Hardinger Exhibition Explores 12 Year Collaboration

February 10th, 2004 by Adam

by Tim Carrigan ’04

Interwoven Traditions: Engaging a New York Artist with Oaxacan Artisans, an exhibition of work by artist Ruth Hardinger, will be on display this month at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery.

Hardinger works in the media of sculpture, works on paper and weaving. Her interest in the relationship between tradition and innovation in art involves the use of cultural objects as vehicles for exchange and embodiment. This comprehensive exhibition surveys 12 years of collaborative work between the New York artist and indigenous artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hardinger says “I am using my work as a place in which I can learn about and bring together differing cultures, traditions and histories in order to find a co-existence.”

Interwoven Traditions was curated by Catherine Amidon, director of exhibitions, in conjunction with the campus wide theme Latin America, as part of the program Understanding Our Global Mosaic: Tools for Living in the 21st Century.

Interwoven Traditions is funded by Global Mosaic partners; New Hampshire Electric Co-op, Pemigewasset National Bank, Community Guaranty Savings Bank, Speare Memorial Hospital, Bridgewater Power Company, and True Colors Print and Design.<p

Interwoven Traditions can be viewed at the Karl Drerup Gallery February through April 10. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday though Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The gallery is closed during spring break, March 20-28, 2004.

All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the gallery at x 2614.