2009

Bill Kremer, Sculptural Vessels catalogDownload the Bill Kremer, Sculptural Vessels catalog (4.5 MB PDF)

Sculptural Vessels

by Bill Kremer 

This exhibition catalogue illustrates a show installed in the museum galleries from November 1-December 20, 2009. The images selected for the catalog were representative of the work displayed in the show Sculptural Vessels by Professor of Ceramics Bill Kremer in the Art, Art History, and Design Department at the University of Notre Dame. The Catalog out lines the mold process he used to produce the piece, detailed photographs  of 13 pieces, and a retrospective highlighting the artist's career history.

"I have long admired the ceramic work of Prof. William Kremer and the excellent ceramics program that he has built at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Kremer’s Exhibition is an outstanding body of work highlighting both his mastery of the material and his understanding of form. His sculptures, often reminiscent of classical vessels and the human figure, possess a graceful elegance and nobility of presence. Kremer’s wide range of personal interests, such as art, music, teaching and sailing, all seem to be the impetus for these pieces. His approach to the clay is direct, knowledgeable and passionate. Of particular note is his ability to embody his sculptural vessels with a painterly quality, emphasizing grace and fluidity of line that only comes with years of experience and hard work. The Vessels are both Sculpture and Painting, each working to support the other. This powerful exhibition is a fitting testimony to his life and work, contributing a mature offering to the contemporary Ceramic Art movement."

  • Randall Schmidt, Professor Emeritus 
    School of Art at Herberger College of Fine Art 
    Arizona State University

Soft-cover copies of the 52-page illustrated exhibition catalogue are available to current Friends of the Snite Museum at the $100 level or above, or those who join or upgrade to the $100 level or above. To become a member, please contact the Friends Office at (574) 631-5516.


Para la Gente catalogPara la Gente catalog, Part 1 (9.9 MB PDF) and Para la Gente catalog, Part 2 (2 MB PDF)

Para la Gente: Art, Politics, and Cultural Identity of the Taller de Gráfica Popular

Selected Works from the Charles S. Hayes Collection of Twentieth-Century Mexican Graphics

This exhibition catalogue illustrates a show installed in the museum galleries from July 12-September 20, 2009. The forty-three images selected for this exhibition were drawn from the Charles S. Hayes Collection of over 560-prints and survey the work by the Taller de Gráfica Popular, (or TGP), a workshop of politically engaged artists working in Mexico City from 1937 until about 1953, when they informally disbanded and were drawn into other programs, organizations or individual projects.

The images illustrate the issues of post-revolutionary Mexico's political and social upheaval and the TGP's direct and powerful style as well as their deep commitment and response to the agenda of political reforms that were part of the Cárdenista government in Mexico at that time.
 


Darkness and Light: Death and Beauty in Photography catalogDownload Darkness and Light: Death and Beauty in Photography Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Darkness and Light: Death and Beauty in Photography

by Stephen R. Moriarty
Snite Museum of Art – University of Notre Dame

The photographs in this catalog and exhibit were selected for their relationship to the concepts of death and beauty. The “death” photographs are not just depictions of lifeless bodies, although there are some of those, but are also images that illustrate fear, pain, alienation, loneliness, anger, sorrow, hatred, and the destruction of places, cultures or races. Similarly, the “beauty” photographs are not just depictions of attractive people or things, although there are some of those, too, but are also images that illustrate care, compassion, healing, growth, happiness, the preservation of places or cultures, grace, or love.

Another way to look at death and beauty in the context of photography is to think of darkness and light. Without some kind of light, it is impossible to make a photograph. At the same time, there must be some darkness to define the image.

Readers are invited to study the photographs and decide for themselves if an image represents light/beauty, darkness/death, or neither, or both.

Soft-cover copies are available to current Friends of the Snite Museum at the $100 level or above, or those who join or upgrade to the $100 level or above. To become a member, please contact the Friends Office at (574) 631-5516.


Passages of Light and TimeDownload Passages of Light and Time, Part 1 (7.9 MB PDF) and Part 2 (3.9 MB PDF)

Passages of Light and Time: George Rickey's Life in Motion

The museum published this catalog of the George Rickey sculpture archive written by ND ’08 graduate art history intern Shannon Kephart, in conjunction with the "Abstraction in the Public Sphere: New Approaches," September 25–26, 2009 symposium.

The 91-page, color, illustrated, soft-cover publication includes images and text on the 20 George Rickey sculptures and maquettes promised as a future gift to the Snite Museum. Most of the 20 are on view in the entrance atrium of the museum, and its courtyard contains three large Rickey sculptures.