Other hours available by appointment
January 1-3; 20; 23-24
March 24-28; May 19–Sept 1
Dec 12, 2013–Feb 13, 2014
2014 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award
Juror: Timothy McDowell, artist and curator, Connecticut College; www.timothymcdowellartist.com
Friday, January 31
Juror Lecture: 4:00p.m., Art 100
Award Ceremony: 5:45p.m.
This national competition for artists 25-35, celebrates the current trends in contemporary painting. The winner of the competition receives the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. The 2014 finalists, chosen by juror Timothy McDowell are: Becky Brown, Bronx, New York; Bobby Coleman, San Francisco, California; Xuan Chen, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Benjamin Gardner, Des Moines, Iowa; Anna Kell, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Ryan Kish, Greenland, New Hampshire; Nicholas Irzyk, Richmond, Virginia; Alyssa Reiser Prince, Seneca, South Carolina; Jessica Simorte, Cincinnati, Ohio and Jena Thomas, Coral Gables, Florida.
February 24–March 5, 2014
B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, Feb 27, 4:30-6:00p.m.
Department of Art senior studio majors participating in the semester long Capstone course feature their latest visual investigations.
March 11-20, 2014
Katherine J. Fries, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Painting
Reception for the Artist: Friday, March 14, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
As an artist, I am interested in capturing and preserving the world around me: people, their stories, rituals, possessions, and history. In my work I construct spaces that act as an externalization of an internal experience: memory. These constructions include traditional oil paintings of child-like forts, assemblage boxes, and layered prints. http://artair-kjf.com/6.html
March 24–28: SPRING BREAK
March 31–April 8, 2014
Nathaniel Foley, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sculpture
Flight Of Obscurity
Reception for the Artist: Friday, April 4, 4:00-6:00p.m.
Through my insatiable desire to make things with my hands and learn about the aviation industry, I delved deeper into processes of aircraft construction. By spending countless hours working on and talking about aircraft with my father, he passed on to me a strong passion for the field. With the deconstruction of aircraft forms, shapes, and details, my sculpture talks in an aviation language, as it is constructed of materials and assembled through processes used in the industry. http://nathanielfoley.com/
April 11- April 18, 2014
Michael Seeley, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Painting
Within The Limits of Construction
Reception for the Artist: Friday, April 11, 4:30–6:30p.m.
“Limits of Construction” is a term in the vocabulary of architectural documents to define the boundaries of a work site. When I visit construction sites as an architect, I see compositions and textures in the incomplete work that are sometimes more intriguing than the end result. As an artist, I see them as temporary and transitional scenes worth exploring.
April 22-April 29, 2014
Steve Garst, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Printmaking
Retention and Erosion
Reception for the Artist: Friday, April 25, 4:30–6:30p.m.
There is gold hidden in the hills of our country. Over time, it washes into the valleys and streams of the world. Wherever the water gathers, it mixes with dirt, plants, pinecones, garbage, and everything else that falls downhill. As this slurry mixes, decomposes, and settles it fills in and creates the beaches on which we set up camps and colonies. My work examines how we put ourselves both physically and mentally into the landscape and the tensions created by this relationship. http://stevegarst.com/
May 7-16, 2014
B.F.A. Graphic Design Exhibition
Reception for the Artists: Friday, May 16, 4:00-6:00p.m.
This annual exhibition includes recent works by Senior Graphic Design majors from the Department of Art. Package, identity, web and logo design are included in this exhibition.
Robert E. and Martha Hull Lee Gallery
Dec 12, 2013–Feb 3, 2014
A Place In Time
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Lecture, 6:00p.m., ART 100
Friday, 31, 2014
Reception for the Artist: 5:15–6:15p.m
Rob Anderson, the 2013 winner of the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Painters Competition shares his latest studio works in A Place In Time. Anderson’s works investigate the interaction of the isolated figure with its environment. By the evident manner of pushing the paint across the surface, then scraping away to reveal the under layers of paint, Anderson creates narratives that are truly revealed by the use of paint and exaggerated geometric composition rather than the use of sensational imagery. Rob Anderson received his MFA from the University of Cincinnati and his BFA from Xavier University. robandersonpainting.com/home.html
February 17–March 3, 2014
February 20, 2014
Reception for the Artist: 4:30–5:30p.m.
Lecture: 6p.m., Room 100 Art
In Digital Skins, metalsmith and digital sculptor, Michael Gayk, explores the imaging of the digitized body through the context of body adornment. Gayk will be on campus the week of February 17th, conducting workshops and a public lecture as part of the Visiting Artist, Scholars and Exhibitions (VASE) Program in the Department of Art. www.michaelgayk.com
April 14-23, 2014
John Hankiewicz, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Printmaking
The Comfort Zone
Reception for the Artist: April 18, 4:30–6:00p.m.
For the artist, the most artistically rewarding terrain lies between categories. John Hankiewicz uses sidewalks, figures, and boxes as motifs for exploring the zone between representation and abstraction, the realistic and iconographic, the observed and imagined. hankiewicz.blogspot.com
May 2 – May 16, 2014
Visual Collective: recent works by B.F.A. Studio majors in the Department of Art
Reception: Tuesday, May 8, 4:00-6:00p.m.
This inaugural exhibition includes recent works of our BFA studio majors chosen by the Department of Art Studio Faculty.