Curated by Stiev Selapak
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
5 p.m. — Opening and Reception
6 p.m. — Film Festival
"The White Building and the City” is a group exhibition of some of Cambodia’s most promising young painters, photographers, sculptors, and videographers. The artists are students at not-for-profit artist-run space Sa Sa Art Projects, in a unique community in the heart of Phnom Penh. The White Building, commonly referred to by Cambodians as simply, “the building,” was originally constructed in the 1960s, and has become both makeshift monument and home for over two thousand people, today including some of the original artists who inhabited it before the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Curated by the Stiev Selapak art collective (Vuth Lyno, Lim Sokchanlina and Khvay Samnang), founders of Sa Sa Art Projects, “The White Building and the City” will give the Packer community a rare glimpse into the world that is this important Cambodian landmark.
Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition will be a film festival featuring short works by several of Cambodia’s most talented young documentarians and filmmakers. Dancing in The Building by Neang Kavich weaves interviews with master teachers and dance students in a documentary of dance in the White Building. Hem Vana’s My Name is UNTAC is an insight into the recent history of Cambodia as well as the culture of lady boys. White Lives by Seng Simouy is documentary focused on residents of the White Building and their struggle for education. Neang Kavich will be present and available for the screening and a discussion of his work.
Learn more about the interdisciplinary educational initiatives at Packer being inspired by this exhibition by visiting the exhibition blog.
Drawing by Risa Glickman of Michael Miller's MTA Glass Installation at Beach 90 St / Holland Rockaway
January 24, 2012, 6 p.m.
Concert in the chapel followed by art opening and reception in the Carol Shen Gallery
Featured Musicians: Pamela Agius, Linda Albert, Esther Harris, Martha Locker, Frances Onne-Fong, Nancy Ranger, Paul Riggio, Kate Stocker, Jeremy Udden
Featured Artists: Eric Baylln, Elizabeth Eagle, Risa Glickman, Michael Miller, Ken Rush, Elizabeth Titone
(TOP): Charles Hagen, “Red Fender,” 2011, photograph, 18" x 28"
(BOT.): Laura Newman, “Fragment,” 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40" (detail)
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Opening and Reception, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Charles Hagen’s photographs record the undulating reflections and seductive colors of cars seen close up, transforming everyday spaces into evocative dreamlike scenes. In Laura Newman’s abstract paintings, stained pools of color, gestural swooshes, and hard-edged shards interact across austere, almost meditative white fields.
Hagen and Newman are the parents of Anna Hagen (Packer Class of 2011) and teach at Vassar College and the University of Connecticut, respectively.
Their work has been exhibited widely.
October 2 – November 9, 2012
Gregory Paquette P’95, P’00 is an artist who appears to draw what he sees. Yet his black and white drawings and etchings unfold to reveal a poetic inward vision that transcends appearances. A parent of two Packer alumni, Gabe and Jonah, Mr. Paquette returns this fall for a month-long exhibition in the Carol Shen Gallery. His artwork and personal visits to our classes will serve as a hub for a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary engagement and exploration for the Packer community.
Join us for the opening:
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.