Online Tour:

Featuring the Permanent Art Collection on display

Click on the white buildings to see what artworks are currently on display on Union College campus.

Legend:

(Building numbers correspond to the Union College Campus map)

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28. Nott Memorial

"Will-o'-the-wisp" by Jane Swavely
Location: 2nd Floor; Mandeville Gallery

Jane Swavely creates gestural, abstract paintings that reference landscapes and encapsulate a greater conversation about the “balance between looking at nature and the subconscious experience of being in nature.”
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26. Schaffer Library

Séance by Valerie Hammond

"Séance" by Valerie Hammond
Location: 1st Floor; Lally Reading Room.

Valerie Hammond’s creation of hybrid creatures begins with the collection of wildlife that she transfers into her work through drawing and printmaking. As a result, her collected ferns and vines feel intrinsically linked with the human body, forging a new kind of being.
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Kochon Sa a Lou/This Pig is Heavy by Didier William

"Kochon Sa a lou/This Pig is Heavy" by Didier William
Location: 1st Floor; Lally Reading Room.

Didier William is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but currently lives and works in the United States. In his own words, his work is about “living in diaspora and the process of constructing meaning out of history, mythology and lived experience,” a balance that has required careful research into the history of Haiti and the United States, as well as an excavation of his own life experience for visual references.
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"Birmingham" by Toyin Ojih Odutola
Location: 2nd Floor; Mandeville Gallery alcove area.

Toyin Ojih Odutola is a Nigerian-born artist, who immigrated to the United States as a young child. She notes that upon moving to the United States “[her] skin, became a definition”; a jarring change to her identity that would go on to inform the questions and constructs investigated in her body of work.
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25. Karp Hall

"Blue Stone (from Primary Series)" by Lee Krasner
Location: 2nd Floor.

Lee Krasner was an American, abstract expressionist and part of an era of art-making characterized by gestural marks and artworks that embodied spontaneity, emotion, and improvisation. Blue Stone is evocative of the era, filled with energetic, emotive brush strokes.
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"Complementary with Gold" by Herbert Bayer
Location: 1st Floor.

Herbert Bayer was a student of the Bauhaus, a prominent school of arts and design in Germany in the early 1900’s. Bayer’s roots as an artist of the Bauhaus are evident in Complementary with Gold, showcasing his rich knowledge of color theory and perception.
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47. Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts

"Tribe and Community (from Survival Suite)" by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Location: 2nd Floor.

Jaune Quick-to-see-Smith is an artist, cultural arts worker, and an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Montana. Through humor and satire, she “examine[s] myths, stereotypes, and the paradox of Native American life in contrast to the consumerism of American society.”
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"Twelve Heads" by Nicole Eisenman
Location: Currently on loan, returning October 2020.

Each figure Nicole Eisenman renders is done so in a unique way, an intentional practice that links to her belief that “different images” or in this case, people, “ask to be painted in different ways.”
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22B. Grant Hall

"Out of the Blue III" by Sandra Wimer
Location: Reception area.

For Sandra Wimer, “spending most of [her] life in the plains states provided an experience of living with a sky that is cinematic”; an influence and motif that can be seen throughout her printmaking career and in Out of the Blue III in particular.
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22A. O’Brien Center

"After Metternich Drawings (Red-Blue)" by Chryssa
Location: Lobby.

Chryssa Vardea-Mavromichali was a Greek born, American artist, who moved to New York City in the 1950’s. Already interested in depicting written communication and fragmented writing, Chyrssa was struck by her new surroundings and her art quickly became inspired by the city’s bright advertisements and lights.
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What's your favorite artwork on campus? 

To be considered for inclusion in the online tour, submit a written impression of your favorite Permanent Collection item installed on campus! Submissions can be sent to mandevillegallery@union.edu