Susan Bryant: humanature
August 26 - September 20, 2019
Bryant is a photographer whose works includes gelatin silver prints, hand-colored silver prints, digital photographs and most recently, the 19th century wet plate collodion process, creating glass negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes. This exhibition features several bodies of work developed over recent years and is a celebration of Bryant’s recent retirement from Austin Peay, where she spent the last 37 years as a professor of art.
September 30 - December 6, 2019
What would happen if an art exhibition never stopped? The constantly evolving do it answers that question, generating new versions of itself every time it has been presented
in the last 26 years, all over the world.
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it began as a conversation about how exhibition formats could be more flexible and open-ended. The outcome is a compendium of 400 written instructions by artists, interpreted anew every time they are enacted.
Jiha Moon: Rooted
January 21 - February 14, 2020
Jiha Moon is from DaeGu, Korea, and she lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Moon’s gestural paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture and installation explore fluid identities and the global movement of people and their cultures.
Carla Repice: The White Problem
The Barbara Beach Gallery
The White Problem is a multi-faceted project by New York-based artist Carla Repice, addressing the dehumanizing effects of racism on the human psyche. Repice aims to expand and deepen what and how meanings of whiteness are transferred, understood and shared through the language of painting. Using found images online as reference, her paintings stand at a distance from the found photographs, but not to the subject matter, witnessing a complex narrative of targets, shields, divisions, violence and other social forces shaped by Western thought.
Spectacle: Brandon Donahue, Vesna Pavlovic, Chris Boyd Taylor
February 24 - March 27, 2020
Spectacle is an exhibition that combines basketball and visual culture. It’s a three-person show that features the work of Brandon Donahue, Vesna Pavlović and Chris Boyd Taylor.
"As we are inundated with capitalist-driven, basketball-related imagery during the month of March in the United States, I didn’t want to travel down that same clichéd path but wanted to focus on how the visual identity of the sport permeates itself into the visual language that artists use to communicate bigger ideas. Ideas akin to power, voyeurism, architecture and economic struggle. Ideas of being a spectator and being spectated. The exhibition is a mix of mediums and voices that have the common thread of the sport of basketball," states curator, Michael Dickins
52nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 6 - April 29
Juror: Hallie Ringle, Contemporary Curator, Birmingham Museum of Art
The awards were announced April 20 in the virtual gallery, complete with a virtual reception, balloons and ribbons for the award winners. The Department of Art + Design recognized the following students and their respective awards. These were awarded by this year’s juror, Hallie Ringle, the Hugh Kahul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art:
- Best in Show – Rei Miller, Natsukashii 5
- The Bruce Childs Printmaking Award – Kathryn Papenfuss, Ghost of a Maple
- The T. Max Hochstetler Painting Award – Uyanga Ganzorig, Wave in My Mind
- The Olen Bryant Sculpture Award – Jeremey Vega, Rubber Bands
- Jim Diehr Ceramics Award – Sarah Potter, Shapely
- Charles Young Drawing Award – Dulce DelaRosa, Googly-eyed Ghost & Friends
- Becky Hall Photography Award – Payton VanHook, Out of Place #1
- Bettye Holte New Media Award – Paul Gibson, Rain
- Philancy Holder Graphic Design Award – Elissa Burgoyne, Antwaun Sargent Poster
- Plaza Art Supplies Foundations Award (2) – Jolandra Townsend, Toussaint L’Ouverture; Kori Pegram.