2014 Student Exhibitions

Friday, March 28 – BFA Sculpture
Friday, April 4 – BFA Painting
Friday, April 11 – BFA Printmaking
Thursday, April 17 – BFA Photo
Friday, April 25 – MFA First Year (section 1)
Friday, May 2 – MFA First Year (section 2)

All exhibition openings from 6-9p.
Additional viewing hours, Saturdays from 1-6.

Beyond Violet with the Emperor Scorpion – documentation

all photos courtesy Stan Strembicki

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Beyond Violet with the Emperor Scorpion – opening Friday, February 21, 6 – 9pm

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Organized by Gretchen L. Wagner and the Des Lee Gallery.

The human eye can only detect a fraction of the spectrum of light, and much of the world’s visual information remains hidden without augmented manipulation. Above the ROYGBIV array exists the higher frequency wavelengths including the ultraviolet field. These rays are emitted at all times, but are only revealed with the aid of an outside influence, such as a blacklight.  Geological specimens, insects, and many substances from the natural realm are among those items which exhibit such luminescent properties.  They are among numerous examples of how the world continually escapes what one can detect unassisted, but once revealed, provides copious amounts of information theretofore unavailable.

Are there hidden aspects of your practice that you have never brought to light?  Are their dark corners of your studio where unseen things lurk?  Things you created which possess qualities you know are special, yet you have held them close over the days, weeks, and years for only your eyes to see?  This exhibition provides opportunity to bring them out to show their colors before an audience and spark discussion.  Maybe you will discover potent and illuminating characteristics you never recognized previously.  Local alumni, current faculty, graduate and undergraduate students are all invited to submit and join this conversation, and show what, up until now, has been shadowed by your primary interests.

Exhibition Opening at Des Lee Gallery

Friday, February 21, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition on View:

February 21 – March 22.  Normal gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1-6pm.

Ridden: October 19 – November 23, 2013

Ridden

October 19 – November 23, 2013

Opening Reception: 1-4pm, Saturday, October 19, 2013

Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1-6p and by appointment.

Featuring Midori Harima, Presley Martin, and Nic King Ruley

Curated by JE Baker

What does it mean to control something? What does it mean to control one’s self? Control implies the power to restrict, to manage, and to limit. It refers to a standard of comparison that is fixed and understandable. Ridden is an exhibition that brings together three artists whose works explore the theme of control.

By using paper as a medium to create wholeness from controlled and fragmented information, to highlight the inseparability of natural and man-made phenomena, and to address the hybridity of identity, the artists in this exhibition expose new ways to relate to the structures of recognition. Whether ridden with existential anxiety, invasive pests, or deviations from the social norm, these works provide a site for viewers to reconsider their relationship to the self as well as the objects and beings that surround them. This exhibition has been planned as part of Papers! Please!, The Friends of Dard Hunter international hand papermaking conference being held in St. Louis October 17-19.  http://www.friendsofdardhunter.org/conference.html

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2013 MFA 1st Year Exhibition (section 2)

Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition of work by first-year MFA students, from 6-9p on Friday, May 10. Work by the following students will be featured: Nathan Childs, Evan Crankshaw, Kathryn Douglas, Sean FitzGibbons, Raleigh Gardiner, Liz Guilmet, Cassie Jones, Marianne Laury, Cole Lu, Chris Lujan, Ashley Milow, Whitney Polich, and Daniel Stumeier.

Additional hours for this exhibition will be on Saturday, May 11 from 1-6p.

Because of the large size of this year’s MFA class, the first-year exhibition is split into two parts; the first part opened April 26.

2013 MFA First-Year Exhibition (Section 1)

Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition of work by first-year MFA students, from 6-9p on Friday, April 26. Work by the following students will be featured: David Baker, Steve Byrnes, Shayna Cohn, Alyse Cole, Josh Cornelis, Seth Czaplewski, Adam Hogan, Christy Kirk, Jessie Shinn, Rosalynn Stovall, Chris Thompson, Gillian Tobin, and Sopearb Touch.

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Because of the large size of this year’s MFA class, the first-year exhibition is split into two parts; the second part opens Friday, May 10.

2013 BFA Sculpture Exhibition

Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition of thesis work by senior Sculpture students from 6-9p on Friday, April 19. The exhibition, which will remain on view through Saturday, April 20 (from 1-6p), features work by the following students: Matt Callahan, Melissa Gollance, Alyssa Strubberg, and Sarah Theis.

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