The 1912 Gallery
The 1912 Gallery Current Exhibit:
Artwork by new Emory & Henry College professor
Artwork by new Emory & Henry College professor
Remmen’s organic, poetic works range from wall pieces to free-standing sculpture to installation, in materials such as fabric, dirt, soil, plants, wood and paper, often embracing the environment. She is interested in how culturally and individually identity is defined by a narrative.
The recording of group history is fascinating to her because of what is passed over in its singular perspective. Each event from the past leaves evidence, proof of a defining moment.
This evidence varies in scale from the intimate, traces left by rain falling on one square foot of ground, to the global when viewed from a satellite, the palimpsest left on the earth when boundary lines shift through time.
The 1912 Gallery Curator, Anna Nenonen says, “Manda Remmen's exhibit "Inconstant Certainty" is based on Remmen's view of maps as functional works of art. It consists of two series, "The American Infrastructure" and "The Jeffersonian Grid". In her sculptural exploration the materials, location and subject each act as a sign, the artworks being closer to the idea of a place than a true representation.”
The 1912 Gallery serves the educational purposes of Emory and Henry College and region through an on-going program of rotating visual arts exhibits. The Gallery exhibits a wide array of quality art media and philosophies with the primary intent of introducing exhibitions not normally seen in our region. As part of the academic program of Emory & Henry College, the gallery presents and interprets fine and decorative arts, providing knowledge, ideas and a resource for learning, research, and life critical to a liberal arts education for the College’s students, faculty and staff, as well as to the region's communities and visitors. The Gallery offers educational programs, including lectures, seminars, demonstrations, traditional and electronic publications, and innovative outreach activities, providing a valuable study center to educate, inspire, and increase understanding of art. The Gallery staff and Arts Exhibition and Collections Committee (AECC) develops, preserves, researches and exhibits the permanent collection of art, which represents an emphasis on contemporary art.
The 1912 Gallery in the E&H Train Depot is the E&H’s current exhibition space. All exhibition and collection operations will be relocated to the McGlothin Center for the Arts in 2015. The name for the new gallery is pending. All exhibits and Artalks are free and open to the public.
The Permanent Collection at Emory & Henry consists of donated works by artists that include such locally, nationally or internationally known names as:
Paul Vincent Warrington Colescott
Italo Scanga Tom Nagashima
Laura Moriarty Ben Owen
Frank Kleinholtz Richard Bay
Fred Carter Maureen Sullivan
Lauren Sumelle S. Greenbaum
Andrew Wyatt P. Buckley Moss
Nancy Garretson Claude W. Dean
Jack Beal Dorothy Gillespie
Kathy Gibian Dennis Winscott
Elizabeth Korn Janese Trivette
R. Alexander James McCarrell
Most of the Permanent Collection is displayed around the college campus and can be found in places like: Van Dyke Center, Kelly Library, and J. Stewart French House. A series of prints by Frank Kleinholz, as well as, a collection of Ben Owens Senior and Ben Owens III pottery can be found in in Van Dyke. The Byars Fine Arts building houses a collection of works by former Emory & Henry College art department chair, Professor George Chavatel.
Jerry Uelsmann, Jack Beal, Virginia Scotchie, Cora Cohen, Richard Jolley, Tom Nakashima, Jennifer Pepper, Anne Austin Pearce, Cort Savage, Barbara Tisserat, James McGarrell, Willie Anne Wright, and Jake Berthot have served as visiting artists. The gallery has also featured work by Harvey Littleton, Janet Fish, Dale Chihuly, and Sally Mann.
The Emory Train Depot was built in 1912 and served as a train station for travelers, including Emory & Henry students, traveling to and from Emory, Va.
The 1912 Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Contact Lindsey Kincaid to make an appointment, or just drop on in!
31036 Oxford Ave., Emory, Virginia 24327 (map)
Seating is limited at certain events, therefore advanced reservations. Tickets are currently available at the 1912 Gallery—located in the train depot. Tickets for Emory & Henry students, faculty and staff are free of charge, however, tickets are expected for seat reservations for all attendees. Reservation fee for the public is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Adults 55 years and older, and students from other institutions, may reserve tickets for $8 each. Contact Lindsey Kincaid for more information or to reserve tickets.