Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibitions


In celebration of Brown University's 250th Anniversary, the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present a series of one-person exhibitions by distinguished alumni. Part 1, on view from February 15 to March 30, includes the works of Dawn Clements '86, Paul Ramirez Jonas '87, and Kerry Tribe '97. Part 2, featuring the work of Sarah Morris '89, Rob Reynolds '90, and Taryn Simon '97 will be shown from April 12 through May 25.

These six alumni artists have established significant careers within the visual arts and were chosen to represent a diverse range of media. Incorporating drawings, paintings, sculpture, photographs, videos, and films, the artists create aesthetically diverse works. While there is no identifiable Brownian aesthetic, as Ralph Rugoff '80 notes in his catalogue essay, "all seem to make art that grows out of expansive and invigoratingly skeptical ways of reading." Each in her/his own way, investigates and interprets social and cultural phenomena.

Continuing its long-standing relationship with the David Winton Bell Gallery, Malcolm Grear Designers created the catalogue, invitation, installation graphics, exterior signs, and banners for the exhibitions.