Housed in the Wallace Performing Arts Center, the Luchsinger Gallery presents exhibitions by students, faculty, alumnae, and a variety of visiting artists each year. The Visiting Artists Program invites professional artists showing in the gallery to speak about their working process and lead workshops in the classrooms. The Luchsinger Gallery combines with the Jacobs Lobby to form an 1100-square foot space that has hosted emerging and mid-career artists from New York, New Haven, and Fairfield County.
Red Dot, 2015, aluminum on panel, 37 x 48 in
Transformations: The Art of Faustin Adeniran
October 11–December 18, 2018
Nigerian-born artist Faustin Adeniran fabricates intricate sculptures that weave together cultural references from the United States and West Africa. His preferred medium is the aluminum can, cut into strips or lozenges and assembled in a manner that resembles weaving. His work explores notions of status in post-colonial Africa, the "transcendant assimilation" of the power structure and sensibility of British and French colonists. Now a resident of New Haven, Adeniran has said, "If you want to learn about a society, look at what it throws away."
The exhibition continues through December 18.
Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #797
Site Specific Installation in the Greenwich Academy Dining Hall, 2018–19
(First installed at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in 1995.)
Renowned Conceptualist and Minimalist artist Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) spent thirty years developing simple sets of instructions for large-scale wall drawings that could be created by other people, even after his death. His drawings use unique patterning, coding, and an element of chance, so that each new iteration differs from previous installations. On loan to Greenwich Academy from the LeWitt Collection in Chester, Connecticut, Wall Drawing #797 utilizes a series of instructions beginning with a black line drawn at random on a white wall. As subsequent lines are drawn in a repeating red, yellow, blue sequence, the pattern of the first line is recreated but also, inevitably, altered. The drawing is complete when the bottom of the wall is reached. Students and faculty are participating in the creation of this unique work of art.