Center For the Arts

Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University
283 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459


Center for the Arts


Thursday January 29, 2015 - Sunday March 1, 2015
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm

Curated by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and Professor of Art Jeffrey Schiff

$_SerializerTool.serialize(${title}, true)Anouk Kruithof, "Façade," 2014, inkjet prints, plexiglass, polystyrene, cellophane foil, bricks, 55.5 x 43.3 x 39.4 inches. courtesy of the artist and Boetzelaer | Nispen.

presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison '89, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. These artists take varying approaches to material, technology, and presentation, expanding and redrawing the traditional perimeters of both. Defying photography's specificity as a "window onto the world," some prioritize the materiality of the photograph over the actual image, while others migrate the graphic flatness of the photograph into the full dimensionality of the sculptural realm. Undoubtedly a response to the immateriality and infinite reproducibility of digital technology, the surveyed works insist on both the physical presence and uniqueness associated with sculpture, and the indexical relationship to the physical world exemplified by photography, resulting in a new formulation: a picture/thing.

CFA Arts Administration Intern Chloe Jones ’15 talks with Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky about the Picture/Thing exhibition on the Center for the Arts blog here.

A collaborative installation undertaken by ten advanced Studio Art students as part of an experimental workshop led by Anouk Kruithof, one of the artists featured in Picture/Thing on February 7, 2015.

Opening Reception  - Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm; Talk by the curators Sasha Rudensky and Jeffrey Schiff, plus artists Kendall Baker and Jon Kessler, at 5:30pm in the Main Gallery. FREE!

Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm in CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace, Middletown. FREE!

Artist Panel - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Main Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery featuring Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, and Letha Wilson; and the curators Sasha Rudensky and Jeffrey Schiff. FREE!

A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut