2001-2002 Exhibitions

Stephen Soihl

May 26 – August 11, 2001

Stephen Soihl is an accomplished painter, sculptor and printmaker who lives in Portland, teaches at Portland Community College and is an active member of the Blackfish Gallery. A small exhibition of his watercolors, prints and cast resin pieces will be shown in the Study Gallery. Organized by Willamette University Art History Professor Roger Hull, the exhibition will focus on Soihl's botanicals and landscapes of the late 1980s and 90s, as well as his earlier abstract sculptures from the late 1970s and early 80s. A full-color brochure will accompany the exhibition.


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Botanica

June 9 – August 18, 2001

Botanica is a mixed media installation by Montana artist Clarice Dreyer that captures the beauty and magic of the formal garden. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition is scheduled for the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. Dreyer's sculptures, cast in aluminum and bronze, include gazebos, arbors, birdhouses, carts, birdbaths and columns, often encircled with twigs and vines and cast in exquisite detail. Drawn from a variety of sources, Dreyer's installation incorporates the mysteries of nature with her memories of rural life, to create a metaphor for ordinary life as an aesthetic and spiritual experience.


Pilchuck Glass

August 18 – October 20, 2001

In 1971, with the financial support of John and Ann Gould Hauberg, glass artist Dale Chihuly founded the Pilchuck Glass School near Stanwood, Washington. With limited financial resources but unlimited creative energy, the school took hold of a movement barely out of its infancy and helped usher in a "glass renaissance" in this country and abroad. The exhibition will feature a range of works by Pilchuck artsists from the Patrick and Darle Maveety collection.


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David Giese: Excavations at the Villa Bitricci

September 1 – October 27, 2001

In the early 1980s, while traveling in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, Professor David Giese discovered the remains of a fabulous country house/estate in the foothills of the Italian Alps. Based on archaeological, epigraphic, and literary evidence, Giese believes the house to be the longest continuously inhabited private residence in Europe, dating back to the 3rd century AD. The exhibition will feature a range of frescos and architectural fragments that the artist "claims" to have excavated at the site.Professor Giese will present a lecture, "The Pleasure of Ruins," at 5:00 p.m. on August 31 in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall.


Emily Stuart

October 27 – December 22, 2001

Emily Stuart is a Salem mixed media artist who creates constructions from found objects. In this exhibition, Stuart will create a gallery installation from found objects that is intended to soothe, disturb, inspire, and provoke.


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Pressure Points

November 10, 2001 – January 5, 2002

Pressure Points features selected works on paper from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and The Jordan & Mina Schnitzer Foundation of Portland, Oregon. The exhibition surveys major trends in recent printmaking and includes works by artists such as Mark Bennett, Enrique Chagoya, Jeff Koons, Julian Opie, Kiki Smith, and Kara Walker, among others.


The Hudson River School

January 5 – March 9, 2002

During the nineteenth century, the United States witnessed a period of tremendous growth and expansion of its boundaries. Beginning in the 1840s, the Hudson River School painters sought to capture the beauty, tranquility and, at times, sheer power of the American wilderness. The exhibition will feature a range of works that celebrate the American
landscape from the Michel and Victoria Hersen collection.



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Rick Bartow: My Eye

January 19 – March 15, 2002

Rick Bartow is a highly regarded Native American painter and sculptor who lives and works on the Oregon coast and who draws on various mythological traditions as sources of inspiration for his art. The exhibition will feature approximately forty pastel drawings and twenty mixed media sculptures that span a fifteen-year period.


Creating the Human Form

March 16 – May 18, 2002

The exhibition will feature a range of terracotta and stone figurines that date from 1500 B.C.E. to the Spanish Conquest, a recent gift to Willamette University from Caroline Tupper. These distinctive and exquisite statuettes demonstrate the different ways in which the human body was viewed, represented, adorned, and understood by the many cultures of ancient Mexico.


Andrea Wallace: Recent Work

March 30 – May 11, 2002

Andrea Wallace is the newest addition to the art faculty at Willamette University. The exhibition will feature a range of photographs from Wallace's "Kremmling Series" and a recent video produced by the artist.


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Senior Art Majors

March 30 – May 11, 2002

Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior art majors at Willamette University. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography, and mixed media.