Center for Visual Arts

2014 Fall Calendar of Events

2014 Fall Calendar of Events

Exhibitions, Lectures, and Special Events 

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October 14–23, M-TH

DREAMERS LUST EXHIBIT

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

Dreamers Lust is an exhibition of large scale drawings by artist and educator, Clive King. The exhibit includes large scaled triptych drawings exploring autobiographical events such as the uneasy relationship between landscape and industry, cultural erosion and synthesis and the evocation of a sense of place.

King’s drawings begin with a local observation and develop into much bigger concepts demonstrating an idea that drawing is equal to any media form in involving the spectator in a physical, emotional, and conceptual engagement. A triptych on the local effects of 9/11 and his immediate environment depicted by the artwork, “Dispatches from the Nether Regions” becomes a much larger exploration on the Mideast conflict through the art pieces “Towers of Babel” and “State of Grace.”

Exhibit organized by Clemson University art professor in drawing, Kathleen Thum.


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October 16, TH

ARTIST TALK BY CLIVE KING FOR DREAMERS LUST EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

 

Artist Reception

6:30–7 p.m.

Acorn Gallery, 2-G26 Lee Hall

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October 20–30, M-TH
DRAWING: AUTOMATIC ENGINE EXHIBIT
9 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Intense, absorbing, and demanding are the mental and physical precursors to understanding the context of how works in this exhibition were created. Absorbing Experiences is the outcome of an intensive drawing workshop for students enrolled in the Clemson University Department of Art and Architecture programs under the direction of guest artist, Clive King. Through the workshop experience students learn that drawing isn’t an end in itself but is a process in which to open up and allows students to consider options, directions, and media connections that might not have been apparent before. The drawing experience becomes an engine that drives students to create works moving between drawings, paintings, collages, and even 3-d constructions. The workshop is closed. However, witnessing the outcome of this type of student experiential exploration is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series “Bodies in Process.”

October 18, Sa
Potluck Style Reception for Drawing: Automatic Engine Exhibit
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall


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September 3-December 5, M-F

ECHOES: DECODING THE SHAPE OF FUTURE RECOLLECTIONS EXHIBIT

1-5 p.m.

Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

This exhibit features a survey of work exploring abstraction from the Clemson Architecture Foundation Collection showcasing a range of approaches to abstraction from figurative to landscape and from objects to architecture.  Works were selected for their use of elements and principles of design as tools to assist in the decoding of meaning and content within the work. As viewers move through the exhibition the level of abstraction intensifies requiring increased visual engagement and reflection to deduce the artists’ intent.  By actively reading the visual clues the viewer stretches their interpretation skills towards layering future recollections when engaging with abstract works of art.  Artists included in the exhibition are noted southern painters: Carl Blair, David Freeman, Robert Hunter, John O’Neil, Walter Hollis Stevens and Edward Yaghjan. Additional artists: Ben Shahn, Antoine Predock, Manley, Bill Seitz and A. Stanick.

Exhibit organized by Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and the Lee Gallery.

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Diagrams In Flux Exhibit

Artists Talk and Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Exhibit Duration:September 5 – October 31
Times: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., T–Sa

Eli Blasko’s Diagrams In Flux explores themes of temporality and fragility. The exhibit seeks to delineate the perplexing sense that there is little one can know about the future and playfully define the manner in which time distorts certainties of the past. Blasko describes his work as "three-dimensional blueprints." Plans are underway for Blasko to collaborate with departments within College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities as well as speak to undergraduate art students about professional development paths.

Eli Blasko’s Work in the Upstate

For the past two years, Blasko has been an Art-In-Residence at Hub-Bub located in Spartanburg, SC. During his time in the Upstate, he has helped to execute several large-scale collaborative projects, participated in national conferences, while simultaneously maintaining a national and international exhibition record of his own.

About Eli Blasko

Eli Blasko’s practice spans a wide range of media, from traditional sculpture and printmaking to video, performance, and interactive works. Thematically, his work embraces notions of uncertainty regarding the possibility of accurately representing ever-evolving systems such as culture, history, or the self. Exploring contrasting roles of the arts and sciences within modern society is also a frequently visited topic in Blasko’s work. He holds a BFA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and has also studied Intermedia at the Academy of Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia as well as Traditional Blacksmithing at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Blasko has current work on display at the internationally recognized Pittsburgh Art Biennial until the end of October. Learn more about Eli Blasko.

Gallery Talk and Artist Reception this Friday coincide with the popular First Friday event in the Village of West Greenville. For questions about this exhibit or any future Center for Visual Arts-Greenville exhibits, contact Program Coordinator, Kara Blanken at kblank2@clemson.edu. 


November 10–14, M-F

LIMINAL / SUSTENANCE EXHIBIT

Nina Kawar and Brent Pafford

9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Liminal / Sustenance exhibit is a culmination of the two artists’ graduate careers of Brent Pafford and Nina Kawar.

Kawar’s work examines the ephemerality of intermediate spaces that evoke vulnerability through the use of deconstructed materials. The role of her work is to convey this condition through object and experience that suggests a simultaneous state of presence and absence. Pafford’s work incorporates art, craft, and design celebrating objects’ potency in daily life. Through the ruminative process of creating, his objects remain earnest and honest, maintaining a casualness that speaks to their humble beginnings. 

The production of visual art is a small part of the research and creative development pursued in the two and a half year of a student’s graduate study in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts degree at Clemson University.  Students explore concepts, purposes of intent, art historical discourse, personal histories, and new processes, creating a conceptual foundation for their visual work. For the artist, this is an ever evolving and essential process in their creative research.

The public is invited to join the conversation by attending the artist talk, scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 2-2:30 p.m. and to rejoin the artists for a reception on Friday, November 14, 6-8 p.m. Both events will be hosted in the Lee Gallery. 



November 12, W

ARTIST TALK BY NINA KAWAR AND BRENT PAFFORD FOR LIMINAL / SUSTENANCE EXHIBIT

2-2:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall


November 14, F

LIMINAL / SUSTENANCE EXHIBIT RECEPTION

6-8 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

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November 17 – 21, M-F

OBJECT / SUBJECT / ABJECT EXHIBIT

Laken Bridges, Tanna Burchinal, and Joel Murray

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Object / Subject / Abject exhibit is a culmination of the three artists’ graduate careers Laken Bridges, Tanna Burchinal, and Joel Murray.

In this mixed media exhibition, Bridges explores labor, stigma, and social class, encouraging the viewer to consider socio-economic conditions that dictate experience in contemporary society. Burchinal’s work inserts the body into clinical spaces to foreground its duality as what crowns us, and what is in the grave.  Murray confronts ideas of imbalanced power and social reform, using humor to pull viewers closer to difficult subject matter.

The production of visual art is a small part of the research and creative development pursued in the two and a half year of a student’s graduate study in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts degree at Clemson University.  Students explore concepts, purposes of intent, art historical discourse, personal histories, and new processes, creating a conceptual foundation for their visual work. For the artist, this is an ever evolving and essential process in their creative research.

The public is invited to join the conversation by attending the artist talk, scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2-2:30 p.m. and to rejoin the artists for a reception on Friday, November 21, 6-8 p.m. Both events will be hosted in the Lee Gallery.


November 18, T

CSART EVENT AND ANNUAL CERAMIC BOWL SALE PREVIEW

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Location: TBA

CSArt shareholder members are invited to pick-up their shares of sculptural and functional art pieces and receive exclusive sneak peak at the Annual Ceramic Bowl Sale while enjoying music, food, and entertainment.

November 19, W

ANNUAL CERAMIC BOWL SALE

Noon–5 p.m.

Lee Hallway across from Lee Gallery

The Ceramics studio in the department of art at Clemson University will hold the Annual Ceramic Bowl Sale on Wednesday, November 19, noon-5 p.m. in the Lee Hallway in front of the Lee Gallery.

The sale showcases a wide selection of both functional and sculptural artwork by ceramics undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty with a variety of price points.

Soup will be served between 12 noon – 1 p.m. with the sale continuing until 5 p.m. Proceeds from this popular event support student travel which is instrumental in allowing students to participate in presenting at nationally recognized educational conferences as well as additional professional activities which help further student research and collaborations.  

November 19, W

ARTIST TALK BY LAKEN BRIDGES, TANNA BURCHINAL, JOEL MURRAY FOR OBJECT / SUBJECT / ABJECT EXHIBIT               

2:00-2:30pm

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

November 21, F

OBJECT / SUBJECT / ABJECT RECEPTION

6-8pm

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

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December 1 – 5, M-F

UNTITLED: WORKS FROM THE STUDIO EXHIBIT, ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION

Katelyn Chapman, Maria Guterriez, Hannah Miller, Kolton Miller, Kevin Pohle, Katherine Rose, Leirin Smith and Virginia Yearick.

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Artists Talks: Friday, December 5, 6– 6:30 p.m.

Artists Reception: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Untitled: Works from the Studio is a visual arts showcase of creative research by Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) seniors exploring contemporary issues and ideas through a wide range of materials, processes and forms. Exhibitors from Department of Arts, BFA program include Katelyn Chapman, Maria Guterriez, Hannah Miller, Kolton Miller, Kevin Pohle, Katherine Rose, Leirin Smith and Virginia Yearick.

The exhibit showcases the culmination of the senior studio for the graduating class of December 2014.  It is a culmination of a yearlong research endeavor where students go through a series of critiques during the senior year aimed at helping build a body of work of the students choosing.

The public is invited to join the conversation by attending the artist talk, scheduled for Friday, December 5, 6– 6:30 p.m. followed by the artists reception 6:30 – 8 p.m. All events will be hosted in the Lee Gallery.


December 10 – January 29, 2015, M-TH (excluding University Holidays)

BODIES IN PROCESS EXHIBIT

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lee Gallery, 1-101 Lee Hall

Bodies In Process exhibit is part of a year-long theme identified by the visiting artists and exhibitions committee in the Department of Art at Clemson University. The exhibit of the same name is organized in conjunction with the lectures series.   The exhibition is juried and includes work showcasing graduate and undergraduate work from department.

Artist Reception: Wednesday, December 10, 9:30am 


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Currently exhibiting until March 27, 2015, M-F

SAVANNAH RIVER PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY EXHIBIT

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sikes Hall Showcase, Ground Floor

The series is a photographic survey is an ongoing topographical survey of the Savannah River from the mountains to the ocean. Clemson University Photography professor, Anderson Wrangle depicts the network of rivers in southwest North Carolina, northwest South Carolina, and northwest Georgia through his photographs. The exhibits showcasing how the Savannah River is born from these waters and begins in the submerged confluence of the Seneca and Tugaloo Rivers, deep under Lake Hartwell, marked by the towering presence of the dam. Clemson University is part of this watershed, landscape, and history, and is integral to its future. 

Exhibit organized by the Lee Gallery.


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Currently exhibiting until November 12, M-F 
DIVERSO: DRAWINGS FROM ITALY EXHIBIT
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dean’s Gallery, 108 Strode Tower

A showcase of drawings from the sketchbooks of four graduate students, created on-site from various locations throughout Italy during the Department of Art's summer study abroad program. The exhibition reflects the student's very diverse reactions and interpretations of traveling and experiencing the Italian culture, landscape and architecture as well as the historical and contemporary works of art. Artists: Katy Butler, Adrienne Lichliter, Joel Murray and Aubree Ross.

This academic study abroad was made possible by a generous gift from the Dr. E. Arthur and Jeanet S. Dreskin Travel Fellowship Endowment. View photos from this academic trip.

For more information regarding the study abroad class, contact Kathleen Thum. Exhibit organized by the Lee Gallery.


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