Ceramic Bowl Sale
Lee Gallery hallway
Ceramic Bowl Sale
Come buy a bowl and enjoy a hearty soup for lunch prepared by the Clemson Ceramics Association student members for this special event. A large selection of functional work by students and faculty will be on display in a variety of price points. Soup will be served between 12noon – 1pm with the sale continuing until 5pm. All proceeds support student scholarship and travel to the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Art Conference in Milwaukee, Spring 2014.
“Analogue Interactive” Exhibit
with Joshua Kelly and Nate Newsome
Exhibit runs Nov. 18–22
2-G26 Acorn Gallery
Analogue Interactive "Analogue Interactive" is a BFA showcase featuring work by Nate Newsome and Joshua Kelly. The show investigates contemporary modes of interpersonal communication and examines our way of interacting with the world around us through digital interfaces. The work also grapples with the task of understanding and defining the concept of "the self" in the context of a digital world.
“Being There” Exhibit
with David Gerhard, Alyssa Reiser Prince and Aubree Ross
Exhibit runs Nov. 15–22
1-101 Lee Gallery
Being There presents viewpoints pertaining to perceptions of being though David Gerhard’s mixed media, Alyssa Reiser Prince’s paintings, and Aubree Ross’ photographs.
Throughout the exhibition, all three artists explore and consider the relationship between spaces of the mind, places of the body, and visualizations of time. Gerhard’s work navigates contemporary life through considerations of heritage, spirituality, and roles within the family by creating unity amidst chaos. Reiser Prince’s paintings project a recalled experience that searches for understanding and a questioning of truth and fallacy within our reality. Ross’ photographs portray transformations of identity and place through fantastical narratives that evoke a sense of self-awareness, allegory, and emotion.
“Command Shift” Exhibit
with David Armistead and Katy Butler
Exhibit runs Nov. 4–11
1-101 Lee Gallery
Butler and Armistead’s work concerns the pre-existing social constructs through which we compose our identities. Butler’s prints address the construction of identity and commodification of self in the digital realm. Armistead’s work deals with societal value systems through the filter of American football culture.
Gallery Talk for “Command Shift”
1-101 Lee Gallery
“Command Shift” Reception
1-101 Lee Gallery
“Southern Roots + Global Reach” Exhibit
Exhibit runs September 30–October 30
1-101 Lee Gallery
“Southern Roots + Global Reach” celebrates a century of the teaching of architecture at Clemson University. The exhibit documents 100 years of buildings, programs and people that teach, alumni and student work, and the deep and wide influence of Clemson’s architectural education on the state of South Carolina and the wider world.
“Southern Roots + Global Reach” Symposium
Lee Hall, 2-111 Auditorium
This daylong symposium features a keynote lecture by Alexander Tzonis andLiane Lefaivre, Ph.D., on “The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization.”
“Sourcing New Mentors: Clemson Art Alumni Educating the Upstate” Exhibit
Exhibit runs September 6–November 2
1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, S.C. 29611
Capitalizing on the Art Department’s theme for the year, ‘Sourcing the Local’ this exhibit features works from Clemson Art Alumni who are currently artists working as educators in upstate South Carolina. Featured artists are graduates of Clemson University’s Master of Fine Arts program, each overlapping their experience by one or more exhibiting artists. Aside from the artists working as educators in upstate SC, their creative research overlaps investigations of past and present human and environmental experiences. As an exhibition, viewers may find intersections of individual and societal engagement with natural arenas and/or spiritual consequences. A goal of CVA-Greenville is to allow artists to create new visual dialogues with one another, therefore weaving the curatorial production into the artistic process. Over the duration of the exhibit the artists will further develop their concepts through an evolving installation involving publicly engaging elements that expand upon their initial dialogue.
Artists participating in the exhibition are Marty Epp-Carter (’09), Instructor at the SC Governor’s School of the Arts in Greenville, SC; Michael Marks (’10), Adjunct Professor at Anderson University in Anderson, SC and Instructor at the S.C. Governor’s School of the Arts; Elizabeth Snipes (’07), Assistant Professor at Lander University, Greenwood, SC; and Zane Logan (’12), Instructor at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC.
ARTIST RECEPTION AND TALK: NOVEMBER 1, 6:30 PM
Open Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
First Fridays: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Learn more about our participating Clemson Alumni Artists:
Marty Epp-Carter www.martyeppcarterstudio.com
Michael Marks www.michaelrmarks.com
Elizabeth Snipes www.elizabethsnipes.com
Zane Logan www.zanelogan.com
Images of the exhibit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clemsonuniversity/sets/72157635411920552/
CVA-Greenville Friends and Family Private Reception
1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, S.C. 29611
Guest Lecture: “The Stuart Collection: Making Art Happen on Campus” by Mary Beebe
6 –7 p.m.
1-100 Lee Hall
Guest Lecture: “Paintings: Night After Night” by Dana Saulnier
1-100 Lee Hall
Gallery Talk for Danny Lyon: “Activist Vision” Exhibit by Gene Ellenberg
2-G26 Acorn Gallery
Health and Safety Issues in the Arts
Monday, September 2
Lee 2-111 Auditorium
Monona is president/founder of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing health and safety services to the arts. She also is the Health and Safety Director for Local 829 of the United Scenic Artists, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). She has lectured and consulted in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico and Portugal.
Danny Lyon: “Activist Vision” Exhibit
Exhibit runs September 2–12
2-G26 Acorn Gallery
Photography has lost the trust of the people", Danny Lyon, one of a few groundbreaking photo-realists to come out of the 1960s, delivered raw documentation of social happenings including the civil rights movement, counter culture, and the Texas prison systems. Lyon’s unabridged photographic representation was intended to dethrone what he saw as a contaminated and manipulated mainstream press. This exhibit will feature a small but poignant selection of Lyon’s works from the Clemson Advancement Foundation collection.
“Liminal Spaces” Exhibit
Exhibit runs August 19–November 8
Dean’s Gallery, 108 Strode Tower
A collection of prints created by printmaking students in response to readings from the chapter “Place” from J. Robertson and C. McDaniel’s book titled Themes of Contemporary Art, second edition. Topics within the chapter included private and public spaces, historical places and real or simulated virtual places. “Liminal Places” explores a wide range of issues about “Place” from varying perspectives.
Dana Saulnier “Decade: Paintings 2003–2013” Exhibit
Exhibit runs August 19–September 25
1-101 Lee Gallery
This exhibit is a mid career survey of works made over a ten year period coinciding with the artist’s tenth anniversary in his seventh studio. Clustered, ad hoc structures, often set in fluid broken light, and watery environs comprise the images. These temporarily aligned improvisations exist within spaces where larger encompassing forces rule. These are painterly spaces -- optical and tactile perceptions enact a precarious habitation.
April 29 – May 3
A senior exhibit featuring Tori Cervone, Emily Korth, Chipper McCall, Caroline Owen and Christian Wilson.
Friday, May 3 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 22 – 26
A senior exhibit featuring Gracie Lathrop, Amber Rody, Alice Wannamaker, and Travis Wood.
April 15 - 19
A senior exhibit featuring Nick Baldwin, Jena Heaton, Sierra Kramer, Stephanie Post, and Natalie Rainer.
Friday, April 19 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 8 – 12
A senior exhibit featuring Kirsten Asplund, Jessica Carey, Rebecca Harris, Mariana Hay, & Natalie Rushing.
Friday, April 12 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
April 15 – 19
Monday, April 15 - Artist Reception, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
April 8 – 12
Suzanne Bellamy is an Australian artist, writer and Woolf scholar, and Director of Mongarlowe Studio Workshops. She exhibits internationally in text/image fusions using multimedia, print and painting. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney on Woolf, Modernism and Australian Literature.
Monday, April 8 - Artist Lecture, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Room 100
Artist Reception 7:00 – 8:00 pm
March 25 – April 5
An exhibition of works created by students in the MFA graduate program including sculptures by Jason Adams, drawings by Carly Drew and photographs by Ann Pegelow Kaplan.
Friday, March 29 - Artist Reception, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3 - Talks with MFA Students, 2:00 pm
Feb. 13 - March 13, 2013
National Print and Drawing Exhibition
Monday, Feb. 18
Guest Lecture: Tang Museum Director Ian Berry
Affinity Atlas: Art and Teaching and Early History of Museums
Room 100, Lee Hall
Artist Reception and Awards
Jan. 14 - Feb. 6, 2013
South Carolina State Art Collection Contemporary Conversations Part One
This exhibition includes works from 95 contmemporaty South Carolina artists. Curated by Ealnor Heartney, the exhibit is part of the State Art Exhibition. The exhibition was organized in partnership with the 701 Center for Contemporary Art. The State Art Collection is suported in part by the SC Arts Foundation and Kahn Development Company.
Thursday, Jan. 31 Receptions:
Arts Center, 5-7 p.m.
Lee Gallery, 6-7 p.m. with live music by Soul Stew
Exhibit Locations - Lee Gallery, Arts Center, Brooks Center
Clemson Ceramics National Exhibition: Containment
Oct 3 - Nov 7, 2012
This nationally juried exhibition showcases functional ceramic works highlighting a broad range of contemporary voices from across the country. We are also pleased to present at the invitation of Frank Martin, juror, a selection of nationally recognized functional ceramic artists including: Margaret Bohls, Kyle Carpenter, Jim Connell, Josh DeWeese, Matt Kelleher, Suze Lindsay, Lisa Orr, Chris Pickett, Andy Shaw, and Shoko Teruyama.
Clemson Ceramics: Student and Faculty Showcase
This exhibition will highlight current creative work by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Clemson Ceramics studio.
Monday, October 8, 2012
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Frank Martin, Artist Talk
Location: Lee Room 1-100
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Reception and Awards
Vicissitude: New Orleans
Dates: August 27 – September 26
Curated in response to Wading Home, a novel by Roslyn Story.
“Vicissitudes”, an exhibition of work showcasing people, places, architecture and remembrances of New Orleans leading up to and following hurricane Katrina.
Vicissitudes is curated in response to the novel Wading Home by Rosalyn Story. The novel follows a musician who returns to his boyhood home in the aftermath of Katrina to search for his missing father. Six years following Katrina this exhibition is a reminder of the devastating impact nature reeks on man made coastal environments. Works in the exhibition give the viewer reason to pause and reflect, to imagine how we would cope with loss and how place, family and circumstance beyond our control mix and shape how we live, love and persevere.
Participating Artists include:
Wyatt Gallery, “Remnants After the Storm” series documents fragments and artifacts, localized areas of quiet beauty amidst the chaos and destruction. He says “he feels the urge to photograph the remains of Katrina because I can’t comprehend it.” “ I am in awe of the overwhelming force of the storm and more so of the water, of the endless scale of the catastrophe and the personal loss”.
David Rae Morris, “Do You Know What It Means? (To Miss New Orleans)” series documents his returned to his beloved New Orleans immediately following Katrina where he began photographing the destroyed neighborhoods surrounding his home. His photographs eloquently document the people who stayed, the destroyed neighborhoods, the people who came to help and the bits of beauty found within the devastation.
Loren Schwerd, “Mourning Portraits” were created from the refuse that surrounded that city in the weeks that followed. Schwerd found herself attracted by discards of hair implants found outside a local beauty parlor in the Lower 9th Ward. The work she produced from her discovery is nothing like the detritus that once saturated New Orleans. “Mourning Portraits” are intense, delicate and intimate.
Stephen Verderber, “Delirious New Orleans” is a series of photographs documenting the vibrant and distinctive vernacular architecture of New Orleans months prior to the disaster and returned to the same places to document them again. The comparison is alarming and the potential loss of these cultural artifacts creates a cautionary warning to the rebuilding of the city and the importance character and quality have in defining cultural identity of New Orleans.
Sept 6 - Oct 6
Clemson University has recently renamed the MFA Gallery to the Acorn Gallery in honor of John Acorn, emeritus faculty and the person responsible for securing this space as a gallery and installation space. The inaugural exhibition features sculpture and prints from 70’s up to present day by John Acorn.
The Wait of Perspective
April 26 - May 3, Lee Gallery
BFA senior show featuring Lauren League, Megan Locklair, Lindsey Richardson, and Kate Thompson.
Metaphor for Life
April 16 - 24, Lee Gallery
BFA senior show featuring Kaitlin Iulo, Ben Fulcher, Shannon Irving, and Ashylnne Bass.
March 26 - April 13, Lee Gallery
A selection of work by graduate students currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts programs. These artists will present current investigations into their respective studio disciplines. On view in the exhibition will be paintings by Sarah Butler, Alyssa Reiser, Carly Drew and David Armistead; photography by Aubree Ross and Ann Pegelow-Kaplan; Prints by Matt Brantley, Katy Butler and David Gerhard and sculptures by Jason Adams.
February 20 - March 15, Lee Gallery
Work by regional photographers exploring the complexities and contradictions as experienced through popular culture and the natural environment. Artists included Nancy Floyd, Polly Gaillard, Michael Marshall, Adam Jacono and Constance Thalken.
Ireland Regnier Paintings: a Retrospective (1944-2011)
January 17 - February 16, 2012, Lee Gallery
A selection of work spanning over 60 years from retired painting faculty member and WWII veteran, Ireland Regnier.
December 5 - 9, Lee Gallery
MFA exhibit of Zane Logan and Tom Schram
December 5 - 9, MFA Gallery
BFA exhibit for Tyler Fortsch
The Physicality of Fear
November 28 - December 2, 2011, MFA Gallery
BFA exhibit for John Searcy
November 14 - 30, 2011, Lee Gallery
MFA exhibit of Andrew Daly and Todd Stewart
October 31 - November 11, 2011, Lee Gallery
MFA exhibit of Kristina Falotico and Ernst Meyer
Teacher • Artist: Clemson Art Faculty Exhibit
August 29 - September 28, 2011, Lee Gallery
BFA senior exhibit featuring photos by Kelli Butler and Brooke Buckley, prints by Kimberly Christopher, drawings by Mattie Stokes and ceramics by Paige Glenn.
BFA senior exhibit featuring paintings by Mollie Adams, Ellen Mundy & Bradley Poole, ceramics by Sarah Johnson, photos by Ashley Wood & sculpture by Andraya Zavakos.
This BFA senior exhibit featured sculpture by Sidney Church, ceramics by Amy Morris, drawings by Karen Stritzenger, photos by Anthony Lambruschi & prints by Angela Newman.
“(...)” MFA exhibition
April 8 – 15 2011
This exhibition is a survey of works created by students in the Masters of Fine Arts graduate program including prints by Andrew Daly, Matt Brantley and Kristina Falotico, paintings by Sarah Butler, photos by Zane Logan, ceramics by Ernst Meyer and sculpture by Tom Schram and Todd Stewart. Reception on Friday, April 8 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in Lee Gallery.
Juried by Lynn Allen, Director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University, this exhibition explores issues surrounding the idea of "place" and what it means in political, geographical, virtual, emotional and physical contexts. According to Allen, the exhibition is, "an opportunity to see the range, depth, and diversity of some of the most productiveprint and drawing artists in the country."The exhibit includes screen prints, ink and charcoal drawings, collages, wood cuts, intaglio solar etchings, and aquatints in which the artists explore the unifying theme of "place" in all of its contexts.
Renovating Existence, BFA Senior Exhibition
Monday, December 6 - Friday, December 10
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition will showcase sculpture by Chrissy Spangenberg, photographs by Molly Coker, and paintings by Jessica Bowers. The exhibit will be on view in Lee Gallery from Monday, December 6- Friday, December 10 with an artist reception on Friday from 7- 9 p.m. in the gallery.
Chrissy Spangenberg’s work has an underlying theme of the midlife aging process and the contradiction of being both old and new. She uses common objects while combining them with new methods of fabrication to represent the re-creation of our own lives.
With an emphasis on the formal aspects of art such as line, shape, color, volume, texture, and tone, Molly Coker constructs imagery from her own backyard. Molly looks for art in all her surroundings and expresses this with formal tendencies and the everyday.
Jessica Bowers produces paintings that explore the idea that a threshold exists between the constructs of life and death. She uses this as a catharsis to resolve personal feelings of loss. Landscapes are altered with a vivid color palette as if they are drawn from a lucid dream as one enters another realm.
Creatures of Habit, MFA thesis exhibit
November 15 - 19, 2010
An MFA thesis exhibit displaying the ceramic work of Dave Hill and the printed matter of Jen Miller.
Dave Hill explores the fragmented figure in his ceramic sculptures. Beginning as a traditional potter with interests in wood-fired ceramics and vessels, Hill now uses the human body as a vessel. Jen Miller, an Arizona native, investigates the adaptations of both humans and animals into suburban environments.
3 weeks, 6 earthworks, 1 portable studio, and ALL that lies in between
October - November 2010
This is a collaborative exhibition of photographs, sculptures, books and videos created by Jacinda Russell and Nancy Douthey. The artists worked for two years to develop, prepare and present this exhibition, which will be on display in Clemson University's Lee Gallery from Friday, October 8 to Wednesday, November 10. The exhibit will be on view from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 12 and Sunday, October 24.
In the summer of 2009, the artists traveled across the American West creating works in response to six famous earthworks, which are works of art made by altering the landscape or other geographical features, usually on a large scale. 3 weeks considers the significance of these earthworks and their locations, the vastness of the landscape, the artists' time in isolation with the works and all the places in between.
This collaboration is about the journey. The artists seek to create ephemeral responses to artwork that is, at least on the surface, permanent and immutable. The stark desert landscape is contrasted with flashes of pink dresses and balloons, using both humor and femininity to approach the predominately masculine and monolithic earthworks that are situated so seriously in the canon of art history.
Touch, Texts, & Topographies explores the relevance of an ancient medium - clay - in the context of contemporary digital technologies. The exhibition brings together several bodies of work linked by an exploration of this territory by North Carolina artist Janet Williams. In her choice of ceramics as a medium, she is interested in the aspects that differentiate it from other art forms, particularly its tactility and sensual properties. Books, maps, and the Internet are at once remote and intimate. All are vast areas traced with a fingertip.
August 16 - September 3, 2010
MFA Gallery, Lee Hall
First Impressions featured selected prints from two projects completed by beginning level printmaking students in the spring of 2010. Utilizing various intaglio techniques such as drypoint, hardground line etching and aquatint, the students explored ideas surrounding two different projects: Play with Your Food and Chiaroscuro.
Play with Your Food showcases a range of interpretations regarding our relationship with food and its production. Some of the works take a celebratory and whimsical approach while others take a celebratory and whimsical approach while others take a more serious examination of issues surrounding food and the politics of its production.
Chiaroscuro explores the night. Using their own nighttime photographs and an intaglio technique called aquatint to create a full value of range of tones, the works highlighted in the exhibition open the door to mysteries, fears and personal experiences regarding the night.
This exhibition was a team project organized, facilitated and installed by Lee Gallery interns with assistance from Jennifer Miller, and MFA graduate student during the spring of 2010.
May 3 - 7, 2010
This BFA exhibition featured sculptures by Eric Burress and Kamilah Campbell, paintings by Anna Eckert, drawings by Katherine Hegquist and ceramics by Jakob Ollinger.
Recalibrate. Record. Repeat.
April 26 - 30, 2010
This exhibition featured students completing their course of study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and includes drawings by John Allen and Mardita Murphy, printmaking by Megan Middlemiss plus sculpture by Dani Rossi and Marie Smith.
This exhibition featured students completing their course of study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and includes paintings by Hayden Childers, photography by Holly Floyd, Keaton Powell and Kendal Stopak plus ceramics by Joshua Sanford.