Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

CURRENT EXHIBITION:
July 25 - August 28, 2014
Minute Gallery Alumni Exhibition:
The Beginning Is An Omen For The Whole

Works by alumni Rachelle Díaz, with guest artists Gerardo Arellano, and Aldo Ramos


Opening Reception:
 Friday, July 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Artists' Lecture & Closing Reception: Thursday, August 28, 5:00 p.m.

Ancient Romans marked the beginning of each month with rituals dedicated to Janus, the threshold god, with the belief that auspices witnessed at the inception of a period of time was indicative of the future. Huichol shamen facilitate the opening and closing of sacred circles for groups of acolytes, acting as guides during their spiritual journey. In The Beginning Is An Omen For The Whole, artists Rachelle Díaz, Gerardo Arellano, and Aldo Ramos examine opposing sides of religious symbols: as talismans imbued with otherworldly power and as crude, meaningless objects. While the artists’ respective work differs stylistically, they share a common exploration of art as a visionary practice, not bound to physical space and linear time. The artists aim not solely to document the development of their own ideas, but rather to create situations in which the viewer can go into these deep places and channel such experiences for themselves.


UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Narratives
Works by Pamela Winegard


Image credit: "Relocation" (Diaspora Triptych), mixed media, found materials, encaustic, on 300 lb. paper mounted on stretched canvas, 20 by 18 inches, 2013. 

Exhibition Dates: September 19 – October 9, 2014
Artist Lecture: Friday, September 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-5 p.m.

Winegard explores a critical view of social and cultural subjects and ideals as they relate to conceptions of community. In particular, she explores these perceptions through iconic imagery that construct visual ambiguous identities and/or surroundings. These in turn make up narratives that build engaging storytelling visuals that address the roles or relationships between ourselves, others, and our environment. 

Directions: Take the South Congress entrance into campus. Turn left at the first stop sign. The gallery is located in the front of the Fine Arts Center (second building on the right after stop).

Info: arts_gallery@stedwards.edu
think.stedwards.edu/fineartsgallery
www.pamelawinegard.com

 

See the full 2014-2015 Gallery Calendar here.

See past exhibitions here: Past Exhibitions

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