April 14–May 13, 2018
2018 Rollins Faculty Exhibition
The 2018 edition of the Rollins Faculty Exhibition showcases new or recent work by Rollins College faculty artists Joshua Almond, Rose Casterline, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons.
The 2018 Rollins Faculty Exhibition previews for museum members; Rollins College faculty, staff, and students; and invited guests on Friday, April 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, alongside the Senior Studio Art Exhibition.
Another Country- Aspects of Scottish Migration
March 12, 2018 – June 3, 2018
Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery, SJU
Irineu Destourelles, Graham Fagen, Dawn Gavin, Andrew Gilbert, Euan Gray, Richard Guzman, Andrew Hairstans, Dana Hargrove, Birthe Jorgensen, Katherine Ka Yi Liu, Elaine Rutherford and Alberta Whittle
Migration affects everybody either directly or indirectly. In Minnesota, there are 428,000 foreign-born residents, 8% of the population.
This exhibition brings together twelve artists from distinct, ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds, all born or currently living in Scotland. It assesses the historical and, at times negative, impact of Scottish colonialism on the United States, while at the same time tackling issues with contemporary migration, a complex subject with rapidly growing relevance in the current political climate. The work presented is personal as most of the artists are migrants themselves.
Referencing the title of James Baldwin’s 1962 novel of the same name, the exhibition highlights that for each individual living in the same city, America can become ‘another country’, depending on one’s ethnicity, status and situation.
Prejudice against migrants has been in place for generations and our aim with the project is to highlight that migration is an ancient phenomenon that has not always been welcomed but has enabled significant benefits for countries that eventually become home.
The exhibition does not aim to instruct the visitor but rather encourage a discussion. Through a series of events and seminars it provides an opportunity for sustainable dialogue with migrants, artists, students and academics that will lead to new insights into community building and integration.
The project is co-curated by Euan Gray, Elaine Rutherford and Alberta Whittle.
Dana Hargrove has been included in the latest Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection- Myth/Reality, representing 140 Contemporary Artists from Scotland. The catalog can be purchased at their online store and features texts by Luciano Benetton, Guja Mabellini, Layla Rose and Alix Rothnie.
Dana Hargrove is now participating in the curatorial project Geoform.net.
Geoform is an online scholarly resource and curatorial project whose focus is the use of geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art being made by artists from around the world.
Geoform explores, documents and celebrates the rich diversity of style and aesthetic intent that characterizes this broad vein of contemporary non-objective abstraction. Such diversity attests to the profound resonance that geometric form and structure have had for people across time and place.
Geoform is edited by Julie Karabenick (juliekarabenick.com). It has been online since May, 2005.
You can visit Hargrove’s profile here.
Dana Hargrove is one of the 14 artists participating in a group exhibition titled ‘Totem: Sacred Beings and Spirit Objects’ curated by Mehta Bell Projects and exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery in London during the 2017 Start Art Fair. Read more about Mehta Bell’s curatorial vision in their exhibition catalog. “Continuing its unique approach to […]
Passport Winter Park announces Dana Hargrove as their cover artist for the Fall 2017 issue:
“New Cover Art Reveal! Dana Hargrove, visual artist & Professor of studio art at Rollins College in Winter Park is our cover artist for Fall 2017! We are so excited to feature Dana’s work that addresses consumerism vs. nature”
Dana Hargrove, recognized by Orlando Weekly in their 2017 ‘Best of Orlando’ awards.
An article written by Esteban Meneses features in the August 26th edition of the Orlando Weekly. Get it in print form around Orlando, or read it here at www.orlandoweekly.com.
“Imagine a stately wall mounted inside the Orlando Museum of Art. As you approach what seems like a deliberate barrier to the 2017 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibit, constructed from boxes stacked on top of one another, you look closer and notice the patterns that mark the contours of the boxes. Along the wall – a 10-by-24-foot bulwark – the boxes appear to bulge forward and sideways in an asymmetric Tetris-like arrangement.”
Also some recent blogosphere press:
Here at https://theculturetrip.com/
“Hargrove urges a connection of mindfulness between a person’s surroundings and the effect on not only the individual but also society.”
And at http://designcrushblog.com/
“Dana Hargrove’s pieces are acrylic paint on wood, but you might think some of them are stacks of colorful blocks…”