September 24th, 2013 by Denison Museum
Marisa Zemesarajs ’15 presenting her Chessman Internship Poster
This past summer, Denison student Marisa Zemesarajs ’15 served as the 2013 Chessman Intern at Denison Museum. Marisa was given the task of re-housing and performing treatments on the Museum’s works on paper collection. She also researched and created a “mini-exhibit” on the Denison Museum website about the collection of Kuna Pictographs.
To learn more about Marisa’s project, click on the poster she created for the Office of Career Exploration and Development’s Internship Poster Presentation.
September 16th, 2013 by Denison Museum
by Marisa Zemesarajs ’15
Upon arriving on campus, veterans of Denison, as well as our new faces, were urged to look at their experience at Denison through a utopian lens. Manifesting the 2013-2014 campus theme, this lens allows for each and every one of us to reflect on personal experiences and expectations in order to forge our own utopia. This notion surely reinvents popular associations of what a utopia is, which usually details an entire state working in harmony, yet offers no room for personal agency. That, at least was my interpretation.
Opening our doors last Thursday to the public, Denison Museum is now exhibiting Personal Space, a show that is composed of the works of five New York City based artists. Through mediums such as video, plaster, collage, and larger-than-life sculptures, Personal Space explores the fragility of the human body, utopian and dystopian realities/fantasies, and human conditions such as vulnerability, fear, anxiety, and desire. These conditions, in relation to one another, create a tension between the lived and the imagined ideal.
Curated by Tommy White, professor of Studio Art here at Denison, the exhibit focuses on the personal. All artwork in the gallery acts alone as there is no text standing beside the pieces, allowing the viewer to form judgments and connections with the image without making associations based on the artist or the time period. While this intention creates a stark aesthetic, it creates an opportunity for one’s imagination to take over.
Denison Museum welcomes all those up (and down) the Hill to celebrate the official opening of Personal Space this Tuesday, September 17, from 4:30-7:00 P.M in Burke Hall.