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.
Assistant Professor of Photography Greta Pratt is showing work from her series The Azalea Trail Maids and Liberty Wavers as part of the group exhibition Art Meets Life at Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, NY. The exhibition runs July 14 – August 16, 2013, with an opening reception July 14. In addition, her photograph Log Cabin RV, Hodgenville, Kentucky, 2000 appears in Oxford American‘s summer fiction issue.
Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Vittorio Colaizzi has curated the exhibition Making and Meaning in the Changing Gallery at ODU’s Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries. The exhibitionis a selection of paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures from Europe and America from the 19th to the 21st centuries that explores how the presence or absence of traces of the hand contribute to the communication of meaning. Whether their primary feature is the manner in which the materials are put together, or the significance of pictured figures and objects, the artworks on display are intuitively arranged with no didactic intention.Familiar themes such as beauty, loss, exaltation, and humor, apprehended through a variety of personal and cultural lenses, will hopefully incite the viewer to find and invent connections across time and space.
Making and Meaning features renowned and lesser-known artists as well as some atypical works by familiar names. Artists include Sally Mann, Alexander Rodchenko, Vija Celmins, Thomas Cole, and Larry Clark. There are four general concepts that appear on text panels throughout the exhibition, but they do not divide the gallery into four distinct sections. Myth and Sentiment; Cuts and Layers; Vernacular Abstraction, and Figural Distortions recur between and among the artworks, and the viewer is free to decide where, how, and if they apply.
Dr. Colaizzi writes, “I am very grateful to the Chrysler Museum for providing the opportunity to mine their collection and to present these somewhat unusual groupings. In addition to the stated themes of the show, my real goal was to find beautiful and curious work and assemble it in thought-provoking ways. We are very fortunate to have such a collection on hand and I look forward to seeing these works and others in the future.”
The exhibition runs until August 11, 2013.
Associate Professor of Sculpture John R. G. Roth‘s solo exhibition Mobile Applications opens Friday, March 1 at the Craddock-Terry Gallery located in the Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, Virginia. Professor Roth’s artist talk begins at 5:00 PM followed by a reception at 7:00. The exhibition runs through April 18 and the gallery is located at 901 Jefferson Street in Lynchburg. (Shown above: Faceted Conveyance, 17″H x 65″L x 17″D, Styrofoam, epoxy, sheet metal, MDF, masonite)
UPDATE: A video of John Roth’s artist talk can be viewed here!