The Dalton Gallery Presents: 

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Flags of Lesvos (anamnesis). Artist: Pam Longobardi. Material: recovered life vests from Lesvos, Greece; thread. Dimensions: 175"x110"
Flags of Lesvos (anamnesis). Artist: Pam Longobardi.

All art-making implies an act of transforming - changing materials from one thing to another-increasing or decreasing the voltage of the materials- changing the form, appearance or character of these materials. 

The Transformers in this exhibition are artists who begin with a recognizable object as the raw material for their act of transformation. The enhancement or subversion of the original object can involve adding layers of meaning or complexity to the object or can reverse the original intent of that object, whether it be as tangible and indestructible as a massive rubber tire or as ephemeral as a virtual image.

The Dalton Gallery welcomes guest curator Dorothy Moye and the work of Temme Barkin-Leeds, Chakaia Booker, Sonya Clark, Elyse Defoor, Bryant Holsenbeck, Jess Jones, Susan Lenz, Eddy Lopez, Pam Longobardi, Amy Orr, Joe Peragine, Karen Searles, Gregor Turk, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, and John Westmark.

 

Featured Events: 

Thursday, September 13
Exhibition Opening
6 p.m. Artist Talks 
7 p.m. Opening Reception 

Monday, October 8
Agnes Scott Gallery Presentations
7 p.m
Agnes Scott senior art majors will give public gallery presentations on the exhibit. 

Wednesday, October 24
A Conversation with the Artist: Naomi Wanjiku
7 p.m.
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga art tells stories about the impact of water on women’s lives. Naomi examines how women have confronted the challenge of collecting and managing water resources in underdeveloped countries. She tells their stories of transformation, renewal, and empowerment.  

Thursday, November 14
A Conversation with the Artist: Chakaia Booker
7 p.m.
Sculptor Chakaia Booker fuses ecological concerns with explorations of racial and economic difference, globalization, and gender by recycling discarded tires into complex assemblages.
 

Saturday, December 2
Closing Reception
4 p.m -6 p.m.
In partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance. 

 

About the Dalton Gallery 

Agnes Scott officially opened the Dalton Gallery in the Charles A. Dana Fine Arts Building on October 24, 1965.  Named in honor of Harry L. Dalton and his wife, Mary Keesler Dalton, ’25, the gallery forms the central public area on the main floor of the building.  The opening event featured an exhibition of fifty-five paintings which Mr. and Mrs. Dalton had given to Agnes Scott to augment the college’s permanent art collection.  Today, the Dalton Gallery works closely with the Department of Art & Art History, recognizing the inherent expressive value of art, its enrichment of the human experience, and the dependence of global culture on visual literacy.

The Dalton Gallery is located in the Dana Fine Arts Building on the campus of Agnes Scott College, near the corner of East Dougherty and South McDonough streets. The college’s address is 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.

 

Homepage slider and above banner are details from Battlefield 4 with Mickey D's by Temme Barkin-Leeds.