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The Oberlin Review

Sneak Preview: Awaken the Wild

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
April 26
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Visual Art

Could you explain the theme “Awaken the Wild” a little bit more? It’s very nebulous right now. Eli Clark-Davis: We’re going for an “enchanted forest” sort of theme — monsters, fairies, all the craziest creatures you could ever imagine. Evan Baker: Definitely. Animals are a big th...

Corin Hewitt Illuminates Compression of Time in Work of de Chirico

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
April 19
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Anyone who has taken a 20th-century Art History class at Oberlin will recognize Giorgio de Chirico’s 1915 painting “La Solitudine,” in which a classical reclining sculpture is pictured sitting in a piazza while a train races along the background horizon, reminding the viewer of time’s endless...

Senior Studio’s Surface a Cohesive Visual Dialogue

Oliver Levine, Staff Writer
April 12
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

SURFACE, one of the larger Senior Studio and Thesis shows, opened in last Friday in Fisher Gallery. Featuring the work of College seniors Lydia Boehm, Clarissa Fortier and Francis Lee, SURFACE is a collection of large-scale paintings and studies.  Their canvases almost overwhelmingly saturated with color, a...

Art History Department Explores Diversity, Accessibility

Abby Collier, Staff Writer
April 12
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

In light of the student-created “Petition for Arts of Africa and African Diaspora Professor” released on March 5, the Art History department hosted a lunch on March 14 to discuss diversity in the study of art history at Oberlin. The meeting covered how the department is responding to issues of staffing...

Maya Lin Concludes Convocation Series

Alexandra Post
April 12
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Artist and architect Maya Lin came to Oberlin on Tuesday to deliver the final convocation lecture for the semester. While Lin is best known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., her talk covered a wide range of work, demonstrating her strong vision and high level of productivity. Lin...

Restructured Senior Studio Fosters Direct Student Involvement

Audrey Saunders, Staff Writer
April 5
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

As graduation looms nearer and upperclassmen belatedly begin to work on the culmination of their Oberlin careers — the “capstone” — they can look forward to the stimulating distraction of an April and early May chockfull of Senior Studio exhibitions. April in particular, due to the larger-than-usual...

Elaine Scarry Sees Beauty as Catalyst for World Peace

Abby Hawkins, Staff Writer
April 5
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Elaine Scarry wears many hats in the stratosphere of the humanities: With the idiosyncratic title of Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University, the renowned scholar’s work dances among the fields of art history, literary criticism, cultural studies,...

‘Other Knowers’ Invokes New Ways of Thinking

Michelle Polyak
April 5
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Navjotika Kumar, assistant professor of art history at Kent State University, delivered a talk titled “Other Knowers, Other Ways of Knowing: The Feminine Principle and the Regeneration of Nature” on Tuesday, April 4. The event was part of the Ellen Johnson guest lecture series sponsored by the Art...

Stop and Smell the Roses at New Mudd Exhibits

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
March 15
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

When a new display in Mudd’s Academic Commons crops up, it tends to attract a temporary buzz of student curiosity before becoming just another obstacle in the buzzing hive of the first-floor social scene. The two collections currently on display, though, are worth pausing for a closer look. The...

Alison Bechdel Reflects on College, Queer Community

Ilse Miller, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Last Thursday, Oberlin welcomed alumna Alison Bechdel to the Science Center for a lecture event sponsored by Lambda Union, along with Year of the Queer and the Forum Board. After graduating from Oberlin, Bechdel hoped to go to art school to continue her education, but found her portfolio denied from...

Sex in the Kitchen; Surprisingly, A Renaissance Iconography Lecture

Oliver Levine
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Chances are, when you visit a museum and stroll through the Renaissance paintings, you don’t spend more than a few minutes on each piece. You may take a moment to admire the immaculate technique and skillful precision in which artists like Dürer, Rembrandt and Titian portray humans and their surrounding...

DIY Reigns at Guerilla Gallery

Ilse Miller, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Music, Visual Art

Last Friday, 76 East College Street was transformed into a student-run art show called Guerilla Gallery. Organized by College senior Ryan Kavanaugh, the event showed pieces by Kavanaugh, College senior Thomas Huston, College senior Mat- thew Gallagher, Conservatory senior Grace Lu, and College juniors...

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