Ann Basu Inside a well-lit warehouse somewhere between Portland’s East and West ends, five friends create. They make gestures on canvas, develop film, produce sound and cut video content. Sometimes they lie on the couch and scroll through Instagram, at others they gather around to critique one another’s art, like they did in college.
Victoria Yu Bowdoin alumna Susan Coyne’s ’07 picture book “The ABCs of Subverting the Patriarchy” pays homage to a diverse range of provocative and inspiring people—among them, Joan of Arc and Ida B. Wells—who challenged deeply entrenched beliefs about gender, sexuality and race.
PJ SeelertPOINTED PORTRAITURE: Last summer, Charlotte Borden ’19 taught a six-week class to incarcerated men at the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center. Her portraits of the men will be displayed alongside their own work. Currently on display in Larmarche Gallery is an exhibit both by and about six incarcerated men at the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center, a minimum security facility in Belfast.
“What happened last October?” Tatana Kellner asked students gathered at the popup show for her printmaking installation “Please Exit, Doors are Closing” on Tuesday in the Edwards Center for Art and Dance. Answer: the 2016 presidential debates, a time during which Kellner was working and reflecting on questions surrounding immigration policy in America.
Courtesy of Matt KellerINSPIRATION AND CURATION: On Tuesday, David Saul Smith’s Lamarche Gallery premiered an exhibition displaying artwork by the 2017 summer residents of Kent Island, a Bowdoin-owned island in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada.
Ann BasuQUEERING THE MUSEUM: Jonathan Katz, founder of the Harvey Milk Institute and visual culture scholar, spoke about censorship of Warhol’s art. In his lecture on Wednesday, Jonathan Katz argued that pop art is an inherently queer form of self-expression, an idea originally censored in a now fully-published interview with Andy Warhol.
Sam HoneggerPORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: Jude Marx ’18 has a passion for teaching, writing and portrait photography. Much of her work encompasses all three interests. For Marx, portraiture is about collaboration, visibility and empowerment. Jude Marx ’18 is an English and education coordinate major who has worked at Bowdoin and beyond to carry out creative projects, mainly through portraiture and creative writing.
Victoria YuStories in motion: Matt Bollinger speaks about his artwork in Kresge Auditorium last Monday. Bollinger creates fictionalized accounts of his life experiences through multimedia animations, featuring original paintings and music. “The strongest artists are ever more themselves in the work,” the artist said.
Courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of ArtMemento Mori: Finials of a “Chaplet,” an ivory carving on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring macabre motifs intended to serve as a reminder of mortality.
Meghan ParsonsREAD BETWEEN THE LINES: Members of the Bowdoin community gathered in the Museum of Art on Tuesday evening for the opening reception of “Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolor.” The exhibition will be on display until September 3rd, 2017.