Sculptor and printmaker, Chakaia Booker fuses ecological concerns with explorations of racial and economic difference, globalization, and gender by recycling discarded tires into complex assemblages. Booker received a B.A. in sociology from Rutgers University in 1976, and an M.F.A. from the City College of New York in 1993. She gained international acclaim at the 2000 Whitney Biennial with It’s So Hard to Be Green (2000), her 12.5 x 21 foot wall-hung tire sculpture. Booker received the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.
LECTURE Chakaia Booker: Are We There Yet?
LOCATION Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts 3042
WHEN Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:30 pm
Booker will be discussing her career and the work in her current exhibition at Towson University. She is an interdisciplinary artist with interests in racial and economic difference, globalization, and gender issues. Booker has exhibited her work extensively throughout the US and the world. Her works are in numerous public collections including: The Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NYC; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA, Newark Museum, NJ; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, St. Louis, MO; Bronx Museum of Art, NYC; and the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL.
Schreibman looks back to iconic American clothing of earlier decades, the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, for inspiration in her own works, using it to directly emboss forms into paper. The simplicity of the fabric is enhanced as each item is pressed, with underlying subtleties arising from the lines of the clothing. The push and pull of each seam, button, zipper and stray thread brings the fabric to life, un-masking a built-in tension that lives within the fabric and clothing designs which then gain new life in the artist’s works.
McCormack is an interdisciplinary artist who works in glass and other materials with a strong interest in kinetic and sound sculpture. He physically engages visitors through installations and sculpture. He believes that through the shared experience of art our community will better appreciate all life forms, people and ideas.
LECTURE Clint Jukkala: Paintings
LOCATION Art Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts, Room 2032
WHEN Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:30 pm
Jukkala is a painter whose works float between abstraction and representation. They are created with an intuitive approach, and the artist finds his images through the act of making. He received a BFA from the University of Washington in Seattle and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited widely including at Bravin Lee Programs and Feature Inc. in New York, The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, and Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT. In 2013, he was awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Jukkala has taught at Yale University where he was the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art and is currently the Chair of Graduate Programs at PAFA—the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts— in Philadelphia.
GALLERY TALK by MFA candidates Matthew McCormack and Anita M. Schreibman
LOCATON Holtzman MFA Gallery
WHEN Wednesday, November 5th, Noon
The artists will discuss their work on display in the gallery.
LECTURE Stephen Hendee: Future Imperfect
LOCATION Art Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts, Room 2032
WHEN Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
Hendee is a sculptor who builds objects inspired by digital culture, speculative fiction, and architecture. He will be discussing his installation work and its relationship to the subtexts of science fiction. His work has been exhibited at PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, The New Museum, the Sculpture Center, and The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, all NYC. Other national exhibitions include those at the Smart Museum, Chicago, the St. Louis Art Museum, MO, The New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, the Southeaster Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC, and Rice University Art Gallery, Houston. He is on faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
EXHIBITION Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012
EXHIBITION LOCATION Center for the Arts Gallery, CA 3040
ON VIEW Friday, November 14—Saturday, December 20, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, November 13, 6:30—8:00 pm
GALLERY HOURS Tuesday—Saturday, 11 am—4 pm
Closed for Thanksgiving November 26—November 29, 2014
This exhibition showcases a selection of 122 posters which offers the public a chance to experience a vast number of empathetic and visually compelling messages for our time. Posters as described by its curator, Elizabeth Resnick, act as a medium for social change. They “record our struggles for peace, social justice, environmental defense, and liberation from oppression. From the confrontational and political, to the promotional, persuasive and educational, the poster in all its forms has persisted as a vehicle for the public dissemination of ideas, information and opinion. Posters are dissent made visible—they communicate, advocate, instruct, celebrate, and warn, while jarring us to action with their bold messages and striking iconography. Posters also serve as a telling indication of a graphic designer's commitment to society when non-commissioned posters are created as vehicles to raise money to support political and humanitarian causes. Without a doubt, the poster remains the most resonant, intrinsic and enduring item in the arsenal of a contemporary graphic designer.”
LECTURE Elizabeth Resnick, Curator of Graphic Advocacy exhibition.
WHEN Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8 p.m.
WHERE Art Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts 2032
Resnick will discuss her vision for the exhibition on view at TU in the Center for the Arts Gallery. Resnick is a professor in communication design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston. She earned her BFA and MFA degrees in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Resnick served on the board of the AIGA Boston chapter from 1989–2005, organizing numerous events. From 2003–2005, she served on the AIGA National Design Education Steering Committee. She is the 2007 recipient of AIGA Boston’s 2007 Fellows Award. She is a passionate design curator who has organized many comprehensive design exhibitions. Her published work includes Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) and Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication (Prentice-Hall, 1984).
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