Hand Made: The Art of the Hand

Event Date: 

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 12:00am to Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Presenting items from the museum's permanent collection, including drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture, Hand Made: The Art of the Hand looks at the imagery of this ubiquitous appendage. By presenting this eclectic installation, viewers are encouraged to explore the question: what is it about the human hand that retains such fascination? Artists have frequently turned to this mundane subject because it is literally close at hand. Depictions ofthis subject, however, have taken on a variety of forms. From precise representational drawings and sketches to fantastical depictions, artists have explored the hand for different reasons and effects. For some, this appendage presents an extraordinary challenge they wrestle with to improve their skills, while others have used the hand as a symbol of self reflection. Artists in the exhibition include: Andy Warhol, Connor Everts, Edouard Boubat, Howard Warshaw, John Coplans, Joseph Hirsch, Man Ray, Parnel Corder, Rico Lebrun, Rudolph Schindler, and Yvonne Rainer, and range from contemporary art to religious iconography.

This exhibition has been curated by Winston Braun, BA 2018 Art History, curatorial intern

image: Conner Everts, Untitled