Adaptations: Marshall University Faculty Exhibit
November 13 - February 27, 2022
An opening reception for this exhibit is planned for November 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.
For many, unforeseen events in the past year and a half prompted dramatic changes in the way we live. In the face of significant collective tragedy, we were challenged to reevaluate deeply entrenched human behavior and reconsider our responsibilities to one another. As individuals operating within complex, interwoven networks, we were reminded to think critically about our actions and imagine their effects – often unpredictable, sometimes exponential – on our local and global communities. Institutions, like the people they comprise, were not immune from disruption, and the impact on our nation’s schools and centers of higher learning has been particularly acute. Artists and art educators, including the professionals at Huntington’s own hometown university, continue to adapt in their own unique ways as they grapple with what it means to be a maker and a teacher in uncertain times.
This fall, the Huntington Museum of Art and the visual arts faculty from Marshall University’s School of Art & Design will present Adaptations, an exhibition of artworks created in a variety of media by full-time and adjunct professors, including: Miyuki Akai-Cook, Frederick Bartolovic, Allison Broome, John Cartwright, Ian Hagarty, Danny Kaufmann, Hanna Kozlowski, G.W. Lanham, Melissa McCloud, Allora McCullough, Sarah McDermott, Jamie Platt, Sandra Reed, Matt Smith, and Caroline Turner.
This exhibit is presented with support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Sandra Reed, Topsoil Horizon. Acrylic and ink; 30 x 22 inches. Photograph by John Spurlock.