Mirrored Genesis, an exhibition of the work of the students in the summer Senior Show course, will be presented in the Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries. The show opens with a reception on August 7 at 7:00 p.m. and continues until August 23. The exhibit features a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Mirroredgenesis.
Collaborative prints by Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Ivanete Blanco and David Shields (under their studio name of R-N-R Showprint) were included in the exhibition Signs of the Times, a national juried competition of contemporary broadsides. The show, selected by noted printer and publisher Stephen Frech, was presented March 11–April 3 at North Dakota State University’s Flakoll Gallery. Two works were selected for the show: Smithville Papers Number Three, and Number Four. The former was was one of six honorary Merit Award recipients chosen by the juror.
Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt’s photographs are featured in the exhibit Callahan to Warhol at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. Her work is presented alongside some icons of photo history including Bernice Abbot and Harry Callahan. The exhibition runs August 19–November 30, 2014.
The work of Assistant Professor of Painting Ramon Bofill is being presented in a solo exhibition at Norfolk’s Nobile & Amundsen. The installation exhibition, Archetypes and The Uncarved Block, will be shown April 5–May 10, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 6:00–9:00 pm. Bofill’s work “references both Jung’s concept of primordial archetypal patterns and Lao Tzu’s “uncarved block”, a Taoist metaphor for a primordial state of being one returns to.” His pieces use “repurposed fabrics and traditional painting media result in hybrid surfaces that are a mixture of painting, tapestry and sculpture.”
Streetscapes, a series of short videos by students in this semester’s Experimental Video Class, are screening now on Granby Street. Associate Professor of Sculpture Peter Eudenbach is instructing the course. Over the past few weeks, short videos have also been screened by glass artists from the Chrysler Glass Studio, and students from the Governor’s School for the Arts. The storefront at 733 Granby was generously made available by Bob from Bob’s Gun Shop.
ODU students in the current series are: Jasmine Battle, Samantha Frazier, Katie Hayes, Jeff Henderson, Stephanie Lipuma, Kari Miles, Anthony Miralles, Cody Simmons, Chris Smith, and Samuel Winters.
The Changing Gallery at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries presents the work of sculptor David McQueen in the exhibition Between Lagan and Derelict, from January 18 – March 2, 2014. For McQueen, invention stems from our need to understand the world and ourselves. His process expands the search for answers as they evolve into new ideas and new answers. He strives to show us our intellectual evolution, capacity to recognize errors, reconsider and reinvent. His works “show us the world explained, reconsidered and explained again.”
An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, January 17, 7 p.m. The Gordon Galleries are open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 683-6271.