Exhibit: Jeff Stauder "I, Pilgrim"

January 28—February 21, 2013, Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri

Hampden Gallery

UMass Amherst Campus

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Free admission
John Simpson

Hampden Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of Jeff Stauder

I, Pilgrim

In ”I, Pilgrim” Jeff Stauder uses iconic images from American history to create a surreal, allegorical world. Motifs include a lone pilgrim, bison, crows, corn, and wood. Historical periods are conflated, and an ensuing sense of humor, confusion, and loss is communicated.

In his ongoing series "I, Pilgrim".  Jeff Stauder works in a wide variety of media to explore issues of American identity. The series suggests an allegory rather than conveying a coherent narrative. The artist's intentions are that the work communicates a sense of loss, a sense of confusion, and a sense of humor.

In addition to being a professional artist, Stauder also teaches drawing, painting, foundations, and sculpture at Amherst Regional High School.

Reception: Sunday, February 10, 2pm to 4 pm

Hampden Gallery Hours:
Tuesday- Friday, 1-6 pm and Sundays 2-5 pm

Closed University Holidays