Drury Gallery

A wing of Whittemore Theater, the Drury Gallery was designed by architectural sculptor Michael Singer while he was Marlboro’s visiting artist. Installations by Marlboro students and faculty and a wide range of national and international artists fill the Drury each year. It also serves as a visually compelling space for lectures and literary readings.

The Drury Gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Friday while the college is in session. For more information, call 802-257-4333.

Current Exhibit

Specific Gravity

Art by Samuel Rowlett

This solo exhibition includes a selection of Samuel Rowlett's recent work, which utilizes the concepts and materials of traditional painting as methods of exploring various relationships and forces at work on the landscape and the genre of landscape painting. Rowlett’s explorations result in objects that appear to have simultaneous utilitarian and aesthetic purposes, and include a number of works threading together formal concerns and calling into question the conceptual responsibilities of the practice of painting. Samuel Rowlett’s work has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Dorsky Gallery, New York, New York; the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Nuit Blanche Art Festival, Toronto, Canada; and the California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California. Rowlett holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has received fellowships and residencies from Yale University School of Art, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and the Vermont Studio Center. He is an associate professor of art at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. His exhibit runs from January 22 to February 19, with a reception on February 11, from 4 to 6 pm, and an artist's talk on February 13, at 4 pm.

Recently in Drury Gallery

Surveillance Landscapes

Exhibit by Marcus DeSieno '10

Surveillance Landscapes is an exhibition of photographic works that interrogates how surveillance technology has changed our relationship to—and understanding of—landscape and place. Marcus has hacked into surveillance cameras, public webcams, and CCTV feeds in search of the classical, picturesque landscape, dislocating the visual product from its automated origins while seeking a conversation between land, borders, and power. This show runs from January 23 to February 17, with a closing reception on the 17th.

Lines of Insight

Exhibit by Carol Hendrickson

This Drury Gallery exhibit brings together two aspects of the anthropological work of Carol Hendrickson, faculty emeritus: Guatemalan traje (Maya dress) and drawing as part of field research. The theme of lines carries through the show both in terms of the threads of Maya textiles from Guatemala and the line drawings of her field journals. Both of these have been important in Carol's anthropology career, leading her to insights on the lives of people in Guatemala and beyond. The show ran from September 18 to October 16, with an artist talk on September 27.  

Sight Lines

Photography and video by Jeremy Chandler

Jeremy Chandler's exhibit features recent works from a body of staged narrative imagery. Employing a visual language that draws loosely on pre-photographic hunting illustrations, cinema, battlefield photography, and personal memory, Chandler stages scenes that poetically subvert ritualized expressions of masculinity, while revealing a deep connection to place. Themes of passive searching and laying-in-wait run throughout recent pieces as conceptual threads. Men are pictured embedded in a variety of terrain, engaged in moments of still introspection, seemingly in cryptic dialogue with one another and the landscape. Cloaked figures rise from the earth, concealed by handmade camouflage suits, assembled from the terrain. As with all of Chandler’s work, the landscape becomes a character within his narratives and is used as both a stage and a medium for communication, prompting the viewer to question the nature of the character’s activities, as well as their connection to one another and the landscape. With  MFA from the University of South Florida, Chandler teaches photography at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. The show runs from October 28 to November 26, with an artist talk on November 1.