, literature and philosophy these works speak to universal truths on themes such as love, violence, and power.

Jenny Holzer, Truisms, 1977-1979

Jenny Holzer, Truisms, 1977-1979

Women III

September 5, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Third and final iteration of the Women themed exhibition series focuses on work that was made in conjunction with third wave feminism - interrogating media images with marginalized identities to demonstrate ideological constructions. Featuring artist from Kennedy Museum of Art collection and two installations by Ohio University alumni, artist Kim Abeles and an artist group The Bridge Club.
Curated by Jennie Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Art+Design, Ohio University.
Exhibition Reception: September 19, 6-8 PM
Noon Talk: November 19, 12:10-12:50 PM

Hyeyoung Shin, Forrest II, 2012

Hyeyoung Shin, Forrest II, 2012

Kim Abeles
frugalworld

September 19, 2014 — January 18, 2015

Kim Abeles, a Los Angeles–based social practice artist creates large-scale community projects with focus on environmental issues. Her work includes the subjects of urban environment, feminism, aging, HIV/AIDS, labor, domestic violence, and collective memory. The exhibition frugalworld demonstrates the effects of human waste and consumption on the environment.
Exhibition Reception: September 19, 6-8 PM

Kim Abeles, Paper Person, 2009

Kim Abeles, Paper Person, 2009

The Bridge Club
The Trailer

September 19, 2014 – January 18, 2015

The Bridge Club is a collective consisting of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills. Their work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations and conflicts. The Trailer is a mobile installation and touring series of live performances centered around and inside of a vintage camping trailer and addresses simultaneous and conflicting desires for adventure and security, experience and memory.
Exhibition Reception: September 19, 6-8 PM

The Bridge Club, The Trailer, 2013

The Bridge Club, The Trailer, 2013