We all have the same allotment of time in an hour, a day, a month, a year. How we utilize those minutes and hours is vastly different for each one of us. Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery will explore “Passing Time” in a variety of mediums in its current exhibition of fourteen artists from around the world until Sunday, March 4.
The artwork of Rineke Dijkstra, from the Netherlands, of two photographs of a young girl was especially poignant. One picture is before her induction into the Israeli army as a soldier and one is three months later. This international exhibit is unique and strange, ranging from a corner stacked with 700 pounds of licorice candies (you are invited to take one) to videos of a cello player on a cliff to a skateboarder on the rock wall edge of a beach with danger below to a wall of a death row inmate’s last thoughts and goodbyes.
The gallery is on the Wesleyan campus, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Call 860-685-3355 or go online to www.wesleyan.edu/zilkha.