Spring 2012

Likewise, as technical experts, but not (at all) by way of culture / an installation by Leigh-Ann Pahapill  (through April 8)

"a kind of platform enclosed by a balustrade in front of, in the distance, in the foreground, in the background, in place of a guide or direction set up to indicate the proper road to a place, in due time, in recent time, in the future, in the past, in parallel to the tiers of boxes of which the gallery consists, in a moment, inside and into, in many respects the screen separating the stage from the auditorium, in relation to a piece of cloth or similar material suspended by the top so as to admit of being withdrawn sideways" --Leigh-Ann Pahapill

Pahapill image 1 

Pahapill image 2

Pahapill image 3 

Pahapill image 4
Installation views ©Martinot Photo

  • Panel Discussion
    Saturday, January 28, 2012
    12:00 p.m.
    Cornell Fine Arts Museum                

    Artist Leigh-Ann Pahapill and invited guest panelists will participate in an informal discussion on her process in relation to the exhibition on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, moderated by Dr. Jonathan F. Walz, Interim Director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Menagerie:  Senior Student Art Exhibition
(April 20 - Mary 13, 2012)

This group exhibition showcases eleven graduating studio art majors by celebrating their works and accomplishments over the past four years as students of graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Brianna Angelo, Rachel Birkentall, Nattakun Charoenkul, Clark Hall, Leandra Lima, Senny Luu, Anne Patrick, Samantha Rosen, Grigorios Sarantis, Sarah Ann Showell, and Natascha Vazquez are proud to present their work in Menagerie, which includes a variation of mediums such as:  painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and digital art.  These students have also worked together to design the invitation and promote the opening of their show as emerging artists in the community.

The exhibition was juried by Rollins College professors Joshua Almond, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons, and by Dr. Jonathan F. Walz, Curator and Interim Director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.  The jurors' selections exemplify the students' talents, technical prowess, and ingenuity.

  • Opening Reception
    Friday, April 20, 2012
    5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Cornell Fine Arts Museum
    Free and open to the public

    Parking will be very limited on campus.  Please park in the SunTrust parking garage located on Lyman Avenue in Winter Park. 

2012 Senior Art Students
2012 Graduating Studio Art Majors, Rollins College

Lost in the Oceans Shapeless Form
Natascha Vazquez (Bahamas, b. 1990)
Lost in the Ocean's Shapeless Form, 2012
Acrylic, watercolor, and chalk pastels on canvas
90 x 144 in.

 Grigorios       Natt
Grigorios Sarantis
(Greece, b. 1990)                             
bad news may come through the door at any second, 2012                                                                    
Mixed media (collage, matt medium, gesso, sumi ink, charcoal)
2 x 4 ft. 

Nattakun Charoenkul (Thailand, b. 1990)
The Void 2012
Charcoal on paper
12 x 24 in. (15 panels)

 Senny            Clark
Senny Luu (American, b. 1990)
Faces, 2012
Black gesso and charcoal on wood panel
5 x 5 in. each panel

Clark Hall (American, b. 1989)
Chopsticks, 2012
Ink drawing on archival paper
8 x 5 1/2 in.


Leandra Lima (American, b. 1990)
Untitled, 2012
Pencil on BKF paper
10 x 14 in. (8 panels)

Anne Patrick (American, b. 1990)
"...to glide on its own melting." (screenshot), 2012


Dust and Shade:  Drawings by Charles Ritchie

Showcasing a variety of media by Washington, DC-based artist Charles Ritchie, Dust and Shade explores the limits of vision in these intimate images of dusk, twilight, and night.  This exhibition displays not only beautifully executed mixed media renderings, but several meticulously detailed personal journals which represent a portion of recorded thoughts and sketches developed by the artist over a period of 34 years.  



Charles Ritchie (American, b. 1954)
House:  5 February 2011, 10:30 am, 2011
Watercolor and graphite on Fabriano paper
4 x 6 in.
Courtesy of Artist

Charles Ritchie (American, b. 1954)
Window with Dark Drawing and Open Journal, 1986-2010
Graphite and pen and ink on Fabriano paper
4 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.
Courtesy of Artist

  • Public Lecture–Charles Ritchie
    Charles Ritchie:  Drawing the Edge of Vision
    April 3, 2012
    6:00 p.m.
    Cornell Fine Arts Museum

    Artist, Charles Ritchie, will speak on the exhibition and his journaling process. 


British & Modern:  Art by the Bloomsbury Group and Their Contemporaries

Paintings and drawings by Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and others working in the United Kingdom in the early twentieth century are shown in this interesting exhibition featuring works from the Cornell's collection.


Roger Fry (American, 1866-1934)
Study of Vanessa Bell Reading, 1912
Oil on board
18 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum 2000.01.09.P

  • Film 
    A Painter's Paradise--The Restoration of Charleston Farmhouse
    Friday, February 10, 2012
    7:00 p.m.
    Cornell Fine Arts Museum

    This film is a documentary about the restoration of Charleston Farmhouse, where Virginia Woolf, Vanessa and Clive Bell, and Duncan Grant lived in the early 20th century.   Q&A to follow, led by Dr. Christopher Reed, Professor of English and Visual Culture at Pennsylvania State University.

  • Public Lecture
    Only Collect!  Bloomsbury Art in America
    February 11, 2012
    12:00 p.m.
    Cornell Fine Arts Museum

    Christopher Reed, Professor of English and Visual Culture at Pennsylvania State University whose primary scholarly focus has been on the Bloomsbury group, will present this informative lecture at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.  Dr. Reed is the author of several publications, including A Room of Their Own:  The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections (2008). 


Sam Gilliam:  Contingencies

This culminating research project by Ana Engels, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum's 2011-12 Fred Hicks Fellow, features pieces from the Cornell's Collection.

Ana with Gilliam Gilliam-Chakaia

Fred Hicks Fellow, Ana Engels
Standing with Sam Gilliam piece

Sam Gilliam
(American, b.1993)
Chakaia, 2009
Serigraph on fabric, 25 x 30 in.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum 2010.5.PR


A Room of One's Own:  Women Artists from the Permanent Collection

This exhibition features paintings by Grandma Moses and Jennie August Brownscombe; prints by Georgia O'Keeffee, Faith Ringgold, and Nancy Graves; and three-dimensional work by Anna H. Huntington and Jennifer Bartlett.  All come from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum Collection.


Faith Ringgold
(American, b. 1930) 
Tar Beach 2, 1993
#10/10, woodcut
12 x 11 in.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1995.27.PR
Faith Ringgold©1993