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.
Graphic Design professor Julie Spivey is part of an interdisciplinary team of four collaborating on the project Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, that was recently awarded $100,000 by the National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative. The project aims to create a tool that will visualize deep ocean habitats. Spivey is collaborating with scientists to help present clear and compelling visual material that accurately depicts the data related to changes in different ocean habitats.
Art Education Graduate Student Sahar Aghasafari was awarded funding to attend a fibers workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts this past July. Aghasafari, who received her Master of Art Education from the University of Arizona after earning a Master in Art Research and a BFA in Fabrics Design from the University of Tehran, is pursuing her PhD in Art Education at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN is an internationally recognized visual art education center.
Jewelry & Metals Assistant Professor Demi Thomloudis is included in the group exhibition “Shelter: Crafting A Safe Home,” opening September 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. “Shelter: Crafting A Safe Home” brings together work by fourteen artists that address shelter, refuge, and protection. The included works focus on safe housing as a basic human need, and the exhibition aims to create awareness and open dialogue around this social issue.
Matt Kenyon is an artist that works in Brooklyn, NY and Providence, Rhode Island. He received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and currently is an Associate Professor in the Digital and Media Program at Rhode Island School of Design. Kenyon has been included in national and international shows, including FILE Prix 2010 at Centro Cultural FIESP in São Paulo, Brazil, and Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art, NY in 2011. In 2015 Kenyon gave a TED talk on the complexities and social implications of his work Secret Memorial for Civilian Causalities.
The July 3, 2017 issue of independent Athens magazine Flagpole profiles the Emerges X exhibition at ATHICA (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art), an annual exhibition that features the work of emerging local artists.
Michael Oliveri, Associate Professor of Art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, recently completed a cross-country road trip and art project entitled UFO Roadshow. From June 12 to June 25, 2017, the artist travelled from Atlanta, Georgia to Joshua Tree, California with model UFOs that interrogate the fact and fiction of the disputed crafts on a tour presented by Dashboard.