Department of Art


Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education

Exhibitions and Lectures 2014

EXHIBITION Ron Cubbison Returning Award Winners Alumni Exhibition

WHEN Friday, June 13— Saturday, June 28, 2014
LOCATION Holtzman Gallery, Center for the Arts
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, June 12, 7:30—9:00 pm

Professor Cubbison, who died in 2008, taught at Towson University for thirty years, from 1966 to 1996. He was a firm believer in the individual vision of his students and in the power and impact of travel as an inspiration for creativity. With this belief in mind, he created a one-time fellowship award for his former students to be used for travel. The first part of choosing the award winners took place through a juried exhibition of work by his former students in the fall of 2012. The two jurors, artists Mary Ann Krutsick and Fran Bullock, chose former graduate students Diana Marta and Valerie Anderson and former undergraduates Jane Hill, Tina Lake and Susan Stockman. This exhibition is new work that is the result of their travels.

EXHIBITION Artscape 2014: Home: Human = Cage: Cockatoo

LOCATION Center for the Arts, Center for the Arts Gallery

ON VIEW Thursday, July 10—Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

RECEPTION Saturday, July 12, 2-4 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The artists in this year’s Towson University Artscape exhibition define home through different approaches to discomfort. For David Page, home can be threatening and torturous; for Ben Marcin, it is abandoned memory; for Katherine Sifers, it is postmodern vanitas; for Margaret Rogers, it is fantasy; for Avi Gupta, it is familiar but alienated and for Mary Beth Muscara, it is fusion.

Cheryl Harper, this year’s Towson University curator of the summer Artscape exhibition, is an independent curator working in the mid-Atlantic region. She has curated over 50 exhibitions, including Compulsive Narratives: Stories that MUST be Told at the Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden, NJ; and in Philadelphia: Catagenesis at Globe Dye Works, A Happening Place and Art Spiegelman: Not Just for Grownups Anymore, both at the Gershman Y. Harper has an MFA in printmaking from the University of Delaware, and an MA in Art History in Modern and Contemporary Art from Temple University. She is a practicing artist as well as a curator.

EXHIBITION Trans-Send: Works on Paper by University of Dundee, Scotland MFA Students

LOCATON Holtzman MFA Gallery

ON VIEW Thursday, July 10—Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

RECEPTION Saturday, July 12, 2-4 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

An exchange of works on paper between the MFA students of Towson University and the MFA students of the University of Scotland, Dundee results in exhibitions at each of the respective university galleries. In this, the first of the exhibitions, works by the Dundee students are on view.

EXHIBITION Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

LOCATION Center for the Arts, Center for the Arts Gallery

ON VIEW Friday, September 12—Saturday, November 1, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, September 11, 7:30—9:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Towson University's Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education presents faculty examples of their recent aesthetic concerns in a broad range of media.

EXHIBITION Chakaia Booker: Are We There Yet?

LOCATON Holtzman MFA Gallery

ON VIEW Wednesday, September 10—Saturday, October 18, 2014

RECEPTION Thursday, September 11, 7:30—9:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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. She is represented by Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

LECTURE Chakaia Booker: Are We There Yet?

LOCATION Art Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts, Room 2032

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. She is represented by Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.

MFA EXHIBITION Anita Schreibman: Mis-fit

LOCATON Holtzman MFA Gallery

ON VIEW October 31—December 20, 2014

RECEPTION Thursday, October 30, 7:30—9:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

MFA EXHIBITION Matthew McCormack: Recent Works

LOCATON Holtzman MFA Gallery

ON VIEW October 31—December 20, 2014

RECEPTION Thursday, October 30, 7:30—9:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

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

ON VIEW Friday, November 14 – Saturday, December 20, 2014

LOCATION Center for the Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, November 13, 7:30—9:00 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, 6:30 PM

WHERE Art Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts

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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