Black Atlas Opening Reception

Black Atlas Opening Reception

Andrew Nguyen ’19 describes meeting Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, the artist whose work is currently on display in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery Exhibit “Black Atlas.” Nguyễn’s work focuses on the invisible burden placed on indigenous people by western curators and and museums to carry the weight of their entire culture.

Dear 1968…

Dear 1968…

Esme Trontz ’18 reviews the CFG exhibition Dear 1968… by artist Sadie Barnette. The exhibition explores Barnette’s relationship with the FBI and her father, a member of the Black Panther Party.

Ying Li: geographies

Ying Li: geographies

Ying Li is a Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College, whose expressive observation-based art depicts a variety of landscapes and city scenes throughout the U.S. and Europe. Friday, September 9 marks the opening of her exhibition “Ying Li: Geographies,” on display at Haverford’s Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery and Magill Library. CFG staff member Rachel Xiao ’17 spoke to Professor Li about her creative process and progress, as well as some of the influences behind her work.     How do you see your early artistic training impacting your relationship with art now? Do you think your training in Chinese painting and calligraphy has impacted your current painting style? My early training was at the art department of Anhui Normal University. It really gave me a solid foundation, even though at the time I hated it. I remember we spent a whole semester working on one plaster cast, just working on that one piece with very hard pencil. It was like torture. At that time I just wanted to express myself, I wanted something free and colorful. But you know, that’s how you learn how to get your hands to do what you want to do, and how your hands and eyes can work together. Something that is very concrete and simple and trains your concentration, your focus. We also had to take Chinese painting classes as a requirement, even though I was in the Western painting division. At the time I just hated it. I thought it was so boring. You just do the same stroke over and over and over, again and again, a hundred times. I remember we...