Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil brings together the work of ten artists who reflect upon the long-standing histories of oppressive power structures in the territory now known as Brazil.
Façade brings together the work of artists from various disciplines and backgrounds, who explore the truths that exist within any given object, historical narrative, or our performances of identity. Through sculpture, works on paper, video and painting, these artists question outward appearances, both personal and communal, addressing the notion of an idealized self, replicas, false control, and performative interactions.
Jan 20 – Mar 10
What does it mean to be resilient? How can art foster resilience in individuals and communities that have experienced trauma? What is the effect of trauma on the brain? This exhibition includes the work of undergraduate and graduate students from across the campus whose works consider the connections between art, resiliency and trauma.
Jan 20 – Feb 4
Split between two countries, Aishwarya Arumbakkam uses her practice to maintain a close connection with her family back home in Chennai, India. Pained by this physical separation, she utilizes her work to diminish the presence of distance, and to lengthen the limited time she has left with aging loved ones.
Nov 8 – Dec 10
The works in this exhibition are the result of a partnership between the Department of Art and Art History and Livestrong Cancer Institutes that explores the intersection of art and healthcare. By creating art with and for cancer patients, caregivers, and clinical staff, Aesthetics of Health students use their art to make connections and build relationships with others in a clinical setting. Students in the course explore community-based practice, the application of therapeutic arts, science and medicine, and inserting a higher level of empathy into their creative work.
Oct 18 – 29