Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions: Fall Semester, 2018

The Space Between

August 25 to September 23rd, 2018 

The Space Between

Image: Inge Bruggeman, the infinite between us, 2011, letterpress, dry point intaglio, monotype, silkscreen, and pochoir.

The Space Between features books and printed works that circle around the idea of the space between things in a literal or metaphorical sense. The artists in this group exhibition investigate the physical and emotional space between people, places, or things to that transitory moment when things shift and one thing becomes another.

Design approaches investigate empty space on the page, as well as, the space and shape between letters and form. In all, the works allude to that elusive space between things and how we navigate both the distance and the impact.

The exhibtion's curator Eileen Wallace is a letterpress printer, bookbinder, and papermaker. She is a Lecturer in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia and a former resident artist at Penland School of Crafts.Wallace curated the book Masters: Book Arts published by Lark Books in 2011.

Curator: Eileen Wallace

Exhibition Dates: August 25 to September 23, 2018. 

Reception: Friday, August 24, 6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia


Shape-shifter: Drawing from Observation

September 28 to November 4, 2018. 


Image: Mayuko Ono Gray, となりの花はあかい_Pink Roses, 2018, graphite on paper.

The exhibition Shape-shifter: Drawing from Observation features four artists who turn the common notion of observational drawing as "drawing what you see" on its head. Traditional drawing techniques are masterfully used to craft pictures that make reality seem uncommon, if only for a moment. Oversized shiny black knick-nac’s by Trevor Bennett have a degree of exactness, that like Shelby Shadwell’s large drawings of cockroaches and diapers, are incongruous to their distorted gargantuan scale. Walter Early’s small line-drawings depict common outdoor objects being taken over and reformed by overgrown plants and other natural forms. And indoors, Mayuko Ono Gray inserts calligraphy rendered as an unruly object into domestic scenes where the script wraps around and envelopes people, animals and objects. The artists all observe reality intently, as can be seen in their drawings, while shifting through very personal and imaginative imagery.

Trevor Bennett (TX), Walter Early (NY), Mayuko Ono Gray (TX), and Shelby Shadwell (WY).

Curator: Christina Hayes Haley, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery Curator & Manager

Exhibition Dates: September 28 to November 4, 2018.

Reception: Friday, September 28, 6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia.



A Century of Design from the Emil Frei Studio Archives

November 9 to January 27, 2019. 

Sacred Transmitted

Sacred Transmitted is a unique exhibition featuring stained glass window designs from the archives of the Emil Frei & Associates, one of the most recognized stained-glass production studios of the Midwest United States; their work is found in over one thousand churches in the United States and beyond. The studio is best known for trail blazing the modern stained-glass movement, in a variety of styles, and has received acclaim on a national level, including in Time Magazine. They have been awarded interfaith awards and awards in faith and form. The studio is highly regarded in fields of Architecture, Liturgical Design, and Art for religious spaces and have made windows for Baptist, Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran Methodist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches. While their windows can be seen around the country, their designs have never left the archives. Featuring over 80 watercolor and ink designs displayed for the first time, this exhbition showcases the true scope of of The Emil Frei studios artistic production a century on. 

Co-curator William Frank, BA '06, is artist-in-residence with Emil Frei & Associates. His extensive portfolio of selected large-scale projects includes churches, hospitals and schools. 

Curator/s: William Frank and Christina Hayes Haley

Exhibition Dates: November 9 to January 27, 2019

Reception: Friday, November 9,  6-8 p.m. Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery & Thompson Loggia.





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