January 3–19, 2011
Hopkins Hall Gallery
Image—Self began with the notion of giving women art students an opportunity to explore their ideas of self. Professor Ardine Nelson invited all women art students from freshmen through graduate students and recent graduates to participate in this collaborative project. Responding to the open call for entry, sixty-one women agreed to sit for their individual portraits. Nelson, who photographed students between June and October 2010, then provided each sitter with a series of digital images from which she could chose one of her portraits to be printed. A larger-than-life (40”x56”) black and white—and one requested color—print was given to each sitter for her to alter, manipulate, shred, collage, sew, glitter, draw or paint in any manner she wished, in order for her to transform the portrait into a self-portrait.
Gallery director Prudence Gill showed a great deal of confidence in the project concept by agreeing to an exhibition, sight unseen. The work will also be exhibited at the Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery, March–April 2011.
"It is a privilege to work with so many emerging artists on this project and I look forward to viewing the results," stated Nelson.
Image—Self: Women in Art is supported by a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Faculty Grant through the Department of Women’s Studies with additional support from the Department of Art Hopkins Hall Gallery and the College of Arts and Humanities Grant-In-Aid Program, The Ohio State University.
Gallery hours: M–F 9am–5pm; Thurs. until 7pm; exhibition closes at 3pm on last day. Please call 614 292 5072 for more information. Pay parking is available the Ohio Union Parking Garage with entrances on High St. and College Rd.