“Recall” is an art exhibition involving small and often intimate objects used by artist Dianne Pappas to create a site-specific installation in the Gallery at the Archer School for Girls. Elements from the constructed objects are reconfigured to respond to Archer’s unique gallery space. Pappas' process, concerned with photography and sculpture, though also exploring printmaking and glass, focuses on mathematical and visual thinking in varied media. In choosing simple and common materials, such as cinder blocks and wooden slabs, she identifies with the elemental, mysterious visual vocabulary of Cycladic sculpture. Her installations are often produced using tape, translucent paper and a hot glue-gun to express sensations of impermanence and fragility-what she calls creating an "elusive" space.
WHO: Dianne Pappas is a professional multi-media installation artist. A Massachusetts native, Pappas attended Smith College, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Studio of Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY., Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. Her honors received during the past decade alone include an academic scholarship from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD; Patrons Award, Co | So Artists A to Z: Awakening, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA; Silver Medal, Celebrating Hellenic Heritage, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA; and Medici Society Artist and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Admission is free, by appointment.
About The Archer School For Girls
Founded in 1995, The Archer School for Girls is an independent school that provides a 21st-century college preparatory program for students in grades 6 through 12 in an environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best. Cultivating a strong sense of individuality, personal identity, independence, a sense of global engagement and an array of leadership opportunities define each student's experience. For more information, please visit our website at www.archer.org or call 310-873-7000.
About The Gallery
The Gallery at The Archer School for Girls provides a unique opportunity to experience the work of well-known artists. In addition to viewing diverse rotating exhibits, there are panel discussions and artist dinners, which bring collectors, gallery directors, artists, and curators to campus. The Gallery was established in 2006 and has featured works by more than 30 well-known artists.
The Gallery affords Archer students the opportunity to study the organization, management, and operation of a contemporary art gallery. Students develop the skills required to curate exhibitions, conceptualize and direct the installation of artwork in the gallery space, prepare educational materials, publicize and archive information related to each exhibition, and serve as docents.
The Gallery at Archer and its Student/Docent Curator Program serve as a model for local public and private schools. Archer’s Gallery Director and students have reached out to other schools to assist them in starting their own Gallery and Student Docent/Curator Programs. The outreach includes providing the information, guidelines, and mentoring for other educators to start their own program as well as ongoing guidance on how to effectively integrate it into their curriculum. Our students have also presented at local events, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Public School Evening for Educators in the Arts.
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