Works by Mary Ruth Moore is an exhibition of the photographic works of emeritus faculty Mary Ruth Moore, who has taught art at the University of Georgia for over forty years. The exhibition is on view through September 1 in the Bridge Gallery in the School of Art.
Alumnus Philip Juras recently opened an exhibition of paintings, Landscapes of Chingaza, that celebrate the 40th anniversary of Chingaza National Park, Colombia. Landscapes of Chingaza is on view at the Biblioteca Virgilio Barco in Bogotá, Colombia until September 2017. Juras attended the opening of the exhibition and toured it with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos.
ABOVE IMAGE: President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos on tour of Landscapes of Chingaza
Graduate student Will Major was recently featured on the photography website Ain’t Bad. Major is a second-year MFA student in the Photography department at the School of Art. Ain’t Bad selected Major’s work from a recent call for entry, citing its wild subject matter and blend of still life imagery and portraiture in an article accompanied by extensive images.
The School of Art is pleased to announce that James Enos has joined the faculty, where he will serve as head of the Studio Art Core program. Enos is an artist and educator who brings a background in design to a diverse set of concerns including pedagogy, urbanism, sculpture, and social practice. Studio Art Core is a set of courses that structures the experience of undergraduate art students at the School of Art.
Georgia's second largest sassafras tree is located in Athens, Georgia, and Dodd students have lent a helping hand in its restoration. The tree has been unable to maintain the healthy, woodland–type soil it needs at its roots, which have also been de–barked by horses.
Kaleidoscope is the 16th Annual First-year Studio Core Exhibiton at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This annual exhibition showcases student work from the art school’s first year program with artworks from Drawing I, Drawing II, Color and Composition, 3D Design, and Ideation & Methodologies.
Twenty-one new graduate students join the student body at the Dodd this fall ready to delve into studies in art history, art education, and studio art and design. They describe themselves as “magpies” and “ice cream aficionados,” and their interests range from 60s DIY manuals to contemporary Chinese-American art. These grads arrive in Athens from as far as Santa Maria, California and Olympia, Washington and come from diverse undergraute backgrounds with undergraduate studies in history and graphic design at institutions such as the University of Nebraska and Sooreh University in Iran.
School of Art alumna Rebecca Brantley curated an exhibition that features the work by the former head of the sculpture Area Jim Buonaccorsi, among others. The exhibition, Gloria Victis: Three Artists Respond to War, is on view now through September 15, 2017 at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest, Georgia. It includes work by painter Temme Barkin-Leeds of Atlanta, Georgia, and ceramic artist Richard Notkin of Vaughn, Washington, in addition to work by Buonaccorsi.
Demitra Thomloudis, Assistant Professor of Jewelry & Metalwork, has work on view in two current exhibitions. CrossPASS, an exhibition with Motoko Furuhashi, is on view at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore, MD until September 1, 2017. At the same time, the online group exhibition Body of Work: Contemporary Art Jewelry on the Body, organized through the Baltimore Jewelry Center, is available through Google Arts and Culture.
Student Profile: Laura Lake Smith
PhD in Art History, 2017
Laura Lake Smith arrived at the Lamar Dodd School of Art with a clear goal. As stated in her application to the PhD program, it was her intention to write a dissertation on the work of contemporary American artist Richard Tuttle. Entitled Imaging the In-between: The Serial Art of Richard Tuttle, that dissertation was completed and defended in spring 2017, the culmination of a long and rewarding journey toward understanding the work of one of the century’s most enigmatic artists.
Director of the Dodd Galleries, Katie Geha, organized an exhibition opening this Friday at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. The exhibition, Ancient Art Object, features Dodd painting alumnus Jaime Bull and Kaleena Stasiak, a current graduate student in Printmaking and Book Arts. Other artists in the exhibition include: Karen Lederer, Rosemary Mayer, Padma Rajendran, Ry Rocklen, Siebren Versteeg, Max Warsh and Jeff Williams.