LIBBY HICKS, a senior in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting and drawing, will have a solo exhibition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Coop Gallery on October 10th and 11th.
Entitled Fabrications, the exhibition is an exploration of visual scenes from memories of places and experiences from the past and present. A mental manufacturing recreates a pull between reflection and invention. The works in the exhibition have a symbolic dialogue between “home” and the relationships that inhabit each environment. They also relate to social issues regarding gender roles and the lives of women. Says Hicks about the work that will be exhibited, “All of the surfaces used in Fabrications are those that you could find in a home. Pillow shams, curtains, bed sheets, table clothes, baby blankets and ribbon, all to assemble visual memoir created with a hesitant intent.”
Hicks grew up in Floydada, TX and graduated from Floydada High School in 2011. This year she is serving as Art Editor for the 2015 Harbinger: TTU Journal of Literature and Art.
ZACH NADER has been selected to be a visiting resident at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Nader is currently one of nine “residents” at Pioneer Works, working in photography, mixed media, writing, but also as institutions working on social justice and alternative art projects. Nader will be working with the wonderful people at Nanotronics Imaging and using some of their microscopic equipment to generate new images.
Also, in October, his video public viewing/04 will be included in an expansive exhibition of contemporary photographic work (see excerpt from public viewing/06 below). The exhibition is entitled, Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary. The exhibition will be up from October 15th – 30th at Andrews Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Check it out if you’re in the area!
The cover to the September issue of Wired shows an arresting image of Edward Snowden, billed in the magazine as “the most wanted man in the world,” clutching the American flag. Snowden is both reviled and applauded in the United States for revealing details of classified US government surveillance programs. The exclusive interview with Snowden was spearheaded by SCOTT DADICH, Editor-in-Chief at Wired.
In his editor’s essay, Dadich says that it took nearly a year of work and many months of negotiation to win Snowden’s cooperation. When the meetings were finally agreed to, Dadich, travelling to Moscow with photographer Platon, writer James Bamford, and Wired director of photography Patrick Witty. They worked in total secrecy, without mobile phones or other means of being tracked. “I’ve led a lot of cover shoots in my 20 years in magazines…, wrote Dadich of the experience, “But I’d never felt pressure like this.” Read Bamford’s article and view Platon’s photos online at Wired (here) or pick up a copy of the issue at the local newsstand.
Scott Dadich is a 1999 alumnus of the Communication Design program. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Wired since November 2012. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Editorial Platforms & Design for Condé Nast, the parent company of Wired. Dadich’s work has been recognized with eight National Magazine Awards, including three General Excellence Ellies (Texas Monthly, 2003; Wired, 2007 & 2009). He is the only creative director ever to win both the National Magazine Award for Design and the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year award three consecutive years: 2008, 2009, and 2010. Prior to joining Condé Nast, Scott was creative director of Texas Monthly, which was nominated for 14 National Magazine Awards during his tenure and won for General Excellence in 2003.
Tom Turner, a 2013 graduate of the MFA program in Photography, has a solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art in Abilene through September 27th. The exhibition consists of 38 photographic prints and six videos. Titled, Sublime Gestures, the artwork in the exhibition investigates the relationship between man and the environment, examining the traces and marks that humans leave on their environments and the marks that the environment leaves upon man-made structures and intentions.
Tom has been adjunct insturctor at the Art Institute of San Antonio and is a Co-director and resident artist at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in San Antonio along with other School of Art alumni, Carol Cunningham, Sara Roberts, Jessica Sailors, and Chris Adams.
In November he will have work included in Being Here and There at the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, CA.
Katy Heinlein, 1999 MFA alumna of the sculpture program, will be in a two-person exhibition with painter Alika Herreshoff at Art Palace in Houston opening this Friday, September 5th and continuing through October 18th.
Heinlein has received several awards, participated in residency programs, and been in several notable group and solo exhibitions. In the year 2000, She was selected to participate in an international juried competition, Women in the Visual Arts, which was held at the Erector Square Gallery in New Haven Connecticut and juried by Guggenheim Deputy Director Lisa Dennison. Heinlein was one of three to receive a juror’s award. In 2001, She had a solo exhibition at Lawndale Art Center in the main gallery. That year, she was also chosen to participate in New American Talent at the Texas Fine Arts Association in Austin, Texas.
In 2005, Heinlein was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County Individual Artist Fellowship Grant. In that same year, she traveled to Montauk, NY to be an artist in residence at the Albee Foundation, and had a solo exhibition of her work at the Commerce Street Artists Warehouse in Houston, Texas. She was an artist in residence in 2006 at DiverseWorks Art Space in Houston, Texas. In 2007, Heinlein won the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck National Young Sculptors Purchase Award, and participated in a group exhibition at Miami University in conjunction with the award. Heinlein was recently awarded an Artadia grant in the spring of 2008.
For more information about the exhibition at Art Palace, click here.
SARAH JAMISON, co-curator with Christian Arrecis of New Landscapes currently on view in Chicago at Gallery 19 through August 31st, will moderate a community conversation with two of the exhibition’s three artists, Allison Grant and Anastasia Samoylova, on August 20th at LATITUDE – for details about this event visit their Facebook page (here).
Sarah Jamison, a 2011 graduate of the MFA program in photography, joined four Chicago artist-colleagues in April 2013 to form The Exhibition Project. The Exhibition Project grew out of an exhibition committee at the Chicago Photography Center. The original members built upon the mission of the committee to establish an independent curatorial collective with the purpose of challenging and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium.
The conversation for New Landscapes will focus on the interdependent role of photography and technology through the evolution of landscape photography into contemporary concepts, creating dynamic ways in which we perceive and understand the landscape around us.
New Landscapes, which also includes work by Mark Dorf, explores contemporary experience, the role of technology, and how availability of resources have changed our sense of place within the world and how we understand it. Photography as a tool of navigation and interpretation is nothing new, however; technological inroads have inexorably altered how we consume the landscape and images of it.
Their first Project, Expanding the Frame, questioned the role of photography as a device of straight documentation, or even manipulation, by reevaluating the nature of the photograph as a still image and object on the wall. New Landscapes is the group’s second project/exhibition.
Chris Ramsay will have a 20 year survey of his artwork presented at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in Stillwater from September 15, 2014 through January 17, 2015. Titled Chris Ramsay: Meditations in Stillwater, the exhibition presents more than thirty works by Ramsay who is a professor of art at OSU.
Ramsay received an MFA in jewelry design and metalsmithing from Texas Tech in 1986. He has been on the art faculty at OSU since 1990 and served as the Art Department Head between 2008 and 2012.
Wesley Harvey is moving to Montana! Red Lodge Clay Center announced this week that Wesley Harvey, an MFA alumnus of the ceramics program, has joined their staff as Curator of Exhibitions – Congratulations, Wes.
Wesley graduated from Texas Tech in May 2007 and soon joined the Landmark Arts staff as Exhibits Preparator and Assistant. After a year he moved to San Antonio where he worked as an adjunct instructor and established himself as a nationally recognized artist, regularly exhibiting his ceramic sculptures in national, international and local exhibitions. He quickly garnered a reputation as an art collectors’ darling among San Antonio collectors. Last April Wesley was the First Place winner in the 20th Annual San Angelo Ceramic Competition.
At Red Lodge, Wesley joins friend and professional colleague Andy Moon, who graduated from Texas Tech’s MFA program in ceramics in 2009. Andy has served as the Residency and Communications Coordinator at Red Lodge for the last two years.