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More than 30 works of art by UT students are on display in the 2017 Juried Student Exhibition in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on the University’s Toledo Museum of Art Campus.
An opening reception and award ceremony will take place Thursday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery.
This year’s juror is Clara DeGalan, who was born and raised in Detroit. She attended the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Michigan, and a master of fine arts degree in painting at Wayne State University. She teaches drawing and painting at Wayne State University and Madonna University, and writes art criticism for Detroit Art Review and InfiniteMile Detroit.
The awards ceremony will coincide with the Arts Commission 3rd Thursday Loop as the Center for the Visual Arts is one of the galleries on the route.
The free, public exhibition will be on display through Friday, March 24. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information on the exhibition, contact Brian Carpenter, UT gallery director and lecturer in the Art Department, at email@example.com.
A recent review from the exhibition,
“Heterogeneous: States of American,” Josh Byers, David Cuatlacuatl, and Faith Goodman @ River House Arts
curated by Brian Carpenter and the Contemporary Art Toledo exhibition that is currently up at River House Arts (featuring UT Art Department alumna Faith Goodman).
Just wanted to share the release of the Nat.Brut article featuring Beryl Satter’s essay and art work from the CVA’s gallery exhibition Piece it Together.
© Mysoon Rizk, PhD / November 2016
On November 3, 2016, a colleague and I drove six students for an hour and a half to Oberlin, Ohio, to hear African-American artist Fred Wilson (b.1954) speak about his work on the occasion of two exhibitions he installed this past year at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum in this small college town (my alma mater). We were already familiar with the artist, each one of us having often admired his black glass sculpture Iago’s Mirror (2009), acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in 2010 — and currently on view in the TMA’s Gallery 6 for the temporary exhibition Shakespeare’s Characters: Playing the Part. Listening to a talk by the 1999 recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant was inspiring and exciting. Getting to see his work in both a solo exhibition (Fred Wilson: Black to the Powers of Ten) and in the site-specific installation Wildfire Test Pit was amazing.
As a generous, instructive, insightful orator, Fred Wilson was spectacular, sharing slides as he described an artistic trajectory and longtime interest in understanding museums through their collections (“what’s there, what’s not there”). Starting out by invitation from the Maryland Historical Society, his attention began training on the Atlantic slave trade, the Indian slave trade, and movements of oil — or as he came to call such dynamics, Movement of Blackness. Giving form to institutional memory by “mining” museum collections, Wilson would feature decommissioned possessions, like slave shackles or a public whipping post, side by side with an institution’s finest silver and furniture. He spoke about installing over 50 portraits of Daniel Webster at the Hood Museum, in Dartmouth College, at the same time as a series of plaster cast busts identifying human specimens from around the world. In the case of the latter, Wilson hid racial inscriptions with sashes of mourning, to encourage viewers to see them as people, including a cast of Ota Benga, the Congolese youth exhibited at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904 who would end up committing suicide in Virginia 12 years later.
In mining the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin, Mr. Wilson found himself magnetized by Edmonia Lewis whose story “remains obscured by rumor and mystery” as one scholar puts it. An orphan of African-American and Native-American heritage from New York, Lewis began to study art at Oberlin College in 1859. A few months after the Civil War had begun, she was accused of poisoning two (white) friends, beaten by a mob, arrested, and tried. Although acquitted, she remained a target and eventually left without graduating. Heading to Boston, she secured further artistic training, before taking up residency in Rome, Italy for a few years, where Lewis enjoyed success for her marble statuary. After returning to the States she disappears from the historical record. Wilson called the nineteenth-century sculptor a “guiding light” for his site-specific installation at the Oberlin museum, which he entitled Wildfire Test Pit for the Indian name given to Edmonia Lewis and the “archaeological term for a site you dig to see what’s there.”
Our field trip to Oberlin proved intensely rewarding, inspiring reflection long afterward: on the creative process, erasure and exclusion, the construct of race as well as concepts of time or memory, the roles of museums in compressing histories, individuals recorded and those forgotten, objects acknowledged and those to be buried. In the coming weeks, students will be sharing their own thoughts about the opportunity to hear from a practicing contemporary artist and to experience the work firsthand. Please stay tuned! Fred Wilson’s work remains on view at the Allen Memorial Art Museum until June 2017.
The University of Toledo student artwork to appear on area digital billboards January – February, 2016
In collaboration with Lamar Outdoor Advertising, University of Toledo Department of Art students have been invited to display their work on digital billboards throughout the Toledo area. Many students submitted entries. The works chosen will be on display until the end of February 2016.
Assistant professor of art, Barry Whittaker, who coordinated the project, says this is the fourth year UT art students have been invited to have their work displayed. To see the images in this year’s exhibition, visit the online photos album “UT Art Student Billboards 2016” on Facebook.
Student artists participating in this year’s exhibition:
Visit the UT Department of Art at http://www.utoledo.edu/comm-arts/art/index.html
The billboards can be found at: Reynolds Road/Corner of Glendale, The Anthony Wayne Trail at City Park, The corner of Alexis and Lewis, Monroe Street/Corner of Laskey, Byrne Road/Airport Highway, Monroe Street/West corner of Douglas, and Erie at Monroe
The University of Toledo Department of Art welcomes two guest artists Holly Branstner and Dan McInnis to Center for the Visual ArtsWednesday, January 13th, 2016
Eric Thayer, who graduated from The University of Toledo in 2008 (Art History & BFA), has been selected to show in ImageOHIO 2016, an exhibition featuring photography, video, and digital media from artists living in or with roots in Ohio. Click the link to visit the show’s web site http://www.roygbivgallery.com/exhibitions/imageohio-16/
Eric Thayer’s blog www.thegreatchainsawjugglingact.blogspot.com
Students in the University of Toledo Department of Art Contemporary Art course will present on a number of contemporary artists over the next few weeks. Artists to be featured, diverse internationally and artistically, include such artists as Yayoi Kusama (left), a Japanese artist and writer. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg.
A complete list of artists and dates is below. Click the artist’s name to learn more about the artist and their work. All of the presentations are free and open to the public. All are welcome to come and learn more about these amazing artists.
Thursday, December 3 from 12:10-1:25 p.m.)
- Madisyn Watkins–Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929)
- Janelle Watkins–James Turrell (American, b. 1943)
- Diana Williams–Barbara Kruger (American, b. 1945)
- Emily Rose–Sally Mann (American, b. 1951)
Tuesday, December 8 from 12:10-1:25 p.m.)
- Brendan Lynch–Rosemarie Trockel (German, b. 1952)
- Yue Zhao–Yue Minjun (Chinese, b. 1952)
- Mallory Hodkinson–Huang Yong Ping (Chinese-French, b. 1954)
- Marilyn Decker–Xu Bing (Chinese, b. 1955)
Thursday, December 10 from 12:10-1:25 p.m.)
- Jesse Quaintance–William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955)
- Christopher Anderson–Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955)
- Reem Barakat–Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b. 1957)
- Caroline Jardine–Doris Salcedo (Columbian, b. 1958)
Tuesday, December 15 from 12:30-2:30
UT Art Department faculty member, William Whittaker, had his artwork published in the September 2015 edition of Vision Magazine. Vision Magazine is a leading art and fashion magazine showcasing the international visual art, fashion and culture to Chinese readers, with its unique visual expression. His published work was from an exhibition project called # TAGGING ART#. This is an art game of crossovers and cross-space. The participating artists from around the world contributed two projects that best presented their work. The curator assigned the works to be anonymously given to other participants, who made new artworks in response to the assigned projects.
See excerpts from the September issue on Barry’s Bloghttp://barrywhittaker.com/blog/
Visit Vision Magazine online http://www.youthvision.cn/index.asp?C=Art