News & Events
October 7, 2015
Clara McClenon‘s solo exhibition, Giverny is on view at the NCRC Connections Gallery through December 12, 2015. The public is invited to the opening reception on Wednesday, October 21st from 5 - 7 pm. The gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm. Free parking is available at the NCRC after 5pm.
McClenon is a current graduate student at University of Michigan, where she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in the Stamps School of Art & Design, and a Master of Information Science in the School of Information. The work on view in the current exhibition is the result of her recent residency at DRAWinternational in Caylus, France.
NCRC Connections Gallery, Building 18
2800 Plymouth Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
October 7, 2015
John Gutoskey (MFA 2014) will exhibit over 100 pieces of work in Queerly Beloved, a survey of 20 years of his assemblage work at Owens Community College’s Walter E. Terhune Gallery in Perrysburg, Ohio. The exhibition includes over 50 boxed assemblages made with found objects and vintage paper ephemera and 65 found object mandalas from The Mandala Project installed on the outside wall of the gallery. The works in the exhibit were made between 1995 and 2015.
Through a variety of media, including printmaking, found object, and assemblage, John Gutoskey explores concepts of identity and spirituality. Specifically, how they form, how they function, and how they are manifested in the 21st Century when one is perceived as “queer”. Teaming with literary and historical references, popular imagery, and every-day objects (including toy and game pieces), John’s colorful and inventive works are topical and deeply personal, yet also accessible and broadly appealing.
John will give a talk to the public, including a preview of the exhibition, on Wednesday, October 7 at 10 am in the Center for Fine & Performing Arts at Owens Community College.
The exhibition opens October 8 with a reception beginning at 6:30 pm.
Walter E. Terhune Gallery
October 8 - November 6, 2015
Exhibition Reception: October 8, 6:30 pm
Hours: Tuesdays 1-5 pm, Thursdays, 4-7:30 pm, Fridays 1-5 pm or by Appointment at 1-567-661-7081
October 2, 2015
Holly Hughes will be a featured speaker at an October 24 symposium organized by the U-M History of Art department and UMMA in conjunction with the upcoming show Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s.
Come As You Are: Art of the Nineties opens on October 17.
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, the first major museum survey to examine the art of this pivotal decade in its historical context, showcases over 64 works by 46 artists born or practicing in the United States. The exhibition, whose title references the 1992 Nirvana song (considered by many an anthem for the decade), focuses on three principal themes—debates over “identity politics,” the digital revolution, and globalization—and explores a range of geopolitical milestones and social issues through the perspective of artists working at that time. The exhibition also illustrates the diverse ways in which the developments of the 1990s redefined contemporary approaches to artistic practice and, in the words of exhibition curator Alexandra Schwartz, “writes a history of the ’90s through the lens of the visual arts.”
Come as You Are looks at the dramatic changes in the art world itself, including the ongoing culture wars; issues of artistic freedom and censorship; the impact of new media and the emergence of video, sound, and digital art; the expansion of the global art market; and the explosion of art fairs and biennials. It also investigates the art world’s increasing heterogeneity as artists of color, women artists, and LGBT artists attained increased prominence. Artists include Doug Aitken, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Prema Murthy, Shirin Neshat, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Kara Walker in a wide range of works including installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photography, video, and digital art.
October 1, 2015
Work by Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic and alumna Amanda Lilleston (MFA 2012) is featured in the 8th International Print Triennial, “Color in Graphic Art - Duets”, in Toruń, Poland. The exhibition, open through October 31, 2015, features work by young artists, showing new paths for the development of the discipline.
...we would usually invite recognized, prominent artists from all over the world – a mode of conduct appropriate for an event with named invitations. In 2015 we wish to break with the tradition. Still, the curator did send invites to renowned figures in graphics worldwide, but this time supplemented with a kind request to “extend the guest list” with one’s younger colleagues – artists. Herein lies the link between the Triennial and two of the core profile features of Wozownia, i.e. promotion and experimentation.
October 1, 2015
Stamps alumna Sara Radin (BA 2011) recently published Lost and Found: How Starting a Passion Project Changed My Life, her first article for HuffPost. This piece documents her experience starting a passion project, cultureisland, as well as the things she learned about herself and life along the way.
I started cultureisland as a way to document my curiosities and learn more about the world around me. It’s a platform that allows me to explore the diverse things that inspire me both on and offline. Through the “small talk” series, I’ve connected with creative-minded people from all over the world to share their stories and inspirations. I’m planning a variety of hybrid pop-up events in which I collaborate with emerging talents working in art, fashion, music and film. I’m also partnering with a range of non-profits to raise awareness about causes I feel passionate about.
September 29, 2015
This week in academic publishing, Laurie A. Meamber, Associate Professor of Marketing at George Mason University provided commentary on Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak‘s paper Learning to talk like an urban woodsman: an artistic intervention for Consumption Markets & Culture, a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge. Rebekah’s paper is an artist statement on her 2013 Re Made project, which presents a clever parody of “brand culture.” Visit the Re Made Company online.
September 29, 2015
Stamps alum Catherine Meier (MFA 2009) explores the meaning of “open space” through animation, site-specific installations, and large-scale prints and drawings. Representing a state of mind as well as a state of being, these expansive works are redolent of the artist’s own travels crossing the Great Plains of North America and the Mongolian Steppe. Recently, Meier was an Artist in Residence at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and her awards include a national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate study, three Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Fellowships, and a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship. Viewers can catch a glimpse of Meier’s work on view at a variety of venues this fall.
On view through November 29, 2015: This Big Land: Catherine Meier at The Museum of Nebraska Art
October 15-November 19: Standing Witness, site: Sage Creek, supported by the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. As part of Catherine’s 13/14 McKnight Fellowship, Catherine also made a Limited Edition art book entitled site: Sage Creek.
November 5-January 3, 2016: American Art: It’s Complicated, a group exhibition at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
September 28, 2015
Work from Matthew Zivich’s (B.S. in Design, 1960) “Americana Series” (2007 - 2015) is featured in a solo exhibition of paintings and collage on display at at Mott Community College Visual Arts and Design Center, Room 128 gallery. Zivich, a Professor of Art at Saginaw Valley State University, was invited to show his work by the art faculty of Mott Community College.
Exhibition Dates: September 28 - October 13, 2015
Public gallery talk: October 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Mott Community College
1401 East Court Street, Flint, MI 48503
Gallery hours: M-F, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
September 28, 2015
Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic‘s work is featured in Resurrecting the Phantom: Print in the Post-Print Biennial at CAA Art Museum in Hangzhou, the main exhibition of the 2015 IMPACT International Printmaking Conference at China Art Academy. Organized by Xu Jiang and Kong Guoqiao, and curated by Cai Feng, Li Zhenhua, and Min Han, Resurrecting the Phantom includes work by Xu Bing, Stephen Chambers, Chen Haiyan, Chen Qi, Marian Crawford, Kiki Smith, Kang Jianfei, Klaus Merkel, Kong Guoqiao, Endi Poskovic, Qiu Zhijie, Kavita Sha, Su Xining, Clare Humphries, Dick Jewell, Sun Xun, Tang Ping, and Wu Junjong.
At IMPACT 2015, Poskovic also presented the paper Landscape, Abstraction, and Contemporary Print and chaired a panel on Social Practice in Contemporary Print with Marian Crawford, Clare Humphries, and artists from East London Printmakers.
Hosted by China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, the IMPACT biannual conference is the largest international academic and research forum in the field of printmedia, which brings artists, designers, educators, and curators from across the world.
September 28, 2015
After her painting (below) won the Pastel Society of Canada Cash Award at the PSA’s Enduring Brilliance exhibition in New York (her third cumulative award in competitions), Wagner qualified for the Master Pastelist honor.
The PSA, based in New York City, is the oldest pastel society in the United States.