Linda Hoffman BMC ’79, Tim Loose ’68, and Henry Richardson ’83
Alumni of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges will be featured in a new art exhibit at Haverford. Linda Hoffman (BMC ’79), Tim Loose (HC ’68), and Henry Richardson (HC ’83) will display their sculptures and photography as part of Haverford’s Alumni Art Show, running May 30-September 21 in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.
Hoffman’s work, titled Stations of the Heart, consists of seven sculptures created with old tools, cloth, metal, and found objects from the New England landscape. Inspired by the Biblical Stations of the Cross, the pieces are meant to reflect the struggles and paradoxes of humanity. Photographer Loose will display approximately twenty of his landscape platinum/palladium prints from 1995-2002. In using platinum and palladium to form an image, Loose mixes his own emulsion and hand-coats the paper to create a blend of printmaking and photography. These recent works show Loose’s interest in using very long exposures to closely capture water, separating it from its landscape and allowing its flow pattern to emerge as its own image. Richardson’s exhibit, “The Tipping Point,” includes the title sculpture, a shelf of glass balanced on a mortar shell with lenses bonded underneath and two units of soldiers—one of U.S. Special Forces and one of Star Wars’ Imperial Troopers—below; “Demos,” a stone supported by columns of glass; and “Tikkun,” a 5,000 pound, six foot, hollow crystalline sphere created out of layered circles of reconstructed, fractured glass. Before coming to Bryn Mawr, Linda Hoffman studied at La Sorbonne Nouvelle and Ecole Jacques Lecoq, International School of Masks, Movement and Theater in Paris, France, and later at the Japanese Noh Theater in Kyoto, Japan. Her work has been exhibited all across New England and at The Ralls Collection in Washington, D.C., the Center for Book Arts in New York City, NY, and the Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, Kansas. It can also be found in the collections of Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, New York University, the Houghton Library of Harvard, and the Boston Public Library. Hoffman is a past recipient of a Watson Traveling Fellowship to Japan, the Groton Conservation Trust Environmental Award for the creation and design of a small park in Groton, Mass., and First Prize from the Cambridge Art Association National Juried Show. She created the sculpture “Masks for the Furies in Aeschylus’ Oresteia” for Haverford College, and her art was last shown at the College during the 1998 alumni exhibition. Tim Loose, currently a biology and photography teacher and staff photographer at Westtown School in Westtown, Pa., is known for his freelance photographs of wildlife, scientific subjects, and bicycle racing. His pictures have appeared in such United States cycling periodicals as Bicycle Guide and Cycling U.S.A., and his wildlife and scientific photos can be found in Audubon and associated publications and field guides. He has exhibited at Westtown School, the Main Line Arts Center, the Delaware Art Museum, William Penn Charter School, and Culver-Stockton College in Culver, Mo. He was a finalist in the 1994 Sierra Club International Photo Contest (Wildlife) and received an Honorable Mention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show 1st Annual Juried Show in 1999. Henry Richardson uses fractured flat glass to create sculpture, and founded a new technique in vertically bonding thick fractured plate glass. His work has been featured at the Heller Gallery in New York, the “20th Anniversary Show” at the Holstein Galleries of Contemporary Glass Sculpture in Stockbridge, Mass., the “Glass Invitational 1998” at Handsel Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., and the “Art of Glass” at Kane Marie Gallery in Virginia Beach, Va. He has created works for many private collections, as well as for the Grand Foyer of the Sculpture, Object, and Functional Art Show at Navy Pier in Chicago, Il. Located in Whitehead Campus Center, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. from June-August. In September, the Gallery will be open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekends from noon-5 p.m. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 30, at the Gallery from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call (610) 896-1287.