Attend your own exhibition opening, or stop by and see the work of an up and coming art star. Gallery 160 is a springboard for the large and diverse community of young artists at Saint Mary’s. Located in Brother Cornelius Art Center
Gallery 160 is dedicated to showcasing the work of SMC students. Through coursework and collaborations with visiting artists, students have the opportunity to exhibit their work as they develop their own artistic style.
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For one week starting March16th, Gallery 160 will become a (cell) breakaway exhibition featuring the work of artist Ron Hutt.
As an artist, therapist and educator, Ron Hutt engages concepts of causality (past), synchronicity (present), teleology (future) thru the triadic themes of Folly–Fate-Freedom. Hutt, founder of Digimorphism, is an internationally active artist whose corporal and digital paintings combined with mediate reality are a highly innovative leveraging of the unique attributes of traditional and digital medium.
His ongoing Drawing as Offering series are a highly personal and unique approach to activating the creative imagination and enabling a distinct visual lexicon. Using his theory and practice of Media Entanglement, Hutt employs a wide range of wet and dry media, innovative mark making and layering techniques. This painterly layering reveals and obfuscates morphed images, subtle color compositions, textural richness and complex imagery that speak to the human condition, the transitory nature of time and the transcendent function of art.
Hutt is also a founding partner of Provisional Art Spaces [PAS], an association of artists and curators who create opportunities for spatial transference through artistic affiliations and strategic productions. PAS actively uses territorial entanglement and emerging technology as a vehicle for migratory art practices. Working in the United States, Asia and Europe, PAS offers a model for contemporary art production and dissemination that goes beyond the established art market and towards a more global embrace of diverse audiences via mobile devise users.
Current and upcoming exhibitions and catalogues include: Provisional Haven (Refusalon, San Francisco), Digimorphism (Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art), Arcadian Offerings (ArtSeen, Sonoma), Glass Skin (SF Conservatory of Flowers) and Axis Mundi (Terrain, Chicago). Hutt holds graduate degrees in Arts Therapy (University of Louisville) and Art and Technology (Art Institute of Chicago). Hutt is Associate Professor of Digital Art and Design at the University of Rhode Island and retains studios in San Francisco and Providence.
The current (Cell) exhibition in Gallery 160 is part of a larger exhibition curated by Professor Anna Novakov that is currently on view at Refusalon, 500 Post Street in San Francisco. Provisional Haven focuses upon the pleasure garden as a physical, psychosocial and temporary space. Throughout history, the pleasure garden has morphed and taken on the form of a masquerade, tea garden, menagerie, amusement park, playground, carnival or sideshow. It also functions as an imaginary landscape or a public space to play out personal fantasies.
Related Public Events:
Artist Talk, Ron Hutt
Wednesday March 18th, 9:15am
Brother Cornelius Art Center, Art 4
Sponsored by the SMC Art and Art History Department
Creativity Workshop, Ron Hutt
Wednesday March 18th, 1-2pm
Brother Cornelius Art Center, Art 4
Sponsored by the SMC Honors Program
Provisional Haven – Eight International Artists
Friday, March 20th, 5:30-7:30pm
500 Post St., 21st Floor