Winthrop Galleries Fall 2015 line up.

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As always, Winthrop University Galleries has a great fall 2015 line up. See below.

WUG FALL 2015
Impaired Perceptions by Brian Charles Steel (one day only)
September 16, 2015
Lewandowski Student Gallery
Artist Talk: 5 PM, Dina’s Place
Reception: 6 PM Lewandowski Student Gallery

To kick off Winthrop’s October celebration of Disability Month, guest speaker, Brian Charles Steel will be on campus September 16, 2015 along with an installation of his photographs, “Impaired Perceptions.” Born with short fiber syndrome, Steels’ black and white portraits of himself and other physically impaired people explores the concept of perception and socially constructed identity. Some of his subjects have physical impairments that are not visible, which further challenges the notion that seeing is believing.

MAN + LAND + WATER
Including Jon Lewis, Lifestraw, Thomas Marcusson, Timm Kekeritz and Frank Rausch of Raureif, Lauren Rosenthal, Kathleen Thum, Kay Westhues, and The Animation Workshop
September 21 – November 13, 2015
Rutledge Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 6:30 – 8 PM

In conjunction with the upcoming Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference, the semester long exhibition Man + Land + Water creates a visual dialog examining global water issues to raise awareness about the earth’s fragility, water’s preciousness and how our human role impacts this precarious situation. The exhibition brings together national and international artists and designers exploring the current global condition and creative solutions to issues of access and sustainability through video, drawing, interactive media, printmaking, industrial and graphic design.

Educational Programming:
Film Screening: Watermark – Q&A to follow led by Matt Heard, Assistant Professor of Biology
Wednesday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
Sponsored by DSU and Winthrop University Galleries

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. The film examines the relationship between mankind and water. The filmmakers travel to various locations around the world — from deserts, to tanneries, to one of the biggest dams in the world — to showcase how the liquid shapes people’s lives, as well as how humanity affects this precious resource. A free global cultural event, the screening of Watermark is open to the public and is sponsored by the DSU and Winthrop University Galleries. A question & answer session will follow the screening. 2013, Canada, 92 mins.

LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future
By Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig
September 21 – November 13, 2015
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 6:30 – 8 PM
Artist Talk: Monday, September 21, 2015, 7 p.m. Rutledge 119, Rutledge Building

The water quality in our worlds’ oceans is at a critical tipping point. Plastic pollution is a primary culprit in degrading the ocean environment and threatening its inhabitants. Creating a rising tide of plastic water, Charzewski and Ludwig’s site-specific installation offers the viewer a glimpse into the future, as if there was no more clear water in the ocean, but only seas of broken-down plastic, and its one remaining inhabitant.

Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference
Friday, November 6 & Saturday, November 7, 2015
Various locations on campus including Winthrop University Galleries.

Student Exhibitions: Lewandowski Student Gallery, McLaurin Hall

September 22 – September 28, 2015
Symbols & Semiotics

October 6 – 26, 2015
Interior Design Student Project Exhibition

November 3 – 16, 2015
Student Foundations Exhibition

November 24 – December 18, 2015
Senior Art Education Exhibition

Karen Derksen
Director, Winthrop University Galleries
Winthrop University
126 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Tom Stanley, Chair

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