Kenyon College

Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

April 24, 2017 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Zapatista: Imagery of the Peasant Revolutionary

April 24-July 9

Zapatista: Imagery of the Peasant Revolutionary examines the use of Mexican folk-nationalist iconography in ephemera made by the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, or Zapatistas), a revolutionary leftist political group in the impoverished Mexican state of Chiapas. This Gund Associate (intern)-curated exhibition features Zapatista imagery alongside selections of prints and photographs by masters of Mexican art of the early 20th century to explore the ideologies and power structures underpinning these politicized images, and to consider why the uniquely Mexican visual language of the Zapatistas resonates so strongly with other alternative globalization and human rights movements.

Artwork Grid

Annual Student Exhibition

April 24-May 20

Senior art majors share work across all media: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, drawing, new and mixed media.


Marcella Hackbardt: True Confessionals

April 24-May 28

Begun during the 2014 Kenyon Rome program, and continuing through the Studio Art professor’s subsequent sabbatical, this series of photographs documents confessional booths in cathedrals and churches throughout numerous cities in Italy. An interior inside an interior, their inherent intimacy is crafted in unendingly unique styles, often made by hand by artisans. Marcella Hackbardt’s photography is informed by objects and gestures infused with symbolism. The confessional is a site laden with meaning and intentionality, such as the hope or promise of forgiveness, and the quest for understanding through the sharing of one’s life stories.


Opening Reception: Monday, April 24, 5:00-8:00 PM

Buchwald-Wright Gallery, Gund Gallery


The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.