Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Opportunites This Friday and Saturday

12:30–1:30 PM, Unintended Consequences, artist talk with April Flanders, Cochenour Gallery, LRC
4:00–5:00 PM, Robert C. May photography lecture at UK, UK Student Center
7:00–9:00 PM, Digital Vision featuring Prof. Kincer and Georgetown Art Students, SCAC (Old Jail on Water Street)

1:00–2:00 PM, Digital Vision artist talk

See All Below…

April Flanders:

Unintended Consequences


Cochenour Gallery in the Anna Ashcraft Ensor Learning Resource Center at Georgetown College

March 1 - March 28, 2013

The Anna Ashcraft Ensor Learning Resource Center is open daily Monday-Thursday 7:45-1:00 AM, Friday 7:45 AM-6 PM, Saturday 8 AM-5 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM-1:00 AM

Events Occurring on Friday, March 1st
Artist Reception 12:00-2:00 PM
Artist Talk (Nexus Event) 12:30-1:30 PM

Using printmaking and installation, April Flanders addresses the complex problem of invasive species and their effects on the global environment.

"Humankind has an ongoing fascination with the exotic, perhaps driven by our need for individuality. With regard to botanical species, exotics often thrive and ultimately take over, becoming invasive. What is simply troublesome to the hobby gardener chokes out native forest plants and undermines natural ecosystems. The result is an unnatural, globalized landscape that means an inexorable death for native species.

While non-native plants can provide interest and beauty in home gardens, they often consume their native counterparts since the natural controls that would normally keep them in check are missing. In order to maintain the delicate equilibrium of our environment, we must recognize the beauty inherent in our native landscapes.

My current work addresses the issue of native versus invasive botanical species using a variety of media including printmaking, painting, drawing and installation. Relying on the visual language of seduction and revulsion, I create work where viewers are confronted by their own choices. Using pattern, repetition, and layered color I seduce the viewer into a garden of exotics." - April Flanders

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Image: Spread by Birds, 2011 monotype, 30" x 42"


Exhibition: February 8 - March 10, 2013
Lecture: March 1, 4 pm
in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater

Employing the visual language of advertising and popular culture, Hank Willis Thomas creates images that are at once immediately accessible and symbolically loaded. Examining the commodification of African American athletes, he presents the familiar Nike symbol as a form of ritual scarification or presents a basketball as a ball and chain. “My work brings history forward through framing our experience of race, class, and gender as conditioned by popular culture then and now,” Thomas says. “Ultimately, my goal is to subvert the common perception of ‘black history’ as somehow separate from American history and to reinstate it as indivisible from the totality of past social, political, and economic occurrences that make up contemporary American culture.”

The ACC Gallery Exhibits

Arts & Cultural Center Exhibitions 2013

2013 Current Events follow:

“Digital Vision: Computers as Media”

March 1 through March 31, 2013:

“Opening Reception” Friday March 1,  7-9 p.m. Welcome the artists and the award winners of the emerging artists juried selections
“Afternoon with the Artists” Saturday March 2, 1-2 p.m. Gallery talk / Questions and answers

Digital Vision: Computers as Media: Exhibit coordinator Bruce Frank invited professional artists Phil Bloomfield, John Stephen Hockensmith, Darrell Kincer, Michael Levin, Fred Reaves, and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval who also served as jurors for the “Top 30 Emerging Artists” ranking the top 10 selections for sponsored awards and certificates of merit.   You will have two opportunities to meet and speak with the featured artists about their insights and techniques of visual expression.  Robert “Bruce” Frank, a well established professional artist from Scott County has participated in exhibitions at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center since it opened December 2006.  In this exhibit he provides outstanding examples of “digital visions”, melding his own photography of natural subjects through the use of computer software.  He is generous with his time to help new artists learn and grow, so we are fortunate he offered to coordinate this outstanding exhibition of professional artists who use computers to create – and emerging artists new to the spotlight of gallery exhibitions.
This event of invited professional artists includes a juried exhibition of emerging artists  bringing in 71 entries from Elkhorn Crossing School, Georgetown College, University of Kentucky, Spencerian College, Bluegrass Community Technical College, and individuals age 25 and younger.

“If available in his day, would Picasso have used a personal computer and graphics tablet to create his art, or Ansel Adams used Photoshop as his digital darkroom? In my estimation they would have embraced the digital format, if only because artists constantly strive to perfect their craft using the all available tools at their disposal.
From my perspective, working with computer hardware and software allows me to explore endless variations of color and composition, combining images instantly and with precision, until the final result coalesces to become my vision.
The artists in this exhibit have all used computer processes in multiple and extraordinary ways.  Computers are a constantly evolving contemporary media that will continue to expand the creative horizons of artists for generations.”
— Bruce Frank, exhibit coordinator

The Juried exhibit of Emerging Artists:
” A key purpose of this exhibit is to give young artists under 25, who may not have done so previously, the opportunity to be involved in a gallery exhibit, and to open their eyes to the possibility of becoming a professional artist, along with all that entails. Presentation, pricing, and developing an artist’s statement are all part of the process. In my opinion, the young artists in this show have all risen to the occasion, and exceeded my already high expectations by way of their enthusiastic participation and creative thinking. “
— Bruce Frank, exhibit coordinator

1 comment:

Earl Grey said...

Lots of great opportunities on campus, off-campus, and on another campus. Hope everyone can take advantage of one of these, at least!