"Zapatista: Imagery of the Peasant Revolutionary," April 24-July 9
This exhibition examines the use of Mexican folk-nationalist iconography in ephemera, posters, and media interventions by the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, or Zapatistas), a revolutionary leftist political group in the impoverished Mexican state of Chiapas. The Gund Associate (intern)-curated exhibition features Zapatista imagery alongside selections of prints by masters of the Mexican public art projects of the early 20th century to explore the power structures linking and slipping between these politicized images, and to consider why the uniquely Mexican visual language of the Zapatistas resonates so strongly with other alternative globalization and human rights movements.
Annual Student Exhibition, April 24-May 20
Senior art majors share work across all media: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, drawing, new and mixed media.
"Marcella Hackbardt: True Confessionals," April 24-May 28
Begun during the 2014 Kenyon Rome program, and continuing through the Studio Art professor’s subsequent sabbatical, this series of photographs documents confessional booths in cathedrals and churches throughout numerous cities in Italy. An interior inside an interior, their inherent intimacy is crafted in unendingly unique styles, often made by hand by artisans. Marcella Hackbardt’s photography is informed by objects and gestures infused with symbolism. The confessional is a site laden with meaning and intentionality, such as the hope or promise of forgiveness, and the quest for understanding through the sharing of one’s life stories.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
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