In 2021 the University Galleries expanded exhibition programming into the summer months. These additional exhibits provide space in the exhibitions program to honor emeritus faculty as well as give our MFA students the opportunity to gain professional curatorial experience.
Summer 2021 at the Brick City Gallery
Socially Distanced, co-curated by Graduate Assistants Shauna Le Ann Smith and Nadia Issa
May 24-June 24, 2021
The term “social distance” is incredibly prevalent in our current day-to-day, and has a long, complicated history. In the nineteenth century, “social distance” was a euphemism used by the British to talk about class and by Americans to talk about race. In today’s time, it most commonly refers to the six feet distance that must be maintained to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The aim of this exhibition is to refer, criticize, interpret, or reinterpret “socially distanced”. Exhibiting artists addressed the theme of “socially distanced” in a multitude of explorative ways.
Installation view of Reza Gholipour’s “We Will Win”
Peter Bankov’s work “Keep Your Distance” is shown in the foreground
Summer 2022 at the Carolla Arts Exhibition Center
Mapping Awareness: Social Objects and Detritus, co-curated by Director of Exhibitions, Jodi McCoy and Graduate Assistant, Shauna Smith
June 20 – August 5, 2022
Rooted in our connection to place, Mapping Awareness: Social Objects and Detritus explores the cartographical nature of marking cultural detritus with social objects. Featuring work from Catherine Reinhart and Giovanni Valderas, this exhibition showcases social practice-based works of art that document the detritus of cultural domesticity and neighborhoods. Each artist uses interdisciplinary practices to raise awareness about their locale, from the intimate scale of caregiving within a home to community-wide housing issues.
Summer 2022 at the Brick City Gallery
Explorations in Egg Tempera & Silverpoint Drawing
A Retrospective: Drawings and Prints from the Fowler Archives
June 21–August 5, 2022
Featuring recent egg tempera and silverpoint drawings along with work pulled from the Fowler archives, this dual exhibition celebrated the artistic and teaching legacy of Professor Emeritus Judith Fowler.