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January 17, 2014

UAB Department of Art and Art History winter/spring 2014 events calendar

BIRMINGHAM — In 2014, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History will present exhibitions, lectures, pop-up studios and live performances by artists and art historians including Michael Tabie, Jeanette Kohl, George Ferrandi, Amanda Browder, Leslie Wayne and Yomi Ola.

 

Exhibitions by students, faculty and alumni will include the 38th annual Juried Student, Bachelor of Fine Arts, “Objects of Authority: Embroideries and Other Contemporary Arts from Western India,” “After ‘Sōsaku Hanga’: Creativity and Modernity in Japanese Prints of the 1960s and 1970s,” “Interlude / Influence: Faculty and Alumni at Work,” and “A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio.”

 

All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. Visit the AEIVA online at www.uab.edu/cas/aeiva or the UAB Department of Art and Art History online at www.uab.edu/art.

 

Thursday, Jan. 16-Thursday, March 6, 2014

Exhibition: UAB presents “Material Evidence: Art in Search of Representation & Identity,” and selections from the UAB Permanent Collection, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. “Material Evidence” is the inaugural exhibition for UAB’s new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Curated by the Birmingham Museum of Art, the exhibition features works culled from the impressive private collections of some of Birmingham’s most dedicated art collectors and enthusiasts. This exhibition will also include selections from the UAB Permanent Art Collection. Admission is free and open to the public. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, call 205-975-6436 or visit the AEIVA online. 

 

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Lecture: UAB presents artist Michael Tabie, 2 p.m., in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Room 240, 1221 10th Ave. South. Artist Michael Tabie from Two Arms Inc. in Brooklyn, N.Y., will speak about his studio and work process in conjunction with his “Pop-Up Studio” project with the Department of Art and Art History. Tabie will print a commissioned silkscreen during his residency. Admission is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by the John S. Jemison Fund and the UAB Department of Art and Art History. For more information, contact Doug Barrett at dbarrett@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.

 

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, 2014

Pop-Up Studio: UAB presents Michael Tabie, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Room 250, 1221 10th Ave. South. Artist Michael Tabie from Two Arms Inc. in Brooklyn, N.Y., invites the public to join in the printing of a commissioned silkscreen about Birmingham. Participants will actively participate in the printing process. Admission is free. Extensions of the UAB Department of Art and Art History, pop-up studios are temporary, interactive art studios with a mission to broaden community awareness and access to the arts. The studios provide visitors an opportunity to work with visiting artists, faculty and students, who will conduct demonstrations and allow participants to explore their own creativity through make-and-take art activities, artwork for purchase and more formal classes. For more information, contact Doug Barrett at dbarrett@uab.edu, or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lectures: Art History Master of Arts Symposium, all day, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Lecture Hall, 1221 10th Ave. South. UAB’s Department of Art and Art History will host this biannual symposium shared with the University of Alabama. Juried graduate student research papers will be presented throughout the day. This symposium is sponsored by the UAB Department of Art and Art History. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jessica Dallow at jdallow@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.   

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lecture: UAB presents Jeanette Kohl, “Serial Patricians: Authenticity and Duplication in Renaissance Portraiture,” 6 p.m., in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Lecture Hall, 1221 10th Ave. South. University of California, Riverside Associate Professor Jeanette Kohl, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker for the biannual UAB/UA Art History Graduate Symposium. Kohl will present her research, which focuses on image concepts and strategies of representation in the Italian Renaissance, with a particular interest in portraiture and methodology. This lecture is sponsored by the John S. Jemison Fund and the UAB Department of Art and Art History. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jessica Dallow at jdallow@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.   

 

Wednesday, March 19-Friday, April 18, 2014

Exhibition: UAB Department of Art and Art History presents the 38th annual Juried Student Exhibition, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21. The annual UAB Juried Student Exhibition features the best student work from across artistic media. Artist George Ferrandi will be the juror for the 2014 UAB Juried Exhibition. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.

 

Wednesday, March 19-Friday, April 18, 2014

Exhibition: George Ferrandi: “The Prosthetics of Joy,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21. New York artist George Ferrandi will exhibit for the first time her project “The Prosthetics of Joy,” a multimedia, one-act play where the players, the set and the costumes are indivisible. During the live performance event of “The Prosthetics of Joy,” the artist will reconstruct a specific photograph from the inside out. The photo is of 40 or so children at a party dressed like serious adults, in little suits and fedoras, in the midst of a unanimous and literal jump for joy. The children from the photo will be played by UAB students, faculty and staff. Ferrandi’s work has been performed and exhibited around the country. She has received grants from the Franklin Furnace Fundwinners for Performance Art, the Mid Atlantic Arts Council and the RISD Part-time Faculty Association. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Brooklyn Rail and The Huffington Post. Ferrandi teaches sculpture and performance art at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Virginia Commonwealth University. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.          

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Live performance: UAB presents artist George Ferrandi in a live performance of “The Prosthetics of Joy,” 6:30 p.m., in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Small Gallery, 1221 10th Ave. South. New York artist George Ferrandi will exhibit for the first time her project “The Prosthetics of Joy,” a multimedia, one-act play where the players, the set and the costumes are indivisible. This event is sponsored by the John S. Jemison Fund, UAB College of Arts and Sciences, and the UAB Department of Art and Art History. The live performance of “The Prosthetics of Joy” project was commissioned by the Department of Art and Art History for the AEIVA. Ferrandi is the juror for the 38th annual Department of Art and Art History Juried Student Exhibition in 2014. Admission is free. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.

 

Wednesday, April 30-Thursday, May 22, 2014

Exhibition: UAB Bachelor of Fine Arts show, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the undergraduate professional degree for studio art in the UAB Department of Art and Art History. These exhibitions are the pinnacle of achievement for those students accepted into the BFA program at UAB. The BFA exhibition typically represents a wide range of artistic mediums and disciplines, showcasing the best work from graduating undergraduate students. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact Derek Cracco at dcracco@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.     

 

April, July and August 2014

Pop-Up Studio: UAB presents Amanda Browder, times and locations to be announced. Participate in public sewing days to help produce Browder’s giant fabric installation alongside the artist. The work will be created during multiple studio days, dates to be announced, then will be presented at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts and Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center to celebrate the new cultural corridor at UAB on August 29, 2014. Extensions of the UAB Department of Art and Art History, pop-up studios are temporary, interactive art studios with a mission to broaden community awareness and access to the arts. The studios provide visitors an opportunity to work with visiting artists, faculty and students, who will conduct demonstrations and allow participants to explore their own creativity through make-and-take art activities, artwork for purchase and more formal classes. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.     

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lecture: UAB presents Leslie Wayne, 6 p.m., in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Lecture Hall, 1221 10th Ave. South. Artist Leslie Wayne will speak in conjunction with her AEIVA exhibition, “Mind the Gap.” This lecture is sponsored by Lydia Cheney and Jim Sokol. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lauren Lake at llake@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.   

 

Thursday, June 5-Thursday, July 17, 2014

Exhibition: UAB presents Leslie Wayne: “Mind the Gap,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception is planned 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6. “Mind The Gap,” an exhibition by New York artist Leslie Wayne, presents a cross section of the artist’s past and present works. Wayne is an internationally exhibited artist whose works have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, ARTnews and Art in America. Wayne also is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Artist Grant and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact Lauren Lake at llake@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.

 

Thursday, June 5-Thursday, July 17, 2014

Exhibition: UAB presents “Objects of Authority: Embroideries and Other Contemporary Arts from Western India,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception is planned 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6. The exhibition, curated by UAB Assistant Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, will feature approximately 40 works of art produced in rural contexts in India over the past 50 years. Older, heirloom embroideries from Gujarat will be juxtaposed with those produced recently under the aegis of Indian NGOs to highlight the effects of commodification on artistic production and the aesthetic results. The exhibition also will feature paintings and textiles from Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, where aesthetic modifications similar to those in Gujarat have occurred, to draw attention to the intersections of market needs and artistic invention that have resulted in new aesthetic traditions cropping up across these regions. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact Cummings at cathleen@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.   

 

Thursday, June 5-Thursday, July 17, 2014

Exhibition: UAB presents “After ‘Sōsaku Hanga’: Creativity and Modernity in Japanese Prints of the 1960s and 1970s,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception is planned 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6. “Sōsaku Hanga” is a companion exhibition to the Birmingham Museum of Art’s “Shin Hanga: Japanese Prints from the 1920s and 1930s” exhibition. Curated by UAB Assistant Professor Cathleen Cummings, this exhibition explores the works of Sōsaku Hanga printmakers of post-war Japan. These works explore the growing influence of the West on traditional Japanese print aesthetics. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact Cummings at cathleen@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.               

 

Monday, Aug. 11-Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Exhibition: UAB presents “Interlude / Influence: Faculty and Alumni at Work,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception is planned 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. “Interlude / Influence” will present works from current UAB Department of Art and Art History faculty and select alumni. The exhibition will examine the dynamics of the master/apprentice relationship that occurs within the academic art context. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and and closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.     

 

Monday, Aug. 11-Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Exhibition: “A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A reception is planned 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. UAB’s Bloom Studio, run by UAB Graphic Design Assistant Professor Doug Barrett, allows graphic design students to gain real-world experience working directly with clients on Design for Good projects. The exhibition will highlight recently completed work. Projects include Bibb County Tourism, The Cahaba Blueway, Friends of the Cahaba and the Lakeview District. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact Barrett at barrettd@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.   

 

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Lecture: UAB presents Amanda Browder, 6 p.m., in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Lecture Hall, 1221 10th Ave. South. Artist Amanda Browder will speak in conjunction with her installation at the AEIVA and UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center to celebrate UAB’s new cultural corridor. This will follow her multiple pop-up studio residencies and public sewing days to produce her exhibition at UAB. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, John S. Jemison Fund, and the Alys Stephens Center. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.     

 

Friday, Aug. 29-Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Exhibition: UAB presents Amanda Browder: “Magic Chromacity,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. The work will be available for viewing during daylight hours. New York artist Amanda Browder will present her commissioned work for the UAB AEIVA and Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, “Magic Chromacity.” Her large-scale, colorful, outdoor recycled-fabric installation will celebrate UAB’s new cultural corridor. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact John Fields at jfields@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.        

 

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Lecture: UAB presents Yomi Ola, 6:30 p.m., in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Lecture Hall, 1221 10th Ave. South. Spelman College Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Abayomi Ola, Ph.D., will present his research focusing on visual satires of power in Africa and the African Diaspora. This lecture is sponsored by the Edward M. and Hermione C. Friend Endowed Memorial Support Fund. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jessica Dallow at jdallow@uab.edu, visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online.

 

About the UAB Department of Art and Art History

Located within a vibrant arts and cultural scene, the UAB Department of Art and Art History offers degrees in art history, studio art and art education. UAB’s Department of Art and Art History is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Nationally and internationally active scholars and artists who promote creative inquiry, scholarship and innovation are actively teaching in their classrooms and studios. The department is part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, home to academic disciplines that include the arts, humanities and sciences. Keep up with the department at https://www.facebook.com/UABDAAH

 

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