Bernd Haussmann, Daniel Heyman, David Hilliard, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Gina Kamentsky
August 29 – Sept. 17, 2014
Reception: Friday August 29 7-10 PM
BERND HAUSSMANN has been working independently since 1988. Although Haussmann is mostly known for his paintings and drawings, using various media on various substrates, digital imagery and videos are an integral part of his work. His most recent video project is the Video Sonic Project, in collaboration with the Institute for Media Studies at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Other ongoing projects are with the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London (GoSee-Me and the Marconi Project), and with Berklee School of Music, Boston (DNA song).
Haussmann’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, at galleries, art fairs, museums and other non-profit organizations. His work is in the collections of The Danforth Museum of Art, MA; Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, CT; Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX; Museum of the City of Tübingen, and the Museum der Stadt Reutlingen, Germany; and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections. He is represented at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and other galleries across the country.
For this exhibition he will present a suite of selected paintings from his series titled. ‘The Lost Paintings’.
DANIEL HEYMAN “challenges the postmodern theory that the author is dead and art made by hand is obsolete,” writes the poet and critic John Yau in the catalog, “Daniel Heyman: Attention” for an exhibition in 2013 at Dartmouth College. “By preserving the voice and dignity of the other – of those victimized,” continues Yau, “–Heyman recognizes that his images must be equally authoritative. It is a challenge his work more than lives up to.” Heyman often uses his art to introduce the personal narratives he has collected that reflect on important societal issues. Over the past 10 years he has listened to and made portraits of scores of men and women, from Iraqi torture victims to US veterans, from African American men who spent a good part of their early adulthood in prison to recent immigrants from Africa and Asia, often incorporating each sitter’s first person narrative directly into the paintings, prints and drawings. Often traveling around the world on a mission to collect oral histories, and with paper on his lap and a box of gouache paints at his side, he seeks inspiration in the faces of strangers from around the globe. In the studio he focuses more on material exploration and drawing. In recent years he has been experimenting with plaster and plywood, and how these materials can be used for printmaking, if at all.
Heyman has been an Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College, the Nagasawa Art Park in Japan, and MacDowell and Yaddo and most recently at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, Art in Tel Aviv. His work is widely collected by museums and university collections, including: Baltimore Museum of Art; Brown University; Davidson Art Center, Wesleyan University; Davis Art Museum, Wellesley College; Firestone Library, Graphics Collection, Princeton University; Free Library of Philadelphia; Hood Museum of Art; Getty Research Center; Library of Congress; Gonzaga University; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Meade Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Newberry Library in Chicago; New York Public Library; North Dakota Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Princeton University Art Museum; St. Lawrence University; St. Louis Museum of Art; Smith College Art Museum; Special Collections Library at American University; Spencer Museum of Art; University of Iowa Museum of Art; University of Virginia Special Collections Library; Vassar College Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery.
Daniel Heyman received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (1991) and his AB from Dartmouth College (1985). He received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts (2010), a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2009) as well as many smaller awards including several research grants from Princeton University and RISD. Daniel Heyman’s work has been on view in recent one-person exhibitions at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Jaffe Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, NH; David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, RI; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York; Linfield College Art Gallery, OR; Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles, CA; Zilkah Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT among others.
His work has been written about and reviewed in publications from coast to coast, from the Los Angeles Times to the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Art in America. His work was featured in the Winter 2008 edition of the Virginia Quarterly Review, and “Male Desire: Homosexual Desire in American Art,” (Harry Abrams, ’05) by Jonathan Weinberg. Heyman has taught for many years at RISD and Princeton. He grew up on Long Island.
For this exhibition he will present two new multi-paneled prints on plaster and a set of woodblock print portraits done on a recent residency in Israel.
DAVID HILLIARD received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art before going on to complete his MFA at Yale University. He has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Frankfurt, Seattle, New Orleans, and Barcelona, among others. He worked for many years as an assistant professor at Yale University where he also directed the undergraduate photo department. He has also taught at Harvard and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He is currently an assistant professor in Boston at the Massachusetts College of Art. Hilliard often participates in residencies and lectures at universities such as Harvard and Yale. He spent the spring of 2010 at Dartmouth College as their artist in residence. He exhibits his photographs both nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards such as the Fulbright and Guggenheim. His photographs can be found in many important collections including the Whitney Museum of American art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the University of Salamanca in Spain, the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work is represented in galleries widely in the US and Europe. In 2005 a collection of his photographs was published in a monograph by Aperture Press.
David will present a suite of photographs that explore the physicality of masculinity and the occurrence of relationships in time, color, texture and light. The exhibition previews his new book titled, ‘What Could Be’ will be released in October, 2014. David Hilliard lives and works in Boston, MA.
DAMIEN HOAR de GALVAN lives and works in Boston. He was born in Northampton, MA in 1979. After studying behavioral science as an undergraduate he decided to take a different path as an artist. He completed the post-baccalaureate program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2008.
His work is almost exclusively made from recycled materials and is presented in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture. The work speaks of Damien’s conflicting feelings on contemporary life and art. It is humorous, pathetic and hopeful, often questioning values and emotions and certainly wondering alongside the viewer. His work has been shown throughout Boston and Cape Cod and is in many private collections.
GINA KAMENTSKY, sculptor, animator, designer and teacher, has spent most of her life creating objects and media for the amusement of children and adults. Her first animated film was produced when she was 12 using a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and drawing on recycled computer paper. Since then she has been passionate about creating animation and has progressed through a variety of narrative and experimental forms. During the 90s in her career as a toy and game inventor, she developed a worldwide reputation creating products for companies including Mattel, Milton Bradley, Fisher Price and Parker Brothers.
Kamentsky combines fantasy and reality in one of a kind mechanical sculptures and divides her time between Provincetown and Boston. She teaches animation at The Rhode Island School of Design and has taught design and animation at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Gina exhibits regularly at the gallery and widely throughout the US. She has been included in exhibitions at the DeCordova Museum, The Boston Children’s Museum and at the ICA Boston. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including The Fuller Craft Museum. Her animation is in the collection of the IOTA Center in Los Angeles and is seen in festivals in the US and worldwide.