Winthrop Fine Arts, BFA sculpture alum, Katie Lloyd graduated this past Friday with her masters in landscape architecture from Clemson University. She is currently working for the City of Greenville. Congratulations!
Spotlighting Marge Loudon Moody’s upcoming Preview, Sale, and Show…
The newest exhibition in my series of shows celebrating my 30 Year retrospective, ‘Made in America’ is entitled ‘Paracosms’ and will be at Space 1858, 1858 W Grand Street, Chicago, Illinois, opening May 10, 2013, with a reception 6:00 – 9:00p.m.
My work is inspired by the spirit of place. I make abstract acrylic paintings on canvas, collages and mixed-media pieces, which, through a rigorous process of working and reworking of composition and art elements, arrive at a harmonious expression of the essential nature of the subject. My collage work often employs ‘found’ materials and involves layering and precise juxtaposition of line, color, shape and texture. Life experience may be similarly layered. At times, subject matter serves as metaphor for intangible ideas. It examines boundaries, addresses the fragility of existence, of presence, of absence, and of memory.
This show consists of several new collages on two themes – the ‘Urban Instincts’ and ‘Desert Garden’ themes as well as drawings, watercolors and mixed-media pieces from earlier years.
Preview the work before it goes to Chicago…
After Winthrop graduation on Saturday, May 4, 2013
2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
2nd floor, McLaurin Hall, Studio #249
Keep up with Space 1858 and the ‘Paracosms’ opening on Facebook: CLICK HERE
Azevedo will be giving his MFA thesis exhibition artist talk tomorrow, April 30 at 11:00 am. It is the last cultural approved credit this semester. The talk will take place in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.
April 26 opening reception 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
April 22 – May 3, 2013
Lino Azevedo and Bridget Kirkland:
M.F.A Thesis Exhibition
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, Rutledge Building
Lino Azevedo defines his thesis “XPLOITISM” as the system by which members of our society that are in a position of power take advantage of those who are not. Azevedo’ s intent is to visually communicate to the viewer some of the enormities in the world, and in the words of Gottfried Helnwein, “to use art as a weapon.” Lino Azevedo was born in the 1970′s to Portuguese immigrants near the city of San Francisco, California. Lino has worked as a freelance artist in the areas of illustration, portraiture, and murals.
Bridget Kirkland’s body of work is titled Whaddya Say Jim. For Kirkland not all memories or stories are recalled perfectly. It is here that her work begins, in a place where thoughts are patchy and stories are recreated. The stories she tells are fragmented and reveal only a glimpse into the larger narrative. Born in Philadelphia, Bridget Kirkland was raised on the lakeshore of Erie, PA. Summer art classes and a grandmother who “looked at things differently” shaped her personal outlook. Solving visual problems coupled with an innate ability to “see through the fluff” allows Kirkland to express art through fresh, clean, honest design.
“Whaddya Say Jim”
90 second film, 90 photographs,
and Image ViewFinder installation
Bridget Kirkland’s body of work is titled,”Whaddya Say Jim.” For Kirkland not all memories or stories are recalled perfectly. It is here that her work begins, in a place where thoughts are patchy and stories are recreated. The stories she tells are fragmented and reveal only a glimpse into the larger narrative. Born in Philadelphia, Bridget Kirkland was raised on the lakeshore of Erie, PA. Summer art classes and a grandmother who “looked at things differently” shaped her personal outlook. Solving visual problems coupled with an innate ability to “see through the fluff” allows Kirkland to express art through fresh, clean, honest design.
The show reception is this Friday, 6:30-8pm. The show will be up in the Elizabeth Patrick Dunlap Gallery until May 5.
Emily Connell joins
Winthrop University’s Department of Fine Arts
to host an Artist Workshop
Topic: Slip Cast Books
Thursday, April 18, 2013
4:00p.m. to 6:15p.m.
Art Education Room
Emily Connell Bio
Emily Connell creates her work through a variety of media, including ceramics, video, photography, and performance. Her unique background informs her work which walks a line between two spiritual extremes.
Connell worked on her artwork at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snow Mass, Colorado, and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. Emily Connell received her BFA degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute. Currently, she is a Ceramics Instructional Assistant to George Timock at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012-2013 Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident in Kansas City, Missouri.
Connell’s work is published in area publications and Ceramics Monthly magazine. She exhibits nationally, including an exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts. In 2012, Connell received the Regina Brown Fellowship to research Catholic processions in Italy during the spring of 2013.
Emily Connell’s Artist Statement
“The progressive secularization of modern man has altered the content of his spiritual life, but not broken the mould of his imagination; a huge residue of mythology lingers in the zones that have escaped regimentation.”
–Mircea Eliade, Images et symbols, Paris 1952.
The mysticisms I experienced as a child at Catholic school still hold a great power over me, influencing my art. I make my work in two stages. First I create objects inspired from religion, and configure them into a scene. Next I use my body to create a context and purpose for the objects. By recording these symbolic interactions through the lens of the camera I produce photographs and video to display alongside my objects. The combination of photographs and relics create a narrative while also heightening the mystery of spiritual purpose.
Using a found vade mecum, or a book of reference (encyclopedia, Bible, dictionary), I cover it, page-by-page, in slip. Firing the book in a kiln transforms it into a reliquary shell, containing the ashes of the book within. Ensuring stability for the delicate book I encase it with chalky plaster. I then use a masonry-saw to cut the piece, revealing the cross-section of the ceramic pages.
These objects become a part of my pseudo-ritual interaction that I perform and document. The use of my body blurs the separation of roles in religious practice, from the sacred leader and practitioner/parishioner, all the way to that of the cynic.
Lander University has recognized outstanding Arts & Humanities faculty
with awards including Winthrop Fine Arts alum Doug McAbee of the Lander
Art Department with the Young Faculty Teaching Award – notable for his
work with public sculpture — Burton Center Sensory Trail, Downtown
Greenwood on Maxwell and consistent and continuing studio production
with recognition through juried exhibit in selective venues.
Getting From Point A to Point B
How my BA Degree Impacted Me.
By Erin Mitchell
Inaugural BA in Art Senior Presentation
Thursday, April 18
11 am Common Time
Artist Interview of English Grant By Rebecca Jacobs
Rebecca: What are you working on currently?
English: Right now I am focusing on trying out a lot of different types of photography, so that I can figure out exactly what it is that I want to make a career out of. I am currently interning with Christi Falls, a wedding photographer, and I hope that this experience will enlighten me on what path I want to take, or at the very least, what path I want to avoid. http://www.christifalls.com
11953 ARTS 482 002 3.000 Performance Art Collaboration TR 06:30 pm-09:15 pm Jonathan Paul Prichard (P) 08/20-12/10 Full Term RUTL 026G
12521 ARTS 483 002 3.000 Color on Metal TR 03:30 pm-06:15 pm Katie Lynn Poterala (P) 08/20-12/10 Full Term RUTL 020G
12530 ARTS 483 003 3.000 Experimental Video MW 06:30 pm-09:15 pm Dustin Lee Shores (P) 08/20-12/10 Full Term RUTL 113