FALL 2014 Exhibitions & Events
Opening Reception Party
October 17, 6-8pm
Join us in celebrating four new exhibitions in the Galleries: Jiman Choi: Traces of Silence in Gallery 307, Negritud in Latin American Art in Gallery 101, do it UGA in the Suite Gallery, and Touch: Art and Interaction in the Plaza & Bridge Galleries.
Jiman Choi: Traces of Silence
October 17-November 6
Dodd visiting artist in ceramics, Jiman Choi, will exhibit a new body of work developed while in Athens. To explore the relations between body and emotion, Choi repeats a similar action hundreds of times by making the modest shape of a traditional Korean bowl in porcelain. This repetition acts as mediation in understanding the fundamentals of the world, and as a study of the patterns of the artist’s life.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jiman Cho studied ceramics at Hong-ik University, Korea and Ohio State University where he received his Master’s Degree. He has held several ceramic exhibitions in United States, Japan and Korea. His work is in the collections of the Arizona University Museum, the Archie Bray Foundation and the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation in Korea.
RELATED PROGRAMMING: Artist Lecture, Monday October 20, S150 5:30pm
Negritud in Latin American Art
October 17-November 6
Featuring art from members of the Atlanta art collective Contrapunto and several New York artists, the works in this exhibition exemplify the often over-looked but integral influence of African culture on art of Latin America and the Caribbean. Artists featured in the exhibit include Dio-genes Abreu, Jorge Arcos, Stanley Bermúdez, Ismael Checo, Pedro Fuertes, Dora López, Alexis Mendoza, José Peña, Carlos Solis, Luis Stephenberg, Juana Valdes, & Reinaldo Vargas. Curated by Dodd art professor Stanley Bermúdez and Atlanta artist Carlos Solis.
RELATED PROGRAMMING: Panel Discussion with the artists and curators, Wednesday, October 29, Gallery 101, 6-7pm
do it UGA
October 17-November 6
“do it” is a curatorial project originally conceived by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist based on a simple proposition: “Create an instruction that someone else can use to make an artwork.” In “do it UGA,” graduate students at the Dodd will select different sets of instructions that will guide their making. The exhibition investigates how instruction-based art privileges themes of variation and authenticity and encourages creative acts of interpretation. Artists in the exhibit include Michael Benedetti, Joe Camoosa, Allan Innman, Courtney McCracken, Ry McCullough, Hilary Schroeder, & Janelle Young. Curated by Dodd Art History graduate students Brooke Leeton and Linnea West. Read more about the exhibition here: https://letsdoituga.wordpress.com/artists/
RELATED PROGRAMMING: Lunchtime Gallery Talk with the curators, Wednesday, October 22, Suite Gallery, 12-1pm
Touch: Art & Interaction
Plaza & Bridge Galleries
Featuring work by Dodd undergraduate and graduate students as well as Athens artists working in various mediums, this exhibition probes the relationship between the artistic impulse and the desire to manipulate objects. Some works may invite viewers to interact whereas others more playfully engage with ideas related to touch, works that are sensory specific or evoke the sentimental (touching). Artists in the exhibit include Jaime Bull, Manty Dey, Anny Ha, Kathleen Hendrick, Hope Hilton, Hannah James, Taylor Kuzia, Brittainy Lauback, Cameron Parker Lyden, Eve Nettles, Aaron Obenza, Laura Rogers, & Alexander (Sasha) Schilbrack-Cole. Curated by BFA student in Textiles, Aubrey Mascali.
RELATED PROGRAMMING: Lunchtime Gallery Talk with Aubrey Mascali, Monday, November 3, Plaza Gallery, 12-1pm
Harun Farocki Film Screening
November 12, 7:30pm, Cine
Free for UGA students, staff, & faculty
The Dodd Galleries, in conjunction with the UGA Slavic & Germanic Studies Department, and the Department of Film Studies will present four short films by the German avant-garde filmmaker and video artist, Harun Farocki. The artist, recently deceased, made over 100 films that examined and often critiqued contemporary life. In the Los Angeles Times in 1992 Farocki was described as, "surely one of the most challenging, speculative, and distinctive filmmakers ever to confront an audience." The screening is curated by Mary Scherer.
BFA I: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, & Art Education
November 14-21 / Exhibition opening reception: Friday November 14 6-8pm
BFA II: Graphic Design, Fabric Design, Scientific Illustration, Ceramics, Sculpture, Art X
December 4-11 / Closing reception: Dec 11 6-8pm