Daniela Rivera’s installation, the second in a series of annual commissions, is born of the artist’s own experience as an immigrant and regards “the loss of the habitual.” She has fitted salvaged doors with optical lenses and audio speakers to explore “the many personal stories of immigration and the loss of familiarity of one’s environment.” The installation includes an eight channel audio piece designed by Jenny Olivia Johnson.
Rivera (b. 1973, Santiago, Chile) describes herself as an experimental painter, whose work is as likely to take shape through video, photography, and installation as it is to find form through the expectable medium of paint on canvas. She holds a BFA from the Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (1996), an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2006), and was a Fellow at the Skowhegan School in Maine (2006). Rivera was a finalist for the Foster Prize in 2010, and presented a major trans-medial installation, The Andes Inverted, at the MFA Boston in 2017-18.
Special thanks to Melchor Becker for his assistance in the studioSpecial thanks for sharing their memories and voices to: Anonymous, Brenda, Doris, Francisca, Gerardo, Jorge, Juan Carlos, Juan Manuel, Tomas
The Windows Invitational is organized by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director, and presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
Sep 13–Nov 15Recent Acquisitions: New Photographs of Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose
Two recent acquisitions of work by up-and-coming women photographers, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Habiba Nowrose, embrace the performative aspects of portraiture to confront societal expectations around body image and identity.Event Date:Friday, September 13, 2019 (All day) to Friday, November 15, 2019 (All day)
Nov 19, 10 AM
Sep 13–Dec 15
Nov 15, 2–4:30 PMDavis Discoveries Fall 2019 Symposium: A Sacra Conversazione
This symposium brings together a conservator, a curator, and a recent Wellesley graduate to offer new insights on the painting Holy Family with St. Catherine, St. Sebastian, and a Patron.Event Date:Friday, November 15, 2019 -2:00pm to 4:30pm
Oct 26, 11 AM–3 PMFamily Day: Dream Home
During this free, family-friendly event, explore technology through hands-on activities, including a hunt in the galleries, photomontage and mini dyeing projects, and an interactive family tour of the current special exhibition.Event Date:Saturday, October 26, 2019 -11:00am to 3:00pm
Sep 14–Dec 7, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
Designed by Wellesley students representing a range of academic majors, these thematic tours of special exhibitions and permanent collections led by a student guide are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.Event Date:Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm