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04/17/2015

Winthrop Galleries Showcases Work by Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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 The juror for this year’s exhibition is Jennie Carlisle, production curator of Elsewhere in Greensboro, North Carolina.
 An opening reception for the Juried Exhibition is set for Friday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rutledge Gallery. Juried awards will be announced at 6:45 p.m.
 The reception will also celebrate the opening of Equilibrium, an exhibition by M.F.A. thesis candidates Foozhan Kashkooli and Dean Mobley in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.

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Equilibrium 
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Collage, Undergraduate Juried Exhibit
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Senior Joanna Henry's acrylic and oil on canvas
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Winthrop University Galleries will showcase outstanding work by undergraduate fine arts and design students at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, which will show in the Rutledge Gallery from April 13-June 26.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Jennie Carlisle, production curator of Elsewhere in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her curatorial projects have included contributions to More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing, Counter Lives: Portraiture in Contemporary Art and John Wesley’s Boeing in Context at the Ackland Art Museum.

An opening reception for the Juried Exhibition is set for Friday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rutledge Gallery. Juried awards will be announced at 6:45 p.m.

The reception will also celebrate the opening of Equilibrium, an exhibition by M.F.A. thesis candidates Foozhan Kashkooli and Dean Mobley in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. An artist talk by Kashkooli and Mobley is planned for Tuesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. This is a free cultural event.

Kashkooli is presenting seven large-scale bodies of work in painting, which she has created over the past two years. Kashkooli is a Color-Field Expressionist painter with inspiration coming from music, landscape and the evocation of old memories. In each painting, she attempts to capture the rhythmical structures of her emotion through composition of form, shape and color.

Mobley explores material collisions as metaphors for life experiences. He states that, "the sculptures are displayed in forms of compression, tension, suspension, heat and pressure. These materials are forced together with heat and pressure with a goal [of] exploiting and changing the materials’ physical properties. By manipulating the properties of the medium, I am able to express the complexities of human emotion. As a consequence of this process, the visual metamorphic implications become more powerful. I believe that materials convey certain emotional properties and by using heavy industrial objects, glass and metal I explore the meanings, feelings and all of the associations of these objects."

Part II of the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, mis.moment, by M.F.A. thesis candidates Charlotte Coolik and Amy Holbein will be in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery beginning April 29 through May 8.

An opening reception for ZENITH: 2015 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition will also be held on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lewandowski Student Gallery. Work in this exhibition is on display in the Lewandowski Gallery, the first floor of Rutledge, McLaurin hallway and the 3rd floor McLaurin Student Gallery. Twenty students have made work in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry/metals, ceramics, printmaking, collage, photography and video. This exhibition is one part of each senior’s final semester before graduating – the other part being a personal website they have been making in ARTS 500.

For more information, call 803/323-2493 or visit the Winthrop Galleries website or Twitter site. The galleries are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. E-mail Karen Derksen, galleries director, with questions at derksenk@winthrop.edu. 

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