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Recent Acquisitions 10

Jonathan Sa'adah, American, born 1950
Pilobolus, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Moses Pendleton, Lee Harris, Jonathan Wolken), negative 1971, print 2007
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 in.
Purchased through gifts from the Sondra and Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation, the Hermit Hill Charitable Trust, Robert D. Eckerson, Class of 1948, and Amy Kilkenny; 2007.11.1

Jonathan Sa'adah, American, born 1950\
Spyrogyra, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, negative 1972; print 2007
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 in.
Purchased through gifts from the Sondra and Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation, the Hermit Hill Charitable Trust, Robert D. Eckerson, Class of 1948, and Amy Kilkenny; 2007.11.2

Jonathan Sa'adah, American, born 1950
Spyrogyra, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Robby Barnett on right), negative 1972; print 2007
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 in.
Purchased through gifts from the Sondra and Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation, the Hermit Hill Charitable Trust, Robert D. Eckerson, Class of 1948, and Amy Kilkenny; 2007.11.3

Jonathan Sa'adah, American, born 1950
Ocellus, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Lee Harris, Jonathan Wolken, Robby Barnett, Moses Pendleton), negative 1972; print 2007
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 in.
Purchased through gifts from the Sondra and Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation, the Hermit Hill Charitable Trust, Robert D. Eckerson, Class of 1948, and Amy Kilkenny; 2007.11.4

HatPreston Singletary, American / Tlingit, born 1963
Tlingit Crest Hat, 2006
Etched blue glass
Height: 7 in.; diameter: 19 in.
Purchased through the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund, the William S. Rubin Fund, the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisitions Fund, and the Charles F. Venrick 1936 Fund; 2007.12

Traditionally, Northwest coast Native peoples made crest hats of cedar bark decorated with formline designs that were painted onto the wood with black, red, or green dyes. These abstract designs still assert ancestral lineages linking family members to specific animal or nature spirits. Preston Singletary uses traditional Tlingit art forms and iconography as the foundation for his glasswork, as exemplified by this luminous blue sculpture in the form of a crest hat. Singletary sees glass as a medium that can change our perceptions of the concrete form by creating "a sort of kinetic sculpture that is only revealed when the lighting is right." In this etched sculpture, he intentionally tours the hat upside down to resemble a bowl that casts brilliant shadows of the abstract crest designs when properly lit. Glass was first introduced to the Northwest coast area by Euro-American fur traders in the form of trade beads, and Singletary recognizes its colonial legacy: "Our art has always been a declaration of who we are. Using a modern-art approach--with a new medium--gives us a new way of looking at Native American art. It moves us into the future while allowing us to reclaim what has always been ours."

Declan Numini, Australian, Bathhurst Island, 20th century
Two Pukamani Poles, about 1974
Wood, pigment
17 x 9 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Gift of Ann Thomas; 2007.13

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Jak Katarikawe, Ugandan, born 1940
The Dream, 1970s
Acrylic on paper
24 1/2 x 36 1/2 in.
Gift of M. Paul Zimmerman, Class of 1955; 2007.14


Howard Schatz, American, born 1940
Thinkers, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, negative March 11, 1997; print 2007
Archival pigment print
32 3/4 x 29 3/8 in.
Gift of Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein; 2007.15.1

Howard Schatz, American, born 1940
Darryl’s Egg, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, negative April 4, 1996; print 2007
Archival pigment print
30 1/16 x 29 3/8 in.
Gift of Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein; 2007.15.2

Howard Schatz, American, born 1940
Atlas, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, negative March 11, 1997; print 2007
Archival pigment print
40 3/16 x 29 3/8 in.
Gift of Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein; 2007.15.3

Robert Whitman, American, 20th century
Untitled, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, negative about 2002; print 2007
C print on Kodak Portraendura paper
20 x 24 in.
Gift of the artist; 2007.16.1

Robert Whitman, American, 20th century
Untitled, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, negative about 2002; print 2007
C print on Kodak Portraendura paper
20 x 24 in.
Gift of the artist 2007.16.2

Robert Whitman, American, 20th century
Untitled, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre, negative about 2002; print 2007
C print on Kodak Portraendura paper
20 x 24 in.
Gift of the artist; 2007.16.3

Jonathan Sa'adah, American, born 1950
Ocellus, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Moses Pendleton), negative 1972; print 2007
Silver gelatin positive from scanned black and white positives
11 x 14 in.
Gift of the artist; 2007.17.1

OcellusJonathan Sa'adah, American, born 1950
Ocellus, performed by Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Jonathan Wolken, Lee Harris, Moses Pendleton), negative 1972; print 2007
Silver gelatin positive from scanned black and white positives
11 x 14 in.
Gift of the artist; 2007.17.2

By the time Jonathan Sa'adah entered Dartmouth College in 1968, he was already a photographer. As an artist today he has created street photography, social documentaries, and portrait work and has worked in advertising, editorial photography, and graphic design. Sa'adah's photographs date back to the Dartmouth days of the dance company Pilobolus, and their first experimentation with movement, shape, and costume. The slightly blurred figures in Ocellus convey the movement and intensity of these performances, and their dramatic shadows and light. Some of these poses went on to define Pilobolus in the decades to come.

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William Seltzer Rice, American, 1873-1963
General Castro's Adobe-San Juan, 1920
Color woodblock print on Japan paper
Image: 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.; sheet: 14 1/4 x 10 7/8 in.
Gift of Paul Treseder and Susan Swenson Vogelsang, Class of 2007P, in honor of Roberta Rice Treseder and Guy Andrew Swenson, Class of 1942; 2007.18.1

 

William Seltzer Rice, American, 1873-1963
Italian Boats-Monterey, 1915
Color woodblock print on laid Japan paper
10 x 12 5/16 in.; sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 7/16 in.
Gift of Paul Treseder and Susan Swenson Vogelsang, Class of 2007P, in honor of Roberta Rice Treseder and Guy Andrew Swenson, Class of 1942; 2007.18.2

William Seltzer Rice, American, 1873-1963
Blossoming Pear Orchard, 1925
Color woodblock print on wove Japan paper
8 7/8 x 12 1/16 in.; sheet: 10 15/16 x 14 in.
Gift of Paul Treseder and Susan Swenson Vogelsang, Class of 2007P, in honor of Roberta Rice Treseder and Guy Andrew Swenson, Class of 1942; 2007.18.3

William Seltzer Rice, American, 1873-1963
Untitled (Santa Cruz Waves), about 1925
Transparent watercolor over graphite indications on wove paper
8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.
Gift of Paul Treseder and Susan Swenson Vogelsang, Class of 2007P, in honor of Roberta Rice Treseder and Guy Andrew Swenson, Class of 1942; 2007.18.4

William Seltzer Rice, American, 1873-1963
Untitled (Santa Cruz Hills), about 1910
Transparent watercolor over graphite indications on wove paper
11 x 14 1/16 in.
Gift of Paul Treseder and Susan Swenson Vogelsang, Class of 2007P, in honor of Roberta Rice Treseder and Guy Andrew Swenson, Class of 1942; 2007.18.5

Last Updated: 11/3/07