News Category: Ishibashi Gallery

Out of the Swing of the Sea

A ten-foot-tall drooping peony, a postcard-sized tornado, a full-scale, rumpled bed – these were among the intriguing drawings on view by artist Meg Alexander, whose solo exhibition in the Ishibashi Gallery featured selections of her work from the past 30 years. Whether depicting an element from the natural world or an everyday household item, each of her pieces is rendered…

A Collaborative Exhibition

Opened on September 13, 2022, the first exhibition of the new academic year – “What Our Bodies Taught Us” – is also the first formal collaboration between visiting artists Angela Drakeford and Samantha Fields. Using embroidery, crochet, personal ephemera, live plant material, and assemblage, their works examine the distinction between art and craft, at the same time questioning similar hierarchies…

Glacial Movements

When artist Fritz Horstman last visited Middlesex in 2018, the Bass Pavilion and the Danoff Center for the Visual Arts were under construction, and his unique work exploring the concepts of time and space had to be shared through photographs. In 2022, however, he could fill the Ishibashi Gallery with more recent pieces in his exhibition Glacial Movements, which opened…

Facing Family History

As the second semester began in January, the Middlesex community again found new artwork to consider in the Ishibashi Gallery. This time, the exhibition – Rocky Cotard: Know Your History – features eight works: six large-scale portraits depicting members of the artist’s family and two paintings that locate the portraits within the broader context of Haitian history. Mr. Cotard’s project…

Ephemeral Memories

Until this fall, the Ishibashi Gallery’s walls have been a place to hang or project pieces created by visiting artists and Middlesex students. That changed in October, however, when the walls themselves became the canvas for award-winning artist Daniela Rivera, whose installation, Carried by a Whisper, lined the interior until Thanksgiving. Then, the week of December 6th, a new installation…

A Quilt of Commitment

Last December, Middlesex’s original theatre production, the Racial Equity Project (REP), thoughtfully showed how racism can be pervasive in many everyday conversations. At the end of the play, audience members on Zoom were asked to consider and then type in an action they intended to take to combat racism, completing the phrase, “I will….” In February, as part of the…

Inspiring Installations

On sizable screens on the walls across from the School’s Ishibashi Gallery, two mesmerizing videos began running in January. Each a montage of images and sound – movement, music, and language – the two films were sometimes jarring, sometimes beautifully synchronized. Whether clashing or in concert, they evoked a range of emotions, thoughts, and questions about African American culture and…

The Ishibashi Gallery Presents: “MX Fam: My Voice. My Power.”

Middlesex School’s Ishibashi Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of MX Fam: My Voice. My Power. The exhibition is a rare departure from Ishibashi Gallery’s traditional programming, as it highlights student work in the form of fifty-nine photographic portraits taken by current Middlesex junior, Andrew Harris. Harris is an emerging photographer, whose work recently won the New York Times’…

Ishibashi Gallery Presents: Logan Dandridge

LOGAN DANDRIDGE: AND WHEN THEY DANCED SEEING DIDN’T HELP THEM KEEP TIME Exhibition on view December 20, 2019-January 31, 2020 Reception with the Artist: Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm Gallery open by appointment Contact: Stacey McCarthy ([email protected]) Middlesex School’s Ishibashi Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Logan Dandridge: And When They Danced Seeing Didn’t Help Them Keep Time.…