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Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy to Host Being & Feeling (Alone, Together)

Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy hosts Being & Feeling (Alone, Together). Artists in this exhibition explore embodiment, emotion, and being: how we make our way through the world, full of feeling, as solitary individuals and together with others. This is not an exhibition on emotions, but rather an experimental platform to contemplate the human condition via themes of longing, memory, regret, hope, ambivalence, and delight. How does it feel to encounter representations both familiar and strange? How do we bring empathic curiosity to our interactions with self and others? The work in Being & Feeling includes portrait sculpture, animation, painting, sound art, video, performance, and photography.
 
Participating artists include: Sachiko Akiyama (NH), Andrew Fish (MA), Lauren Gillette (ME), Katya Grokhovsky (NY), Stephanie Misa (Vienna, Austria), Tobias Rud (Copenhagen/Vancouver), Cheryle St. Onge (NH), Riikka Talvitie (Helisinki, Finland), and Jon Sakata (NH) + Democracy of Sound (exeter)/DOS(e) [Elizabeth Kostina ’20, Gigi Gee ’21, Daisy Newbury ’23, Sophie Turer ’21, Chloe Minicucci ’21]
 
While we are currently closed for face-to-face visits and events due to the coronavirus, we are offering a variety of virtual events. Please our website for updates and more information at www.exeter.edu/lamontgallery
Events:
Artist Panel: Sachiko Akiyama, Lauren Gillette, and Tobias Rud
Thursday, May 14, 4:15 pm
Please RSVP by 5/13 for Zoom login information: gallery@exeter.edu
 
Artist Panel: Stephanie Misa and Riikka Talvitie
Thursday, May 21, 12:15 pm
Please RSVP by 5/20 for Zoom login information: gallery@exeter.edu
 
Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.
 
About the Lamont Gallery:
The Lamont Gallery, located in the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, is a dynamic exhibitions and teaching space celebrating the arts by showcasing work of regional, national, and international artists in thematic exhibitions. Established in 1953, the Lamont Gallery was a gift to Phillips Exeter Academy by Lamont family alumni including Thomas W. Lamont, Corliss Lamont, Ned Lamont and others. Their generosity provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience and learn about the arts in a welcoming setting that reflects the Academy’s commitment to the intersection of goodness and knowledge. Informed by the Harkness teaching philosophy, the Lamont Gallery’s programs emphasize active learning, inquiry, and dialogue. The gallery offers year-round exhibitions and programs that are free and open to the public. For more information, call 603-777-3461 or visit the website at www.exeter.edu/lamontgallery.
 
 
About Phillips Exeter Academy:
Phillips Exeter Academy (www.exeter.edu) is a coeducational, independent school, located in Exeter, New Hampshire. Founded in 1781 by John Phillips, Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. It originated the system of instruction known as Harkness teaching in 1931. In the spirit of the school’s charter to foster goodness and knowledge, a Phillips Exeter Academy education is free to any admitted student whose family income is $75,000 or less and the diverse student body comes from a variety of geographic, economic, racial and religious backgrounds.