May 27 to Aug. 20, 2023 (Open 24/7 during Reunion)
AnaMarie Liddell was born in The Netherlands, completed a Studio Art degree at Sweet Briar College in 1988, and forged a career as an artist and arts manager in Charlottesville, Virginia. The root of her arts practice is in the mesmeric process of careful observation, seen in these large-scale graphite drawings of horizons and tidelines. Liddell’s monochromatic palette is simple and direct, invoking the Dutch landscape tradition of the 17th Century. Going beyond representation, each work brings an element of the fantastical to the wonders of the natural world. Drawn on visits to North Carolina and Maine, each landscape is a chance to enter into her realm of deep ecological attention.
May 21 to Sept. 16, 2023 (Open Sat. June 3, 10-5pm during Reunion)
Abstract Summergathers some of the outstanding abstract artworks we have in the collection from the 1950s to the 1990s. Artists on show are Joseph & Anni Albers, Alexander Calder, Joan Mitchell, Dorothy Dehner, Jon Scheuler, Jose Guerrero, Loren Oliver, Pat Steir, and March Avery. The exhibition was selected and researched by Introduction to Arts Managementstudents, and contains artwork made by students in the Painting: Color and Abstractioncourse.
Studio Art Faculty Show
Jan. 20 to Sept. 9, 2023 (Open 24/7 during Reunion)
The Studio Art Faculty Show features recent work by professors, Lou Haney (painting), Shawn O’Connor (ceramics), Laura Pharis (painting & printmaking), Claire Stankus (painting), and Medford Taylor (photography). This quadrennial exhibit celebrates the arts practice the studio art faculty sustain, alongside their teaching, providing insight into work made during and in recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The show also offers students a once-in-a-degree moment to see how their own skills in the arts, as well as across disciplines, might be nurtured by those who teach them at Sweet Briar College.