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Previous Exhibitions - Spring 2018

April 13 – May 4, 2018
Almost Familiar
MFA Thesis Exhibition
by Tyler Frasier and Anastasia Netrebine
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

The 2018 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition features new work by artists completing their MFA graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. Winthrop MFA candidates Tyler Frasier and Anastasia Netrebine have created individual bodies of work with a common theme. The show title Almost Familiar refers to the tension between the recognizable and the unfamiliar. The two artists come from different background and have approached the concept of liminality in two unique ways. Frasier grew up amongst the working-class culture in a small mill town of South Carolina. The work is driven by his relationship with the materials and processes he uses. The resulting compositions showcase a handmade quality with industrial materials juxtaposed with domestic objects. With implicit references to function, the structures he builds explore metaphors for current constructs within our lives that appear to be operating effectively, but in reality, are not. Netrebine was born and raised in a big European city, surrounded by culture, spending her summers at a cottage by a lake. Each of her sculptures represent a memory or a dream she has experienced. Tension is created when the lines between the two blur, through scale shift and unexpected details. Each sculpture is a vital part of the puzzle, containing elements that appear to be simultaneously familiar, and mysterious. This fusion mirrors the complex nature of the human experience and psyche. Parts of her sculptures are left unfinished as a reminder that this person, herself, is incomplete, and that the story continues.

April 24 – May 4, 2018
Interior Design Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall   

April 3 – April 16, 2018
Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall  

Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:30PM – 8PM
Opening Reception | Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony – 7PM
Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries
Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall  

March 13 – March 26, 2018
Sculpture Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall 

December 11, 2017 – March 9, 2018
50th Anniversary SC Fellows Exhibition: Jim Arendt
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

SC Arts Commission 50thJim Arendt’s exhibition is part of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary celebration that includes 15 solo and group exhibitions taking place throughout South Carolina of current and past Visual Artist Fellowship recipients. Arendt received his fellowship in 2014. His work explores the shifting paradigms of labor and place through narrative figure painting, drawing, prints, fabric and sculpture. Influenced by the radical reshaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised, he investigates how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. Arendt’s work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows. Recently, Arendt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art was awarded the $50,000 top prize at ArtFields, Best in Show at Hub-Bub Gallery’s Emerging Carolina and was included in the 701 Contemporary Center for the Arts 701 CCA Prize 2012. Jim received his BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and his MFA from the University of South Carolina. He is currently an assistant professor of art and the director of the Rebecca Randal Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University.
This exhibition is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation and First Citizens Bank.

December 11, 2017 – March 9, 2018
Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition: Marge Loudon Moody
Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building

Marge Loudon Moody, a long-standing professor in Fine Art at Winthrop University, will be presenting an exhibition celebrating her career as an artist and educator for over 30 years. Moody’s artwork emanates from her experience of different places under one large, overall theme entitled ‘Other Worlds.’ While the work differs from series to series, each is connected by common threads that reflect her experience of these particular places, or ‘worlds’, sometimes directly, often subconsciously. Line, shape, color and space are intuitively manipulated until they find their exact place in the piece as she strives to capture the essential nature of these subjects through drawing, painting and collage, and abstraction.

February 20 – March 5, 2018
Jewelry/Metals Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall 

January 23 – February 12, 2018
Fine Arts Foundation Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall 

Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:30PM – 8PM
Opening Reception

Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries
Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall 

December 12, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Painting Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Previous Exhibitions - Fall 2017

November 28 – December 4, 2017
Art Education Senior Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Capstone exhibition of Winthrop art education student interns' work with area K-12 students.

November 13 – 19, 2017
A Retrospective Exhibition by Nancy Thomas ‘67

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Weekend hours are available for this exhibition Sat. Nov. 18 and Sun. Nov. 19, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

September 22 – November 17, 2017
pen & ink

Winthrop's Illustration Alumni Mathew Cordell '97 and Katie Kathe '11

Rutledge Gallery
Rutledge Building 

pen & ink celebrates two acclaimed children’s book illustrators and Winthrop alumni Matthew Cordell ’97 and Katie Kath ’11. The exhibition focuses on each illustrator’s illustrative style and process from early sketches to the final published books. Cordell’s many acclaimed books for children include Toby and the Snowflakes, Mighty Casey and Special Delivery, a Washington Post best picture book of 2015. He is the author and illustrator of Trouble Gum, Another Brother, Wish, and Hello! Hello!, a New York Times Notable picture book. Cordell resides in Chicago with his wife and two children. Katie Kath earned her M.F.A from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently living in Winston Salem, N.C. Kath’s clients include Abrams, Penguin-Random House, Running Press Books (Perseus Books) and most recently she completed a re-illustration of “Come Over to My House,” an out-of-print Dr. Seuss book for it’s 50th anniversary edition.

September 22 – November 17, 2017
Precursors to the Digital Age: Commonplace Books, Scrapbooks, and More
Dr. Dufresne and Dr. Gardner

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

This interdisciplinary and multi-media exhibition contains work from the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer seminar for university educators hosted at UNC Asheville, NC. Lead by Winthrop University Fine Arts Professors Drs. Laura Gardner and Laura Dufresne, the sixteen participants researched evolving forms of note taking and remembering throughout history through speakers and book making workshops, as well as archival and museum collection research. The exhibition highlights the diverse, interdisciplinary responses to the two-week seminar, as seen through participants’ art, creative writing, book forms, and teaching.

Public Reception
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
4 – 6:30 p.m.
A Retrospective Exhibition by Nancy Thomas ‘67
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

October 24 – November 6, 2017
Visual Communication Design Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

September 12 – September 25, 2017
Illustration Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6 - 8 p.m.
Opening Reception
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

An opening reception for the Printmaking Exhibition.
Opening receptions are free and open to the public. 

October 3 – October 16, 2017
Printmaking Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

This show will highlight the success within printmaking at Winthrop both before and after students graduate. Through the work, viewers will gain a better understanding of what printmaking is as a medium and how Winthrop’s printmaking students develop strong senses of technical skill, personal image vocabulary, and experimentation.

Previous Exhibitions - Summer 2017

August 14 - September 1, 2017
29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

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. 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. 

May 23 – September 4, 2017
MFA Works in Progress
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

 

Previous Exhibitions - Spring 2017 

April 7 – June 30, 2017
29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

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. 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.

April 26 – May 5, 2017
M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Part II by Amanda Foshag and Samantha Valdez
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

The 2017 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition features new work by artists completing their MFA graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts.

April 25 – May 5, 2017
Interior Design Senior Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall  

April 7 – 18, 2017
M.F.A Thesis Exhibition Part I by Robert Blalock, Kim Fabio & Jill Gottschalk
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Rutledge Building

The 2017 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition features new work by artists completing their MFA graduate program in the Department of Fine Arts. 

April 4 – April 17, 2017
2017 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

 
The 2017 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition is a key component of the capstone learning experience for students enrolled in the Senior Studio Seminar in the Department of Fine Arts. The class requires students to build individual websites as well as organize their senior exhibition that illustrates their conceptual and artistic growth.

Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Opening Reception | Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony – 7 p.m.
Rutledge, Patrick and Lewandowski Galleries
Rutledge Building & McLaurin Hall

WUG will hold a reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new exhibitions: the 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition and Fine Arts Senior Exhibition

March 14 - 27, 2017
Sculpture Exhibition

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall


A survey of sculptural work made over the year by sculpture students. 

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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
 
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.

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February 21 – March 6, 2017
Unconventional Departures

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall


This exhibition will be an area show of the jewelry and metal work created by students and alumni to showcase the past - present - and future of the Winthrop Jewelry/Metals program.

  Unconventional Departures

January 17 - January 23, 2017
Interior Design Rendering Show

Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

January 31 - February 13, 2017
Foundations Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall


Fall 2016

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.

November 1-14, 2016
Art Education Senior Exhibition
People of the River: The Catawba Indian Nation
Lewandowski Student Gallery
McLaurin Hall

Capstone exhibit of Winthrop art education student interns' work with area K-12 students.

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. 

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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.  

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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.

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.

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September 6 - 23, 2016
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.

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