Six Visual Arts Faculty in New Wallach Exhibit

Photograph, "Sakti's Charms" (1995), a mixed media sculpture by Nancy Bowen. Photo Credit: Sarah Wells
Photograph, "Sakti's Charms", detail. Photo Credit: Sarah Wells

Six Visual Arts faculty members at Columbia will exhibit their recent work in the University's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Mar. 29 through June 3.

Featured in "Six Artists: New Faculty from Visual Arts," will be Gregory Amenoff, Nancy Bowen, Saint Clair Cemin, Stuart Diamond, Jon Kessler and David True.

Amenoff will be represented by two oils on canvas, "The Starry Pole III" and "The Wat'ry Shore." An artist whose abstractions of nature have evoked praise from critics in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris and many other cities, he is represented in the collections of three major New York museums, among U.S. art institutions.

Bowen, a sculptor, will show four works: "Visceral Hearing" in glass and clay, "Listening Venus" in plaster, steel and glass with oil pigments, "Herculine" in glass, clay, steel and hair, and a mixed media hanging piece titled "Sakti's Charms."

Trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and Hunter College, she has exhibited in solo shows in New York at the Annina Nosei Gallery and recently received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Brazilian-born Cemin, who studied at the École Nationale Superior des Beaux Arts in Paris, has shown his sculpture widely in Europe and Brazil as well as the United States.

Cemin will be represented by "Marte," a large sculpture in steel.

Diamond, a painter of wide renown, has received Guggenheim, NEA and Yaddo fellowships among many recognitions and has held numerous solo exhibitions in New York at the David McKee Gallery, among other venues, that have garnered favorable reviews in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, and other major publications.

Diamond will be represented by two new works in egg tempera and oil on wood, "Domestic Ox Muzzles #3" and "Domestic Ox Muzzles #8."

Kessler, a sculptor whose mixed media works use lights and motors to animate aluminum, plexiglass and photographs, will show three 1994 works from Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York, "Noriko," "Ikebana" and "Autumn Box."

He has exhibited around the world and at MoMA, the Whitney Museum and Max Protech Gallery in New York. His works are on view this spring at the American Center, Paris, and "The Biennial in Nagoya: Artec '95," Japan.

True, a painter, will show three canvases, "Cognitive Dissonance" and "What Killed Cock Robin or the Dummy for That Matter?" using Flashe, ink or acrylic, and an oil, "Imprisonment."

Born in Ohio and educated at Ohio University, he has shown most recently at the Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York and Chicago. His work is in collections in New York at the Metropolitan Museum, MoMA the Whitney and the New School for Social Research.


Columbia University Record -- March 24, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 21