Enrique Martínez Celaya working on the wax mold for the central figure of Burning as It Were a Lamp. Courtesy of the artist.
Installation detail of Burning as It Were a Lamp. Courtesy of the artist.
July 12 through August 10, 2014
On view for just five weeks this summer, the Hood's installation of Burning as It Were a Lamp (2013) introduces Miami-based artist Enrique Martínez Celaya to the community. This immersive installation consists of two paintings, a weeping bronze boy, and mirrors. The work only fully reveals itself when the viewer enters—and is reflected in—the mirrored space. Martínez Celaya is in residence at Dartmouth for the month of July and will present both a public lecture and a gallery talk in conjunction with his visit.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by the Harrington Gallery Fund.
15 July, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
MONTGOMERY ENDOWMENT LECTURE
"Five Projects since Schneebett"
Enrique Martínez Celaya, artist and physicist
Enrique will address his last five major projects as a basis for discussion about his work and his practice. The New York Times writes, "The questions [Enrique Martínez Celaya] explores in painting (and in his related writings) belong to religion and philosophy: the meaning of life and death, the purpose of consciousness, and what it means to be good or do good." A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.
22 July, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
"Enrique Martínez Celaya: Burning as It Were a Lamp"
Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, the Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth this summer, will talk about his most recent installation, which is on view in the museum's Harrington Gallery.
Last Updated: 8/18/14