STUDENT JURIED ANNUAL EXHIBITION
MARCH 8, 2013 - APRIL 5, 2013 - The 2013 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, juried by Trenton Doyle Hancock, will be on display in the Visual Arts Gallery. 900 13th St. South. Birmingham, AL. Join us for the Opening Reception Friday, March 8 from 5pm - 9pm.
UAB Drawing/Book Arts Faculty, Doug Baulos at Walnut Gallery, Gadsden Alabama
February 8, 2013 - March 29, 2013 - Walnut Gallery in Gadsden Alabama presents “Under the Bindings”, a collection of imagery and sculptural works by artists Pinkie Bass and UAB’s Doug Baulos. The exhibit opens on February 8 with an opening reception and gallery talk and will remain on display until March 29, 2013. Opening Reception, February 8, 7-9PM.
UAB Drawing/Book Arts Faculty, Doug Baulos at The Museum of Printing History, Houston Texas
Curated by Chicago-based artist Paul Andrew Wandless, Clay & Print IV is part of a series of exhibitions that have examined how artists are exploring the intersection between ceramics and printmaking. Wandless states that “clay prints utilizing printmaking methods are usually looked upon as just clay versions of what could be done on paper. This completely ignores how clay materials re-contextualize an image, giving it a unique aesthetic and artistic presence.” The exhibition will feature printed works on paper and clay by each of the artists, showcasing the aesthetic presence of each medium while also demonstrating how various substrates, techniques, and processes can be combined to create one artistic vision. Exhibiting artists include Doug Baulos, Charlie Cummings, Les Lawrence, Thomas Lucas, Megumi Naitoh, Matt Nolen, and Paul Andrew Wandless. For more information go to http://www.printingmuseum.org
UAB Photography Faculty, Sonja Rieger
at Beta Pictorus
Rieger's photo series titled "Rally October 28, 1979, 7pm, Gardendale, AL" will be on show at the Beta Pictorus Gallery from January 11 – February 22, 2013. For more information see the gallery website, http://www.mauscontemporary.com/.
The Scar Project at UAB Gallery
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Visual Arts Gallery presents two powerful photographic projects on young women and breast cancer by fashion photographer David Jay Jan. 7-31, 2013.
“The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not a Pink Ribbon” is a series of large-scale portraits that puts a raw, unflinching face on young women and breast cancer, while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of the many brave young women fighting the disease. The women, ages 18-35, represent young women living with breast cancer today, an often overlooked group. They journeyed from across the United States and the world to be photographed for “The SCAR Project.” More than 100 women have been photographed. Many traveled to his studio in New York City. If they were too sick to travel, he went to them.
“The Alabama Project: The Civil Rights of Health Care” is a subset of “The SCAR Project.” In this project, Jay documents a group of young women in Alabama, all in their 20s, battling not only breast cancer but the health-care system itself. The photos depict the women’s experiences struggling with both cancer and a host of associated issues such as health care, finances, unemployment, child care and more. From hospital rooms to living rooms, Jay’s poignant images capture each woman’s faith, perseverance, and beauty. One woman is from Demopolis; the others are all from the Birmingham area.
The show is produced by UAB Associate Professor of English Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., and UAB Visual Arts Gallery Interim Director John Thomas Fields, M.F.A. Ryan says Jay contacted her to interview the women of “The Alabama Project” and write about them. Ryan also wrote the text for the show’s catalog book, which will be available at the exhibit.
An opening reception will be held from 5-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at the gallery, 900 13th St. South. Private gallery tours with Jay will be available. “Baring It All,” the Emmy Award-winning documentary about “The SCAR Project,” will be shown throughout the exhibition. Call the gallery at 205-934-0815.
B-Metro magazine will feature an essay by Ryan and photos by Jay in its January issue, and magazines will be available to guests at the opening reception. For more information on “The SCAR Project,” visit www.thescarproject.org and www.thescarprojectblog.com.
The Alabama Project is co-sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Central Alabama and The Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust.
ROB CLIFTON at Civil Rights Institute
UAB Fine Art student Rob Clifton is showing a selection of drawings, paintings and illustrations at the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum through December 30th at the Vann Gallery. The show titled Servant of the Soul, depicts messages from his dreams as well as temporal perceptions. Opening Reception November 8th. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
ART FACULTY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Art & Art History invite you to an OPEN HOUSE celebrating STUDIO 2300 - the new Art Faculty Studios.
2300 7TH Avenue South,
September the 27th from 5p to 8p.
Please, Join Us for refreshments and tour the faculty studios and see the latest work from:
JIM ALEXANDER, DOUG BARRETT, DOUG BAULOS, BERT BROUWER, GARY CHAPMAN, DEREK CRACCO, CHRISTOPHER LOWTHER, SONJA RIEGER, JOHN POWERS & ERIN WRIGHT.
Gary Chapman will be installing The HELMET Project for the first public exhibition of the project at the Montgomery Museum of Art. The Exhibition opens with a series of gallery talks and reception on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Times TBA Gary has a total of 6 solo exhibitions scheduled for late 2012 and 2013 which are detailed on his blog www.garychapmanart.blogspot.com
Tireless Shifter: Imagery from the Commuter Space designed work by Doug Barrett
A series of works that explores the mingling of the commuter and consumer experience in the context of the "roadside" space. "I am interested in looking at visual culture and images created in public and personal spaces and how those spaces are physically and mentally mapped in everyday life."
EXHIBITION DATES: June 25 – July 27, 2012
CLOSING RECEPTION: July 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Samford Gallery: M/F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(not open on holidays)
Samford University Gallery, School of the Arts, Samford University Art Department 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229 205-726-2840
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Doug Baulos Exhibition at Georgia College
Begins November 16, 2011
Recent works by faculty Doug Baulos will be on exhibition starting at Georgia College on November 16, 2011. Baulos's books feature fusions of ceramic and paper with adaptations of traditional historical sewn bindings. The show will travel to three other venues in the US 2012. Curated by Shannon Morris.
an exhibition at the Gadsden Museum of Art
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2011
UAB art faculty will show recent work at the Gadsden Museum of Art's Alabama's Best invitational art exhibition. Alabama's Best is a collection of artwork created by the faculty of Alabama's Colleges and Universities. There will be an opening on November 20th. UAB artists featured include: Gary Chapman, Sonja Reiger, Jim Alexander, Erin Wright, John Powers, Doug Baulos, Christopher Lowther, and Doug Barrett.
The goal of the Gadsden Museum of Art is to support and maintain a museum of local history and to support and maintain a museum dedicated to Southern artists. The museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm.
HANDWORK: South Asian Folk Art Now,
an exhibition at UAB's ArtLab
900 13th Street South Birmingham
SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2011
An exhibition of South Asian Folk Art will be on view during the month of September, 2011, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s ArtLab. The exhibition features magnificent examples of modern art from India—but art that is executed by artists working in styles/medias, and from backgrounds and perspectives, that are not based on Western art traditions. Works for the show come from private collections of South Asian folk art in Maine, Connecticut, Ohio, and here in Birmingham, Alabama.
South Asian folk art, in its many rich and complex manifestations, has traditionally been created in the rural areas that still comprise over 70% of South Asia. Rather than serving as individual creations or “art for art’s sake,” folk art in South Asia has generally been created by members of specific communities to serve a variety of purposes, including performative and ritual as well as aesthetic ones. Many of these traditional art forms have been handed down from generation to generation, perhaps from mother to daughter, or have been created by a caste of painters in a master-apprentice relationship. Although there is great range of regional and stylistic diversity in South Asian folk art, there are common threads running through.
The Edward and Hermione Friend Lecture
featuring Dr. Stephen Huyler,
Hulsey Recital Hall
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: 6:00pm
Stephen P. Huyler is an art historian, cultural anthropologist, photographer, and author. He has spent a large art of the last thirty-two years traveling in Indian villages documenting craftsmanship and traditional and contemporary cultures. His focus during the past decade has been on the sacred arts and spiritual rituals of practical Hinduism. Much of his work has been focused on women’s art and identity in India, in particular art of the domestic sphere, and women’s ritual art. His most recent exhibition, “Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing,” at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego in 2010, featured self-taught artist Sonabai Rajawar who lived in enforced isolation for 15 years in a remote village in central India, creating her own joyous sculptural environment. Through the necessity of expressing her own vision in the face of tremendous adversity, Sonabai developed her innovative art form, which she later taught to other artists.
Come enjoy as Dr. Huyler shares his stores and images of the remarkable women of India and the art they create.
Folk Art and the Empowerment of Women:
A Pubic Conversation, at UAB's ArtLab
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: 12:30PM
Gail Andrews, Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art and an expert in southern American folk art, talks with Stephen Huyler, art historian, cultural anthropologist, photographer, and author, and artist, collector, and curator, Kathryn Myers about the revival of traditional arts—in India and the US—from the viewpoints of economic development, social change, advances in the status of women, and the impact of such efforts on the folk art traditions in South Asia and the American south. While efforts to preserve and make folk art available to a wider public are admirable, they may serve to distort traditional function and form. What happens to notions of “authenticity” when contemporary artists collaborate with folk artists, when traditional styles are appropriated by urban artists, and as folk artists are exposed to new materials and motifs?
The 17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium will be held at UAB, Friday February 3rd, 2012.
It will be held in room 174 of Mervyn H. Sterne Library, beginning at 11:00 AM. The keynote speaker is Dr. Sarah Betzer, from the University of Virginia. Her talk will begin at 5:00 PM, and it is titled, "Ingres's Shadows." The Symposium is open to the public, and it is free. For more information please call The Department of Art and Art History at 934-4941 or 975-0693.
Tibetan Buddhism Across the Himalayas
Selections from the Huntington Photographic Archive, is now on view at the Mervyn-Sterne Library through February. The photographs are displayed in the cases on all three floors of the library.
SONJA RIEGER EXHIBITION
INTERPLAY, AUGUST 7 - OCTOBER 24
Recent work by photography faculty Sonja Rieger is on exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11am-4pm.
THE JACK DRAKE VISITING ARTIST 2009
MARCH 6 - APRIL 4
John Bankston is a San Francisco-based artist whose work is exhibited internationally. Winner of a 2002 SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship, his work has been shown at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, among others. Admission is free. The UAB Visual Arts Gallery is located at 900 13th St. S. Call 205-934-0815.
BFA EXHIBITION 2009
APRIL 10 - MAY 2
An exhibition of works by students graduating from the UAB bachelor of fine arts program. Admission is free. The UAB Visual Arts Gallery is located at 900 13th St. S. Call 205-934-0815.
ANNIE BUTRUS: "PEACH TREE TRAIL"
MAY 8 - JUNE 5
Annie Butrus is an artist who pursues work about people's perception of the places they live. Her project involves documenting the changes in the landscape and the emotions evoked in response to that change. Mainly realized in painting, Butrus' work has concentrated on the growth around the Birmingham-metro area, where she resides. "Peach Tree Trail" features several diptychs installed together as a simulated trail. Each diptych represents an individual peach farmer's orchard in Chilton County. Admission is free. The UAB Visual Arts Gallery is located at 900 13th St. S.
6TH ANNUAL AIGA PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Take advantage of this opportunity to get expert feedback on your design portfolio and meet other students and professionals in the local design community. Join us on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 12pm. Have your portfolio reviewed by multiple reviewers and stay after to listen to the panel discussion. All participants must pre-register online.
Graphic Design Studio/HB 104
PORTFOLIO REVIEW: 12-3p
PANEL DISCUSSION: 3-3:35p
$5 for AIGA members
$15 for non-members
current students only, please.