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1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-8492
stampgallery@umd.edu

Current Exhibition

 

New Arrivals 2017

 

August 28–October 14, 2017

 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 30, 6–8 pm

 

Over the past year, six undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds shared a single mission: to collaboratively select for the University of Maryland’s permanent collection a body of contemporary artwork that would prove relevant, sincere, and significant to all individuals who enter the STAMP Student Union, independent of one’s prior relationship to the arts. The resulting acquisitions, currently on view in the gallery, come from our committee’s understanding that beauty can be a point of access for people, and that strength can be intertwined with vulnerability. It comes from our dissatisfaction with gaps in perspective, and how these gaps are filled in by power. It comes from our desire to justly portray people's needs and hopes, and to acknowledge that every experience has a history and a future. It comes from championing inclusivity and intersectionality, and confronting gentrification, misrepresentation, and oversimplification. It comes from adamantly believing in the communicative potential of visual language. In an unpredictable, frightening, and consistently challenging time in our history, it is the hope of the 2016−2017 Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP) Committee that New Arrivals 2017 will stand as a reminder of the inextricably complicated, and yet incredibly resilient, connectivity of all people. It is the committee's hope that works created from empathy, will perpetuate it.

Featured Artists: Margaret Boozer, Zoë Charlton, Martine Gutierrez, Kakyoung Lee, Nate Lewis, Sophia Narrett, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Paul Rucker, and K. Yoland.

2016-2017 CAPP Committee: Rachael Carruthers (History/Studio Art ‘17), Grace DeWitt (Animal Science/Studio Art ‘18), Nicolay (Nick) Duque-Robayo (Art History/Philosophy ‘18), Kathleen (Kat) Hubbard (Art History/Philosophy ‘17), Damon King (Business ‘17), and Sarang Yeola (Physics/Economics ‘18).

Special thanks to Advisor Cecilia Wichmann, STAMP leadership Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, Donna Lim, and Joe Calizo, and the 2016-2017 Advisory Board: Sarah Buchanan, Laurie Cameron, Sana Javed, Jackie Milad, Megan Rook-Koepsel, Dr. Joshua Shannon, Dr. Vesela Sretenovic, and Betsy Thomas.

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