FINE ARTS GALLERY
The Fine Arts Gallery at Southwestern University is located in the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center. The Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. during the exhibition dates.
Allow Me: facing identity
Allow Me: facing identity, explores the complexities surrounding personal and social identity. This exhibition explores the ways artists investigate challenges of identity through attributes such as gender, sexuality, nationality, race and heritage. Whether through satirical possession of an individual’s culture or a sober examination of cultural stereotypes, generating conversation around an ever changing, fluid concept is not without difficulties. The way we perceive others and ourselves is persuaded by elements outside of our control (i.e. the information we are fed through media, technology, politics etc). This exhibition aims to celebrate the individual, accept the company, and take ownership of all the noise that makes us who we are.
So if you don’t mind… please, allow me.
– Ron Geibel, Curator
October 15 – November 14, 2017
October 15 – Opening Reception 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Solo mía, Featuring the work of Paloma Mayorga ’10
Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Gallery features the solo work of artist Paloma Mayorga ’10. Solo mía (Only Mine) is a series of photographic self-portraits that deconstruct the rhetoric used to censor, consume and criticize the female body. Carefully arranged seeds, flowers, salt, hair and other discarded objects found in nature, interact with fragments of the artist’s body. Ms. Mayorga utilizes lipstick stains as war paint against gender-specific roles, and saliva and water as metaphors for rebirth. She aims to find a deeper connection between body and earth as a means to empower women to feel liberated and relish in their own forms of self-expression.
July 6 - September 25, 2016
Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery
Open Tuesday - Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.
FREE and Open to the Public
ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
April 12 – 27, 2016
Representing beginning through advanced art classes, the annual student art exhibition comprises work in the various approaches to art practice and all the mediums taught in the studio art department, including: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, digital arts, photography, design and architecture and intermedia work. There are works by art majors, art minors and non-majors in the exhibition, and the department celebrates their achievements with this comprehensive exhibition.
Juried by the studio art and architecture faculty, this exhibit privileges works by first-year through junior students, since the most advanced work represented in the senior art exhibitions has already been shown publicly in two-person exhibitions in the fine arts gallery.
Midwest Matrix: Texas
An exhibition of innovative contemporary fine art prints
JANUARY 30 - FEBUARY 25, 2016
This exhibition of contemporary prints by over 20 artists celebrates the individual artist-professors who contributed significantly to the now-celebrated post-WWII printmaking revival in America, and their students who have spread the rigorous Midwest print traditions throughout the United States. The exhibition also includes the work of Texas artist/professors who studied in the major Midwest graduate programs and are developing print programs in universities and colleges throughout Texas.
As part of the exhibition reception, Southwestern will screen Midwest Matrix®, a film documentary by Susan Goldman, which explores the rich tradition of fine art printmaking in the American Midwest. The screening will be from 6 – 7 p.m., January 30 (during the exhibition reception) at the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. Ms. Goldman will be present to answer questions about the film.
Susan Goldman, Flower Power III
Works by Brian Molanphy
September 24 - November 19, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
What Things May Come
FEBRUARY 4 - MARCH 4.
Nina Katchadourian and Annette Lawrence
OCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 16
Dont Forget - from the Family Gathering series
12 x 19 in
Free Paper 1/06 - from the 13 piece series
paper and glue
1 29.75 x 25.75 x 2 in
The exhibition opens October 8 with a gallery talk by Ms. Lawrence at 4:30 p.m. and continues through November 16. All events in the Fine Arts Gallery are free and open to the public.
Prints by Tom Druecker
This exhibition was in connection with Brown Symposium XXXVI, HEALING, The Art and Science of Medicine, and will be on display in the AlmaThomas Courtyard Gallery March 6.
Tom Druecker is the co-director of Slugfest Printmaking Workshop, an independent printmaking studio that offers printmaking classes and space for cooperative and contract printing located in Austin,TX. He has recently retired from the University of Texas where he was a lecturer in Lithography at for 16 years.
Patricia Olynyk: Reconceived Bodies (In Three Parts) Spring 2014
February 6 - March 6 2014
The art exhibition Reconceived Bodies (In Three Parts) by Patricia Olynyk presents selections from three distinct groupings of work, which explore medical, scientific, technological, and symbolic representations of both human and non-human life. These photographs, prints, and lightboxes investigate an array of themes that include: The Posthuman; Elective Biohancement and Cyborg Identity; The Gendering of Medical Knowledge; and The Body as Code. The exhibition is curated by Victoria Star Varner, Professor of Art and will be presented in the Fine Arts Gallery at Southwestern University. The opening reception is February 6 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. and the exhibition continues through March 6, 2014.