Fenwick Gallery is pleased to announce our newest exhibition, “Call + Response: INVISIBLE,” opening on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Call + Response is a collaboration between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking to the issues of our times.
The theme for this year’s Call + Response is INVISIBLE, developed in conversation with ArtWorks for Freedom’s campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, “invisible crimes,” and unlawful actions against marginalized communities. The visual and literary artists participating in Call + Response begin at this point, but may diverge in their creative responses to the theme.
Be sure to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3:00-4:15pm for our opening Artists’ and Writers’ Panel, presented as part of Fall for the Book’s activities at Mason. This discussion will be followed by an walkthrough and opening reception at 4:30pm in the Fenwick Gallery, with refreshments generously provided by Argo Tea.
On September 30th, six artists and writers from the Call & Response 2015: Lineage Exhibition participated in a panel discussion moderated by M. Mack. The panelists discussed their collaborative process and experiences creating work for the show. The panel was part of the Fall for the Book 2015 programming.
This year’s panelists were:
Marcos L. Martínez
Nikki Brugnoli Whipkey
The Call & Response exhibit is a collaboration between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. The result is a set of paired works, resonating with each other, demonstrating the interplay of artistic media, and speaking of our times. Listen to audio recordings of select poetry from the Call & Response 2015: Lineage Exhibition below and read all of the writing from the Call & Response 2015: Lineage Exhibit in the Exhibition Catalog here.
Madeline Graham & Holly Mason
Image: Madeline Graham Cantate Domino, 2015
8” x 10”
Poetry: Holly Mason To Make a Shine for You 2015
Meaghan Busch & Benjamin Brezner
Image: Meaghan Busch Two-Eyes, Series of 4, 2015
8.5” x 5” each
Poetry: Benjamin Brezner Two-Eyes, 2015
Douglas Luman & Alice Quatrochi
Image: Alice Quatrochi Fantasy sprouts Fallow, 2015
Sculptural Book: Appropriated Paper and Handmade Flax
36” x 5” x 10”
One thing is for sure: next year we’ll need a bigger space to hold the Call & Response Gallery Talk.
On September 17th, five pairs of artists and writers from the Call & Response exhibit delivered an engaging discussion of their work to a packed house. The collaborators — whose work is exhibited as part of the “6th Annual Call & Response: In 24 hours, everywhere the dawn rises again” — spoke about their inspirations, their early discussions over coffee, and the surprises that came about as a result of working together in a call and response tradition.
The panel discussion was part of the 2014 Fall for the Book programming. Professor/Curators Helen Frederick (School of Art) and Susan Tichy (English Department) moderated. This year’s panelists were: