2010

60th Annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition

 

December 3 through December 13, 2010



 

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy accomplished work by some of the finest artists in this region, featuring work in a wide range of media by current and emeriti faculty and current staff members of the School of Art. Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.

Opening Reception and Arts Xtravaganza: Friday, December 3, 6-10 p.m.

Closed December 18, 2005 - January 8, 2006 for winter recess

 

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan 
E-mail: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-937-2852

 

Erwin Redl

 

October 26 through December 5, 2010



Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

 

Austrian-born artist Erwin Redl uses LEDs as an artistic medium. Redl's works have received attention both nationally and internationally. Working in both two and three dimensions, his works redefine interior and exterior spaces. 
CLOSED: November 11 for Veterans’ Day 

Monday, November 1, 7:30 pm: Lecture & Reception for the artist, 1101 FAC

 

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan 
E-mail: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-937-2852

100 @100: 100 Works of Art by Alumni Artists to Celebrate BGSU's Centennial

 

October 2 through November 17, 2010



Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Each of the four studio areas in the School of Art, Graphic Design, 2-D, 3-D, and Digital Art, will select 25 works by outstanding alumni to represent the School’s proudest accomplishments over the past century. October 1 all day: Demos/Studio visits/Discussions/Lectures TBA 8 p.m. Opening Reception CLOSED: October 9-12: Fall Break

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan 
E-mail: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-937-2852

 

Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit

 

August 31 through September 26, 2010



Where: Willard Wankelman Gallery

Each work of art in Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit has, at it’s visible core, a tool that was important for women’s domestic labor in the past. The old tool becomes the fulcrum for a contemporary work of art. 

Betye Saar’s work- one of her iconic washboard pieces- perfectly conveys a trajectory of this exhibition: the impulse to transform an implement of domestic drudgery and degradation into a thing of beauty and a vehicle for representing and honoring the past, in this case, African American history. Flo Oy Wong has made a piece constructed in part out of kitchen implements and images from her immigrant family’s 1940’s Chinese restaurant in Oakland, CA. Lisa Alvarado in Chicago has made a small installation illuminating the cultural like of Mexican immigrant domestics in the World War II era. Alvarado expects the audience to rifle through the maid’s tote bag, demonstrating the thin claim such a person had to privacy as she toiled for wages in someone else’s household. 

Oregon artist Marie Watt has contributed one of her acclaimed, “Blanket Columns” to the exhibition, along with two smaller wall pieces. Watt describes her project this way: “My work is about social and cultural histories embedded in commonplace objects. I consciously draw from indigenous design principles, oral traditions and personal experience to shape the inner logic of the work I make. Watt adds, I like how Indigenous Creation Stories connect us to soil and sky. Like the blankets, this vertical orientation (up and down) is easy to take for granted. But it is also the space where smoke rises, winged creatures fly, prayers are offered and water collects and releases.” 

Distaff artists have placed these objects and others at the center of their work: a washboard, a dressmaker’s figure, graters, doilies, and advice book, cooking pans, a basket, a garden hoe, dress patterns, a rolling pin, buckets, darning eggs, a work glove, a needle threader, rug-beaters, ironing boards, mason jars, a telephone. 

Part of the point of Distaff is to explore the idea of seeing-as-context. Many of these old tools facilitated very and repetitive labor and evoke the various histories (European American African American, Asian American, Native American, Mexican American) of women’s unpaid, often diminished and disrespected status within the household and society. But in the 21st century, at a moment when “old tools” have become aestheticized and expensive, we can look again, and see costly beauty. 

The artists have put utility in conversation with the past. Reimagining the distaff toolkit for the purposes of this exhibition can include (overlapping) encounters in any of the following directions-or others: history / memory / gender / labor / material culture / household objects / family relations / power and powerlessness / drudgery / craft and beauty. 

The distaff is a tool attached to a spinning wheel, designed to hold unspun fibers. Over time, “distaff” came to refer to matters and objects in the domestic or women’s sphere, and then, to women, generally. 

Rickie Solinger, Curator 

Friday, September 24, 7 pm: Lecture, Debra Priestly: Current Work 204 FAC

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan 
E-mail: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 4199372852

 

The Aaron Macy Legacy Exhibition: Scholarship Recipients 2002-2010

 

August 24 through September 17, 2010



Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Talented BGSU graduate student Aaron Macy died of a sudden illness as he was preparing to begin his professional artistic career. His family established an annual ceramics scholarship in his name. This exhibition highlights the recipients since 2002, both from BGSU and Northern Arizona University, where Macy received his undergraduate degree. 

Friday, September 17: Artist panel & Reception, 7 pm, 204 FAC

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan 
E-mail: galleries@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-937-2852

 

NOWOH Community Art Show

 

July 16 through July 25, 2010



Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

 

The 3rd Annual NoWOH Community Art Exhibition will feature work from artists in 11 Northwest Ohio counties. All artists 16 years of age and up are invited to show their original art in a variety of media.

This is known as the "no woe" show, since all work submitted will be shown! Professional judges will give awards in several categories, and the public will select a Popular Choice award by vote at the opening.

 

Contact: Jacqueline Nathan 
E-mail: galleries@bgsu.edu 
Phone Number: 4193728525

 

5th District Congressional Art Competition

 

May 8, 2010



Where: Willard Wankelman Galleries

Time: 9 AM to 10 AM

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Open to the public.

Contact: Jacqui Nathan 
E-mail: jnathan@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

 

MFA Thesis Exhibition II

 

April 24 through May 4, 2010



 

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, April 23, 7-9 pm

Featured artists include:

Betsy Cavalier

Dan Chudzinski

Tommy Frank

Natalie Nirdlinger

Michael Yager



Artwork: 
The Spreading of Something by Betsy Cavalier
Pieta by Dan Chudzinski

 

Contact: Jacqui Nathan 
E-mail: jnathan@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

 

MFA Thesis Exhibition I

 

April 10 through April 20, 2010



 

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, April 9, 7-9 pm

Featured Artists Include:

Molly Allen

Andreas Baumgartner

Austin Cartwright

Kuang Chen Hsu

Julia Rogers



Artwork: 
Untitled by Molly Allen
Traces of Entropy VIII by Andreas Baumgartner
Collective Conductivity by Julia Rogers

 

Contact: Jacqui Nathan 
E-mail: jnathan@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

 

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

 

March 20 through April 3, 2010



 

Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman and Bowen-Thompson Student Union Galleries

Opening Reception at all three venues: Saturday March 20

4:30 to 5:30 pm: Medici Primavera Gallery Preview (Medici Members Only)
5:30 to 6 pm: Bowen-Thompson Student Union Opening Reception
6:15 pm: Video/Animation Screening, 204 Fine Arts Center
7 to 8:30 pm: Fine Arts Center Opening Reception, Bryan and Wankelman Galleries
8 pm: Awards Presentation

Download the BFA 2010 Prospectus

Contact: Jacqui Nathan 
E-mail: jnathan@bgsu.edu
Phone Number: 419-372-8525

 

Annual Undergraduate Art & Design Exhibition

 

February 7 through March 2, 2010



Where: Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

A juried selection of art in all media by students in the BGSU School of Art.

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7, 2-4 pm

 

  • Awards Ceremony: 2:45 p.m.

    Open Monday, February 22 for Presidents Day 

    Click here for the 2010 Undergraduate Exhibition Prospectus
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    Contact: Jacqui Nathan 
    E-mail: jnathan@bgsu.edu
    Phone Number: 419-372-8525