Department of Art + Design
Department of Art + Design
NEWS + EVENTS
Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives
January 19th - February 18th
Reception: January 19th from 5-7pm
Guest lecture: Mock Documentation - Beauvais Lyons on Tuesday, January 31st at 6pm in Center of the Arts room 30
Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives consists of 25 prints presenting a survey of imaginary archaeological, medical and zoological subjects. “My studio work over the past thirty years has explored various forms of academic parody. Initially I worked in the genre of archaeological fiction, which I defined as the fabrication and documentation of an imaginary culture. In this context I fabricated artifacts that embodied the rituals and myths of hypothetical peoples. These are then documented in hand printed bookplates which utilize both visual depictions and written interpretations of the iconography. For “Reconstruction of an Aazudian Temple” I created an imaginary Mesopotamian civilization from modern-day Iraq, complete with its art forms, writing system and architecture. Responding the ideas about the human body and medicine, “Hokes Medical Arts” included prints that appear to document medical and anatomical specimens. My more recent project presents prints and taxidermy for the “Association for Creative Zoology,” a fictitious early 20th century creationist organization. The projects involve the invention of Everitt Ormsby Hokes, the founder of the Hokes Archives as well as his various collaborators. “Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives” brings together an overview of the lithographs made as part of these three projects.” Statement from Beauvais Lyons, artist and exhibit curator.
Beauvais Lyons will be in residence at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3, in conjunction with the exhibit there: Just the Facts. More information on that exhibit may be found here: http://www.miad.edu/newsroom/2541-just-the-facts-opens-jan-9
Print Farm Sale
10am to 8pm
Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th
The UWW Printmakers Association, also known as Print Farm, is once again hosting their traditional Holiday sale! Everyone is welcome to come and check out their recent work, and possibly even meet some of the artists while shopping at this popular event on December 7th and 8th, in the Atrium of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, on the UW Whitewater campus. A variety of fine art prints will be available for purchase, created by faculty and students. These include traditional relief and screen prints on paper, clothing and tote bags, as well as a variety of holiday greeting cards, etc. These one-of-a-kind items are perfect for unique holiday gifts! Come support your local artists and take home a piece of fine art. (Not available in stores!)
Accepted payment methods include cash, credit/debit cards, checks, and Purple Points.
For additional information, contact Jennifer Pendur at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 5th - December 10th
Family and Friends Reception: December 5th from 6-8pm
This exhibit features work by: Eric Hazeltine, Charles Hoffkins, Shanna Kessler and Taylor McDarison.
Vising Artist - Alex Gartelmann
October 20th at 2pm in CA1036
Alex Gartelmann graduated with his BFA from the University of the arts in Philadelphia and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is best known for his installation work and collaborations with artist Jonas Sebura. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Contemporary Practices and recently completed a residency at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan where he is currently working with placing the permanent collection. Gartelmann will talk about how his concepts become reality, what influences his practice, and his life as a professional artist.
The Body Electric
October 14th - November 12th
Opening Reception: October 13rd from 4-6pm
Gallery Talk: October 14th from 2-4pm
The poem “I Sing the Body Electric,” written by Walt Whitman and published in 1885, addresses a body and soul entwined. The body is electrified through its various interactions both explicit and implicit. These and other themes from Whitman’s poem can be extended to our contemporary culture where the ubiquity of digital technologies is evolving to extend our bodies. Artists from wide ranging fields of experience and creative practice regularly explore the relationships between the body and its multi-faceted involvement with digitized emergence.
The invitational exhibition explores some of the threads where art, technology, interactivity, music, performance, and movement cross over in singing the body electric and investigates some of the latest technological works emerging from the studios of artists using new media and time based technologies. It was organized with the cooperation of UWW faculty members A. Bill Miller, Jeff Herriot, Nick Hwang, and supported by the New Media Caucus.
Weekly Figure Drawing Sessions
U.W. Whitewater Art Department hosts community Open Studio Figure Drawing sessions each Monday night 6:30-9:30 PM until May 9th. There will be no session held March 21st. These non-instructional sessions are open to anyone interested in figure drawing regardless of experience level. Beginners are welcome. The U.W. Whitewater Art Department schedules a rotation of both female and male models. Sessions are held in Room 2055 in the Greenhill Center of the Arts.
Cost is $7 per session paid when attending. No reservation is required.
From February 17 through March 18, The Crossman Gallery will become an active studio with visiting artists coming in to work and make large format digital prints. We are providing an opportunity for about 20 visiting artists to come and work in a collaborative manner with us to produce a large format digital print. Some artists will be designing works specifically for this project, others will be bringing existing images to enlarge for the print.
In addition to the visual artists working in the gallery; a series of music performances will be taking place to compliment the artist’s work. On Friday, February 19, photographer Hal Rammel will be visiting the gallery along with photographer Carissa Heinrich. Both were included in our fall exhibit, In Light We Trust, and will be reproducing their existing photographic work. Hal is also a gifted musician who designs and creates one of a kind instruments which he will be demonstrating during his time in the gallery.
Invited artists include: Derrick Buisch, Steve Burnham, Eddee Daniel, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, Adrienne Foster, Bill Miller, Susan Messer, Meg Mitchell, Paul Mitchell, Chee Wang Ng, Hal Rammel, Nathaniel Stern, Fred Stonehouse, Wyatt Tinder, Max White and Koala Yip. This exhibit has been organized by Arts Media Center Director Dale Kaminski.
All are invited to the gallery to interact with the guest artists and experience a working studio environment.
Welcome Interim Department Chair Michael Flanagan
Newly appointed Interim Art and Design Department Michael Flanagan began his duties on January 4th. In addition to the duties as Chair,Flanagan will continue in his role as Director of the Crossman Gallery. He said, "I am honored that the Department is offering me the opportunity to serve as Interim Chair. The energy and creativity of the Department Faculty and Staff is a resource that will help us in our roles as artists and educators. I look forward to working with everyone this spring to help our students accomplish their goals."
Michael Flanagan completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Northern Illinois University and has worked in both museum and academic environments. He has been employed at UW-Whitewater for 20 years and is also a Board Member of the Walker¹s Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee where he chairs the Curatorial Committee. In his spare time he enjoys running, biking and traveling.