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Art Studio Seniors Exhibit Theses at Zilkha

On April 6, artists and visitors gathered at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery for a reception for week three of the Senior Thesis Exhibition. This week’s exhibition features work by seniors Sophie Becker, Casey Herrick, Samantha Ho, Gla, and Zach Scheinfeld from the Department of Art and Art History’s art studio program. The exhibition will be on display through April 10. (Photos by Hannah Norman ’16)

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Casey Herrick’s senior thesis, “Safe Conduct.”

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“Wednesday,” by Gla.

Student-Curated ‘Be the Art’ Exhibition Held at Zilkha

In February, the annual student-curated exhibition, Be The Art, committed to celebrating and raising awareness of artists of color, was held at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The objective of this showcase is to create a space that exhibits the work of artists who are often underrepresented at Wesleyan and in the world at large.

The exhibition featured works of art by Gandarv Chawla ’17​, Dung Pham ​’17​, Ocean Gao ​’19​, Eunice Lee  ’19​, Justina Yam ​’19​, Shirley Fang ’18, Phuong Le ’18, Malcolm Phillips ​’19​, Katherine Puntiel ’19​, Tenzin Kyisarh​ ’16​, and Rajaa Elidrissi ​’16​, and performances by Sahil Singhvi ’18, Hazem Fahmy ’17, Alexia Warren ’17, Franchesca Peña ’18, Shirley Fang ​’18, Christian Black ’18. (Photos by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)

Ocean Gao '19 exhibited their political voice through the platform of art, including a t-shirt they designed to raise money for the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.

Ocean Gao ’19 exhibited a political voice through the platform of art, including a t-shirt designed to raise money for the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.

For the opening of the exhibition, Christian Black '18 and Shirley Fang '18 did a collaborative performance piece to explore space, voices, and fluidity. While Black wrote his poem, Fang drew her thoughts.

For the opening of the exhibition, Christian Black ’18 and Shirley Fang ’18 created a collaborative performance piece to explore space, voices and fluidity. While Black wrote his poem, Fang drew her thoughts.

Shirley Fang '18 exhibited some of her abstract and conceptual pieces. This is part of her ongoing collection discussing bicultural identity. ​

Shirley Fang ’18 exhibited some of her abstract and conceptual pieces. This is part of her ongoing collection discussing bicultural identity. ​

Gandarv Chawla​ '17 did an illusionistic portrait of his friend.

Gandarv Chawla​ ’17 created an illusionistic portrait of his friend.

A timeline showing how students of color advocated for more representation and visibility on the Wesleyan campus, created by Katherine Puntiel ​ '19​.

A timeline showing how students of color advocated for more representation and visibility on the Wesleyan campus was created by Katherine Puntiel ​ ’19​.

Contemporary Chinese Art on Exhibit at Zilkha Gallery

An exhibition titled “We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art” opened Jan. 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

In her introductory remarks, Center for the Arts Director Pam Tatge ’84, MALS ’10, P’16 noted that this was the first gallery exhibition of work by this generation of Chinese artists in this country. Born after the end of the Cultural Revolution, these young artists are challenging traditional notions of Chinese identity and inventing new ways to shout out in the global arena.

This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan and features works by Sun Xun, Jin Shan, Ma Qiusha, Lu Yang, Bo Wang, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Shi Zhiying, Guo Xi and Yan Xing. The art reflects the state of China today, and raises questions about the sustainability of national and cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world. Three of these artists spoke at the opening: Bo Wang and Pixy Liao, who currently live in Brooklyn, as well as Jin Shan, who traveled from China to build his installation, “No Man City.”

Curator Barbara Pollack, a writer, artist and journalist, said, “In this exhibition, I think you get a real dose of what China today is like. It is diverse, it is international, it’s open to a world of influences, and it’s sophisticated in its understanding of contemporary art. Relate to this exhibition as a window into contemporary China,” she said.

The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 28. The gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is free of charge.

In a related event, Pollack, one of the leading experts on contemporary Chinese art, will moderate a panel discussion about issues facing the Post-Mao generation in China. The panel will include Eric Fish (author of China’s Millennials: The Want Generation), Stanley Rosen (professor of Chinese politics and society at the University of Southern California), and Michelle Yun (curator at the Asia Society Museum). This event will be held at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall at 1 p.m. Feb. 27.

The exhibition is sponsored by Wesleyan’s College of East Asian Studies and Office of Academic Affairs, with additional support from Sha Ye MA ’96, Andrew and Heather Rayburn, and Amy Gao. Media sponsors of this exhibition are Art New England and artscope.

Photos of the exhibit’s opening are below: (Photos by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)

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Telfair’s Paintings Celebrated at Zilkha Gallery

On Sept. 16, Professor of Art Tula Telfair spoke about her new landscape paintings which are on display through Dec. 7 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

On Sept. 16, Professor of Art Tula Telfair spoke about her new landscape paintings which are on display through Dec. 7 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

“A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings” by Professor of Art Tula Telfair will be on exhibit through Dec. 7 at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. This is her second exhibition in the Zilkha Gallery. Read more about the exhibit here.

The exhibit’s opening reception was held Sept. 16 at the gallery. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)

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Telfair’s New Landscape Paintings on Exhibit in Zilkha Gallery

Tula Telfair, professor of art, will debut her newest collection of large-scale oil paintings at the Zilkha Gallery Sept. 16.

Tula Telfair, professor of art, will debut her newest collection of large-scale oil paintings at the Zilkha Gallery Sept. 16. Pictured is her painting titled “The Structured Depth of Meaning and Desire,” 2014, 72 x 100 inches.

“A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings” by Professor of Art Tula Telfair will be on exhibit Sept. 16 through Dec. 7 at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The exhibit’s opening reception will be held 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the gallery.

“Civilization Could Not Do Without It,” 2014, 75 x 100 inches.

A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. This is her second exhibition in the Zilkha Gallery.

All paintings are oil on canvas.

“The work for this show is entirely different. The subjects are different, the techniques are different in each painting, and from piece to piece,” she explained. “There is a lot of diversity of images in this exhibition that reflect a broad range of environments from the Antarctic to the jungles of Africa to rolling fields and soaring mountains. There are a full range of landscapes.”

Telfair’s contemporary paintings demonstrate the spirit and potency

Photographs, Drawing, Sculpture from Studio Art Majors Displayed

"Thesis Art 2014" is on display through May 24 at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The reception, honoring Class of 2014 studio art majors, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 24. Pictured are Hannah May Knudsen’s archival image prints selected from “The Apron." Her photographs capture horseracing culture in present-day United States.

An exhibit titled “Thesis Art 2014″ was on display through May 24 at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. Class of 2014 studio art majors were honored at the reception. Pictured are Hannah May Knudsen’s archival image prints selected from “The Apron.” Her photographs capture horseracing culture in present-day United States.

Nathaniel Elmer, who completed his thesis, beat_space, in architecture, is displaying his images titled “3 photographs."

Nathaniel Elmer, who completed his thesis, beat_space, in architecture, displayed his images titled “3 photographs.”

Rebecca Schisler ’14’s painting, “Field notes and personal Hieroglyphs”, selected from the larger Out of Line: Paintings collection examine optical spontaneity at “the intersection of reference and abstraction”.

Rebecca Schisler’s paintings, selected from her larger “Out of Line: Paintings” collection examine optical spontaneity at “the intersection of reference and abstraction.”

Media, Art, Graffiti, Technology Intersect in New Zilkha Gallery Exhibit

Artist Evan Roth's work occupies the irregular zone at the intersection of free culture with popular culture, where viral media meets art, and graffiti connects with technology. From Feb. 5-March 2, Roth's "Intellectual Property Donor," is on display in the Center for the Art's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c², curatorsquared, co-curated the exhibit.

Artist Evan Roth’s work occupies the irregular zone at the intersection of free culture with popular culture, where viral media meets art, and graffiti connects with technology. From Feb. 5-March 2, Roth’s “Intellectual Property Donor,” is on display in the Center for the Art’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c², curatorsquared, co-curated the exhibit.

The images, objects and experiences in the exhibition Intellectual Property Donor suggest a new way to exist within the current environment shaped by our participation in an increasingly cyber and global world, yet grounded in our need for materiality and personal connections. Pictured is Compilation, 2014, a single channel video.

The images, objects and experiences in the exhibition Intellectual Property Donor suggest a new way to exist within the current environment shaped by our participation in an increasingly cyber and global world, yet grounded in our need for materiality and personal connections. Pictured is Compilation, 2014, a single channel video.

Sasamoto ’04 Demonstrates Installation at Alumni Show II

On Sept. 6, the Alumni Show II at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery opened in honor of the Center for the Arts’ 40th anniversary. At the opening reception, Aki Sasamoto ’04, a New York-based, Japanese artist, demonstrated her installation “Centrifugal March,” questioning why certain objects seem to carry more importance over others.

On Sept. 6, the Alumni Show II at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery opened in honor of the Center for the Arts’ 40th anniversary. At the opening reception, Aki Sasamoto ’04, a New York-based, Japanese artist, demonstrated her installation “Centrifugal March,” questioning why certain objects seem to carry more importance over others.

Works by 14 Artists in CFA’s “Passing Time” Exhibit

A patron reads about "Passing Time," a new exhibition of recent works by 14 international artists in a range of media which explores the multiple and converging meanings of the phrase "passing time," during the opening reception in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on Jan. 31. "Passing Time," curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, is on display through March 4.

Wesleyan students enjoy the work "Lunar Alphabet" (1979) by artist Leandro Katz. The 27 photographs of the phases of the moon have been aligned with the alphabet, enabling Katz to "write" using this language based on the passage of time, creating a visual poetry based on this lunar tempo.