Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Md. Gallery Grand Opening with Alumni Artist Ellen Hines!

Behind G&R Tavern @ side on Spring St.
  • Patti Sharpe
  • Lannette Davis
  • Ellen Hines
  • Tim Gorenflo
Refreshments and Music!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Matt Kowal, Open Books

Friday November 6th through Monday November 30th, 2009
1st Friday Reception: November 6th, 2009, 6-9pm

U of O

The book, its cover, dust jacket, blank pages, and index are parts of the physical container. They ease transportation, standardize features, and encourage production. During digitization, a translation occurs; book-container-words transform into representative format, code, and symbols. The book has been unbound and reformed as a container consisting of information wrapped in computer code. This process pertains to the informatics of electronic literary distribution. The archived digital texts portray an order and flatness that is inherent to the printed word. This transformation streamlines and expands dissemination.

Matt Kowal’s Open Books deals with the perceived flattening of these books into essential file and format. The information and the container become intermixed, resulting in a composite of imagery, literature, and function. The book as an object, becomes free from its boundaries and contextual meanings. It becomes a printed production.

Matt Kowal is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. He was born in Oberlin, Ohio and has a Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography from Ohio State University. He refrains from eating meat, loves physical activity, and is passionate about interdisciplinary technology. View his work at

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lauren Kalman featured in American Craft and Exhibition Opening

Lauren Kalman, OSU alumni artist featured with cover image and article written by Gabriel Craig in American Craft.

Lauren is exhibiting Blooms, Efflorescence and Other Dermatological Embellishments at the University Gallery at UMass Lowell, October 5th - 30th
Opening Reception and Artist Talk October 7th, 3-5pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


VITALforms \\\ *Office of Collective Play

VITALforms is a collective comprised of Cassandra Troyan and Nicole Langille. On September 26 they float through the sky in a hot-air balloon in an act that utilizes collected texts, poems, letters and improvised speech to make an amplified conversation between two bodies. Situated in close proximity to each other in the balloon basket and at a distance with viewers positioned on the ground, this action examines the vulnerability inherent in speaking, the ways we communicate emotion, and the disconnections made between us--no matter how close or far apart from one another.

Viewers on the ground choose to continue in the conversation as they chase (or not) VITALforms, negotiating with the limitations of moving across the earth’s surface in opposition to the drifting words and unrestricted motion of the two bodies in the hot-air balloon basket, apart together.

JOIN US! Meet on Saturday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. on the quad on CCAD’s campus, corner of Cleveland Ave. and E. Gay St. The balloon departs at 5:30 p.m. from an undisclosed location. (RAIN DATE: September 27. Same plan.)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Alumna Rachel James, MFA in Photography 2008, Exhibiting at ROY G BIV

"A History Of Objects" is a two-person exhibition showcasing the work of alumna Rachel James at ROY G BIV Gallery during the month of August.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1 from 7-10pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 29 at 2:30

Monday, June 15, 2009

Art Alumni in town for wedding

pictured left to right:
Adam B (2004) Katie Tuss (2005) Abigail Santner (2004) Ben Jones (2004) Wedding at the Faculty Club of Abigail Santner to Anish Samant (2005 BS Business) June 6, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists presents Andy Maas, Zuzana Muranicova, and Leslie Mutchler

Exhibition Opening: Gallery Hop, May 2nd 7-10 pm
Gallery Talk: Andy Maas and Zuzana Muranicova, May 30th 2:30 pm

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists
997 North High Street
Galery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 3 - 6 pm, Saturday 1 - 5 pm

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Alumna Sky Shineman (MFA 07) exhibits work at The Ohio Art League Gallery

Light Paintings
Featuring work by Sky Shineman
Curated by Sarah Blyth-Stephens
March 7 - 28, 2009

Preview Reception:
Friday, March 6, 7 - 9 p.m.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 7, 6 - 9 p.m.

OAL is pleased to present our March Member Curated Exhibition, Light Paintings, a collection of oil paintings which serve as meditations on light, shadow, and time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Benjamin Jones (BFA 2004 Sculpture) Two Exhibitions Opening in New York

Benjamin S Jones received his BFA at OSU in 2004 with a concentration in sculpture, and earned his MFA in 2006 from Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Sculpture & Extended Media. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University.

Benjamin S Jones

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alumna Susan Graham (BFA, Sculpture, 1990) Exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature and Society
February 28 - June 28

Artists are looking at the beauty and the terror in the forces of nature through their honest and emotional portrayals, while sending urgent messages to pay attention to the ravages society inflicts on the land through war and waste. This exhibition will examine a range of art in a variety of media that addresses extreme forces of nature in two basic categories: nature-based discord, such as lightning, tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and fire; and human-caused environmental discord such as pollution, over-population, global warming, oil field fires, atomic fallout, and destruction of land. The debate about how much of nature’s wrath is the result of human impact and interference is ongoing, but questions are posed through stunning visuals about the seemingly unstoppable cycle of cause and effect.

Many of the artists in this exhibition, including Edward Burtynsky, Richard Misrach, William T. Wiley, Mark Dion, and Joel Peter Witkin, imbue their work with haunting messages while objectively documenting the reality before them. Others exalt in the awesome beauty of the power of nature without judgment of its genesis or its conclusion. While offering a selected survey of powerful works that address the forces of nature, this exhibition is far from a “doom and gloom” portrayal of earth’s and society’s current situation, nor does it attempt to solve environmental problems. What emerges from these works is not only a revelation of the pressing environmental problems of our times, but how artists see the world and share that message with stunning beauty and poetic resonance.

Participating Artists:
Kim Abeles, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Sasha Bezzubov, Randy Bolton, Sonja Braas, Alice Briggs, Diane Burko, Edward Burtynsky, Corwin “Corky” Clairmont, Robert Cocke, Anne Coe, Sue Coe, Dan Collins, James Cook, Susan Crile, Johann Ryno de Wet, Mark Dion, Mitch Epstein, Vernon Fisher, Paul Fusco, Francesca Gabbiani, Susan Graham, Heather Green, Emilie Halpern, Julie Heffernan, Roderik Henderson, Tracy Hicks, Kim Keever, Isabella Kirkland, Dimitri Kozyrev, Nevan Lahart, Rosemary Laing, David Maisel, Mary Mattingly, Do Do Jin Ming, Richard Misrach, Matthew Moore, Michael Najjar, Joe Novak, Leah Oates, Robyn O’Neil, Tom Palmore, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Anthony Pessler, Robert Polidori, Alexis Rockman, Barbara Rogers, Thomas Ruff, Chris Rush, Susan Shatter, Jeff Smith, Mikhael Subotzky, Tom Uttech, Ellen Wagener, A.T. Willett, William T. Wiley, Joel Peter Witkin

Monday, February 23, 2009

Alumnus David King: Hot Glass Demo

David King, OSU Alumnus and Sherman Studio Art Center Manager, will facilitate a glass blowing demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 28th at Glass Axis from 4p.m. - 6p.m.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Andrea Loefke (MFA Sculpture 2003) Exhibition Announcement

February 12, 2009 – March 19, 2009
Reception and Artists' Talk: Thursday, February 12, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

SunTek Chung, Ben Grasso, Daina Higgins, Larry Lee, Miyeon Lee,
Andrea Loefke, Rita MacDonald, Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Curated by: Eun Young Choi

Amelie A. Wallace Gallery
Campus Center, Main Level
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Route 107, Old Westbury, NY
Gallery Hours: Mon-Thu, 12 - 5pm
and by appointment

Amelie A. Wallace Gallery is pleased to present The Grand, an
exhibition organized around the idea of beauty and the sublime in
a contemporary context. We often associate beauty and the sublime
with eighteenth-century concepts despite their prior histories.
However, depictions of grand cathedrals, sublime landscapes,
mythical legends, monumental events in history, and heroic
portraits are very common themes explored throughout history. Such
grand subject matter aim to evoke feelings of pleasant adoration
or quiet wonder. According to Kant the sublime can be divided into
three kinds: noble, splendid, and terrifying. The artists in The
Grand explore ideas of the monumental that evoke joy and splendor
while toying dangerously close to the idea of sublime terror.

Andrea Loefke's large multifaceted site-specific installations enchant
the viewer with curious narratives by building
environments that are
whimsical, fanciful, and humorous. They
provide a splendid visual
journey filled with surprise, wonder and

For more information please contact Gallery Director, Hyewon Yi,
at or the Visual Arts Department at (516)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lauren Kalman (MFA Art and Technology 2006) Exhibition Announcement

Lauren Kalman: Gilded Affections
February 13 – April 12, 2009

Artist's talk and reception:
Friday, February 13 at 4:30 pm

University Art Gallery
Sewanee: The University of the South

On February 13, we will open "Lauren Kalman: Hard Wear." Kalman, who teaches at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, and primarily deals with body issues in her multi-media installations. She will present an installation of gold objects cast from or fitted to her own body, accompanied by photographs and videos documenting her process and interactions with these objects.