September 8 – October 8
Reception: September 8 from 5-7 pm
Guest Artist visit: Kristy Deetz on September 28 – lecture and gallery talk at 4 pm
FABRICation features the work of 7 artists (Erin Castellan, Kristy Deetz, Virginia Derryberry, Reni Gower, Rachel Hayes, Susan Iverson, and Natalie Smith) that incorporate a textile sensibility through elements of fabric and fabrication. Inspired by a rich array of historical textiles (drapery to quilt), these complex multi-part constructions are encoded by traditional handicraft to contrast our culture’s rampant media consumption with the redemptive nuance of slow work wrought by hand.
The exhibit catalog is available through Blurb: you can take a look at it here by following this link.
Funding for FABRICation was made possible in part by Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, and the Painting and Printmaking Department at VCU. Support at UW-Whitewater has been provided by the Chancellor; Provost; Dean of the College of Arts and Communication; the Department of Art and Design and SUFAC.
The Body Electric
October 14 – November 12
Reception: October 14 from 2-4 pm
The poem “I Sing The Body Electric”, written by Walt Whitman and published in 1885, addresses a body and soul intertwined. 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.
This 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 and Jeff Herriott, and supported by the New Media Caucus.
Scholarship and Creative Activities Exhibit
Reception: Tuesday, November 22 from 3-4:30 pm
Research and creative accomplishments from Faculty and Academic Staff members from a variety of disciplines are recognized during the reception on November 22nd.
BFA Entry and Junior Review
November 28 – December 2
Friends and Family Night: November 28 from 5 – 7 pm
Students in the Department of Art and Design are invited to submit their portfolios for admission to the BFA Program and in the case of the Junior Review, receive approval to proceed to their final project and participation in the BFA Exhibit.
December 5 – 10
Reception: December 5 from 6– 8 pm
Students completing the requirements for graduation with a BFA degree in studio art or design exhibit their work in this display.
December 12 – 17
Friends and Family Night: December 12 from 6 – 8 pm
Students in the BA and BSE degree programs exhibit their senior portfolios in this annual review.