Alex Lopez, Associate Professor, Foundations/Sculpture, will have his work shown in the exhibition Fragile Relations at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery. The exhibition runs from May 28th to October 25th, 2013. There will be a reception and tour with Curator Jane Stevens on August 25th from 2 to 3pm.
Rick Smith, Professor, Blacksmithing and Richard Mawdsely, Professor Emeritus, Metalsmithing were commissioned to create a ceremonial mace for use in commencement ceremonies at Southern Illinois University. The mace debuted at commencement on Saturday, May 11th, 2013.
Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Painting, will be the keynote speaker for the 1st Annual Youth Success Rally at John A. Logan College, June 8th.
The Art of Micheal Onken. There will be a curator's talk with Debra K. Tayes, Associate Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum, for the Focus 4 exhibition featuring the work of Michael Onken, Associate Professor Emeritus. The exhibition is at the Chicago Gallery of the Illinois State Museum. The gallery talk is at noon on Wednesday, May 15th.
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Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, will be showing work in The Photography Show at Las Manos Gallery, Chicago. The show will consist of new work from several artists working with photo-based media. There will be a reception for the artists on April 26th from 7-10 pm. Las Manos Gallery is located at 1515 W. Foster Ave. Chicago IL. The show runs through June 2nd. More information can be found at www.lasmanos.com and www.markpease.com.
Jiyong Lee, Associate Professor, Glass, is curating the show "Trace" at The Craft Alliance. The exhibition is on display from April 5 to June 16, 2013, with an opening reception Friday, April 5th, from 6 to 8pm.
Robert Paulson, Professor Emeritus, Painting, is presenting his recent works at The Gallery Space in Murphysboro. April 5 to May 31, 2013. Reception will take place April 12, 6- 8 pm at the gallery.
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, will be featured in the exhibition "Works on Paper" at Las Manos Gallery, 1515 W. Foster Ave., Chicago IL. The show will presents the work of fourteen artists and the inquiry beyond the traditional use of "works on paper." It opens on March 22nd with a reception from 7-10 pm and runs through April. More information can be found at www.lasmanos.com and www.markpease.com.
Mark will also have a solo exhibition in the Tinnin Fine Art Center Gallery at 3 Rivers College, Poplar Bluff, MO. The show titled Via, will run from March 7-29 and include an artist lecture and reception on Friday, March 8 at 12 noon. More information can be found at www.markpease.com.
Michael Onken, Associate Professor Emeritus, is being featured in the next Illinois State Museum's Chicago Gallery exhibition Focus 4
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, will participate in "Misperception" an exhibition at Art Saint Louis on view in the Main Gallery January 14-February 21, 2013. A reception for the show will be Saturday, January 19 from 6-8 pm. Art Saint Louis is located at 555 Washington Avenue, #150 St. Louis, MO 6310. For more information visit: www.artstlouis.org.
Pattie Chalmers, Associate Professor, Ceramics, is included in the exhibition HERSTORY at The Clay Studio's Reed Smith Gallery, Philadelphia. The exhibition runs from February 1 - February 24, 2013. The opening reception is on February 1 from 5 to 9 pm.
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, will have a solo exhibition of recent work at Space Gallery located in the Historic Arcade in downtown Nashville Tennessee. The show will open on January 5th from 6-9 pm with a reception as part of Nashville's Downtown 1st Saturday Art Crawl. Space Gallery, 61 Arcade, Nashville, TN.
Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Painting, will have his work included in 10 SQUARED - AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE UNITY AND UNIVERSALITY OF THE ARTISTIC WORLD at Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, New York. The exhibition runs from November 30, 2012 to January 30, 2013, with an opening reception November 30th. An article about the exhibition has also appeared in the Harlem World News Magazine.
Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, has an exhibition at the Tinnin Fine Art Center Gallery, Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff, Mo.The exhibition runs until December 14th, 2012.
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, will be showing new work in "Migrating" an exhibition at Las Manos Gallery in Chicago. The exhibition, will run as part of Chicago October Artists Month from October 5th, 2012 through November when the gallery will move to its new space. Las Manos Gallery is located at 5220 N Clark St., Chicago, IL. www.lasmanosgallery.com.
Jiyong Lee, Associate Professor, Glass,is featured in The GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet blog. His Segmentation Series will be opening at the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis on October 19 with a reception from 5 to 8 PM. The show will be on display from October 19 to December 8th, 2012.
Alex Lopez, Associate Professor, Foundations/Sculpture, will have his work shown in the exhibition Fragile Relations at the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery. The exhibition will be on display from October 2, 2012 through February 8, 2013. The opening reception is Friday, October 5, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Painting, is featured in the exhibition Visions of Our 44th President, a collective sculptural show created to recognize and celebrate the historical significance of the first African American President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Forty-four Contemporary African American Artists, renowned and emerging, are participating in the avant-garde art collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience, and Peter Kaplan of Our World, LLC. The exhbition is open from October to February, with a reception on October 12, 2012.
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Xuhong Shang, Professor of Painting: "Hua Gallery is pleased to exhibit a series of intriguing and fascinating works by Chinese contemporary artist, Xuhong Shang, centred around current global concerns and exploring the struggle between imagination and reason." Xuhong Shang's solo exhibition, Marred Moonbeam, runs 27 September - 31 October 2012, Hua Gallery, Unite 7B, G/F, Riverside, 8 Hester Road, Battersea, London, UK.
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, will be showing work in the Ann Metzger Memorial Exhibition at the St. Louis Artists' Guild. The show is juried by Marla Prather, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will run from June 17 – August 11, 2012 with an opening reception on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 1pm–3pm. A review of the show can be read in this article in The St. Louis Jewish Light.
Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, has a solo exhibition at the Arc Gallery in Chicago entitled Wit(h)nessing Eyes Close(d). The exhibition runs from May 30 to June 23, 2012 and the opening reception is Friday, June 1, 6-9pm.
Pattie Chalmers, Associate Professor, Ceramics has an exhibition at the Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago entitled "and then...: The Narratives of Pattie Chalmers, Gerit Grimm, and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner." The exhibition runs from May 7 - 27 and the reception is Friday, May 18, 6-8pm.
Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, will be giving a talk entitled Originary Compassion on May 10th, 7pm, at Gaia House, Carbondale, Illinois. Her talk is hosted by Center for Spiritual Inquiry & Integral Education.
Sun Kyoung Kim, Assistant Professor, Metals, and Grace Gaynor, MFA candidate in Metals, both had their work selected for inclusion in the book Showcase 500 Rings, which was juried by Bruce Metcalf.
Jiyong Lee, Associate Professor, Glass and Cortney Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor, Glass,are featured in articles in Neues Glas / New Glass Magazine, Spring 2012, entitled Jiyong Lee: Master Lee's Synthesis and Jiyongians: Cortney Boyd, Jennifer Halvorson, and Wes Valdez.
Professor Boyd has also been selected a finalist for Bullseye Gallery’s seventh international kiln-glass exhibition Emerge 2012
Xuhong Shang, Professor of Painting, is currently exhibiting his two series of art work "Virtual Series" and "Mountain Series" at M-Town in Shanghai, China from February 25 to March 5, 2012. The two person exhibition is titled "New Concept Abstract Painting" and is curated and supported by Shanghai Join Good Co.
Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Painting, is featured in an exhibition hosted by the Centralia Cultural Society entitled A Journey of Contemporary African American Artists, from February 18 to March 10, 2012.
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor of Digital Media will be exhibiting new work as part of the exhibition "Photography In Color" at Las Manos Gallery in Chicago. The show runs from February 17th through the end of March. An opening reception for the artists will be from 7-10 PM on February 17th. Las Manos Gallery, 5220 N Clark Street Chicago. www.lasmanosgallery.com
Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Painting, is featured in an exhibition and panel discussion at Shawnee Community College on January 27, 2012 entitled A Journey of Contemporary African American Artists. Please see the link for more details.
Stacey Sloboda, Associate Professor of Art History, will be a Visiting Research Scholar at the Victoria and Albert Museum, spring 2012, where she will conduct research toward a new project on craft practice in London in the eighteenth century. Professor Sloboda has received a grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to support this research.
Michael Onken, Associate Professor Emeritus, exhibits his paintings at the Gallery Space at the Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey, Murphysboro, IL, from December 5, 2011, through January 25, 2012. A reception will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 6-8 pm.
"All Steamed Up," a holiday invitational teapot show, includes the work of Harris Deller, Professor, Ceramics. The show runs from December 3 through January 21 at Cinema Gallery, in the lobby of the former Princess Theater in downtown Urbana, Illinois.
Jerry Monteith, Professor, Sculpture, installed his work at the Mass Transit facility on East University Drive, Champaign, IL. Professor Monteith is pictured here installing his work, "Array" made from painted steel, at a height of 4 ft. and width & depth, 40 ft.
The Ann Miller Gallery at Wittenberg University, presents the work of Erin Palmer, Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing, in her solo show "Reflection," from Nov. 7-Dec. 10, 2011. A lecture and reception will be held on Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.
Jerry Monteith, Professor, Sculpture, was invited to participate in the first Sculpture Biennial at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley. Professor Monteith's "Three Chunks: Diamond-back, Hover and Racer" was made from sweet gum trees that fell at Oakdale Park in Carbondale during the derecho in 2009. This installation is to remain on campus for two years.
A two-day demonstration with Assistant Professor Pattie Chalmers will be hosted by the St. Petersburg Clay Company and the Morean Arts Center for Clay on November 15-16. Participants will learn how to use hand-building techniques to create figurative sculptures with a focus on narrative. Professor Chalmers was selected for an exhibition at Crimson Laurel Gallery, November 5-December 31, curated by Jason Bige Burnett featuring over 375 cups representing more than 80 of the finest ceramic artists. Crimson Laurel Gallery, located in Bakersville, NC, offers one of the largest selections of contemporary studio ceramics in the country.
Travis Janssen, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2-D Foundations/Printmaking, will be presenting an exhibition of new work entitled "Signal Gain" at ISIS Gallery at the University of Notre Dame. Running from October 27 - November 25, 2011. The exhibit will feature two series of prints as well as a video work. A reception will be held at 5:30PM on Thursday, October 27, followed by a public lecture at 7PM.
Professor Harris Deller, Ceramics, has been voted by his peers into the International Academy of Ceramics. Candidates are nominated for membership and sponsored by existing members of the Academy. One individual member will propose the nominee and the application must be supported by a further two individual members of the Academy. The International Academy of Ceramics is the principal organisation representing the interests of ceramists worldwide. Its membership consists primarily of individual makers, supported by writers and critics, Museum and gallery curators, and private collectors.
Cortney Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor, Glass, will be traveling to Ball State University as a visiting artist. She will be giving a public lecture Monday, October 10, and meeting with students on both Monday and Tuesday, wrapping up with a demonstration for a casting class on Tuesday evening, October 11.
Najjar Abdul Musaawwir, Associate Professor, Painting/Core Curriculum, was one of 26 named statewide to serve on the Governor's Muslim American Advisory Council. The Council advise the Governor on ways to advance the role and civic participation of Muslim Americans in Illinois, on appropriate polic ydevelopments, official directives and other issues of significance impacting Illinois' Muslims.
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, is currently showing new work in Las Manos Gallery's Annual Paper Exhibition. The exhibition, which runs from September 17 - October 9th, 2011, showcases a wide range of artists and their unique approach to the medium. Las Manos Gallery is located at 5220 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL. www.lasmanosgallery.com
Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, had her work featured on the cover of an international journal publication, NUML Journal of Critical Thinking, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. Her artist statement was also included in this journal.
Rick Smith, Professor, Metalsmithing, exhibits his work at the University Museum from August 30 through October 29, 2011. Professor Smith holds the Endowed Chairmanship for Blacksmithing. Additionally, his work is featured in the Memphis, Tennessee Metals Museum’s major exhibition, “Iron 2010,” which will be shown at the University Museum in January 2012. A reception for the current solo show at the Museum will be held on Friday, September 16, from 4-8 pm.
Visitors from the Friends of African American Art Collectors Circle (FAAA) will visit the studio of Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Drawing/Painting/Core Curriculum, on Saturday October 1. The FAAA brings together members of the St. Louis Art Museum who are committed to developing an appreciation of African American art and supporting varied programming and acquisitions in this important area. The group helps strengthen the St. Louis Art Museum's presence in African American communities and increases community participation at the Museum.
Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, presents "Oracular Co-Encounters," the results of her residency at Strathcona Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, July 21 from 7-9 pm. Her residency at the STAG from July 10-20, 2011, "assisted the construction of oracular visual and sound pathways to be co-encountered and engaged by others."
Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, is pictured here, right, installing his solo show at Tuanku Fauziah Museum & Gallery, Science University of Malaysia, on the island of Penang, Malaysia.
"Blackbirds," a video by Alex Lopez, Assistant Professor, Foundations/Sculpture, will show at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Friday, June 24 @ 8 pm, during the "Dream Sequences," screening of 22 selected "dreamlike imagery" videos. More info at: www.pulitzerarts.org, and www.cinemastlouis.org.
Assistant Professor Mark Pease is one of 76 artists selected out of a pool of 1,900 to exhibit work in New Prints 2011/Summer - Selected by Trenton Doyle Hancock, on view June 9-July 29, 2011 in its gallery at 508 West 26th Street in New York City. Below, Trenton Doyle Hancock discussing his love for the print. Pease's work is above with the pink square.
Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing/Core Curriculum, had one of his paintings, "Now is the Time," published in A Time, A Season: A Visual Tribute to Oprah Winfrey. His work is found on page 96 at http://www.blurb.com/books/1993240. Additionally, Najjar's BlackArtistNews interview which took place on the eve of his exhibit "Voice from a Creative Soul" at the African International House USA/Center for Contemporary African Art & Culture in Chicago, speaks candidly about art, life and good times. Go to: http://hasnulsaidon.blogspot.com/2011/05/re-visiting-najjar.html?spref=fb.
Sun Kyoung Kim, Assistant Professor, Metals, and graduate student, Andrew Meers, collaborated on a design for the "CoOperation Tableware" exhibition which will be up during the SNAG Conference in Seattle, at Fancy Gallery. The exhibition was juried by Sarah Abrahamson, Andy Cooperman and Brigitte Martin.
Bill Boysen, Professor Emeritus, Glass, was selected as the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Artist for 2010 and will receive an award in the annual induction ceremony for students and faculty on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 2 pm in the Lesar Law School Auditorium.
Pattie Chalmers, Assistant Professor, Ceramics, has several current and upcoming exhibition venues, including: "Ever-Enders" at the Lynn Merhige Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, March 19-Apr. 9; "Dead Reckoning, Boats, Buoys and Beyond," at The Pier, a nautically-themed exhibition, 3rd Floor Gallery, in St. Petersburg, FL, March 28-April 2; and "Figurines," an invitational exhibition at Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, Apr. 22-June 4, which explores the idea of the "figurine" through today's contemporary and often confrontational artists.
"New Works on Paper," at Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, includes the work of Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, from March 4-April 7. The exhibition presents the work of 11 artists exploring drawing, painting, printmaking and installation works on paper.
Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor, exhibits his work in a solo show, "Voice From A Creative Soul," April 15-May 15 at Africa International House, Inc. Museum of African Art & Culture, 6200 S. Drexel (Harris Park), Chicago.
Travis Janssen, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2-D Foundations & Printmaking, was one of 17 artists selected for "Tempting Equilibrium" by juror Mark Pascale, Curator of Drawings & Prints at the Museum of the Art Institute, Chicago. The exhibition runs from February 11 to March 19 at Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO.
On March 10 from 1:30-3:00 pm, Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, will present for Sally Gradle, Assistant Professor, Art Education, "The Schaefer-Simmern Method: Unfolding Artistic Activity in a Climate of Change," at the Celebrate Women event of Women's Studies/UWPA grant recipient panels & presentations.
Alex Lopez, Assistant Professor, Foundations/Sculpture, will jury the Student Showcase at Southeast Missouri State University and exhibit his work in the River Campus Gallery prior to the Student Show. Lopez's installation, "Indelible History of Things Past, Present and Future," showcases two video installations, "Blackbird," and "Spiral Staircase." Read the review of the installation written by Sarah Semmler, A&E Editor of the Capaha Arrow. The exhibit runs from February 28 through March 22.
Jiyong Lee, Assistant Professor, Glass, had one of his works selected for inclusion New Glass Review 32, at the Corning Museum of Glass this year. He was also invited to participate in SOFA New York (April 14-17) represented by Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO, and was also invited to show in the 39th International Glass Invitational April 28-May 29, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI.
Pattie Chalmers, Assistant Professor, Ceramics, will exhibit her work at the following venues: Santa Fe Clay Summer Workshops Preview Exhibition March 4-April 16; "Figurines," a national invitational exhibit April 22-June 4 at Santa Fe Clay as well as Summer Workshop August 8-12; and Figuration," at The Clay Studio March 18-May 1 where she will also be a Guest Artist in Residence. See press release.
SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) bestowed its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on L. Brent Kington, Professor Emeritus, for a lifetime of exceptional service and achievement in the blacksmithing arts field. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, May 27 at the 2011 SNAG conference in Seattle, with Kington giving a short presentation of his life and work, and the conference will be dedicated to him.
Cheonae Kim, Artist in Residence, exhibits her work in "Repertoire," a group show at the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Inc., Chicago, from February 18-April 30, 2011. An opening reception will be held February 18, from 5-7:30 pm. "Vignette," a solo exhibition of her work, will be in the Zolla/Lieberman Office Gallery from March 25-April 30. Work pictured right, "Arirang" , 16"x16", acrylic on canvas.
Sun Kyoung Kim, Assistant Professor, Metals, and Travis Janssen, Visiting Assistant Professor, Prints, exhibit their collaborative work in Process & Practice, Crossing boundaries: collaborations between metalsmiths and printmakers at the Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, February 14 through March 18, 2011.
"Culture Blending in Ceramic Arts: Contemporary Ceramic Artwork," includes the work of Harris Deller, Professor in Ceramics. The exhibition opens February 5, 2011 and runs through March 31, 2011 at the Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY.
Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Drawing Painting Core Curriculum, participates in Art Conversation Talks at the Portfolio Gallery and Educational Center, 3514 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Saturday, February 26, from 10am-Noon.
Kay Zivkovich, Professor, Communication Design, has an upcoming solo exhibit, "Outside the Heart," at Compônere Gallery in St. Louis (6505 Delmar Blvd) February 1-16, 2011. Reception is Sunday, February 6, 2-4 pm.
Ed Shay, Visiting Professor Emeritus, exhibits his work at the Surplus Gallery January 31-February 4. "Ghosts," is a retrospective exhibition of Professor Shay's oil paintings. A gallery talk will be held at 6 p.m. on February 4 during the 5-8 p.m. reception.
Peter Chametzky, Director and Professor, Art History, recently completed a lecture/research/recruitment trip to Germany: on January 10, he spoke about his book, Objects as History in Twentieth-Century German Art, to the Department of Art at the University of Koblenz at Landau, in Rheinland-Palatinate. He also had discussions with professors, administrators and students there about establishing an exchange program with the SIUC SoAD. On January 11 he delivered brief remarks at the opening of the exhibition of Rolf Zimmermann’s paintings and drawings, “In Poland 1942” in the Arbeitnehmerkammer (Laborers’ Council) in Bremen. On the 13th he delivered a public lecture as one of Bremen’s events in connection with Germany’s January 27 national holiday, “Day of Mourning for the Victims of National Socialism.” Read apress report on the exhibition and lecture, and another press report (Weser Kurier, Jan. 24, 2011), on the artist's and the art historian's family histories can be found at: http://www.weser-kurier.de/Artikel/Bremen/Stadtteile/Mitte/308936/Vom+Umgang+mit+der+Familiengeschichte.html
Pattie Chalmers, Assistant Professor, Ceramics, exhibits her work in several upcoming venues, at the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO ("Multiple Personalities," Jan. 14-March 6, 2011), work pictured left), with an opening reception Friday, January 14, from 6-8 pm, and at Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana ("Intimations of Candor & Culpability," with Pavel Amromin, pictured right). Her work is also in "Making Fun: 67th Scripps Ceramic Annual," at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, through April 3.
Stacy Davies' review, Playing with Fire, on the notable works in the Scripps exhibition>>
Alex Lopez, Assistant Professor, Sculpture, and Jerry Monteith, Professor, Sculpture, are among nine artists exhibiting in "ART LAB: Work in Progress," January 14-February 11, 2011, at the Metropolitan Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Each artist in this exhibition was asked to create a site-specific piece concerning his/her working process.
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, has work in "Geometrically Composed," a group show at Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, that explores the visual interpretations of Geometry. The visual impact is steeped in lines, curves and spaces based in strains of abstraction. The show opens November 5 and runs through December 6.
"VIVA FIDEL," international revolutionary radio, interviewed Najjar Abdul Musawwir, Associate Professor, Drawing/Painting/Core Curriculum. Listen to the interview on: blogtalkradio.com/vivafidel. Najjar talked about his recent exhibition at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit, as well as his dedication to educating young people about art and giving back to the community.
Sally Gradle's video, Embodied Performance: Worldmaking, appears in Educational Insights, Volume 13. A curator welcome by Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, also appears with this video triptych. Gradle is an Assistant Professor in Art Education. Educational Insights is a peer-reviewed electronic journal sponsored by the Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry (formerly the Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction), Faculty of Education, at the University of British Columbia.
"Multiple Personalities," at the Craft Alliance Delmar Loop Gallery Jan. 14-Mar. 6, 2011, includes work by Pattie Chalmers, Assistant Professor, Ceramics, "clay figures that investigate social commentary and the human condition." She will present her work again Jan. 7-30, 2011 in "Intimitations of Candor & Culpability" a two-person show of vignettes "reflecting the consequences of the human condition," at the Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana. Chalmers' work will also show in the upcoming 67th Scripps College Ceramic Annual Jan. 22-Apr. 3, 2011, at the Williamson Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Tim Berg, Assistant Professor of Art at Pitzer College.
The exhibition "Sleep Walk" includes two of Professor Xuhong Shang’s recent painting series, Virtual and The Moonbeam. It greatly examines Shang’s conceptual art materialized in the medium of painting.
Virtual series starts in 2010, "using acrylic paints on the backside of the canvas to create justifiable images to relate viewers’ own experience and expectation. Whether being real or unreal, far or near, in distance or close-ups, and being transcended between heaven and earth, the imageries in the paintings would only be perceived and formed by viewers’ knowledge and conception. "
The Moonbeam Series was completed in 2010. "The paintings use a narrative style to illustrate moon eclipses to contrast the black cut-out canvas, and to create tension between the poetically eclipsed moons and the rudeness of canvas cutting. It presents a contextualized dichotomy that provides a sense of urgency and opens a debate that goes beyond our logics."
The exhibition opens October 30, 2010 at The Stir Art Gallery, Shanghai, China, with an artist reception from 4-8 pm, and runs through November 21, 2010.
Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor, Drawing/Painting/Core Curriculum, will have a solo exhibition during the Grand Opening of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art featuring his ten paintings created during his sabbatical in Detroit, MI. He will be on an artist's panel discussion, and will conduct a workshop on his experimental drawing of charcoal as a wet/dry medium. Partially funded by Judge William Holmes Cook Professorship Endowment, SIUC School of Art and Design, and N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art.
Jerry Monteith, Professor, Sculpture, will participate in two group shows this semester. Falling Off Cliff, is an exhibition of artists influenced by H.C. Westerman at McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, from September 20 to November 1, 2010. Ucross: 27, is an exhibition of Ucross Foundation Fellows from the past 27 years at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming, October 1, 2010 to January 2, 2011.
Cortney Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor, Glass, and the Mobile Unit will participate in "the largest community event on the Peoria Riverfront," at the Peoria Art Guild's 48th Annual Art Fair September 25-26. Over the summer Amy Kennard from the Peoria Art & Society magazine contacted Cortney to find out about the mobile unit and wrote an article about glass at the fair, including an interview with Cortney. Click here to read the article!
Travis Janssen, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2-D Foundations/Printmaking, will have 5 works included in "MFA's in the 00's" at Concordia Art Center in St. Paul, MN. The exhibition is a survey of contemporary printmaking running from Oct. 11 to Nov. 5, 2010. An opening reception will be held from 5-9pm on Friday, Oct. 15th. The opening is concurrent with the 2010 Mid America Print Council Conference which features numerous printmaking exhibitions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. A sample of Travis's work is pictured left, top row, third from the left.
The current issue of Studio Visit magazine (vol. 12) presents the work of 107 artists, selected from over 800 submissions by Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator at the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, including works by Andrew Hairstans (MFA 2004, currently Assistant Professor at Auburn University, Montgomery), and Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, whose ultrachrome print with screenprinting, Skyway Scrim 0046 (pictured right), was selected as the backcover image. Congratulations to Andrew and Mark!
Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, joins seven other artists in, "The Remodernist Show," August 6-29, at Los Manos Gallery in Chicago. Mark's work is pictured below, top row, second from the left.
Harris Deller, Professor, Ceramics, exhibits his work in the touring exhibition, Cross-Cultural Visions, July 7-16 at Gallery Korea, New York, July 23-Aug. 6 at KORUS House in Washington, DC, and October 8-15 at Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea. The exhibition celebrates the work of Fulbright Alumni and the 60th Anniversary of the Fulbright Programs in Korea.
Professor Emeritus, Ed Shay, will exhibit his work in three shows in the fall. The first two exhibitions are titled, "Ghosts - A Retrospective of Sculptures and Watercolors by Ed Shay." The exhibitions are hosted by the University Museum. The sculpture show, to be held in the Museum's South Gallery, opens August 24, 2010, and the watercolor show, to be held in the Museum's Mitchell Gallery, opens September 14, 2010. Both exhibitions will continue through October 2010. Professor Shay will also show his work in the Surplus Gallery, an exhibition of 40 years of oil paintings. The Surplus show runs from Nov. 15-20, 2010. Additionally, his four-panel oil painting, "Doppler Effect," was published in the 7th volume of Studio Visit-A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists, this past spring.
Kay M. Pick Zivkovich, Professor, Communication Design, exhibits her monoprints in "Art Summery," at Componere Gallery, St. Louis, July 1-24, along with the glass work of Cortney Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor, Glass. A reception will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2-4 pm.
Pattie Chalmers, Assistant Professor, Ceramics, is one of five artists exhibiting in "Expat Report: Five Artists Discuss Life Trajectories," open June 6-26 at the Lafreniere & Pai Gallery. The show "presents an in depth analysis of the life changes that occur due to the experience of pursuing higher educations abroad in faraway lands.
A portfolio of the work of Mark Pease, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, will be included in the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis Flat Files, “an oversized filing cabinet housing art from the Midwest” for the next year.
Steve Belletire, Professor, Industrial Design, was invited to be a juror for the International E-Waste Student Design Competition sponsored by Sustainable Electronics Initiative program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in April. By faculty invitation, on March 9th 2010, Professor Belletire gave a presentation and workshop at the School of the Art Institute Chicago on ecological product design. Also in March he was selected by a large, global commercial products corporation to help develop a sustainable product design process guide for use by the firm’s 60 product development teams. By juried invitation, he gave a paper presentation February 24, 2010, on sustainable design at the first annual Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy & the Environment Symposium hosted by the Sustainable Electronics Initiative program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
The art of Barbara Bickel, Assistant Professor, Art Education, is on the cover of an upcoming poetry book, In the Key of Red by Eva Tihanyi, to be released in fall 2010 by a Canadian publisher Inanna Press.
Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor, was invited to be part of the Chicago tour of six artist's paintings on the topic of malaria for World Malaria Day, April 16-22, 2010. The art exhibition was sponsored by Rebecca Oyen, Faiths Act Fellow. A program by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation was delivered by the Interfaith Youth Core, London.
The opening reception at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, IL, for "L. Brent Kington Mythic Metalsmith" will be Thursday, April 29, 2010, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The retrospective exhibit runs through September 6, 2010.
Peter Chametzky, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Art and Design, has been promoted to the rank of Professor effective July 1, 2010. Congratulations to Peter on this achievement!
Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor in Painting/Drawing/Core Curriculum, had an article, Spiritual Aesthetic: Collecting More Than Just Physical, in Feature Articles on November 19, 2009, in the Collector Magazine.com published online by grnnamdi. Additionally, WSIU-TV aired Najjar Abdul-Musawwir/Dick Gregory on February 26, 2010 on their InFocus program. Pictured right: George N'Namdi (owner and founder of the G. R. N'Namdi Gallery, and Director of the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit), Jumaane N'Namdi, Director of the G. R. N'Namdi Gallery in Chicago), and Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor.
Cortney Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor in Glass, has been selected as one of the Glass Art Society's four "Emerging Artists" who will present their work at the GAS's national conference in Louisville, KY, in June.
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