Contemporary photographer Adraint Bereal, the artist behind the nationally recognized project The Black Yearbook. Bereal’s multimedia collection and physical book speak to the experiences of Black students at the University of Texas at Austin, a predominantly white campus. Via Zoom, registration required.

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Join us as we celebrate the opening of our annual senior visual art major’s exhibition presented in the Beard and Weil Galleries and virtually on the gallery website.

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Join us for a conversation with artists Jessica Fuquay, Kara Güt, and jazsalyn from the 2021 Wheaton Biennial, an open-call exhibition focused on new media and juried by author and curator, Legacy Russell. Presented virtually, this exhibition includes artists whose work challenges and celebrates new media. As with past Biennials, our definition is boundary-pushing and inclusive, seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended conversation.

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Jessica Fuquay is a Colombian American interdisciplinary artist, composer, and DJ currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. She makes videos, performances, and sound compositions that activate the embedded histories of specific sites and events through sustained observation, listening, and sometimes intervention. She is currently a second-year MFA Candidate at Carnegie Mellon School of Art in Pittsburgh, PA and has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison, ME and Project Row Houses in Houston, TX.

Kara Güt‘s work investigates the new shape of human intimacy formed by internet lifestyle, constructed detachment from reality, and the power dynamics of the virtual. Using image and screen-based media, she questions ownership of digital spaces and how they mirror or perpetuate oppressive systems. The resulting pieces are subversions of power: at times manifesting as imperfect relics attempting to perform a hidden and ineffable magic, or long-form video essays haunting the devices they inhabit. Employing tropes of absurdist humor mixed with existential dread, her work pokes at the underpinnings of internet culture by appropriating the subgenres of the post-digital patriarchal industrial complex.

jazsalyn (she/her), work begins where fiction and reality collide. As an anti-disciplinary artist, she weaves together new media and activism as methodology to decolonize and re-indigenize the future of art, design, and social practices.

As the Creative Director of black beyond, a radical platform for artists and activists to define alternate realities for Blackness, jazsalyn collaborates with BIPOC and non-BIPOC co-liberators to reconstruct, reclaim and reimagine Black (Indigineous) narratives.

Her work has been featured in publications such as CULTURED Magazine, Vogue.com, The New Yorker, and Huffington Post. Exhibitions and panels such as TEDx Durham and Textiles as a Second Skin at MoogFest.

 

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the X Series. Explore the process of building this initiative, which was conceived by the Department of Theatre and Dance in response to the challenges of our times. Student participants will be joined by members of the production team to provide an insider’s view into the making of this exciting virtual project. Via Zoom, registration required.

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Premiere event registration links:

Register Here—April 8

Register Here—April 9

The X Series (xperimental/xperiential/xpression) celebrates Wheaton’s creativity in a multidisciplinary virtual event composed of ‘acts’ created by our community. Spanning dance, song, and film to visual art and theatrical performance, each project responds to the prompt: 2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses. Over the course of this two-night live premiere, we gather to share our creative processes and to present the culmination of that work. Via Zoom, registration required.

Register Here—April 8

Register Here—April 9

Register Here—April 15 (Behind the Scenes)

The X Series (xperimental/xperiential/xpression) celebrates Wheaton’s creativity in a multidisciplinary virtual event composed of ‘acts’ created by our community. Spanning dance, song, and film to visual art and theatrical performance, each project responds to the prompt: 2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses. Over the course of this two-night live premiere, we gather to share our creative processes and to present the culmination of that work. Via Zoom, registration required.

Register Here—April 8

Register Here—April 9

Register Here—April 15 (Behind the Scenes)

New York–based contemporary photographer Jon Henry discusses his career and work. Re-composed with Afro-American mothers and sons, Henry’s photographs from his project Stranger Fruit uniquely reference Michelangelo’s Pietà. This project responds to the frighteningly regular deaths of African American men through police violence. Via Zoom, registration required.

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Time and the River’s Edge presents 25 years of Patty Stone’s creative work and celebrates her tenure teaching at Wheaton. The exhibition will be displayed on campus as well as virtually and includes paintings and prints spanning the mid-1990s through 2020. Stone’s work explores the tension between nature and the built environment through mapping, collage, and the fluidity and texture of her chosen mediums.

Exhibition runs February 16–March 27, 2021

Gallery Opening | Monday, February 22, 5:00 p.m. EST Register here

Artist Talk | Friday, March 26, 12:00 p.m. EST

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Beard & Weil Galleries is only open to the on-campus community for the spring 2021 semester. We will make every effort to make our exhibitions available virtually during this time. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this global challenge and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus when we are able to resume normal operations.

The Tens, highlights selected work from students who received the Friends of Art Purchase Prize from 2011-2020. These pieces are part of the Wheaton College Permanent Collection and range from photography to film to illustration. The talented alumni artists included in this exhibition are:

2011 Katharine Heyl, Emiko Kurokawa, Rosemary Liss
2012 Skye Landon, Emily Timm, Tim Oxton
2013 Caroline Isaacs, Walker Downey
2014 Soraya Matos
2015 Lindsey Gillis
2016 Cloë Ella Urbanczyk, Sienna Van Slooten
2017 Charlotte Hall
2018 Aleza Epstein
2019 Bhavika Dugar
2020 Elisa McClear

Exhibition runs February 16–March 27, 2021

Gallery Opening | Monday, February 22, 5:00 p.m. EST Register here

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Beard & Weil Galleries is only open to the on-campus community for the spring 2021 semester. We will make every effort to make our exhibitions available virtually during this time. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this global challenge and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus when we are able to resume normal operations.

Time and the River’s Edge presents 25 years of Patty Stone’s creative work and celebrates her tenure teaching at Wheaton. The exhibition will be displayed on campus as well as virtually and includes paintings and prints spanning the mid-1990s through 2020. Stone’s work explores the tension between nature and the built environment through mapping, collage, and the fluidity and texture of her chosen mediums.

Exhibition runs February 16–March 27, 2021

Gallery Opening | Monday, February 22, 5:00 p.m. EST Register here

Artist Talk | Friday, March 26, 12:00 p.m. EST

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Beard & Weil Galleries is only open to the on-campus community for the spring 2021 semester. We will make every effort to make our exhibitions available virtually during this time. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this global challenge and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus when we are able to resume normal operations.