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Fall 2021

August 18 - September 17

Recent Acquisitions. Selections from the past 5 years of new acquisitions of the University's Permanent Art Collection.
     Selected works from over 150 new pieces accepted into APSU’s Art Collection within the past 5 years. This exhibition will feature 125 pieces of donated, gifted and purchased works of art and include artists such as Ansel Adams, Deborah Gould Hall, Bonnie Schiffman, Albert Watson, Michel Thersiquel, Khari Turner, Gamaliel Rodriquez, Philippe Salaün, Karen Seapker and many more. The Department of Art and Design is the primary repository for art on the Austin Peay State University campus. The Department’s mission is to provide meaningful encounters with its objects through the acquisition, preservation and interpretation of the collection to the university community of students, faculty and staff, alumni, and to the region’s general public. Its vision is to provide meaningful educational experiences and encounters with the visual arts. The educational experiences will concentrate on exhibitions from the Collection to shape and enrich the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Austin Peay State University and to become a leader in the areas of art appreciation and interdisciplinary education for the local community.

September 27 - October 22

Wansoo Kim: Table Monsters
New works by APSU Art+Design faculty member Wansoo Kim. Kim was born and raised in South Korea where he received his BFA in Ceramics from Seoul National University of Science and Technology. He earned an MFA in Studio Art from University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2018. Before arrival to Austin Peay State University, he participated in an Artist-In-Residence program at Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City. Since moving to the United States in 2013, he has shown his works regularly in national and international exhibitions. This new series of works, Table Monsters, are an assemblage of recognizable and unidentifiable elements, intended to evoke an environment where realism and surrealism coexist. Through both distant interaction with the works and personal closer examination, the viewer’s accessibility to the space and experience is restricted. By creating this experience for the viewer, Kim proposes to question our perceptions, our beliefs, our ignorance and our awareness.

November 1 - December 10
Preserve & Protect

Preserve & Protect looks at the complex ways in which textiles, particularly garments, can relay the resilience of a culture - worn for protection but also as a way to project one's identity. These textiles have the power to preserve but also rewrite cultural history. Co-curated with Assistant Director of CVA Galleries at Chautauqua Institution Erika Diamond
Artists: Anangookwe Wolf, Paul Rucker, Winnie Van der Rijn, Michael Sylvan Robinson, Stephanie Syjuco.

Spring 2022

January 12 - February 12
Christina A. West: Mere Mortals
Christina A. West is a sculptor and installation artist who has extensively exhibited her work across the country in venues such as the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), The Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY), Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY), Plug Projects (Kansas City, MO), and Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA). Additionally, West’s work has been supported by a grants and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, and the Virginia Groot Foundation. West earned her MFA from Alfred University (Alfred, NY) in 2006 and currently lives in Atlanta where she is an Associate Professor of Ceramics and Three-Dimensional Studies in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University

February 21 - March 25

Listening: The Fourth String; Raheleh Filsoofi, Reza Filsoofi
This project is a series of interactive multimedia installations. Public performances reimagine the silenced existence of the Iranian musician, Moshtagh Ali Shah, and explain his historic contributions to music. The project addresses the concept of sound, suggesting the act of listening can power community engagement, promote social change, and foster a better future. The combination of art and music has the potential to facilitate thoughtful listening and expand cultural awareness. This project creates opportunities for dynamic community engagement and exchange through interactive installations and performances

April 4 - April 27

54th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
The Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University is proud of our students and wants to reward our outstanding student artists for their hard work and creativity. The 54th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition is professionally juried from outside Austin Peay State University, emulating the practice of real-world art shows. The exhibition showcases the best artwork produced by students during the past year and gives students the opportunity to participate in a professional exhibition where a qualified juror selects artwork and artistic merit awards.