KC Studio recently published a write-up of alum Benjamin Rosenthal (MFA 2011), now an Associate Professor of Expanded Media at University of Kansas, Lawrence. The article explores Rosenthal’s recent video works that examine “hypothetical futures and the ever-changing course of human sexuality. Utilizing his own body, digital avatars and prison-like structures, Rosenthal explores his own desires and feelings toward these topics, not with a mind to educate or argue an ideology, but to make an honest investigation into all possibilities.”
Don’t miss your chance to view the work of Alum Bruce Nauman (MFA 1966) here on campus. Coinciding with the opening of his retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, “Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor” at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art features the first realization of a participatory environment Nauman conceived in 1970.
Alum Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) and Professor Emerita Cornelia Schulz will be in the exhibition “Assembled” at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery. Couzens and Schulz, along with Helen O’Leary, explore the formal and intuitive in assemblage and construction. With their richly evocative diversity of materials, each artist’s approach of obscuring and revealing content tells oblique narratives of personal, social and cultural reckoning.
Alum Torreya Cummings (BA) will be a guest artist in the 2018-2019 Mills College Art lecture series.
Like our Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Art lecture series at Mills College provides their MFA candidates and Department of Art and Visual Culture students and faculty a chance to invite renown contemporary artists and scholars to campus in order to gain greater perspective on current ideas and practices in the contemporary art world.
Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is participating in the exhibition “Sun Worship and Solar Machines” curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow at The Sphinx. An itinerant curatorial project developed by Adelaide and Razdow, The Sphinx exhibits in Boston, New York City and surrounding areas. “Sun Worship and Solar Machines” will display at Envoy Hotel, Fort Point Arts Community in Boston. The exhibition runs to October 6, 2018.
Alumni Julia Elsas (MFA 2009) will be participating in two exhibitions coordinated with Brooklyn Clay (BKLYN CLAY). “Sonic Mud” is a one-day on September 8 showcasing Brooklyn-based ceramic artists. “Open/Ended Identity” will display at Steuben Gallery (Pratt Institute) from September 7 to September 9.
Alum Hong Chun Zhang (MFA 2004) has long focused on hair imagery in her art. The journal Elephant takes a closer look at Hong’s imagery and it’s social context in their June 25 issue Summertime Angst — Art in the Age of Uncertainty. The author Holly Black explores hair, angst and Hong’s immigrant experience in “Painting the Surreal Politics of Long Hair and Nails.”
Ryan Meyer (MFA 2018) will be in the exhibition “Wild Within: In Search of the Natural Beneath — Skin, Soil, Planet (08°N, 78°N, 23°S)” at Sunbury House in London. The show, which runs from July 21 to August 8, 2018, is a project of the collective Guest Projects and La Wayaka Current.
“Wild Within” is a space for Londoners to re-connect with some of the wildest places remaining on our planet and in turn reflect on their own communities, habitats and themselves at a moment of ecological crisis, in transformative, hopeful and inspiring new ways.
Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) will return to “Relay” at Mills College’s Slide Space. “Relay” includes Amy Nathan, Hannah Perrine Mode and Sophie Lourdes as well as Crallé and opens June 8, running through June 29th.
Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) has created the floating set for a new performance project designed and performed by Mara Poliak, Layton Lachman, and Abby Crain. The project “Swimming Pool” will be at CounterPulse May 17-19 with shows starting at 8 pm.
Swimming Pool debuts at CounterPulse next week (May 17-19).
Tickets can be purchased here. Use discount code POOL for $10 tickets.
Alum Anna Valdez (BA 2009) will be sharing exhibition space with Georgia O’Keeffe in the show “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The exhibition, which runs from May 6 to September 3, 2018, looks at how the art of Georgia O’Keeffe has intrigued viewers and artists alike for generations. “The Beyond” brings together more than 30 of O’Keeffe’s paintings with the work of 20 emerging artists focusing on similar themes.
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Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is in a group show exploring immigration entitled “Transitions.” Curated by Michael Kukla, “Transitions” runs from April 5th - May 4th, 2018 at Project: ARTspace in New York.
Joining Hedwig are Joan Grubin, Marietta Hoferer, Michael Kukla, Jaanika Peerna, Susan Schwalb, Ilene Sunshine, Natalie Albaladejo, Claudie Dadu, Jean Louis Gourreau, Joachim Griess, Lionel Laussedat, Doris Schlaepfer and Venice Spescha.