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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions - Fall 2015

November 3 – 16, 2015
Student Foundations Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall  


Upcoming Exhibitions - Fall 2015

November 24 – December 18, 2015
Senior Art Education Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

December 7, 2015 – March 11, 2016
Cozy – Kristin Smith Skees

Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Kristin Smith Skees presents her conceptual photographs which play on traditional ideas of portraiture by concealing her subjects in knitted “cozies.” The cozies are custom made for each person, turning them into humorous human-shaped stand-ins for themselves. While the cozies add a layer of ambiguity and tension, the photographs’ colors, patterns, objects and poses create meaning and construct identity. Ultimately, the photographs reveal to us our own ideas of identity and self and the ways in which our closest relationships can often walk the fine line between loving and smothering like an ill-fitting handmade sweater.

Kristin Smith Skees was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She has a BFA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a MFA from the University of Arizona, and a MLIS from the University of Alabama. She works in a variety of media, including digital photography, experimental fibers, digital video and installation, and shows her work nationally and internationally. Kristin Skees teaches in the Department of Fine Art at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

 Fall 2015 - Cozy Skees

Angela and Steve, 2011
Kristin Smith Skees
Inkjet Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
24 x 36 inches

January 20 – March 11, 2016
Voices – Cat Del Buono

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Voices is an exhibition designed to draw attention to domestic violence, eradicate the silence that surrounds it and empower survivors. On 20 small video monitors, anonymous domestic violence survivors recount personal traumas. As a collection, the concert of voices creates a symphony of incomprehensible words - the viewer must come close to hear each narrative clearly. Del Buono's installation reminds audiences that there are real human beings behind the statistics. Del Buono will work with local organizations to capture the personal experiences of women in our community as part of the installation. 

Cat del Buono was born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut. She received a BA from Boston College, an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and attended the graduate film program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Trained as a photographer and filmmaker, Cat now focuses on creating video installations and public happenings. She incorporates performance, interactive video, and humor as ways to engage and impact her viewers. 


Voices, 2015
Cat del Buono

The exhibition "Voices" by Cat del Buono is supported by ISE Cultural Foundation NY.

ISE Cult Found Voices F15  

Previous Exhibitions 

September 21 – November 13, 2015
Man + Land + Water

Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

In conjunction with the upcoming Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference, the semester long exhibition Man + Land + Water creates a visual dialog examining global water issues to raise awareness about the earth's fragility, water's preciousness and how our human role impacts this precarious situation. The exhibition brings together national and international artists and designers’ exploring the current global condition and creative solutions to issues of access and sustainability through video, drawing, interactive media, printmaking, industrial and graphic design.


Fall 2015 - Man Land Water

Water Catchers, 2011
Kay Westhues
Single channel HD video
10:59 minutes

September 21 – November 13, 2015
LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future

By Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

The water quality in our worlds’ oceans is at a critical tipping point. Plastic pollution is a primary culprit in degrading the ocean environment and threatening its inhabitants. Creating a rising tide of plastic water, Charzewski and Ludwig’s site-specific installation offers the viewer a glimpse into the future, as if there was no more clear water in the ocean, but only seas of broken-down plastic, and its one remaining inhabitant.



Last Fish, 2015 
Jarod Charzewski & Colleen Ludwig 

October 6 – 26, 2015
Interior Design Student Project Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

September 22 – September 28, 2015
Symbols & Semiotics: My Life in Icons

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Semiotics icon

Untitled, 2015 
Kristin Streetman

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Impaired Perceptions by Brian Steel

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall
Artist Talk: 5 PM, Dina’s Place / DiGiorgio Student Center
Reception: 6 PM Lewandowski Student Gallery / McLaurin Hall

To kick off Winthrop’s October celebration of Disability Month, guest speaker, Brian Charles Steel will be on campus to speak September 16, 2015 along with an installation of his photographic exhibit, “Impaired Perceptions.” Born with short fiber syndrome, Steels’ black and white portraits of himself and other physically impaired people explores the concept of perception and socially constructed identity. Some of his subjects have physical impairments that are not visible, which further challenges the notion that seeing is believing.