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Winthrop University Galleries

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions - Fall 2016

May 17 – September 5, 2016
M.F.A Works in Progress

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

 

Upcoming Exhibitions - Fall 2016

September 6 - 23, 2016StanleyF16
Works In Black and White by Tom Stanley
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Tom Stanley, the chair of Winthrop’s Department of Fine Arts, will be exhibiting a selection of paintings from 1993 through 2003, celebrating Stanley’s career as an artist and a leader at Winthrop University and in the community. The works are reminiscent of memories, places visited, and objects seen along a journey. Stanley’s use of a limited palette directs the audience’s attention within the paintings; but also showcases the artist’s personal interest in the graphic qualities of black and white. The exhibition is curated by Chris Clamp ‘01 of Jerald Melberg Gallery and an alum of the Department of Fine Arts.

September 13 – September 26, 2016
Putting a Face on Syria by Tina Manley
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

In collaboration with the Syrian Refugee Series, the Winthrop Peace Studies Committee and International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, Winthrop University Galleries will exhibit Tina Manley's journalist photography on the Syrian refugee crisis in the Lewandowski Student Gallery. Her award-winning photographs have been published in many leading journals such as National Geographic, British Heritage, and Newsweek and featured in Photographers' Forum, Photo Techniques, and The Art of Photographing Children.

September 19 – November 11, 2016
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See by Charles Williams
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Charles William’s exhibition, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” is inspired by recent and historical incidents of unlawful police brutality in the United States. This North Carolina artist references human situations involving a need for trust and using the embodiment of a person’s hands. The visible hands exemplify vulnerability with an unspoken request for peace and the offer of trust. Using images found online as a reference for creating the work in the exhibition, each of William’s paintings focuses on highlighting hands using oil paint on watercolor paper and combining elements of abstractions. This invites the viewer to be challenged to question the relationship between the subject matter as well as their personal subconscious view of the cyclical nature of humanity; from the reality to it's abstraction. 

October 4 – 24, 2016
Painting 2016
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Painting 2016. A survey of undergraduate painting produced at Winthrop in the last year, from Painting 1- Senior Capstone Work.

October 10 – November 11, 2016
FLUX by Mario Marzan
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Mario Marzan’s exhibit uses exciting aesthetics to reflect on cultural duality in his personal history with Puerto Rico. Using “Caribbean color” theory he comments on the problematic simplification of Caribbean culture as a playground for self-indulgence. His works are inspired by his childhood growing up in Puerto Rico where the shifting landscapes of the island are thrown into relief by tides of environmental degradation, political exploitation, and economic upheaval.

November 1-14, 2016
Art Education Senior Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall
 
Capstone exhibit of WU art education student interns' work with area K-12 students.

November 22 – December 5, 2016
The Big Picture
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

This exhibition showcases a series of prints that are large-scale and both inkjet and darkroom-created, it will feature work from different level students and presenting a variety of subject matter. This show aims to celebrate the diversity of image-making processes from experimental to 'straight' photography.

December 2, 2016 – March 10, 2017
Eye to Eye by Phil Moody
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Phil Moody, the long standing professor of Photography at Winthrop University, will be presenting an exciting exhibition celebrating his role as an important educator in Winthrop’s Fine Arts department for over 30 years. Using ideas of realism formed in his early artistic studies he explores the relationship of location and identity with a medium of portrait photography. Not only will this exhibition showcase still photography, but also Moody’s work with video projection.
 
December 2, 2016 - March 10, 2017
Hovering by Mark Hamilton
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
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Hovering is a photography exhibition by Winthrop Fine Arts professor Mark Hamilton. Hamilton’s exhibition focuses on what is felt rather than what is seen. His work explores his interest in the departure from reality; a sparkle of beauty, a moment of grace, a slight gesture of the hand, the passion and inner  struggles of the human experience. This exhibition contains mature subject matter and nudity.
Hamilton’s fine art works have been exhibited internationally and are in both corporate and private collections. He attended Parsons School of Design (NYC) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His work is published in over 50 international publications. Previous teaching assignments include the New School for Social Research and The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. Hamilton is a former recipient of the prestigious Renaissance Photo Prize (Best Image on Film), which is awarded annually in London.

 

Previous Exhibitions - Fall 2016

August 15 – August 19, 2016
28th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Juror: Crista Cammaroto, director of Galleries, Projective Eye Gallery, UNC Charlotte
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Each spring, current Winthrop University students are eligible to submit their recent work to the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. This exhibition is as an opportunity for students to have their work chosen by a prominent regional juror. This year, Crista Cammaroto, director of the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte, will be the guest juror. This is also an opportunity for students to exhibit in a professional gallery setting. Open to students in the department of fine arts and the department of design, this yearly exhibition showcases Winthrop’s brightest talent from areas such as painting, sculpture, jewelry/metals, printmaking, interior design, illustration, and photography.

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