Sited Memory/Underground Shadows
Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University
Exhibition Dates: August 29, 2011 - October 21, 2011
Contact: Kate Somers
The Bernstein Gallery at the Woodrow Wilson School is pleased to present “Sited Memory/Underground Shadows,” large scale drawings by Eve Ingalls. The exhibition runs from August 29 through October 21, 2011. A panel discussion, “Architecture as Memorial” will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on October 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, adjacent to the Gallery. An artist reception will immediately follow the talk at 6 p.m. in the Bernstein Gallery. Panelists include: Lucia Allais, assistant professor of architecture, Princeton University; Joel Smith, curator of photography, Princeton University Art Museum; and Stanley Katz, moderator, professor of public and international affairs and director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Both events are free and open to the public.
Ingalls uses the surface of the raw canvas as if it is the surface of the earth. Through her markings, layers of the imprint of humans and nature over time are revealed as traces or shadows. The edges of the drawings serve as the boundaries of an archaeological dig. Alongside the shards of pots and evocations of ancient burial grounds and shifting landscape through the ages, the modern world is presented too by scientific charts, graphs and maps. Thus, the edges of the canvas locate the viewer simultaneously in the past and in the present, and visually express, in the artist’s own words, “a persistent palimpsest.”
Eve Ingalls attended the Skowhegan School of Art and received her BFA and MFA from the Yale University School of Art. She was one of two artists representing the United States at the Holland Paper Biennial 2006, held at the Coda Museum and the Museum Rijswijk in the Netherlands. Her sculpture was exhibited at the Art Forum in Kyoto, Japan in 2007, and at the Schokland Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Netherlands, in 2003. Her work has also been exhibited throughout the United States, including in exhibitions at The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Cleveland Museum of Art; the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut; the New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, Connecticut; the New Jersey State Museum; The Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, New Jersey; and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Arts Magazine, Art and Antiques, Art New England, De Volkskrant, Beeldende Kunst, De Courant Amsterdam, and La Nacion (San Jose, Costa Rica). She is in the collection of the Schokland Museum, the Netherlands, the Noyes Museum, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, The Hunterdon Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, and the G.D. Searle Collection. She was also a New Jersey Printmaking Fellow at the Brodsky Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and a recipient of a Cultural Grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.
“Sited Memory/Underground Shadows” is part of a collaborative investigation into the arts and cultural memory, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, with participating venues across the University campus and throughout the larger Princeton community.
Folded Time, 1982-2009
ink and graphite on raw canvas
80 x 60 inches
Photo credit: Ricardo Barros
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