Trace, an exhibition of works by students in the studio arts program, will be on view in the Palmer Gallery, December 3-15, 2015

Trace, an exhibition of works by students in Vassar College’s studio arts program, will be on view in the James W. Palmer Gallery of Main Building, December 3-15, 2015.

The show features works in a variety of mediums including painting, prints, photography, sculptural installation, tapestry and projection. Artists contributing to the show include Angela Brown, Tilhenn Klapper, Tomas Guarnizo, Dylan Fruh, Isabel Larrow, Antoine Robinson, Jay Kepes, and Emily Hallewell.

The artists in the show come from diverse backgrounds. "We are eight students, of all genders, studying a variety of disciplines, and using a multiplicity of tangible and digital materials. We want to talk to our audiences about the traces of time,” says Tilhenn Klapper, one of the show’s organizers.

In a statement about the exhibition, the students have written the guiding principle of the show is to, “…uncover the trace of a former existence, confront the actions of that existence, unmask the model it instills, reconsider the organic, re-trace the line of sight, and map anew."

The Palmer Gallery is located on the first floor of Main Building and is open 11am-6pm, Monday – Saturday. Admission is free.


Situated between the North Atrium and the Retreat cafeteria, the James W. Palmer III Gallery is at the heart of the College Center addition to Vassar’s Main Building. Constructed in 1996, the gallery was named and endowed by the Palmer family in 2000 in memory of their son James, a member of the class of 1990. Serving as an exhibition space for artwork created within and beyond the Vassar community, the gallery displays art of diverse mediums, themes, and origins. 

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, November 24, 2015