(Hamilton) Colgate University’s Clifford Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Art History will host the exhibition Machines: Fragments and Reveries, work by Jonathan Kirk, Nov. 28 through Feb. 1. The showing, which is free and open to the public, will feature an artist talk Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Golden Auditorium of Colgate’s Little Hall, followed immediately by a reception.
Kirk’s sculptural works reflect a childhood spent near the English coast, enthralled with the seaside and with giant machines. He describes his work as “a synthesis of storytelling and the tradition of formalism.”
Kirk studied under Anthony Caro at St. Martin’s School of Art in London and received his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has been exhibited in one-person and group shows throughout New York state and eastern US. He has received grants and awards from the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollack Krasner Foundation and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation among others.
Located on the first floor of Little Hall, the Clifford Art Gallery presents approximately eight exhibitions a year. A teaching gallery, all exhibitions are selected by Colgate’s art and art history faculty to provide examples of work executed in a variety of media that demonstrate issues originating in the academic curriculum. Another focus of the gallery is the display of professional work by contemporary artists, who are often featured in the weekly public lecture series.
The Clifford is free and open to the public from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on weekends.