Two solo art exhibitions by Loomis Chaffee Visual Art teachers Jennifer McCandless and Mark Zunino are on display in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery until May 30. Jennifer's show, "Living Among the Humans," features her satirical, narrative ceramic sculptures. "Recent Work" is Mark's exhibition of paintings in oil and watercolor and drawings.
Concurrently, exhibitions of student artwork from across class years and in a variety of media will be on display in the Barnes and Wilde galleries.
An opening reception for both solo exhibitions and student art exhibits was held in the Mercy Gallery on April 30.
According to her artist's statement, Jennifer's art is "a collection of ceramic sculptures using humor and satirical narratives to challenge the viewer's perspectives on constructions of identity and societal norms." Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Jennifer earned a bachelor's degree from Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design and a master's degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At Loomis, she is Visual Art Department chair, curator and director of the Mercy Gallery, and a Nichols Fellow in Art. Connect to Jennifer's website for more information about her art and experience.
The art exhibited in "Recent Work" is inspired by Mark's ongoing interest in still life painting, and by the landscapes and vistas of the school's campus, where he resides with his family. Mark teaches drawing and printmaking and is director of the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Visiting Artist Program at Loomis Chaffee. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School and a master's degree in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts. He has taught drawing and printmaking at the Hartford Art School, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Connect to Mark's website to learn more about his art and experience.
Connect to Loomis Chaffee's Mercy Gallery page for more information including gallery open hours.Connect to a gallery of photos from the April 30 reception.