Leslie King-Hammond To Speak at Dodd Commencement

Leslie King-Hammond

American artist, curator, and art historian Leslie King-Hammond will give the featured commencement address to the graduating class of 2017 at the Lamar Dodd School of Art spring graduation ceremony. Hammond is the current, and founding, Director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she is also Graduate Dean Emeritus.

Above: King-Hammond at the Center for Race and Culture, MICA

Abbey Lee Sarver Exhibition on View in Photography Area

Abbey Lee Sarver’s work exists in a fantasy space between the digital and the real, exploring the anxiety between our physical and image-based reality. Photographs in this territory are not only exhibited but also, staged or performed. Images exist through multiple interventions or material studies and are reimagined as props, coming in and out of life as past and future illusions. She challenges the role of the photographer and embraces a wild interdisciplinary practice; often incorporating video, performance, book-making, installation, and sculpture.

Assistant Professor Presents Typo-Poetry Exhibition at OCAF Gallery

Moon Jang presents this type-driven design exhibition, Typo-Poetry: Despite Black and White in Sound focuses on language related to “sound.” Jang invites professional graphic designers/educators and graphic design students to participate in the exhibition. It allows the participants to explore typography as a way to write poetry and to express a designer’s voice about political, social, and cultural issues.

"Seven Acting States" Exhibition in C-U-B-E

C-U-B-E will exhibit a body of work Seven Acting States design work by graphic designer and educator, James Chae. His work visualizes areas of instability in a world of constant change by synthesizing his research conducted within seven broad themes: energy, religion, gender, capital, race, debt, and technology. In his work, he encapsulates how the seven subjects affect the designer and the position the designer can take.

La Mostra: UGA Cortona 2017

La Mostra, or The Show is a continuation of a 48-year-old tradition exhibiting artwork produced by students and faculty during their sojourn at UGA’s Study Abroad in Cortona, Italy. Works produced by Cortona program participants during Spring, Summer and Fall programs of 2017 will be displayed at the School of Art January 4–20, 2018. On January 20, 2018 a reunion and closing reception will take place at the School of Art, where closing ceremony festivities will begin at 3:00 pm in auditorium S151. 

McClellan Included in Exhibition at SculptureCenter in New York

Courtney McClellan, Midlands (Part 1), 2018, video still. HD video.

Visiting Assistant Professor Courtney McClellan will have work included in the upcoming exhibition, In Practice: Another Echo, at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York. The exhibition will open January 28, 2018 and will be on view through April. In Practice provides new ways to discover the most innovative artwork, foster experimentation, and give participants the

Professor Stefanie Jackson Wins Prestigious ‘Anonymous Was a Woman’ Award

Stefanie Jackson, What's Going On, from the “WGO Series,” 2010.

Congratulations to Dodd professor Stefanie Jackson, recently awarded the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman prize of $25,000! Anonymous Was A Women recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in midcareer female artists through “no-strings attached” grants that encourage the recipient to continue to develop their work. The name of the grant program refers to a line in Virginia Woolf’s novel A Room of One’s Own and is supported by an anonymous group of donors and nominators.

Kyle Hittmeier Exhibition on View in Photography Area

Hittmeier is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Raised primarily in Northern California, he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis. In 2014, Hittmeier graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting. He was an artist in residency for the Digital Painting Atelier Program, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. After living and working two years in Abu Dhabi, UAE managing and mentoring the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, he has since returned to New York City.


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