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AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 28

REVERB II : Recent Abstraction in Painting

Monday, September 29
6 p.m. | Curators Talk 
7 p.m. | Reception in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery


Sponsored in part by the Ohio Arts Council  http://www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/oacsupport/html.asp.


Curated by University of Northern Iowa assistant professor of art Kenneth Hall with BGSU professor Mille Guldbeck, this group invitational exhibition features artists selected because of their passionate investigations into expressive mark making and gestural iconography.  The artists include Scott Anderson, Christie Blizard, Angelina Gualdoni, Willie Kohler, Mary Laube, Dana Saulnier, Linnea Spranzy, and Deborah Zlotsky. #BGSUArt

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SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 18

SOUND/SCULPTURE: Harry Bertoia, Nathalie Miebach & the Kusuma Sari Balinese Gamelan

In celebration of the repair and reinstallation of our magnificent Bertoia Tonal Sculpture in the Gallery Sculpture Garden, this exhibition brings together three sound/sculpture variations. A series of monoprints by pioneering sound sculptor Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) provide a visual sense of the musicality that pervaded his sculpture. Nathalie Miebach constructs colorful carefully plotted woven sculptures that interpret weather events and can be read as musical scores. BGSU’s Kusuma Sari Balinese Gamelan– an elaborate Indonesian orchestra of percussion instruments built and tuned to stay together as a set and used to relate historical dramas – is the final component. These elements come together to celebrate the ways we interpret, understand and appreciate events and experiences through multiple senses.  
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OCTOBER 17 - NOVEMBER19

TELLING TRUTHS/SPEAKING SECRETS (Identity Project)           

Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Confessions and the Sense of Self

Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Hybrids, Aliens and Ghosts

Curated by Jacqueline Nathan                                                          

        In her series, titled Confessions and the Sense of Self, Palomo-Lovinski portrays “how women…communicate personal information about themselves to form a sense of community or bonding and as a way to rationalize or accept the feelings they have.”  With provocatively clothed mannequins ranging from a bridal gown inspired by confessions from the web site Bridezilla.com to a dress covered by camouflage and a facemask that “examines the feelings of vulnerability and defensiveness in the act of confession,” Palomo-Lovinski’s work (http://fashionismymuse.blogspot.com/2009/12/confessions-and-sense-of-self-works-by.html) encourages reflection and discussion.

      Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze is a Brooklyn based artist of Nigerian birth and British upbringing. Her drawings and works on paper have been influenced greatly by this diasporic cultural hybridity, and also by textile design, photography, print-making and architecture. Her works, collectively titled Hybrids, Aliens and Ghosts, explore her navigations of this hybridity through the eyes of an alter ego named Ada the Alien.

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Friday, October 17

Artist Talk, 6-7 pm Noël Palomo-Lovinski

Opening reception 7 pm (concert at 8 pm)

Monday, November 10

Creative Minds Labino Black Visiting Artist/Scholar: Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze

OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 22

DISTINGUISHED: 

Hilty, Jacomini, Mazur

Willard Wankelman Gallery

Sponsored in part by Ohio Arts Council
Tom Hilty, Ron Jacomini and Bob Mazur shaped the School of Art during an exciting era of growth and continue to gain recognition for their artistic accomplishments. BGSU Galleries is delighted to welcome them back.

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All exhibitions are free and the public is welcome.

All galleries are wheelchair accessible with the exception of the upper level of the Wankelman Gallery.

Gallery Hours during exhibitions:
Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

These hours may change during summer exhibitions - please check the exhibition description!
The Galleries are also open by special appointment for group visits.

The Fine Arts Center gratefully recognizes generous support from:
The Ohio Arts Council
BGSU Ethnic Cultural Arts Program

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