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The Van Every/Smith Galleries play a fundamental role in the pedagogical life of Davidson College. The Galleries provide a challenging forum for the presentation, interpretation, and discussion of primarily contemporary artworks in all media for students and members of the Davidson community, as well as for national and international visitors to the campus. An on-going series of challenging exhibitions and lectures by visiting artists and scholars nurture individual thinking, develop visual literacy, and inspire a lifelong commitment to the arts.

In The Van Every Gallery

Baik Art Residency and Exhibition

Residency: January 17 – February 8, 2017

Reception: Thursday, February 9, 7-8:30pm; gallery talk at 7pm

On View: through March 3, 2017

The Van Every/Smith Galleries are delighted to announce the Baik Art Residency and Exhibition. Mella Jaarsma, Aliansyah Caniago, and Restu Ratnaningtyas will join us from Indonesia beginning January 17, 2017 for a three-week residency. Throughout the residency, the public will have the opportunity to experience the artists’ creative process as they create new works for […]

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In The Smith Gallery

Heri Dono

Reception: Thursday, February 9, 7-8:30pm; gallery talk at 7pm

On View: through March 3, 2017

Accompanying the Baik Art Residency and Exhibition, the Galleries will present a solo exhibition featuring mixed media works by Heri Dono in the Smith Gallery, on view from February 9 through March 3, 2017. Heri Dono was born in Jakarta in 1960. He studied at the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta, where he now lives […]

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Baik Visual Art Residency and Exhibition
(Van Every/Smith Galleries)
Residency: January 17 – February 8, 2017
Exhibition reception: Thursday, February 9, 7-8:30pm; gallery talk at 7pm
Exhibition on view: Through March 3, 2017

Group Faculty Exhibition
(Van Every Gallery)
Dates: March 16 – April 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 7-8:30pm; Belk Visual Arts Center

“Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness” Review in Sculpture Magazine - November 2016

Regina José Galindo: Acts of Endurance by Barbara Schreiber Regina José Galindo’s performances are often shocking and degrading. Sometimes naked, she is tasered, hit, bloodied, anesthetized, urinated on, or left for dead. “Bearing Witness,” at North Carolina’s David son College last fall, was Galindo’s first solo show in the United States. Curator Lia Newman gathered […]

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