Curatorial Work > Seen

Works by Ryan Foster, William (Bill) Greiner, Camille Hoffman, Perry Obee, and J.D. Richey

March 25, 2015 - May 21, 2015

Opening reception: Wednesday, March 25, 5 - 7 pm | Sterling Divinity Quadrangle

To look at something is not necessarily to see it with understanding. Seeing is the process of a response. What could this mean within a context of a Divinity School? Those who pass through the corridors of Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music are training their minds, bodies, and spirits to see and respond, both inwardly and outwardly, and to become conscious of their own perceptual limitations and advantages. The intent of this exhibition is to challenge students, faculty, staff, and visitors with works of art that investigate the motif of seeing through five distinct artistic explorations. These artists practice seeing and responding by making paintings in myriad ways: through direct observation on location, mediations - digital or otherwise, imaginative explorations, or some combination of these different methods. Together, these painters blend historic genres such as still life, landscape, realism and abstraction, using scenes and images that are both local and global, in addition to interior landscapes of the mind or the artist’s studio. Each painter explores perspective and perception in unique ways that offer us all glimpses of how to learn to see.

Please scroll down and click images for each participating artists' information and website address

Ryan Foster
Morbid Sunset
oil on canvas
36” x 48”
2014
J.D. Richey
Olive Street
oil on paper
67" x 73"
2013
Camille Hoffman
Untitled
photograph of "Western Wall" Diorama Installation, Glass, Frame, Oil, Pencil,
8” x 10”
2014
William (Bill) Greiner
Mystical Morning
Watercolor
Framed 25” x 31”
Ryan Foster
Upset Landscape
oil on canvas
36” x 48”
2013