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Winthrop University Galleries

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
 

Current Exhibitions

The Winthrop University Galleries are closed for winter break until Monday, January 7, 2019.
 

Upcoming Exhibitions - Spring 2019

January 7, 2019 – January 21, 2019
VCOM Exhibition
- What Good Shall I Do This Day?
Lewandowski Student Gallery

McLaurin Hall

January 7, 2019 – March 8, 2019
Selective Memory
Kirsten Stolle

Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Selective Memory examines the influence of agribusiness and biotech companies on our food supply. Using appropriation, redaction and manipulation, Kirsten Stolle critiques the popular narrative and explores the complex relationship between economy and ecology. Mining source materials such as 20th century medical books, 19th century botanical lithographs, USDA promotional videos and archival photographs, Stolle’s work responds to corporate propaganda and challenges industry narratives.
Kirsten Stolle is a visual artist working in collage, drawing and mixed media. Her research-based practice is grounded in the investigation of corporate propaganda, food politics and biotechnology.
Stolle was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1967, lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and currently lives in Western North Carolina. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the San Jose Museum of Art, (San Jose, CA), Crocker Art Museum, (Sacramento, CA), and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, (Minneapolis, MN).
Stolle received a BA in Visual Arts from Framingham State College, and completed studies at Richmond College (London, England) and Massachusetts College of Art (Boston, MA).
This exhibition will coincide with Winthrop’s 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference, The World of Food: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on What We Eat and Grow, that will be held February 21 -23, 2019.

January 7, 2019 – March 8, 2019
Frankie Flood

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

Frankie Flood is an Associate Professor and area head of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design area at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Flood previously served as Director of the Digital Craft Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and for eleven years served various roles in the Department of Art such as Director of Foundations, area head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program, and Coordinator for the BA in Digital Fabrication and Design. Flood is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master of Fine Art degree in Metalsmithing.Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional objects that he creates. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally and his work has received many awards and has been published widely. The potential that Craft has to serve local and global communities through design and fabrication has been the focus of Flood’s recent research as he continues to combine traditional craft practice with digital technology. His recent research regarding 3D printed prosthetics and one of a kind adaptive devices has spread worldwide and his creation of the Digital Craft Research Lab has created new areas of study for students interested in digital fabrication. 
 
Friday, January 25, 2018

Opening Reception
6:30PM – 8PM
Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries
Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall

January 29 – February 18, 2019
Jewelry/Metals Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery

McLaurin Hall

February 26 – March 25, 2019
Sculpture Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery

Annual exhibition of sculptural works.

McLaurin Hall

April 2 – April 15, 2019
Illustration Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

April 8 – June 28, 2019
31st Annual Juried Exhibition

Juror: Michael Manes, Director, Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC
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 selected by a prominent regional juror to exhibit in a professional gallery setting. This year’s juror is Michael Manes, the director of Blue Spiral I in Asheville, North Carolina. 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.

Michael is the Director of Blue Spiral 1 in Downtown Asheville. Blue Spiral 1 is a 15,000 sq/ft gallery spanning three levels hosting over 25 curated exhibitions annually. Michael is also heavily involved in the Asheville arts community; currently serving on the Black Mountain College Museum and Art + Center board, and previously serving as Vice-Chair for the Asheville Area Arts Council, helping facilitate the Downtown Asheville Art District, and partnering with American Craft Week, The Center for Craft, and many other arts and community non-profits located in Asheville. He believes fine art and craft enrich our homes, our wardrobes, our offices, and most importantly our public spaces. Michael is a graduate of Leadership Asheville, holds a BFA in Painting and Art-History from the Columbus College of Art and Design and currently lives in Candler, North Carolina with his wife Hanna and their two pups, Ella and Mabel.

April 8 – May 3, 2019
MFA Thesis Exhibition by
Chris Evans and Rebecca Lipps
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

The 2019 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition features new work by artists completing their MFA graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts.

Friday, April 12, 2019
31st Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Opening Reception | Award Ceremony

6:30PM – 8PM

Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building
Award Ceremony – 7PM

Friday, April 12, 2019
MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception

5:30PM – 8PM

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

April 23 – May 6, 2019
Interior Design Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

May 14 – Aug 27, 2019
MFA Works In Progress
Lewandowski Student Gallery  
McLaurin Hall

Previous Exhibitions

November 6  – November 19, 2018
Foundations
2018
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

September 17 – November 16, 2018
Seeds to Sow

Remembering Paul Martyka (1950 - 2016)

Rutledge Gallery and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building
 
Seeds to Sow, is an exhibition celebrating long-time artist and influential Winthrop University Associate Professor Emeritus, Paul Martyka (1950-2016). The work displayed in the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries showcases the broad spectrum of his work in printmaking, painting, and mixed media from his years as a student in Michigan until 2015. By observing a timeline of his career, the high level of artistry given to his methods and creative vision becomes evident. His use of a geometric iconography, attention to color, and continual experimentation show us his distinct visual style. In addition to the works he made independently, the exhibition will feature collaborative works with students, highlighting his attention to the development of future artists. 
Catalogs for the Seeds to Sow exhibition are available here.

October 16 – October 29, 2018
Printmaking

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

September 21 – October 8, 2018
Portrait as Inquiry - Undergraduate Painting 2018

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Painting 2 and 3 students in the department of Fine Arts began this semester practicing intense, observational skills by creating portraits with volunteer models from the Winthrop community. First, students did hour-long paintings over four class sections (the smaller works in the exhibition), emphasizing what is called ‘ala prima’ or ‘at the first.’ This concept refers to the artistic process in which the artist foregoes detail in service of creating a complete portrait. Second, each student was required to reach out to one of the models for further study (the larger works in the exhibition). During the class, students explored the ideas of implicit bias and empathy to deepen their understanding by asking in both process and content what lies beyond the first impression, the first draft. This is an ongoing project; students will continue to add work to this exhibition as the project progresses.

Friday, September 21, 2018
Opening Reception

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries
Rutledge Building 

September 4 – September 17, 2018
Putting a Face on Syria, Hope Through Education

Tina Manley

Lewandowski Student Gallery

McLaurin Hall 

International documentary photographer Tina Manley’s exhibition of photographs depicts the Syrian refugee children and their schools to raise awareness and money for scholarships for Syrian refugee children.  The children are all Syrian refugees, either living in Lebanon or internally displaced in Syria.

April 13 – August 24, 2018
30th Annual Juried Exhibition
Rutledge Gallery

Rutledge Building
Juror: Ashley Hawkins

This exhibition highlights the work of students from the Departments of Fine Arts and Design.
The 30th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition was juried by Ashley Hawkins, the co-founder and Executive Director of 
Studio Two Three (S23), Richmond, Virginia's nonprofit workspace for art. Studio Two Three provides artists the tools, space, and resources to build successful careers. Studio Two Three began in 2008 with four artists in a tiny studio. Now, S23 is a 13,000 square foot facility, providing over 100 artists with 24/7 access, thousands of students with art education, a retail store featuring art by Richmond artists, and S23 To-Go, a mobile printmaking studio styled after an ice cream truck.
Ashley views S23 as her ultimate creative expression: a balance between her passions for organizational building, dreaming big, and art making. Ashley holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a Masters’ of Public Administration, with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her fiancée, three year-old son Max, one-year old daughter Zoey, dog named Arlo and a cat named Olive. She makes prints, cardboard sculptures for Max and Zoey, and a line of housewares with her fiancée under the guise of 
Hers (& His) Press.

May 15 – August 27, 2018
MFA Works In Progress
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

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