Winthrop University: Winthrop Galleries Lines Up Exhibitions on Male Identity, Body Dysmorphia, More for Fall
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Winthrop Galleries Lines Up Exhibitions on Male Identity, Body Dysmorphia, More for Fall

August 17, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Edmund D. Lewandowski Student Gallery opens Aug. 16 while the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries open Sept. 13. Hours will be Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • A free opening reception for “Red Delta,”“AntiBodies” and “Printmaking in the Expanded Field” will be on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Galleries. Registration is required.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Body dysmorphia, male identity, the dual responsibilities of artists who are also teachers – Winthrop University Galleries has a line-up of thoughtful and relevant exhibitions for the fall. 

Learn more about them below and plan your visit! The Edmund D. Lewandowski Student Gallery opens Aug. 16 while the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries open Sept. 13. Hours will be Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

A free opening reception for “Red Delta,”“AntiBodies” and “Printmaking in the Expanded Field” will be on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Galleries. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-red-delta-antibodiesprintmaking-in-the-expanding-field-tickets-159899982151.  

Galleries will follow appropriate CDC guidelines and encourages visitors to wear face coverings indoors and socially distance. 

RUTLEDGE GALLERY

Sept. 13-Dec. 10

“Red Delta”

Artists: Reuben Bloom ‘11 and Matthew Steele

“Red Delta” is a collaborative exhibition by Reuben Bloom ‘11 and Matthew Steele exploring the loneliness, exploitation and violence of misconstrued male identity through a collection of found objects, photographs and drawings.

Bloom is an artist and creative director based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bloom earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Winthrop and has exhibited at the Ross Galleries and Goodyear Arts. 

Steele is an artist and graphic designer also living and working in Charlotte. Steele earned a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from Indiana University and has exhibited nationally and is represented in collections including AXA, Art in Embassies and Beacon Partners.

ELIZABETH DUNLAP PATRICK GALLERY

Sept. 13-Dec. 10

“AntiBodies”

Artist: Sabine Gruffat

Sabine Gruffat’s “AntiBodies” is a virtual reality (VR) artwork and multimedia installation exploring body dysmorphia - a fixation on perceived flaws of one’s body - and gender and race representation in the context of eating disorders and self-image. By making the experience tactile and immediate through video, digital images and virtual reality, “AntiBodies” conveys the compulsive and anxious nature of body image issues and eating disorders while pointing to ways media and social pressures enforce unhealthy ideals. 

A French-American artist who was born in Bangkok, Thailand, Gruffat lived internationally in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong before immigrating to the United States, where she is currently an associate professor of art at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

RUTLEDGE WINDOWS

Mid-Sept-Dec.

“The ‘AMPERSAND’ of Artist & Teacher”

“The ‘AMPERSAND’ of Artist & Teacher” is a robust showing of examples of how an artist-teacher is both an artist AND a teacher. Initially, the works exhibited will be a collaborative series of "Personal Art Histories" created by students in the ARTE 528 course. Throughout the semester, these pieces will be juxtaposed with curriculum pieces that have been developed from these artworks by the students as well as their visions for the future of artist teaching. 

EDMUND LEWANDOWSKI STUDENT GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Aug. 16-30

MFA Works in Progress: “Restored & Reflected”

This exhibition will include works and research created by current Master of Fine Arts candidates in the Department of Fine Arts. These candidates investigate and analyze their own narratives, families and memories through different lenses and then flip these investigations back onto the viewer to question their own experiences.

Sept. 14-27

“Printmaking in the Expanded Field”

This exhibition will highlight the new and evolving territory of printmaking and the concept of the multiple in contemporary art. How? By exploring traditional and non-traditional techniques that are augmented by incorporating a broad range of materials, formats and studio disciplines which include, but are not limited to, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting and video.

Oct. 5-25

“ENIGMA”

“ENIGMA” will feature selected artwork created by students enrolled in the Department of Fine Arts’ first-year 2D course, highlighting a series of mixed media works on paper that investigate layering, masking, drafting and color-mixing techniques to form a cohesive abstract composition. Students will use emotions associated with form, design and color as a vehicle to express and evoke their feelings and ideas.

Nov. 2-22

Art Education Exhibition

Art education students will display a collection of interdisciplinary/community-based artworks created by K-12 students during their internship experience. This is a legacy art education exhibition that is connected to their Capstone exhibition.

Dec. 7-Jan. 10, 2022

Painting for Now

This will serve as a survey of what has been happening in painting at Winthrop throughout the past 18 months. 

All exhibitions, presentations and receptions are open and free to the public. 

To learn more about the Galleries, visit the website

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Last Updated: 10/4/21