Hamblet winner 2012 to exhibit in Space 204: Index: The Women of Auschwitz
1/9/2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Vanderbilt University Department of Art is proud to welcome to Space 204 its 2012 Hamblet award winner and her solo exhibition of stirring portraits inspired by victims of the Holocaust.
Index: The Women of Auschwitz by Vanderbilt alumnus Hannah Stahl, recipient of the art department's prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet award in 2012, will be exhibited in Space 204 from Thursday, Jan. 9, through Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the gallery which is located on the second floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center, 25th Avenue South and Garland on the Vanderbilt University campus. There will be a gallery talk at 5 p,m.
All Space 204 exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As recipient of the Hamblet award, Stahl’s prize provided for a year of art research and travel, culminating in this solo show in Vanderbilt’s Space 204. Over the past year, Stahl participated in a seven week artist-in-residence program at The School of Art at Chautauqua Institution before embarking on a two-month solo trip to 17 cities in Europe. This trip included three Holocaust concentration camps and inspired her to produce her current body of work based on female victims of Auschwitz. Grappling with how to best represent these women, Stahl ultimately painted portraits she hopes will "leave a small sting."
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Stahl graduated from Vanderbilt in 2012 and is a 2015 MFA candidate at The New York Academy of Art. Her artwork has been exhibited at The New York Academy of Art in New York, NY (2013), The Fowler-Kellogg Art Center in Chautauqua, NY (2012), The Hutton Hotel in Nashville, TN (2012-2013), Cummins Station in Nashville, TN (2011), and at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI (2013, 2008).
For more information, contact The Department of Art at 615-343-7241 or visit www.vanderbilt.edu/arts.