Spring Exhibitions Lectures and Events!

2013 Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition & The Living Studio Residency

January 21 – February 22, 2013
University & Atrium Galleries
Panel Discussions: 3:00 – 5:00pm Fulton 111
RECEPTION: Friday, February 8th, 6:00 – 7:00pm, University Gallery
Immediately following a concert by the Music Department Faculty at 5:00pm in Fulton 112
Living Studio Residency Closing Reception: Friday, February 22nd 5:00pm, Atrium Gallery

This year’s Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition curated by the new Galleries Manager Marisa Sage, will feature an exciting new element, the “Living Studio Residency”. Part-time faculty member, Lucia Michel, will transform the Atrium Gallery into a working artist’s studio for one month. During this residency we welcome visitors and the public to engage in conversation with Lucia about her working methods and the paintings themselves. That same month, join us in the University Gallery for phenomenal new works of all scales and media by each of our talented art faculty.

Carl Goldhagen, “The Crowd”, Oil on Linen, 63 1/2″h x 51″w, 2012.

Gabriel Barcia–Colombo

January 28 – March 9, 2013
Electronic Gallery
Lecture, February 28, 5:00pm TETC 153
Reception to follow lecture.
Workshop, March 1, 12:00pm TETC 352

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo’s work focuses on memorialization and, more specifically, the act of leaving one’s imprint for the next generation. While formally implemented by natural history museums and collections (which find their roots in Renaissance era “cabinets of curiosity”), this process has grown more pointed and pervasive in the modern-day obsession with personal digital archiving and the corresponding growth of social media culture. His video sculptures play upon this exigency in our culture to chronicle, preserve and wax nostalgic, an idea which Barcia-Colombo renders visually by “collecting” human beings (alongside cultural archetypes) as scientific specimens. Barcia-Colombo was a 2012 TED fellow, and has exhibited his work as such places as the Elga Wimmer Gallery, the 92Y Tribeca, and 3rd Ward in New York, and the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco, CA.

Beyond Vision: messages from the holographic universe

March 4 – April 6, 2013
University Gallery
Lecture by Jenny Morgan, April 4, 5:00pm FH 111
Exhibition Reception, April 4, 6:00pm University Gallery

Beyond Vision is a themed group exhibition that explores the extra-physical phenomena of our universe. In such varied media as painting, video, photography, sculpture and even quilts, each artist in this show presents a different example of how we might envision or visually communicate the paranormal. The featured artist of this show is Jenny Morgan who will visit SU in April 2013. Morgan is a figurative painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work “formulates a grounded state of hyper-sense while stripping each figure she paints to their spiritual core.” Her masterful paintings, while grounded in contemporary realism, go beyond mere representation to suggest alternate realities and psychedelia. Morgan’s work has been widely exhibited and featured in many publications such as High-Fructose, L Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine. She is currently represented by Plus Gallery in Denver and Driscoll-Babcock Gallery in New York.

Jenny Morgan, “Power Play”, Oil on canvas, 42” x 31, 2011.

The 4th Generation: Shelby Lee Adams 1974 – current

March 11 – May 4, 2013
Atrium Gallery
Lecture by Shelby Lee Adams, April 25, 5:00pm Wicomico Room
Exhibition Reception, 6:00pm Atrium Gallery

This exhibition will build off of the eight works within the Salisbury University Gallery Collection, following the prolific photographic career of artist Shelby Lee Adams as he captures four generations of the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky through his lens. Spanning nearly forty years, The 4th Generation will focus on four of the Appalachian Mountain families Adams choose to immortalize, including “Brice and Crow on Porch, 1992” (Part of the Salisbury University Collection), a photo featuring two members of The Caudill Family. Shelby began photographing the Caudill family directly out of college in 1974, as we will see in the exhibition, he continues to photograph the living members to this day. Shelby Lee Adams was born in 1950 and has exhibited in galleries and museums across the world. Adams is part of many important public and private collections including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Shelby received the Guggenheim Photography fellowship in 2010, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts photography fellowship in 2009. Mr. Adams has a published four books featuring his Appalachian Mountain families, including “Salt & Truth” in 2011.

Shelby Lee Adams,Brothers Praying”, Silver Gelatin Photograph, 14 x 11, 1993.

New Media Mixed Tape

Mar  25 – Apr 27, 2013
Electronic Gallery
Reception: April 11, 12:00pm – 3:00 pm Electronic Gallery

This year’s annual “Mixtape” show will feature work from a large assortment of Salisbury University New Media Students. Chances are, if you took a New Media class this semester or last, some of your work will be featured in this overview.

FINE ART Senior Exhibition

April 11 – 26, 2013
University Gallery
Awards Reception: Friday, 6:00pm, April 19, 2013

This exhibition features the work of graduating students that concentrate in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and hot glass.

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

May 2 – 17, 2013
University Gallery
Awards Reception: Friday, May 3, 6:00pm, 2013

This exhibition features the work of graduating graphic design students.
New Media Senior Exhibition

May 2 – 17, 2013
University Gallery
Awards Reception: Friday, May 3, 6:00pm, 2013

This exhibition features the work of graduating New Media students.

Artists of Tomorrow

May 10 – June 8, 2013
Atrium Gallery
Friday, May 10, 4:00pm

The Wicomico County school system offers special, intensive instruction in art as a component of its Visual and Performing Arts program (VPA). This exhibition features the works in a wide range of media by junior and senior students from Parkside, Wicomico, Mardela, and Bennett high schools who are currently enrolled in the VPA program. The exhibition is sponsored by the Wicomico County Board of Education Visual and Performing Arts Program.

This Land

July 22 – September 7, 2013
University Gallery
Closing Reception: September 7, 4:00pm

Featuring the artwork of Marc Castelli, Gwyneth Scally, Eric LoPresti, and Rachel B Abrams.

The lyrics to the beloved Woody Guthrie song, “This land was made for you and me,” present an assumption about our natural world, primarily that it is there to serve man. In turn, the land is “made” by us through altering ecosystems, extracting resources, and agriculture. The work of four very different artists presented in this exhibition explore man’s relationship with nature, presenting nuanced views of how the land (and sea) are shaped both physically and figuratively by human activities.

 Spring 2013 programming is supported by The Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Salisbury University Foundation, Inc., and the Maryland State Arts Council.