Brown University 250th Anniversary Exhibitions

David Winton Bell Gallery
Brown University

15 February - 25 May 2014

Dawn Clements
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Sarah Morris
Rob Reynolds
Taryn Simon
Kerry Tribe

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th Anniversary, the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present a series of one-person exhibitions by distinguished alumni. The works of Dawn Clements ‘86, Paul Ramirez Jonas ‘87, and Kerry Tribe ‘97 will be on view from February 15 to March 30. The second round of exhibitions, featuring the work of Sarah Morris ‘89, Rob Reynolds ‘90, and Taryn Simon ‘97 will be shown from April 12 through May 25.

These six alumni artists have established significant careers within the visual arts and were chosen to represent a diverse range of media. Incorporating drawings, paintings, sculpture, photographs, videos, and films, the artists create aesthetically diverse works. While there is no identifiable Brownian aesthetic, as Ralph Rugoff ’80 notes in his catalogue essay, “all seem to make art that grows out of expansive and invigoratingly skeptical ways of reading.” Each in her/his own way, investigates and interprets social and cultural phenomena.

Installation Technicians
Cameron Shaw
Ian Budish

Malcolm Greer and Associates

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Images featured:

Paul Ramirez Jonas
The Commons, 2011
Cork, pushpins, notes contributed by the public
126″ x 124″ x 64″

Courtesy of the artist and Koenig and Clinton

Dawn Clements
Grass, 2013
Watercolor on paper, 30 3/4″ x 33″

Courtesy of the artist and Pierogi

Kerry Tribe
Installation view of There Will Be________, 2012
HD video projection, 30 minutes

Courtesy of the artist and 1301PE

Taryn Simon
Transatlantic Sub-Marine Cables Reaching Land, VSNL International, Avon, New Jersey, 2006-2007
Chromogenic color print, 27 1/4″ x 44 3/4″ x 1 1/4″

© Taryn Simon. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Rob Reynolds
Untitled (Empire Daybed), 2011
Plywood, upholstery, books, ship sculpture

Courtesy of the artist and Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Sarah Morris
Cosan [Rio], 2013
Household gloss paint on canvas, 84 1/4″ x 84 1/4″

Courtesy of the artist and Petzel Gallery