Amanda Hamilton: The Life of Perished Things

Featuring Amanda Hamilton

Date Thursday, February 7
through Sunday, March 17, 2013
Location Olson Gallery

Event Description

About the Show

The audio and video installation "The Life of Perished Things" (2009-2012) draws from Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping, Hamilton's family history, and Hamilton's experience of living in the stark landscape of southern Idaho for the past eight years. Stills from the video work have been re-imagined as paintings, drawings, and sculptural objects, which are then filmed to become part of the video itself. The works loop back on each other-the boundaries between medium, object, and image made porous and transitory. Exhibition Essay by Janice Neri, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Boise State University.

About the Artist

Amanda Hamilton is Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting at Northwest Nazarene University in southern Idaho.

In addition to teaching studio courses she is the Director of the Friesen Galleries. Hamilton completed her undergraduate degree in Painting from Biola University and her graduate degree in painting from Claremont Graduate University-both in Southern California.

Hamilton was recently awarded an Idaho Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has accepted a position at Bethel University in St. Paul and will move to MN this coming summer.

Show Events

Artist Talk
February 7
6 p.m.
Eastlund Room, CLC Building, 2nd Floor

Opening reception following the talk 

Literary Lecture with Dan Taylor
March 5
4 p.m.
Eastlund Room, CLC Building, 2nd Floor

'The World Will Be Made Whole' - Tragedy and Shalom in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping


Michelle Westmark
Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art