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Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Kicks Off Its Fall Exhibitions

Mark Hogancamp, Marwencol (detail), digital photograph; image courtesy One Mile Gallery
Mark Hogancamp, Marwencol (detail), digital photograph; image courtesy One Mile Gallery.

The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College will kick off its fall shows with a public party on September 21 at the Gallery.

“These exhibitions share powerful, diverse points of view on issues that affect us all today, from shifting and complicated ideas about gender and conflict to perennial – but no less vexing – topics such as adolescence and identity,” said Keene State College Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Director Brian Wallace. “The works by Mark Hogancamp, Andy Warhol, and the artists in the show that Andy Mister has curated present provocatively divergent perspectives on these issues; what all these works share is evidence of a deep investment in art’s ability to prompt dialogue among disparate groups of people.”


Exhibition Opening Party, free and open to the public, Friday, September 21 5 p.m. 7pm
Fall exhibitions run from September 22 through December 6, 2018


Mark Hogancamp: Women of Marwencol and Other Possible Histories

Photographs and photo-series by an upstate New York artist who, as a mode of recovery from a violent assault and as an art practice, customizes and arranges 1/6 scale figures in miniature settings of his own design to tell an ongoing, looping, personal, epic story of conflict, loyalty, love, loss, and stockings. Hogancamp’s works address fundamental dynamics of narrative, fantasy, and fiction; the visual/formal elements of staging, composition, and point of view; and the personal, political, and iconographical aspects of war, gender, and empire. A major motion picture starring Steve Carrell as Mark Hogancamp will premiere in December.

Tell Him What We Said About “Paint It Black”

A group exhibition curated by Andy Mister that addresses the multi-faceted emotional complexities of adolescence and identity with a diverse selection of works by Sue de Beer, Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Andrew Brischler, Al Freeman, Alicia Gibson, Heidi Hahn, Marc Hundley, Alex McQuilkin, Andrew Pope, Nathan Ritterpusch, Aïda Ruilova, Emily Mae Smith, and Faren Ziello. The exhibition takes its title from a line about a Rolling Stones song in Big Star’s song Thirteen: “won’t you tell your dad get off my back / tell him what we said ‘bout ‘Paint It Black’.”

cLIck\CliQue: A Warhol Experience

150 Warhol photographs and silkscreens from the Thorne’s permanent collection presented in an interactive “Silver Factory” installation curated by Cheshire Academy of Lifetime Learning (CALL) instructor Shari Osborn and her students.

Related Events

“Paint It Black” Curator Discussion
Wednesday, October 17, 5 p.m. Thorne conference room; free admission.
Tell Him What We Said About “Paint It Black” informal discussion with curator Andy Mister; refreshments provided.

Marwencol Documentary Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street, Keene; free admission. The Colonial and the Thorne co-present Marwencol, director Jeff Malmberg’s award-winning 2010 Mark Hogancamp documentary; discussion to follow.

Programs and events supported by the Robert P. Hubbard Family Trust and by Keene State College’s School of Arts, Education, and Humanities and Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies. The Thorne thanks the lenders to the exhibitions and acknowledges the generous support of Indian King Framery, Stephen Shore and 303 Gallery, and Janet Hicks of 1 Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY.

About the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

For more than 50 years, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College has been a gathering place for artists, students, patrons, educators, scholars, and friends. The gallery has hosted excellent exhibitions of work by local, national, and international artists and designers, originated a broad range of innovative education and public programs, and fostered diverse connections across disciplines, communities, and generations. All exhibitions, receptions, and programs are free and open to the public.

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