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Exciting works by international and national artists await you at the Joseloff Gallery

Art lovers throughout New England interact with artists and learn about their works through special programs throughout the year offered by the Hartford Art School galleries.

The Hartford Art School Galleries includes the Joseloff Gallery, the Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery, Kaman Print Study Center, and Art on Campus. These exhibition spaces inspire our community year-round, and engage with students daily through creative visual experiences.

On View: Jonathan Herrera Soto: Twice the Legal Minute

Jonathan Herrera Soto, Brindis, 2023, Installation view, Courtesy of the artist, Photography by Pat Garcia Jr.

The 2023-24 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts Exhibition: Jonathan Herrera Soto

Joseloff Gallery

February 22 – March 23, 2024

The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts is an annual artist-in-residency program that brings prominent artists to teach at the Hartford Art School. During his tenure as the 2023-24 Koopman Chair in the Printmaking Department, Jonathan Herrera Soto has taught classes designed to prioritize the process of experimentation and play, focusing on collecting the misprints, which are often mistranslated in attempts to render an idea manifest. His pedagogical approach focuses on the little things: sketches, mistakes, uncertainties, and unfinished thoughts—an archive from which we learn and grow.

His solo exhibition in Joseloff Gallery, Twice the Legal Minute, brings together objects, memories, and systems that exist on the periphery of society to explore the visual language of accumulation, debris, and neglect. This exploration plays out at the scale of individual artworks—in the treatment of rust as paint, for example—and in the gallery at large through Herrera Soto’s distinctive approach to arranging installations. Akin to the layering of information that is fundamental to printmaking, the lessons to be drawn from Herrera Soto’s praxis are many, from the stakes of (mis)translation to plausibility as a survival strategy.  

The exhibition opens in Joseloff Gallery with a reception on Thursday, February 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Additional programming and events can be found here.

The exhibition and associated programming are made possible by the Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts fund held by Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc.

Gifts to the HAS Art Galleries help provide our students and the community with access to renowned artists and extensive arts facilities.