Collage of seven portraits of Carleton studio art faculty members
Portraits by Xavier Tavera

New Work by Carleton Studio Art Faculty: January 12–April 16, 2023

An exhibition highlighting recent work by Kelly Connole, Jade Hoyer, Eleanor Jensen, David Lefkowitz, Stephen Mohring, Danny Saathoff, and Xavier Tavera

The Perlman Teaching Museum is delighted to present an exhibit of recent work by studio art faculty members Kelly Connole, Jade Hoyer, Eleanor Jensen, David Lefkowitz, Stephen Mohring, Danny Saathoff, and Xavier Tavera. The Museum stages an exhibit of faculty artworks every four years so that Carleton students have an opportunity to see their instructors’ work at some point during their time at the college.

Carleton’s art department is committed to teaching the traditional hands-on skills of artmaking while encouraging experimentation and an expansive and expanding idea about art’s role in our shared culture. Faculty provide guidance as students develop technical, critical, conceptual, creative, and collaborative skills across many media in the studio and beyond.

At the same time, faculty members maintain their own creative studio practices. The work on display in this exhibit reflects these artists’ areas of expertise, experience, and research. Ranging from small handheld objects to large installations, these pieces represent a sample of the varied research of seven individuals the Carleton community is lucky to have teaching and creating amongst us.

Events

Please join us for an opening celebration with the artists on January 12, 2023, from 5–7pm.

Additional opportunities to hear the artists speak about their work in person:

  • January 31 at 12 noon (David Lefkowitz and Xavier Tavera)
  • February 21 at 12 noon (Jade Hoyer and Stephen Mohring)
  • April 6 at 12 noon (Kelly Connole, Eleanor Jensen, and Danny Saathoff)

Gallery view of 2023 faculty exhibition

Large white wall exhibition space with two tree trunk sculptures in the center covered in gold and silver: one is extending into the ceiling segmented and supported on silts, the second smaller piece is resting on a hand made table with irregular branch legs, and the third installation is a selection of smaller branches gathered on the floor, all created by Stephen Mohring. Inthe distance, also in the center there is a handmade bench siting in front of the paintings on the far wall also created by Stephen. To the left of the sculptures are four large scale photographs of crushed and shattered bullets mounted on foam core created by Xavier Tavera. To the right of the photographs are four colorful collage panel paintings by David Lefkowitz with various realistic floating images painted on the surface. In this photo, to the far right, you catch a glimpse of David’s cardboard box collage painting on the wall containing a painting of a red cargo boat.

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Faculty Show Installation Photo

Large white wall exhibition space with two tree trunk sculptures in the center covered in gold and silver: one is extending into the ceiling segmented and supported on silts, the second smaller piece is resting on a hand made table with irregular branch legs, and the third installation is a selection of smaller branches gathered on the floor, all created by Stephen Mohring. Inthe distance, also in the center there is a handmade bench siting in front of the paintings on the far wall also created by Stephen. To the left of the sculptures are four large scale photographs of crushed and shattered bullets mounted on foam core created by Xavier Tavera. To the right of the photographs are four colorful collage panel paintings by David Lefkowitz with various realistic floating images painted on the surface. In this photo, to the far right, you catch a glimpse of David’s cardboard box collage painting on the wall containing a painting of a red cargo boat.

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