Through her interdisciplinary practice, Cathy McLaurin develops extended relationships with personal and institutional entities in order to understand and challenge the systems that bind her to complex social issues. Interweaving fact, fictions, and personal narrative, her recent research makes connections between kinship, legacy, philanthropy, and national identity, while questioning the value of art. What value? Whose values?
Artist Kat Cole will visit the Dodd in March 2017 including a public lecture on Tuesday, March 21. Cole is a studio artist in Dallas who received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a Visiting Professor in Metals/Jewelry at Western Michigan University. She was a presenter at Yuma Symposium and Craft Boston, teaches workshops nationally and has exhibited internationally, including Schmuck 2014 and 2015 in Munich, Germany.
Visual artist and educator Christopher McNulty will discuss his work and research. The lecture will conclude with Q&A.
In Conversation is a new program presented by the Dodd Galleries where we pair two people and ask them to an engage in a dialogue. For this round, Dodd Professorial Chair, Paul Pfeiffer, and Craig Drennen, Professor of Painting at Georgia State University, will discuss their mutual love of the film The Exorcist.
Watercolor Splice is a collaborative project between an artist Erin McIntosh and the experimental design lab, C-U-B-E. Through the construction of watercolor collages, participants explore design through an analog process, working out visual ideas through multiple compositions with playful but considered attention to color, shape, pattern, and contrast.
Room N231, Oct 29–Nov 17, 2016
Room N231, 7–8:00 p.m., Nov 11, 2016
Elizabeth Corr, Art Partnerships Manager with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will share examples of projects that combine art, science, and environmental activism. Sponsored by Watershed UGA and ICE.
Artist Yoshua Okón will speak about his multidimensional, politically engaged practice, focusing on his most recent project, MIASMA (developed with curator Edgar Alejandro Hernandez). MIASMA explores covert operations of cultural infiltration by the United States government in Mexico. He will present some of his ongoing research, including his revisiting of the documents of art critic José Gomez Sicre, director of visual arts at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C. and his relationship with art historian Alfred Barr.
Constructions of Subjectivity in Contemporary Chilean Art
One of America's premier jewelry artists, celebrated for his imaginative combinations of materials, Robert Ebendorf’s active curiosity has led to the pioneering inclusion in his work of a wide variety of materials, ranging from Korean newspapers to natural river stones, Formica to discarded con-sumer goods. Ebendorf has also been an influential professor for over forty years.
Funded by the Ann Orr Memorial Fund
Generously sponsored by the the Athens Metal Arts Guild
Dr. Richard Haw is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) in New York. He is the author of The Brooklyn Bridge: A Cultural History (2005) and The Brooklyn Bridge: A Visual History (2008). His next book, Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
A reception will follow Dr. Haws' lecture in the Georgia Museum of Art Atrium from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Dianne Harris is Dean of the College of Humanities and professor of history at the University of Utah. She holds a doctorate in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley and is best known for her scholarly contributions to the study of “race and space” – the relationship between the built environment and construction of racial and class identities.
"Modernism as Mass Spectacle"
Dr. Leja will discuss the reception of European and American modernism at the Armory Show of 1913. Although this is a special meeting of my graduate seminar on “American Modernism” this will be OPEN to all interested students and faculty. Readings of primary source material on art criticism of the Armory Show will be available to those interested.