|Art Seniors 2011(l to r: Hannah Snider, Kelsey Stamper, Leah Babik, Abigail Claire Watkins, Megan Sauter, Danielle Speirs, Brenna Fitz-Gerald)|
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Location Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery at Georgetown College
Dates April 27-May 12, 2011
Hours The Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery is open daily M-F 12:00-4:30 PM and by appointment
Events Opening Reception, April 27, 5-7PM ; Closing Reception, May 12, 5-7PM
During the Opening Reception, Art History Candidate Hannah Snider will give a presentation at 6 pm.
The exhibition … and everything nice includes works and research of seven Bachelor of Arts seniors expected to graduate in May, 2011.
Leah J. Babik grew up in Northern Kentucky. Painting and drawing are her preferred mediums. Spending time in Asia, Africa and most recently a semester in France has influenced her perspective on life and work. After graduating, she plans to work in Ghana doing micro financing.
Brenna Fitz-Gerald is from Defiance, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. She has been working with textiles, specifically knitting, crocheting, and sewing, for 15 years now. In the future she plans on continuing to create work, plan her wedding, and get a job, but beyond that, it's still a mystery! See more at http://colorfulmanatee.wordpress.com
Megan Sauter works in sculpture and ceramics. She also teaches ceramic classes, to both children and adults and sells her jewelry and pottery. She plans to enter graduate school and teach at college level. See more at www.wix.com/Msauter0/artist
Hannah Snider was raised in Taylorsville, Kentucky. Her senior art history thesis project examines the initial stages of the Permanent Art Collection of Georgetown College. After graduation she plans to find an internship in order to gain more experience.
Danielle Speirs was born in Spokane, Washington. She is a double major, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Art with an emphasis in graphic design. She is interested in the possibilities of combining the two.
Kelsey Stamper is from Georgetown, Kentucky. She works in digital media: graphic design, photography and info-graphics. She hopes to continue to work in this field. See more at Kelseystamper.blogspot.com
Abigail Watkins is from Mount Washington, Kentucky. Currently, her work is directed toward an approaching life change, as she will be moving to the Netherlands in summer 2011.
For further information please contact:
Laura Stewart, Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 502-863-8399
Professor Boris Zakic
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 502-863-8107
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
And, I saw an article about this incredible work by Los Angeles-based artist Pae White and wanted to share.
|Oslo Opera House main stage curtain by artist Pae White|
Monday, April 25, 2011
(This is a project from an 8th grader. The video, research, and images is all cited at the end.)
Fords Moving assembly line definitely changed the industrial world. For the better or worse is definitely up for debate. Obviously it created a distance between craft and production. Minus assembly line work like found in the Steinway Piano factory (see trailer below, full movie available in library).
But I think much like the industrial revolution changed the countries view on higher education, Fords work on the model T changed the face of object making and the expectation of the public in its cost and reasonings. This is a constant battle for the role of the artist and craftsman, it is now up to the maker to educate their audience.
There has been such a loss in the way of productivity, that I don't know if it can ever be redeemed. Much like the suburban mass production that has created so many homes and bred an expectation of speed and less than average creation as an acceptable norm. I see this now bleeding into academia where education has for many become Fords moving assembly line. It has become a set of boxes to check off with no real skill invested in any one over the other. In what hopes? In the hopes to finish. So many say "I cant wait to get out of here". This saddens me greatly. (I have not named this subject as student or faculty because I see it in both.)
There is a great solution to this apathy towards quality, and it goes back to before the Model T. The answer is investment of yourself into a craft. Whatever that craft is, writing, making, studying, analysis, storytelling, teaching, etc. Where your time (mental or physical) is there is your practice. For some they have an apprenticeship in napping, some in multitasking, and some have an apprenticeship under the belief of career searching (which for some has potential of rightness). I just ask you to consider thinking across your time and find who you are learning under.
Friday, April 22, 2011
We're blogging and Tweeting from the Public Art Symposium organized by Peter Morrin of the U of Louisville Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships Initiative and yours truly.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Also, on Dr. Decker’s behalf, I would like to invite you to her “hopefully annual” end-of-the-year-dept-party on Last Day of Class, Wednesday, May 4. For the direction to her house please e-mail.
We've been discussing Protest Art of the 1970s in my Mexican art class, and I ran across this recent example just this morning and thought I'd share since the artist involved is one who we've featured on this blog several times before.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose 2010 installation Sunflower Seeds was featured on this blog last year, has often used his works for activist purposes, speaking out against censorship, mass consumption, Chinese working conditions, and state oppression. He has already suffered repercussions of creating critical art, including being beaten and having received orders for the destruction of his studio. Now, it seems that Weiwei has been detained by Chinese officials for nearly 2 weeks and is being charged with "economic crimes." Many of those closest to him, including his assistant, his driver, his accountant, and his studio partner, are also missing. The alleged "economic crimes" notwithstanding, many feel that his capture is an example of China's intolerance of alternative voices and dissidents, and see his detainment as an extreme form of censorship.
The international art world has responded to the potential loss of one of their own in a number ways, including installations, street art, petitions, posters, and performances. This article has a long list of how these "guerilla art" tactics are popping up all over.
In class, we've been discussing similar tactics used in Mexico in the 70s to protest a similarly oppressive state and how artists also turned to nontraditional media (non-institutionalized media) as a means of subverting institutionalized (state-sanctioned) crimes. It's also a striking statement of the different conditions in which artists find themselves working. In general, I think these examples are a good indication of the power of images to critique and challenge. Hopefully, in this case, we'll also see the power of an international response that will successfully effect Weiwei's release and safe return. I guess we'll see...
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
community in Lexington.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
If it is even conceivable, try to consider what it would be like to only have one photograph of yourself. What’s more, pretend that this portrait doesn’t occur until you are roughly 20 years old. And one more thing, this picture can only be seen by one person at a time.
This was the case in the mid to late 19th century. The photographic process had just been discovered and it was making its way from Europe to the United States. At that time it was the Daguerreotype capturing the most accurate likeness of individuals and democratizing portraiture.
In response to these considerations, ART 370: Photographic Portrait & Lighting revisited this idea, creating portraits in a manner somewhat similar to early photographic processes. Although our images were produced using the technology of today, a key feature was revived—the extended exposure.
Due to limitations of chemical processes and quality of optics, early photographic production required extremely long shutter speeds by comparison to today’s standards, sometimes needing minutes, if not hours to make an exposure. As the technology improved, times were reduced to as few as thirty seconds.
The portraits on display here embrace this feature of the long exposure (typically 20-30 seconds) and the psychology of a single photograph potentially representing one’s self for a lifetime. It is perhaps a peculiar notion in today’s world of social media and connectedness, but one that has produced moving results.
Join us for a special guest star on Thursday (tomorrow). Josh Howard, class of 2007, will share his recent work with us. See above for a sample of Josh's work (from his website artisticbydesign.com) We'll start a few minutes late this week (closer to 12:10). Those of you with 12:45 classes, please come and feel free to leave a little early. Special note to afternoon photo students: Josh will be joining you this afternoon for class, also.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
As of this morning, Monday, April 4, there are three (3) spots available for the Chicago trip this coming weekend. There may also be additional spots as we are getting final confirmations from those who signed up already.
Contact Darrell Kincer or Daniel Graham ASAP if you or someone you know is interested in going.
An update: the trip has been approved for four (4) Nexus Immersion (art) credits.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Great opportunity for all of recent grads, Seniors, and Juniors. Full listing of the prospectus below the jump and available HERE
7th AnnualRITES OF PASSAGE
JUNIORS, SENIORS, and
GRADUATES ONE-YEAR OUT
$300 BEST OF SHOW AWARD
Every year Manifest seeks to energize students and recent graduates of art and design programs towards higher goals, professionalism, and public-mindedness. Therefore, for a seventh year in a row, we offer this challenge to students and their professors in regional and national college programs to show us what you've got, bring it off campus, and share it with the everyday viewing public.
Postmark Deadline for Entry: April 13, 2011
We believe there exists tremendous unexposed quality amongst people pursuing degrees in art and design. Revealing new artists is part of our mission!
NOW OPEN TO JUNIORS AND RECENT GRADUATES!Manifest's is now seeking submissions for the Rites of Passage 2011exhibit. All submissions must be postmarked or emailed no later than April 13, 2011.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Senior art history major Hannah Snider with a Van Dyck portrait at the Speed Museum.
Professor Linda Nochlin.
Cortney Thorn and Shelby Riddell speaking with Professor Nochlin.
The entire Georgetown College contingent.