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Character Education

Robb Sandagata
February 5, 2016 to July 28, 2016

Traditionally, the phrase “character education” suggests the training of individuals to help them to be moral, civic, well-behaved, and compliant beings. But the surreal and grotesque characters in Sandagata’s latest series of paintings are not managing their end of that process well. Some struggle for power (Enhanced Interrogation Techniques), some face heartbreak (My Heart Will Go On), and others are here to party (Spring Breakerrz). Despite their fantastical, alien bodies and the obsessive patterns Sandagata creates with their forms, we recognize our humanity all too readily in the stories they tell.

The reception is open and free to the public, and takes place in conjunction with the 12th Annual College Show opening.

Character Education is on view through July 28, but closed during the Memorial Day and July 4 weekends. Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12:00-4:00PM, or by appointment.

Image: detail from What To Expect When You’re Expecting, acrylic on found wood, 28″ x 68″

Coming Soon to the Hadley

Allison Coelho Picone, The Pace of Nature

July 28 through January 25, 2016
Artist Reception: September 9, 2016

Alicia Dwyer, Dresses: Fight or Flight

January 28 through July 15, 2017
Artist Reception: February 3, 2017