Wed. February 15, 2017
Tom Holmes (B.F.A. in Studio Art, 1999) debuts new work in L’Eggo My Eggo® at Bureau Gallery in New York.
Holmes’s new paintings feature a vastly scaled-up and flattened waffle box announcing an explosive fantasy of infantile breakfast joy. The box’s graphic finish serves as ground for a flurry of abstract marks of expanded automatic drawing. Over the past two and a half years, working with a hypnotist, Holmes has sought to excavate the expressive potential of the subconscious mind through automatism, connecting a deep anxiety and fear of the inevitable with the pure communicative potential of the hand. The movement of the pen vigorously and subtly transcribes the non-verbal. In one composition comic heroines surf the sprawling lines and colorful passages ushering routes between mind and body; pop and expressionism.
Black British Arts Movement of 1980s explored in new group exhibition featuring work of Eddie Chambers
Mon. February 13, 2017
The Place Is Here, a new exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary will be on view from Feb. 4 - April 30, 2017. Featuring the work of Professor of Art History Eddie Chambers, The Place Is Here explores the dialogue between black artists, writers and thinkers during the 80s in Britain.
Sun. February 12, 2017
Jarrod Beck (M.F.A. in Studio Art, 2007) combined text, collaborative performances, and a site-specific installation in his latest exhibition at Smack Mellon in New York titled The Moon. For the duration of the exhibition, a 60-foot-diameter, handmade paper moon will hover over the gallery floor and reach upward into the coal trough ceiling infrastructure.
The Moon began as an epic poem, begun in the summer of 2014. Themes include environmental devastation, the AIDS epidemic, and queer collectivist anarchism.
Initial reviews for The Moon can be read at The Brooklyn Paper.
Exhibition on view: Jan 14 - Feb 26, 2017
Opening reception: Jan 14, 2017, 5-8PM
Sun. February 12, 2017
Nicole Awai's Work Featured in New Publication, Creole in the Archive: Imagery, Presence and the Caribbean Figure
Fri. February 3, 2017
Book jacket for Creole in the Archive
Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing Nicole Awai's photographic work will be featured in Roshini Kempadoo's new book, Creole in the Archive: Imagery, Presence and the Location of the Caribbean Figure, to be published in late February 2017. Creole in the Archive employs photographic analysis to explore the visual arts of the Carribean from 1850 to the present.