Artist Aaron Stephan discusses his inspiration and thoughts on his sculpture, "Downpour," which resides outside Southern New Hampshire University's new Learning Commons.
TheMcIninch Art Gallery presents diverse exhibitions devoted to the art of the region and beyond. It is equipped to museum standards of humidity, temperature and lighting.
Made possible by a generous gift from The McIninch Foundation in April 2001, the Gallery is a sign of the university's growing commitment to the liberal arts and a resource to benefit the entire institution as well as the greater community of which it is a part. Its grand opening exhibition in February 2002 began a cycle of six to seven shows a year in a wide range of genres, styles and media. Shows may coordinate with a variety of demonstration, lecture, concert, classroom and other events.
The Gallery is building a permanent collection of art supporting the university's curricula and providing a source of enjoyment, enlightenment and beauty to all who visit. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the McIninch Art Gallery and supporting its collection and other projects, pleasecontact the director.
Location:First floor of Robert Frost Hall.
Admission:free and the public is welcome.
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Sundays, during university vacations, between shows and during the summer.
Curated by Professor Deborah Varat
September 10th to October 10th, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10th; 5:00 to 7:00pm
There has been a dramatic coming together in recent years of the disciplines of high art and food. Contemporary artists have used food as a medium, food photography is a growing and lucrative profession, exhibitions have been held in major museums on the theme of food. This exhibit will focus on a particular theme running through contemporary food-related art, namely the strange and alien nature of food when taken out of its natural context.
Artists include: Stephanie Chubbuck, Harold Edgerton, Emily Eveleth, Beth Galton, Michiko Kon, Nate Larson, Ilana Manolson, Vera Mercer, Tara Sellios, Richella Simard, Kathleen Volp.
Image Credit: Tara Sellios, Luxuria Untitled No. 1, 2014, 30x24 inches, Digital C-print. Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas
September 17th, 2015; 3:00 to 5:00pm; tour begins at the gallery
Image Credit: Dale Rogers, American Dog, 2004, 8’ H x 10’ L x 6” D, Cor-Ten Steel, Courtesy of Dale Rogers Studio
Curated by Arlette Kayafas, Director, Gallery Kayafas
October 15th to November 14th, 2015
Artist Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday, October 15th; 5:00 to 7:00pm
This exhibit features the work of four artists who live and work in the Boston area. Their work is based on personal histories and explores the complexities of identity — the parts we share publicly and those that are layered within.
Artists include: Ria Brodell, Caleb Cole, Azita Moradkhani, Zoe Perry-Wood.
Image Credit: Caleb Cole, Lest You Forget (Detail), 2014. Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas
Curated by Professor Colin Root
November 19th to December 19th, 2015 (Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23rd-28th)
Panel Discussion and Reception: November, 19th; 5:00 to 7:00pm
Ranging from the colonial era to the present, this exhibit reflects the ever-changing styles of architecture in New England. Including prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, and physical objects, “Architecture in New England” seeks to immerse visitors in the types of buildings that surround them every day. Artists includes: Ben Aronson, Reed Kay, Richard Raiselis, Peter Vanderwarker; as well as a selection of historic prints and drawings from the Boston Public Library and Historic New England.
Image Credit: Richard Raiselis, Liberty Square, 2004, oil on linen, 14 x 10 inches, courtesy of the artist and Gallery NAGA
January 14th to February 20th, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 21st; 5:00 to 7:00pm (Snow Date, TBD)
This exhibition captures the iconic work of this highly renowned New Hampshire sculptor, marking the fifth anniversary of the SNHU Sculpture Park and 15th
anniversary of the McIninch Art Gallery.
Image Credit: Gary Haven Smith, Way Home, 2012, 70x41x22 inches, granite,
Courtesy of the Artist
Curated by Professor Vanessa Rocco
February 25th to April 2nd, 2016 (Mid-term Holiday March 14th-18th, 2016)
Artist Panel and Reception: Thursday, February 25th; 5:00 to 7:00pm
In monumental and gorgeously realized photographs, Laura Letinsky and Tanya Marcuse penetrate the very crux of the meaning of desire: to long for, to crave, to miss. They thus place themselves in an historical trajectory of the still life genre, as well as extend the genre’s parameters.
Image Credits:Tanya Marcuse, Fallen #484, 2013, Pigment print Image: 18x23 inches, Sheet: 22x27 inches, Edition 1/7. © Tanya Marcuse, Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, NY
Laura Letinsky, Untitled 64, from Hardly More than Ever, 2002, c-print, 17.5 x 26”, edition of 9, © Laura Letinsky, courtesy of Carroll and Sons
DO NOT CROP OR ALTER IMAGES!!! WE DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION FROM THE ARTIST TO DO SO.
Image Credits: Aaron T Stephan, Downpour, 2014, granite, aluminum, powder coat paint, dimensions variable, © Aaron T Stephan
April 7th to May 7th, 2016
Reception: Thursday April 7th; 5:00 to 7:00pm
This marks an exciting celebration of the 10th annual exhibition of the Graphic Design program at SNHU. Faculty, alumni and current students work will be highlighted. Included in this exhibit are examples of magazine layouts, logos, photography, illustrations, posters, brochures, package design and website designs. In addition, the faculty will be featuring some of the best short animation, videos and game designs produced by their students this year.
Image Credits: Renee Boudreau ‘16, Sugar Scull, 2015, Digital Print, 30 x 40 inches.