Pepper, Edward Weston, 1929,
Gelatin silver print, Gift of Merle Armitage
Salad Days, the upcoming exhibition of pieces from the Scripps College collection, explores the vegetable world with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the natural forms, shapes, colors and details that characterize their subjects. This exhibition is part of the Wilson intern tradition: designing and curating a show highlighting works from the Scripps College Collection. The exhibition can be seen at Gallery 112, which is located in the Lang Art Building at Scripps College, 250 E. 12th St., between Columbia and Dartmouth avenues. The opening reception is on Mon., Mar. 27, from 7 to 9 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. The exhibition runs through Thurs., Apr. 6.
This year’s interns, Mary Chawaga, Anna Ghadar and Josie Ren, have taken inspiration from the Shakespearean term “salad days.” In Antony and Cleopatra (1601) Shakespeare writes, “My salad days, when I was green in judgment,” which refers to a youthful period filled with innocence and enthusiasm. Our salad days have an expiration date, though they live on in our memories. Through Salad Days, the Wilson interns hope viewers will be inspired to think twice about the seemingly mundane objects they recognize from their kitchen tables and see their simple beauty. The works range from photographs to drawings and ceramics, collected both from nearby Los Angeles and abroad.
The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public. Hours for Gallery 112 are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:00.