This year's Cortona reunion exhibition, La Mostra (‘The Show’), presents the work of faculty and students who have participated in the UGA Cortona Studies Abroad Program during 2016. Please join us for a reunion and closing ceremony/reception at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
Atlanta-based artist, Michi Meko will be presenting a new exhibition of work at the Galleries that opening on January 27. In this lecture Meko will discuss his practice which as a multidisciplinary artist, draws influence from rural southern culture and contemporary urban subcultures. The works act as navigation maps and movements to convey narratives based in the personal and historic.
Join Cortona students, faculty, and staff as they celebrate La Mostra: Cortona 2016, a student exhibition highlighting work made while studying at our Cortona, Italy campus.
Keetra Dean Dixon is an artist, designer and director who has worked as an experiential design director in New York but has also run her own independent studio practice in rural Alaska focusing on lettering, sculpture, and product design projects. Her hybrid background often leads her work towards speculative terrain, leveraging both emergent technologies and process-focused, collaborative making.
Join us in the Galleries for a set by Historic Sunsets, an Athens-based experimental pop quartet that draws influence from freakfolk and French dreampop. Fronted by poet/multi-instrumentalist Thibault Raoult, the Sunsets feature Maria Kindt on electric viola, Jacob Sunderlin on bass, and Neil Haydon on percussion. Their debut album, Girl with Lute, 1927, was self-released in 2015. Listen here: historicsunsets.bandcamp.com/
The Dodd Galleries presents Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble, Bent Frequency (Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble) performing a concert inspired by Taryn Simon's photo essay "The Innocence Project", which examines the issue of wrongful conviction in the American penal system. Simon traveled across the US photographing and interviewing individuals who had been wrongly convicted and served time for crimes they did not commit. The individuals photographed were exonerated through DNA evidence.
With great sadness we announce that Lamar Dodd School of Art Professor Emeritus and Cortona program founder, John Daniel “Jack” Kehoe, passed away on Friday, December 16.
Three School of Art faculty have been awarded various funding to support their research during 2017–2018 from the University’s Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, which promotes research and creativity in the humanities and arts.
Join us for our Winter Art Party Extravaganza!!! Help us celebrate 4 new exhibitions featuring Atlanta-based artist, Michi Meko, Dodd graduate students Alexis Spina, Katherine Miller, & Yeonsoo Kim, and a group show of undergraduate work curated by our friend Candice Greathouse, director of ATL's Mint Gallery. You can read up on all the upcoming exhibitions here:http://art.uga.edu/galleries/upcoming-exhibitions
A big congratulations from the School of Art to recent alumnus Nic Walter, who joins the staff of MoMA PS1 in New York City this fall. In this position, Walter brings together his interest in art, research, and the social sciences, much as he did as an undergraduate student at The University of Georgia. Walter pursued interdisciplinary studies focsed on visual perception, graduating with a BA degree in Cognitive Sciences, a BS degree in Psychology, and a BA degree in Art History in December of 2015.