FINE ARTS GALLERY

The Fine Arts Gallery at Southwestern University is located in the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center. The Gallery is open daily from 1-5pm, when exhibits are up during the academic year. 

 

Next exhibit:

Shore

Works by Brian Moanphy

September 24 - November 19, 2015

 

Opening Reception Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits:

 

Annual Student Art Exhibition

Senior Art Exhibitions by Megan Adams, Alex Bonnet, Victoria Gadson, and Kelsi Walters

APRIL 6 - 14,   OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 9, 4:00 - 6:00PM.

Senior Art Exhibitions by Carly Dennis, Charles Morris, and Amber Wallour

 March 23 - 29 - OPENING RECEPTION March 26, 4:00 - 6:00PM.

What Things May Come

FEBRUARY 4 - MARCH 4.  OPENING RECEPTION FEBRUARY 26, 4:30 - 6:30

 

Senior Art Exhibitions by Natalie Aleman and Paige Guerra

DECEMBER 1 - 7, 2014 - OPENING RECEPTION DECEMBER 4, 4:00 - 6:00PM.

 

 

CONTINGENT OBJECTS:

Works by

Nina Katchadourian and Annette Lawrence

OCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 16
RECEPTION OCTOBER 8, 4-6PM

 

Nina Katchadourian
Dont Forget - from the Family Gathering series
digital c-print
12 x 19 in
2013

 

Annette Lawrence 
Free Paper 1/06 - from the 13 piece series
paper and glue
1 29.75 x 25.75 x 2 in
2006-2008

 

The Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibition “Contingent Objects: works by Nina Katchadourian and Annette Lawrence” which celebrates the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s landmark artwork “Bottle Rack”, 1914. By recontextualizing found objects, these two artists’ works make reference to the challenging ideas inherent in Duchamp’s oeuvre.  
Nina Katchadourian’s “Family Gatherings” is a suite of photographs of book groupings from a family’s personal library.  After studying the character of the library collection, Katchadourian arranged selected books in horizontal stacks so their titles form clever sentences or ideas not necessarily related to the books’ contents.  Katchadourian’s work uses humor to reveal serious contemporaneous issues.
Annette Lawrence exhibits twelve dramatic wall sculptures titled “Free Paper”, which she constructed from catalogs received in her mail.  Working from her career-long engagement with art as idea, Lawrence dissects and displays the catalogs in stacks on shelves, with each sculpture presenting that month’s collection.  The sculptures illuminate many topics both intellectual and social, including environmental and commercial mass marketing problems.

The exhibition opens October 8 with a gallery talk by Ms. Lawrence at 4:30 p.m.  and continues through November 16.  All events in the Fine Arts Gallery are free and open to the public.

 

Prints by Tom Druecker

This exhibition was in connection with Brown Symposium XXXVI, HEALING, The Art and Science of Medicine, and will be on display in the AlmaThomas Courtyard Gallery March 6.

Tom Druecker is the co-director of Slugfest Printmaking Workshop, an independent printmaking studio that offers printmaking classes and space for cooperative and contract printing located in Austin,TX. He has recently retired from the University of Texas where he was a lecturer in Lithography at for 16 years.

 

Patricia Olynyk: Reconceived Bodies (In Three Parts) Spring 2014

Sensing Terrains Orb 1

February 6 - March 6 2014
Opening Reception February 6 from 5:00-6:30 pm

 

The art exhibition Reconceived Bodies (In Three Parts) by Patricia Olynyk presents selections from three distinct groupings of work, which explore medical, scientific, technological, and symbolic representations of both human and non-human life.  These photographs, prints, and lightboxes investigate an array of themes that include: The Posthuman; Elective Biohancement and Cyborg Identity; The Gendering of Medical Knowledge; and The Body as Code. The exhibition is curated by Victoria Star Varner, Professor of Art and will be presented in the Fine Arts Gallery at Southwestern University. The opening reception is February 6 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. and the exhibition continues through March 6, 2014.