Opening Friday, June 8, 2012 at the David Winton Bell Gallery is the exhibition titled rolemodelplaytime. Continuing through July 8, the group exhibition will include the work of New England artists Hannah Barrett, Caleb Cole, Jane Maxwell, Randy Regier, Kent Rogowski, and TRIIIBE.
Using photography, painting, sculpture, and collage, the exhibition's work examine the process of the formation of personal and cultural identities. From birth, all humans share the same experience of creating their personalities through observation and behavior modeling. Early childhood play enriches the development of a personality through understanding social acceptance and limitations. The work in this exhibition invites the viewer to re-explore their own personality through reminders of their past childhood play.
From a recent press release by Brown University, curator Ian Alden Russell states, “While some of the works are complex, challenging, or conceptual, there is a shared sense that life is a play in which we are cast (and cast ourselves) in many different roles. I hope the exhibition will be an opportunity not just to examine and deconstruct our personal and social identities but also to remind us to enjoy playing with our identities as part of our personal and social lives.”
An opening reception will be held in the lobby of the gallery on June 8th at 5:30pm. The David Winton Bell Gallery is free and open to the public. For directions and gallery hours, visit the David Winton Bell Gallery's website.
Continuing its long-standing relationship with the David Winton Bell Gallery, Malcolm Grear Designers created the exhibition invitation, installation graphics, exterior sign, and banner for the exhibition.