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PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

Rising Senior Art Majors, Class of 2018

May 30 – July 27, 2017

Works by Class of 2017 Studio Art Majors are on view in the Edward M. Smith Gallery for the summer. The exhibition runs May 30 through July 27. Summer gallery hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10am -4pm. Additionally, the gallery will extend opening hours during reunion weekend: June 9-11, open 10am-4pm. Image: Peter Haugen ’18, […]

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Recent Acquisitons

May 30 – July 27, 2017

The Van Every/Smith Galleries are pleased to present Recent Acquisitions, on view from May 30 – July 27, 2017. The pieces on view are a selection of works added to the permanent art collection during the past three years, either by gift or gallery purchase. The work spans nearly 100 years, and a variety of […]

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Jean Paul Garcia: Por LA Noche

May 3-8, 2017

Por LA Noche is a solo exhibition by Jean Paul Garcia ’17, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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2017 Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 26 – May 10, 2017

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and the Davidson College Art Department will present the Annual Juried Student Exhibition from April 26 – May 10, 2017 in the Van Every Gallery. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, April 26 from 7 – 8:30 pm, with the awards presentation at 7pm. The Annual Juried Student Exhibition […]

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Tife Odumosu: Necklaces

April 22 – 27, 2017

Necklaces is a solo exhibition by Tife Odumosu ’17, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. ‘Necklaces’ resides at the borderline of culture shock when differing belief systems and sacred ideologies are put in the same room with one another to engage in conversation and […]

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Melissa Chervin: (uncombed)

April 11 – 18, 2017

(uncombed) is a solo exhibition by Melissa Chervin ’17, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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John Chavez: The Reliquary

April 1 – 6, 2017

The Reliquary is a solo exhibition by John Chavez ’17, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Cassidy Schultz: Into the Liminal

March 23 – 28, 2017

Into the Liminal is a solo exhibition by Cassidy Schultz ’17, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. “There is a threshold of leaving what is certain – stepping in a new direction, toward a new country, culture, city or even a neighbor’s house. The […]

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Annual Faculty Exhibition

Reception: Thursday, March 23, 7-8:30pm; gallery talk at 7pm

On View: March 16 – April 14, 2017

The Annual Faculty Exhibition highlights recent artwork by permanent and visiting studio art faculty from Davidson College’s Art Department. From digital media to painting and printmaking, this exhibition celebrates the variety of processes and techniques of the studio art faculty. Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy Katie St. Clair Tyler Starr

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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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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

Click here to view video documentation of this exhibition. 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 […]

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2016

Seeing|Saying: Images and Words

October 20 – December 9, 2016

A strict binary has long existed between the contrasting effects of words and images. Words have been thought to be foundational, while images have been considered subordinate.  Words have been valued as rhetorically primary, while images have been thought of as illustrative. But such bifurcation seems to artists and writers alike both constraining and unrealistic. […]

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Bethany Collins: In Evidence

October 20 – December 9, 2016

In conjunction with Seeing|Saying: Images and Words, the Smith Gallery features an exhibition of work by Bethany Collins, entitled In Evidence. Using educational materials such as erasers, graphite, and old dictionaries – and found text from government documents, literary journals and historical records – Collins’ exhibition presents evocative works on paper, altered books, and installation […]

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william córdova: ceiba: reconsidering ephemeral spaces

August 29 – October 7, 2016

  William Córdova is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru. He lives and works Lima, Miami, and New York City. Córdova’s work addresses the metaphysics of space and time and how objects change and perception changes when we move around in space. He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,1996 […]

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Material Matters: Water, Pigment, and Light

August 29 – October 7, 2016

View an online version of the catalogue by clicking here From 1972 until 1976, Herb Jackson, Davidson College professor emeritus, initiated and hosted a landmark exhibition, The Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition. During those five years, artists from around the country shipped thousands of works of art to Davidson College to be juried by […]

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Rising Senior Art Majors, Class of 2017

Summer Hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays, 10am – 4pm

Tuesday, May 24 – Thursday, July 28, 2016

Works by Class of 2017 Studio Art Majors are on view in the Edward M. Smith Gallery for the summer. The exhibition runs May 24 through July 28.  There is no charge to view the exhibition, which will be open in the Belk Visual Arts Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 AM to […]

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Cy Ferguson: Instill

April 23-27, 2016

Instill is a solo exhibition by Cy Ferguson ’16, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo: A Close Woman Friend

April 16-20, 2016

A Close Woman Friend is a solo exhibition by Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo ’16, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Tyler Wilson: when all else fails

April 9-13, 2016

when all else fails is a solo exhibition by Tyler Wilson ’16, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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2016 Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 21 – May 4, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and the Davidson College Art Department will present the Annual Student Juried Exhibition from Thursday, April 21 – Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Van Every Gallery. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 7-9pm, with the awards presentation at 7:30pm. The Annual Student Juried Exhibition highlights […]

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Lucy Sexton: Smile for the Picture

March 23-29, 2016

Smile for the Picture is a solo exhibition by Lucy Sexton ’16, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. There are so many things left unsaid, hidden, or vaguely implied. We are taught to be “polite,” but sometimes politeness starts to feel like insincerity. As we surrender to politeness, we grow […]

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Tyler Wellington: Make Me Your Monument

April 1-5, 2016

Make Me Your Monument is a solo exhibition by Tyler Wellington ’16, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Allan deSouza and Alia Syed: Contents Under Pressure

February 25 – April 10, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College are pleased to present Contents Under Pressure, featuring the works of Allan deSouza and Alia Syed. The exhibition will be on view in the Van Every Gallery February 25, 2016 through April 10, 2016, with an artist reception on March 10 from 6-8pm. Allan deSouza is a multimedia […]

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Russ Warren: Works 1971 – 2015

January 12 – February 14, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College are pleased to present Russ Warren: Works 1971-2015. The exhibition will be on view in the Van Every Gallery January 14 – Feburary 14, 2016, with an opening reception on January 14 from 6-8pm. Painter Russ Warren draws inspiration from an array of artists and artistic styles, from […]

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Clint Sleeper: any percentage of a premonition or nearer the end

January 14 – March 10, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College are pleased to present Clint Sleeper: any percentage of a premonition or nearer the end. The exhibition will be on view in the Smith Gallery January 14 – March 10, 2016, with an opening reception on January 14 from 6-8pm. Sleeper is a media artist, performer, and maker, […]

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2015

Kaity Lewis: I hate your stinking guts

October 26 – 31, 2015

I hate your stinking guts is a solo exhibition by Kaity Lewis ’15, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. Photo: You’re the scum between my toes (Detail), 2015

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Kent Williams: Native Bone and Far to Home

November 5 – December 16, 2015

The Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, with the support of the Herb Jackson and Laura Grosch Gallery Endowment and the Davidson College Friends of the Arts, are pleased to present Native Bone and Far to Home, an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by Kent Williams. The exhibition will be on view […]

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Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness

September 10 – October 25, 2015

Regina José Galindo, who resides in Guatemala City, Guatemala, is an internationally acclaimed visual artist specializing in performance art. Galindo is known for pushing her body to the limit to create powerful public works that challenge the inequalities and atrocities that have become commonplace across the globe.

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Rising Senior Art Majors, Class of 2016

May 28 – July 30, 2015

Works by Class of 2016 Studio Art Majors are on view in the Edward M. Smith Gallery for the summer. The exhibition runs May 28 through July 30.  There is no charge to view the exhibition, which will be open in the Belk Visual Arts Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 AM to […]

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Collected

June 5 – August 30, 2015

A collaboration between the Davidson College Art Galleries and the Art Collection Advisory Committee is resulting in an exhibition highlighting works of art collected by Davidson alumni. Collected: Works of Art In Alumni Collections features 49 works for art from the private art collections of 20 Davidson alumni. Collected: Works of Art In Alumni Collections is on […]

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Teresa Lacks: Rusty as hell and full of lather and hairs and crap

April 22 – May 1, 2015

Rusty as hell and full of lather and hairs and crap, a solo exhibition by Teresa Lacks ’15, is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. Lacks’ work surrounds the Misattribution of Arousal theory, or the idea that humans often react to artificial environmental cues and create […]

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Stewy Robertson: WHY FI DAT?

April 10 – April 19, 2015

WHY FI DAT? is a solo exhibition by Studio Art Major Stewy Robertson ’15. Robertson’s exhibition features several large scale paintings. ​

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Vera Shulman: At What Cost

March 24 – April 2, 2015

At What Cost, a solo exhibition by Vera Shulman ’15, is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Kayli Rideout: Kitchen Full of Pop Stars

March 12 – March 21, 2015

Kitchen Full of Pop Stars is a solo exhibition by Studio Art Major Kayli Rideout ’15. Rideout’s work aims to explore communication through the social connection between teenage fangirls and their idols by recontextualizing their tweets as visual art. ​

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Cort Savage

March 12 – April 12, 2015

Interiorities: A Decade of Inevitable Forms is a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Cort Savage, Professor of Art at Davidson College. The exhibition is on view in the Van Every Gallery from March 12 through April 12. Savage will give a short gallery talk at 6:30pm during the opening reception.  Image left: The Particle, 2005, Rubber bands, […]

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2015 Student Exhibition

April 23 – May 6, 2015

The STUDENT ART EXHIBITION highlights works produced during the academic year by both art majors and non art-majors. The 2015 exhibition is open to the public from April 23 through May 6 in the Van Every Gallery. Juror awards (selected by guest juror Crista Cammaroto) will be announced at 7:30pm on evening of the opening. […]

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Kymia Nawabi: Lodestar

January 15 – February 27, 2015

With a growing curiosity for spirituality, Brooklyn-based artist Kymia Nawabi presents Lodestar, an exhibition of mixed media drawings depicting the artist’s invented mythology of characters, landscapes, and metaphors that speak to death, the afterlife, rebirth, souls and spirits. Kymia Nawabi (b. 1980), a first-generation Iranian-American, is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting, sculpture and […]

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Project 35

January 15 – February 27, 2015

Independent Curators International presents Project 35 Volume 2, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators from 6 continents. Each curator chose one work for this compilation, showcasing a variety of artists’ takes on the medium.Project 35 Volume 2 has traveled to many institutions and is now on view at on view in the Van […]

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2014

Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings

October 23 – December 17, 2014

Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings, on view in the Van Every and Smith Galleries at Davidson College, is the first comprehensive exhibition of Plensa’s work in North Carolina. Jaume Plensa (Spanish, b. 1955) is one of the world’s foremost sculptors working in the studio and public realm over the past 30 years. Plensa has presented more than 35 projects […]

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Jaume Plensa: Drawings and Sculptures

October 23 – December 17, 2014

Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings, on view in the Van Every and Smith Galleries at Davidson College, is the first comprehensive exhibition of Plensa’s work in North Carolina. Jaume Plensa (Spanish, b. 1955) is one of the world’s foremost sculptors working in the studio and public realm over the past 30 years. Plensa has presented more than 35 projects […]

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HIV/AIDS Posters

August 25 – October 5, 2014

The Smith Gallery features a continuation of Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS with a selection of HIV/AIDS related posters from the The Wolfsonian – Florida International University. The exhibition, programming, and publication were generously supported by the Herb Jackson and Laura Grosch Gallery Endowment, Davidson College Innovation Grant, Public Lecture Committee, Friends of the Arts, Biology Department, English Department, Gender Studies, Medical […]

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Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS

August 25 – October 5, 2014

Co-curated by Ann M. Fox (Professor of English), David R. Wessner (Professor of Biology), Lia Newman (Gallery Director/Curator), and Rosemary Gardner (Gallery Assistant Curator), the works of art in Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS examine the visual representations of HIV/AIDS from science and art perspectives. The exhibition features 12 artists and a variety of media. Artists: Robert Farber, Keith Haring, Mike […]

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2014 Student Exhibition

April 24 – May 7, 2014

The STUDENT ART EXHIBITION highlights works produced during the academic year by both art majors and non art-majors. The 2014 exhibition is open to the public from April 24 through May 7 in the Van Every Gallery. Juror awards (selected by guest juror Jennifer Dasal) will be announced at 7:30pm on evening of the opening. […]

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Sam Echikson: while (white) write

May 2–May 7, 2014

Sam Echikson’s solo exhibition while (white) write is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Elizabeth Harry: Terrors and Salvations

April 24–April 29, 2014

Elizabeth Harry’s solo exhibition Terrors and Salvations is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. Artist video channel

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Dani Steely

April 13–April 18, 2014

Dani Steely’s solo exhibition is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Yvonne Petkus: Searching

March 13 – April 9, 2014

Searching is a solo exhibition of Yvonne Petkus’ paintings. Using thick, questioned mark-making and the relationship between a repeated, mediated figure and its environment, artist Yvonne Petkus wades through content that leads to states of fragmentation and ambiguity.

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Darren Douglas Floyd: Destroyer of Dreams, Or, Container of All Future Meaning

March 13 – April 13, 2014

Destroyer of Dreams, Or, Container of All Future Meaning is a solo exhibition of digital works by Darren Douglas Floyd. Floyd is a visiting Assistant Professor of Art. The works in Destroyer of Dreams, Or, Container of All Future Meaning are presented as a collection of related moments within a fragmented narrative. The title piece has […]

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State of Emergency

January 16 – February 28, 2014

Curated by Lia Newman, the works of art in State of Emergency depict both real and imagined disasters. The exhibition features 18 contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Artists: Ai Weiwei, Miguel Aragón, Mel Chin, Joelle Dietrick, Eben Goff, Naoya Hatakeyama, Miki Kato-Starr, Tatana Kellner, Matt Kenyon, Kate Kretz, Mario Marzan, Richard Misrach, Jason Mitcham, Matthew […]

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Ai Weiwei

January 16 – February 28, 2014

Ai Weiwei’s installation, Namelist, and audio recording, Remembrance, are dedicated to the young people who lost their lives in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Together, the works honor the 5,196 innocent victims who died as a result of collapsed schools.   The names of all 5,196 students are presented in State of Emergency, along with gender, […]

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2013

Desiring Machine

Thursday, October 24 – Friday, December 13, 2013

Desiring Machine is an exhibition of Paula Gaetano Adi’s performance work entitled Desiring-Machine II (pique de carbón). Gaetano Adi will host a special performance from 7:45-8:30 p.m. during the October 24 opening reception. Born in San Juan, Argentina, Paula Gaetano Adi is an artist, researcher and educator working in sculpture, performance, interactive installation, and robotic agents. Using the human […]

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Parodic Machines

Thursday, October 24 – Friday, December 13, 2013

Parodic Machines features the robotics works of five robotics artists: Nick Bontrager, David Bowen, Matt Kenyon, Hye Yeon Nam, and Fernando Orellana. Curated by Paula Gaetano Adi, Parodic Machines supports Davidson College’s interdisciplinary liberal arts curricula through the exploration of art based in technology, engineering, and mathematics. Though each work relies on robotics, the makers are artists and the […]

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Parodic Machines & Desiring Machine

Thursday, October 24 – Friday, December 13, 2013

Parodic Machines: Nick Bontrager, David Bowen, Matt Kenyon, Hye Yeon Nam, and Fernando Orellana (Van Every Gallery) Curated by Paula Gaetano Adi Dates October 24 – December 13, 2013 Panel Discussion October 23, 2013, 6pm, Semans Auditorium Opening Reception October 24, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm, Belk Visual Arts Center Brief Gallery talk during reception at 7:30pm Paula Gaetano Adi: […]

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Scott Hazard: Cultivations

Monday, August 26 – Friday, October 11, 2013

Cultivations features the works of Scott Hazard, an artist based in Raleigh, NC. Hazard’s recent text-based works combine the artist’s interest in sculpture, landscape architecture and typography. The artist will present a brief gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. during the opening reception on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The reception, which is open to the public from […]

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Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum: ab initio

Monday, August 26 – Friday, October 11, 2013

During a three-week residency, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum will create a site-specific installation, including a series of works on paper as well as drawings done directly on the gallery walls. Through wall-drawings and projected animations, Sunstrum will create a multi-dimensional and multi-media “landscape” within the Van Every Gallery. While much of Sunstrum’s previous works uses characters, alter […]

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Rising Seniors Group Show

May 27 – July 28

Works by Class of 2014 Studio Art Majors are on view in the Edward M. Smith Gallery for the summer. The exhibition runs May 27 through July 28.  There is no charge to view the exhibition, which will be open in the Belk Visual Arts Center Tuesday-Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM. For information […]

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2013 Student Art Exhibition

Thursday, April 25 – Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The STUDENT ART EXHIBITION highlights works produced during the academic year by both art majors and non art-majors. The 2013 exhibition is open to the public from April 25 through May 8 in the Van Every Gallery. Guest juror Edie Carpenter will be on hand to announce student awards on the evening of the opening. […]

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Rebecca Worrell: 122 Meditations

April 13-21, 2013

Rebecca Worrell’s 122 Meditations is part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Leah Smith: New Sculpture

April 24- May 1, 2013

Leah Smith’s exhibition of new sculpture is part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Allison Cottle: Distinction in Cohesion

April 4-10, 2013

Part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Anthony Goicolea: De/Construction

Thursday, March 14 – Thursday, April 18, 2013

De/Construction is an exhibition of video, photography, drawings and sculpture by New York-based artist Anthony Goicolea.The artist’s explorations are deliberate and honest gestures toward constructing, deconstructing, destroying, recovering, assembling, and disassembling his own identity. On view in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center March 14–April 19. The artist will be present for […]

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Olivia Booker: Reconstructed

March 21-28, 2013

Part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Annie Evans: Translations

March 11-18, 2013

Annie Evans: Translations is part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Kelsey Sheaffer: almost / in between / not anymore

February 20-27, 2013

Kelsey Sheaffer: almost / in between / not anymore is part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Rosie Kosinski: Tangent

February 9-17, 2013

Rosie Kosinski: Tangent is part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. Artist website: www.rosiekosinski.com

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Frank Poor: Cast Shadows

Thursday, January 31 – Friday, March 1, 2013

Frank Poor’s two- and three-dimensional mixed media works will be exhibited in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center through March 1. Using personal photographs of southern vernacular architecture, namely from Georgia (where the artist was raised) and Hale County, Alabama (a location associated with much of Walker Evans’ depression-era photographs), Poor’s […]

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Catherine Wood: Dissection

January 30 – February 6, 2013

Part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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2012

Sara VanDerBeek

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Edward M. Smith Gallery features works from Sara VanDerBeek. The eight photographs on view through December 12 are on loan from the collection of John Andrew MacMahon ’95 and were exhibited at the Whitney in 2010.

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Davidson National Print & Drawing Competition 1972-1976

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Van Every Gallery presents works from the Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition, which was held annually from 1972-1976. The competition began forty years ago and was one of the earliest exhibitions organized by Professor Emeritus Herb Jackson. Each year, the Davidson National drew thousands of entries and featured a prominent juror. This exhibition […]

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Studio Faculty Exhibition

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 – Sunday, October 22, 2012

The Van Every Gallery features works by three Studio Art Faculty – Hagit Barkai, Professor of Painting; Tyler Starr, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Printmaking; and Darren Douglas Floyd, visiting Assistant Professor of Art. The Davidson College community and public are invited to an opening reception 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in the […]

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Brendan Schamu: Transition

April 20-29, 2012

Transistion is a solo exhibition by Brendan Schamu, ’12, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. I seek to transform a surface through unconventional means, with materials that typically are not seen as art medium. I embrace going against what is considered “normal,” as seen […]

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Lauren Kamperman: Uncontained

April 12-17

Uncontained is a solo exhibition by Lauren Kamperman ’12, and is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. “I search to find a way to change the ideal female form and how it is presented in art.  My outlook on the depiction of the female form is […]

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Rachel Means: In the Midst of Relatedness

March 29-April 4, 2012

Rachel Means’s solo exhibition is part of an on-going series of Senior Studio Art Major exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. “During the summer of 2011, I had the pleasure of travelling to Botswana, a small country in Southern Africa. On the way to safari, the tour guide stopped our vehicle because a herd of […]

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Nathaniel Rogers: Secret Things, Tiny Rituals

Thursday, March 15, 2012 – Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nathaniel Rogers is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Rogers is a 2002 graduate of Davidson and holds an M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work has been included in several solo and group exhibitions. He will present an artist’s talk at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, […]

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Sara Claire Chambless: I Will Have No Other

March 21–26, 2012

Part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. Artist website: www.saraclairechambless.com

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Taylor Thomas: life lines

March 13–18, 2012

Part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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SEAN SCULLY – WORKS ON PAPER / WALL OF LIGHT RED SHADE

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – Friday, March 2, 2012

A selection of unique works on paper in the Edward M. Smith Gallery by the internationally renowned artist Sean Scully will complement the long-term display of his painting in the E.H. Little Library.

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RECENT GIFTS & ACQUISITIONS

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – Friday, March 2, 2012

This exhibition will feature more than fifty new works from the Davidson College permanent art collection. Featured will be the new additions to Davidson’s Campus Sculpture Program – a monumental bronze sculpture by the renowned Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz.

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2011

Looking Forward/Looking Back- Chris Watts

August 26 – October 26, 2011

In honor of the community-wide celebration of Romare Bearden’s 100th birthday, the Van Every/Smith Galleries are proud to present the work of acclaimed sculptor Kendall Buster, selected artist for the major commission for Romare Bearden Park, and emerging mixed-media artist Chris Watts. For Kendall Buster’s Exhibit, click here. A native of North Carolina, emerging artist […]

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Looking Forward/Looking Back- Kendall Buster

August 26 – October 26, 2011

In honor of the community-wide celebration of Romare Bearden’s 100th birthday, the Van Every/Smith Galleries are proud to present the work of acclaimed sculptor Kendall Buster, selected artist for the major commission for Romare Bearden Park, and emerging mixed-media artist Chris Watts. For Chris Watts Exhibit, click here. Renowned artist Kendall Buster is best known […]

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Liza Court: Embodied

March 18–24, 2011

Part of the ongoing series of Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Brian Leahy: Uncertain Sanctuaries

March 8–15, 2011

Part of the ongoing Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Nick Savarino: Out of My Mind

February 10–17, 2011

Part of the ongoing Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Amanda Troglio: Other Worlds

February 1–7, 2011

Part of the ongoing Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Annie Temmink: Remnants

January 22–29, 2011

Part of the ongoing Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Alanna Ford: A Beautiful Decay

January 12–19, 2011

Part of the ongoing Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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2011 Student Art Exhibition

April 29–May 9, 2011

The 2011 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION highlights works produced during the academic year by both art majors and non-majors. An opening reception will be held for student artists on Thursday, April 28 from 7–9 p.m. in the VAC. Guest juror and contemporary artist Tom Sachs will be on hand to help announce student awards at 7:40 […]

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Grace Barkley: Everything Can Be Transformed

Feb 19–25, 2011

Part of the ongoing Senior Studio Art Majors exhibitions in the Edward M. Smith Gallery.

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Herb Jackson: Excavations

March 11–April 20, 2011

This exhibition celebrates fifty years of painting, forty-two of which have been spent in service to Davidson College and the greater arts community. The full-color book will be available for a special price during the reception on March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center (VAC). Herb Jackson: Excavations is made possible through the generous support of Golden Artist Colors, Inc., New Berlin, NY.

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2011 Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibitions

1.12.11–4.20.11

Small solo exhibitions by 10 Senior Studio Art Majors will be rotating throughout the spring. Each senior will have their own reception.

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PEOPLE PLACES POWER: Reframing the American Landscape

Local volunteers will be given specially-designed posters to mount in public spaces (legally and/or with permission, of course).1.14.11 – 2.25.11

This dynamic exhibition of recent photography explores the complex interplay among personal, social, political, and economic forces in rural and urban America. Particular attention is directed at the necessary yet uneasy relationship that exists between power utilities and the public that they serve.

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2010

WAFAA BILAL

8.08.10 – 12.8.10

As an Iraqi American, Wafaa Bilal is all too aware of the assumptions that are associated with his nationality. Bilal interrogates these social and political misconceptions by casting himself as the protagonist in performance-based installations that are as much a test of his endurance as they are critiques of contemporary cultural relations.

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DARREN GOINS CASUAL LANGUAGE: A MIXED EMOTICON

8.08.10 – 12.8.10

North Carolina native and New York based artist Darren Goins will present a new group of mixed-media works specifically commissioned for Davidson College’s exhibition. Goins fuses diverse media including silkscreen, neon, and linear drawings rendered with vintage computer-aided design (CAD) software to blur the boundaries of visual and written communication.

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2009

RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture

January 16 – February 27, 2009

The Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College will present the first exhibition to address the intersection between disability identity and female identity in RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture. On view from January 16 – February 27, 2009, five female artists, four of whom are disabled, will exhibit sculpture that examines disability not as mental or physical insufficiency limited to a small minority, but as a widespread and diffuse cultural identity, like race or sexual orientation

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2006

Force of Nature

This unique exhibition was a grand collaboration between seven institutions in North and South Carolina and ten contemporary Japanese artists. The artists lived in the Carolinas for six-week residencies, creating work using natural materials or processes and were installed at their host institutions.

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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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