Senior Art History majors, Erin Wiser and Catherine Huff, were invited to present their research at the 16th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Art History Forum, held this year on March 3rd at the University of West Georgia. Wiser and Huff were part of a day-long program of 15 papers representing 8 colleges and universities from around Georgia. Each student worked with their faculty advisor to develop research papers into professional conference presentations.
Artist and jeweler Kat Cole will be in residence in the School of Art next week, March 21 and 22, including a public lecture on Tuesday, March 21 in S150 in the main art building. On Monday afternoon, Cole will demonstrate techniques for enameling on steel at 5pm in the Jewelry & Metals studio at the Thomas Street Art Complex. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff. There will be a reception afterwards at 7pm sponsored by the Athens Metals Arts Guild.
Congratulations to Dodd Lecturer Eileen Wallace, who joins a group of 11 other University of Georgia faculty committed to developing new courses using the University’s archival material during 2017–18. Wallace is participating in the second annual class of a new program designed to increase the University’s engagement with the archives, called the Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellows Program.
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.
Associate Professor of Art History Nell Andrew was an invited speaker at the Blaffer Art Museum's Watch Out for Painting Conference last week in Houston. Dr. Andrew’s talk, Moving Modernism from Dance to Painting and Back, posed questions about a crisis in the medium of painting leading up to abstraction’s so-called “invention.”
Melissa Harshman will have work on view at the following venues during the Southern Graphics Council International Conference in Atlanta, GA, March 15–18th, 2017: Departures: Off the Wall and Out of the Frame at Eyedrum Gallery, curated by Stephanie Smith, Dodd MFA 1997; Outliers at Callanwolde Art Center; T
On February 1, the performance For You brought together music, sound, video, and installation art in an original composition in the atrium of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. For You took participants on a symbolic journey involving a 16-foot boat, a wooden pavilion, and a room of dancing shadows and projections that dealt thematically with the idea of offering and receiving.
Off the Wall is a group exhibition by thirty first-year art students in Professor Imi Hwangbo's foundations Color and Composition classes. Working in small collaborative groups, students created large-scale drawings in black masking tape on the walls and floor of the Foundations Project Space in N105 of the main Dodd building. The show is on view March 2 through 14, 2017 and is open to the public.
Artist Rachel Hayes will be in residence at the School of Art the week of March 13th and will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30pm in the S151 auditorium. In addition to her lecture, Hayes will be working on a site-specific installation in the Atirum of Dodd. Hayes creates fabric structures that vibrantly explore painting processes, quilt making, architectural space, light, and shadow.
Join us for an afternoon viewing of The Exorcist in preparation for the lecture event In Conversation: Paul Pfeiffer & Craig Drennan, who will be speaking about their mutual love of the film directly after the screening.
In Conversation is a new program presented by the Dodd Galleries in which two people are paired and asked to an engage in a dialog on a proposed topic. For this spring's inaugural In Conversation event, Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair, Paul Pfeiffer, and Georgia State University Professor of Painting Craig Drennen will discuss their mutual admiration of the 1973 film The Exorcist.