Artist Geoffrey Hendricks Uses Vermont Roof Slates
in Marlboro College Exhibition
Marlboro College will exhibit the works of acclaimed artist Geoffrey Hendricks from Monday, October 10, through Thursday, November 3 in the Drury Gallery. Hendricks will discuss his exhibit, “Vermont Roof Slates, Cape Breton Skies, A Birdcage with Pulley, A Sky Ladder, Marlboro Chickens and Some Memorial Boxes,” on Tuesday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception.
This exhibit features the award-winning painting “Chickens,” which Hendricks completed at Marlboro in 1949, a selection of memory boxes and an installation that integrates watercolors of the Cape Breton sky with roof slates collected in Windham County (continuing a tradition that began in 1999 with the collection of roof slates from his home in New York City).
Geoffrey Hendricks is part of the Fluxus art movement, which strives to produce art that is unlimited, mass-produced, obtainable by all and eventually produced by all. This movement, created in 1962 by Lithuanian immigrant George Maciunas, includes artists George Brecht, Yoko Ono and Joseph Bueys.
A visual art professor at the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University from 1956 to 2004, Hendricks also taught at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. His work is in the public collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Germany’s Lehmbruck Museum, the Vostell Museum in Spain and Hungary’s Ludwig Museum, among others. In 1977, Hendricks received a National Endowment for the Arts and has since received the Rutgers Research Council fellowship for creative research, in addition to many other awards. He earned his M.A. from Columbia University and his B.A. from Amherst College. He is the son of Marlboro College founder Walter Hendricks.
Drury Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and the gallery is fully accessible. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151. For more information, visit www.marlboro.edu.
Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives.html).