Arts and Culture at Wake Forest

Arts and Culture at Wake Forest University

Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

The Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery at Wake Forest University’s Scales Fine Arts Center provides an ongoing schedule of exciting art exhibits, features student exhibitions as well as work by Pablo Picasso, Roy Liechtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Keith Haring, among others.

HANES GALLERY

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February 28 – March 28, 2013

Reception 5-7 pm / Thursday Feb 28

3/3/3/13 – three video presentations for three weeks in March – was conceived specifically as an all-video exhibition. While the viewer will likely find commonality in the works’ approaches and themes, the videos are distinct, occupying very different sensory and emotional spaces. With one taking a prolonged look at the wall of a building with its crepuscular inhabitants glimpsed through windows (Seitenflügel), another concerning the grim vitality of existential struggle (Where is the Black Beast?), and the third depicting a beautiful and menacing polar seascape (Kivanrepu), perhaps these three works are entirely consonant with the indecisively damp and mercurial nature of late winter.

Admission is free. For more information visit: hanesgallery.wfu.edu/video3

Added February 24th

Hanes Art Gallery

Anne Kesler Shields: Geometries 1960s & 1970s
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October 22 – December 7, 2012
Reception 5-7 pm / Tuesday Oct 30
Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery / Wake Forest University
Curated by Tom Patterson

Anne Kesler Shields: Geometries is part of a three-venue celebration of Shields’ work in the year of her 80th birthday, which also incorporates exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) and the Salem College Fine Arts Center Gallery. To complement the other two exhibitions, the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery is featuring a selection of geometrically focused abstract works that Shields made between 1963 and 1978.


Admission is free. For more information visit: hanesgallery.wfu.edu/geometries

Added October 30th

Hanes Art Gallery

John Cage / Rocks: Ryoan-ji & New River

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October 22 – December 7, 2012
Reception 5-7 pm / Tuesday Oct 30
Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery / Wake Forest University
Curated by Paul Bright

John Cage / Rocks: Ryoan-ji & New River is an exhibition of drawings and watercolors. Concerning these works, the artist remarked: “I worked once or twice [a year] at the Crown Point Press. Etchings. Once Kathan Brown said, ‘You wouldn’t just sit down and draw.’ Now I do: drawings around stones, stones placed on a grid at chance-determined points. These drawings have also made musical notation: Renga, Score and Twenty‑three Parts, and Ryoanji (but drawing from left to right, halfway around a stone). Ray Kass, an artist who teaches watercolor at Virginia Tech, became interested in my graphic work with chance operations. With his aid and that of students he enlisted I have made fifty‑two watercolors. And those have led me to aquatints, brushes, acids, and their combination with fire, smoke, and stones with etchings.”

From “An Autobiographical Statement” by John Cage, written for the Inamori Foundation and delivered in Kyoto as a commemorative lecture in response to having received the Kyoto Prize in November 1989. Courtesy of the John Cage Trust.


Admission is free. For more information visit: hanesgallery.wfu.edu/cagerocks

Added October 30th