Art exhibition opens Sept. 3 in Gallery 406
Elon's Department of Art and Art History hosts an installation by Naomi Falk, a contemporary artist and faculty member at the University of South Carolina.
Elon's Department of Art and Art History is hosting an installation by Naomi Falk, a contemporary artist and faculty member at the University of South Carolina.
Falk's work ruminates on our relationships and collaborations with the manufactured and natural landscapes we inhabit.
It contemplates the struggles and connections we have with each other and the need to find a place to call our own. In the current climate, politically and environmentally, how do we find balance between staked territory and collective community? Under the specter of rapidly diminishing polar ice caps and other worries, what measures do we take to feel safe and at what cost? Where do we go from here?
Falk received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited regionally and nationally and has done residencies in Germany, Iceland, New York, Vermont and the Faroe Islands. Falk currently is an assistant professor at the School of Visual Art & Design at the University of South Carolina. She will visit Elon on Monday, Oct. 1, for an artist’s talk and a closing reception. Exhibition continues through Oct. 5.
Gallery 406 was dedicated in 2013 after a redesign and renovation of the exhibition space was made possible by the generosity of former adjunct assistant professor Barbara Rhoades. Rhoades made her gift to Elon to honor her great aunt, Katharine Nash Rhoades, an early 20th-century American painter and poet, and her father, John Harsen Rhoades.