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Art Gallery to Display the History of the Automobile in Art

Posted Oct, 9, 2009

The School of Art Galleries are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, The Automobile in Art (ca. 1890 – 2009) which will be on display in our School of Art Gallery located on the first floor of the Art building. This exhibition will run from Oct. 29- Nov. 20, 2009, and there will be a reception on Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m.
 
The Automobile in Art (ca. 1890 – 2009) has been curated by one of the School of Art’s outstanding graduate students, Michael Sanata. Sanata is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in art history and this exhibition is an excellent example of some of the important artistic research happening in the school.
 
Eighteen months ago, Sanata submitted a proposal to the gallery committee, which is in charge of programming for the School of Art galleries. His work was selected from a pool of over one hundred entries submitted that year.  The following is his proposal to the committee:

“In this exhibition I intend to showcase the impact the automobile on society from the close of the nineteenth century through today, the twenty-first century,” Sanata said. “The exhibit will provide viewers examples of how the automobile has changed the way we live and the its lasting effects on the environment. This will be accomplished through the use of multiple mediums including the combination of an actual automobile, along with paintings, prints, early posters, film, architectural drawings, automotive-geared clothing, sculpture and literature. I plan to demonstrate how the automobile has pervaded almost every aspect of our lives.”
 
For more information about this exhibition or the School of Art Galleries contact Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries, 330-672-1369, haturner@kent.edu.