Stonehill’s Carole Calo Gallery to Feature Work by Artist Ed Smith

September 9, 2014

The Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College will feature an exhibit by sculpture and drawing artist Ed Smith entitled “A Hero’s Eternal Return,”  from September 15 to October 24.

All of the work included in Smith’s “A Hero’s Eternal Return” exhibition seeks to understand both an underlying concept and how a certain material behaves.  “The drawings share gestures with the bronzes of how the body moves through space and also remains still. At the same time we perceive, through material evidence, the speed of Smith’s hand or the pressure he exerted,” says Carole Calo Gallery Director Candice Smith Corby.

“Through the texture that he achieves on the surface of his reliefs, clear iconic images such as teeth and skulls appear while atmospheres evolve. This gives the sensation that an image’s recent lucidity can dissolve back into pure matter at any moment, much like a pre-verbal thought carries elemental significance,” she adds.

Smith is currently a Professor of Art at Marist College and the Director of Marist-Lorenzo de Medici Venice Biennale Program.  He is a Guggenheim Fellow in Sculpture and Drawing and his work is represented in public and private collections in the United States and abroad, which include The British Museum, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp Belgium, The Davis Museum, and Yale University.

His work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Art New England and many others.

Smith has received Teaching Excellence and Teacher of the Year awards at Marist College as well as a Ford Foundation Grant, and a Fulbright Award.

Event: Ed Smith: The Hero’s Eternal Return
Date: September 15 – October 24
Time: Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.  
Reception &Artist talk:  Thursday,October 9, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Carole Calo Gallery and Lobby, Cushing-Martin building
Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357
Admission: All are welcome; Admission is free of charge.
Contact: For more information and press photos please contact Gallery Director Candice Smith Corby at or 508-565-1897.