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The Cave of Forgotten Dreams: the Non-mimetic Self Portrait

Curated by Steven Holmes

Oct 31 - Dec 17 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Joseloff Gallery

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams: the Non-mimetic Self Portrait

What is a portrait? Is it a likeness, only? Can a portrait be a likeness, but not be ‘about’

the subject? Is a portrait about the artist, or the subject? Can a self-portrait not be

about the self? Or is there a way in which all art is, in the end, about the artist – and

therefore all art is self-portraiture?

The self-portrait is in some senses the most fundamental of artworks.. The first work of

art, handprints on a cave left 50,000 years ago was – simply - a self-portrait.

I am.

I was.

In this way, the self-portrait is a trace element in the history of consciousness. The human drive – expressed often as the drive to “leave a mark” – is the drive of a human subject to be seen, pictured, or remembered in some way. Much of human creativity arcs towards the monument.

While the artists in “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams” each make their own subjectivity the subject of the work exhibited, in each case the self is depicted not through mimesis, but through surrogacy, allusion, redirection or the refraction of the notion of self from noun to verb, from subject to object, or from self to other.

Artists
  • Marina Abramoviç
  • Robert Beck
  • Stanley Brouwn
  • Thierry Delva
  • Tracey Emin
  • Spencer Finch
  • Kelly Mark
  • Magnus von Plessen
  • Jennifer Reifsneider
  • Natalie Waldburger
  • Martin Wilner

Artist Reception

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5-7 pm

with a special performance by Natalie Waldburger

The Opposite of Boundaries

Sharyn O'Mara and Thomas Albrecht Koopman Distinguished Chair Exhibition

Jan 9 - Feb 12 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Joseloff Gallery

The Opposite of Boundaries

The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts is an annual artist-in-residency program that brings prominent artist/teachers to the Hartford Art School. Sharyn O'Mara and Thomas Albrecht present recent works in the gallery while working with students in the Foundation Department for the academic year 2017-18.

Artist Reception

Koopman Reception: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5-7 pm, Joseloff Gallery

Connecticut Scholastic Art Exhibition and Awards

Jan 14 - Feb 3 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School

Connecticut Scholastic Art Exhibition and Awards

Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a state-wide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School. Beyond the honor of being selected for this high quality exhibit, students may be awarded Gold or Silver keys and Honorable Mention Awards in each of 17 media categories.

EXHIBITION OPEN ON JANUARY 14, 2018, 12 noon.


For more information, visit Connecticut Scholastic.

Awards Reception

Sunday, January 28, 2018

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford

COMMUNITY: TRANSFER STUDENT EXHIBITION

The best works from Community College students throughout Connecticut.

Feb 8 - Mar 2 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School

COMMUNITY: TRANSFER STUDENT EXHIBITION

Tuition scholarship competition for Art transfer students from Connecticut Community Colleges 

Submission Details

MERIT AWARDS:

First Round:
Students showing exceptional work will be chosen to exhibit at the Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.

Merit Award Finalists:
Students selected in the First Round are eligible to compete for scholarship awards, including full tuition, worth approximately $36,000 (exclusive of room fees and board) per year, and partial tuition scholarships.

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Enrolled in any Connecticut Community College (Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck, Northwestern CT, Norwalk, Quinebaug, Three Rivers, Tunxis).

  2. Declared or plan to declare as an Art major (double majors are eligible)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Portfolio – 3 examples of work, submitted as .jpg, .png, .tif, 144 dpi (each example can have 3 images)

  2. Artist Statement – 500 words MAXIMUM

  3. Letter of Recommendation – 1 letter from your community college professor

  4. Unofficial Transcripts – official transcripts will be required after receiving an award (including prior institutions, if applicable).

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission:November 1 to December 15, 2017

Notification: First Round: January 5, 2018, Prize Round: February 8, 2017 

Exhibition:February 8 to March 2, 2018 

Reception: February 8, 2018, 6-8 pm

Drop-off: February 3-5, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm

Install: February 6-8, 2018

Pick-up: March 3-4, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm

SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS TO joseloff@hartford.edu with the subject line Community submission

QUESTIONS? email Joseloff@hartford.edu

2018 Goldfarb

Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition

Feb 22 - Mar 25 | TW 1-6 p.m. | TH 1-7 p.m. | FSS 1-5 p.m. | Closed on Mondays | Joseloff Gallery

2018 Goldfarb

The annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition awards the winning project a substantial purchase prize. Open to all students of the University of Hartford, the best submissions are evaluated by this year's juror, Valentina Galossi, curator based in Rome, Italy and Berlin, Germany.

Goldfarb Awards Reception: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5-7 pm, Joseloff Gallery

Enter your artwork

2018 Goldfarb Registration