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The Oberlin Review

On the Record with Curator Andrea Gyorody

On the Record with Curator Andrea Gyorody

Victoria Garber, Arts editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Andrea Gyorody was recently hired as the new Ellen Johnson ’33 assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. She graduated from Amherst College in 2007 and went on to receive a master’s degree in Art History from Williams College. Currently a Ph.D. candidate ...

AMAM Prepares for Joint Senior Studio Exhibit

AMAM Prepares for Joint Senior Studio Exhibit

Victoria Garber and Quentin Nhuyen-Duy
April 14, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Senior Studio art exhibition The Stories We Tell Ourselves by College seniors Maggie Middleton, Isa Diaz-Barriga and Jasper Clarkberg, aimed at challenging assumptions about identity based on geography, race and class, opens this evening with a talk by the artists in the Allen Memorial Art Building. Each g...

Trump Administration Threatens Oberlin Arts Funding

Trump Administration Threatens Oberlin Arts Funding

Daniel Markus, Arts editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Visual Art

Before President Trump took office in late January, multiple publications reported that his transition team had begun compiling a list of federal programs to eliminate in an effort to trim domestic spending. According to The New York Times, that list is expected to be finalized by the Office of Manage...

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

Interview by Owen Ellerkamp
March 10, 2017
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Edward Hummingbird, a Cherokee from Oklahoma, was in Oberlin from Tuesday to Thursday this week to give lectures and a demonstration on Native art. Hummingbird currently serves as the Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, ...

First Permanent Exhibit of African Art Opens at Allen

Lucy Haskell
February 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The first permanent exhibit of African art awaits returning students at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in the new year, one of six new installations. Matthew Rarey, assistant professor of the arts of Africa of the black Atlantic, assembled the exhibit with his seminar students last semester. “The Allen has had...

New Pokémon “Sun”, “Moon” Evoke Nostalgia with Improved Gameplay, Setting

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

There’s something about video games that ties gamers to their childhood. Although games are constantly evolving to keep up with the times, there are some with a rare ability to harken back to their predecessors. For many, the Pokémon series sits on a pedestal of nostalgia; an old go-to that exemp...

“Owlboy” Glides with Beautiful World, Emotional Narrative

“Owlboy” Glides with Beautiful World, Emotional Narrative

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Learning from failure is what makes a hero. This idea is ingrained in Owlboy, an independent platformer game released Nov. 1 by D-Pad Studio. Using a hi-bit pixel-art style, Owlboy follows Otus — a young owl in training — on his adventures through the world. It begins innocuously, with Otus chas...

Craters

Craters

Ariel Miller
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Comic, Visual Art

Oxenfree’s Nostalgic Ghost Story Avoids Cliché

Oxenfree’s Nostalgic Ghost Story Avoids Cliché

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Oxenfree is a difficult game to classify. Night School Studio’s most recent title, consisting mostly of wandering around and interacting with both people and the environment as the story slowly unravels, doesn’t fall squarely into any one genre. You play as Alex, a high schooler who is bringing her ...

AMAM’s “Conversations” Explores Asian Artistic Influence

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

The Allen’s newest exhibit, Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America challenges the popular assumption that art embodies a strict chronological progression from past to present and influence to influenced. To Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood, it is a much more active process of cultural ...

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Rachel Mead, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

After a busy couple years of change, the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center will finally be home to artist Maya Lin’s exhibit An Ecological Primer: A landscape in 3 parts. Lin is best known for entering the stage of massive art installations at age 21, when she won the 1981 contest to design the Vietna...

Variable State’s Debut Provokes Thought, Confusion

Variable State’s Debut Provokes Thought, Confusion

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Virginia, the first project released by independent developer Variable State, follows the journey of Anne Tarver, a young FBI agent fresh out of school, and a more experienced agent named Maria Halperin in their investigation of the disappearance of a young boy in the small town of Kingdom, VA. The...

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