ART DEPARTMENT NEWS
Have you ever been inspired to do an entire summer’s worth of research abroad by simply googling the authors of your art history textbook? For Addison Wang, senior art history major, this was the case that lead her to spend the summer of 2018 traveling across a dozen provinces in China for her Richter Scholar research.
Internet culture, black women on the internet, cultural appropriation and Kardashian-culture are some of the first ideas that come to mind with Courtney Geiger’s 5-channel video project, titled “Wish I Could Be A Kardashian So I Could Be Black”.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is one of the world’s most prestigious artist communities. Laughlin is among approximately 25 Fellows focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers.
Something that I learned during my time in Japan that I want to convey through this exhibition is the importance of text in space as serving both a practical and aesthetic purpose. This, of course, is something that can be seen globally, but when considering a logographic language like Japanese, I feel the aesthetic potential of the text is quite strong. Language functions as communication, but this communication relies on the text being noticeable and understood. I enjoyed photographing text that that asserted its function, text I knew how to read, as well as text I did not, and text that I felt created dialogue visually, within the space it existed.
Wake Forest University Studio Art students; Brianna Casini, Alex Florent, Meghan Henderson, Christina Molkenthin, Allison Li, and Talia Roberts, are accepted into the juried, regional art exhibit, Relevance 2018. Relevance is a new juried arts exhibition for college students presented by the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The exhibition more »
Professor John J. Curley presents Dismantling Concepts – A Conversation on the Paintings of Gerhard Richter, at the Deutsches Haus at NYU, Friday, October 12.
Professor David Lubin’s ART 231 class RE-AIRS this Sunday, October 14 at noon ET on C-SPAN 3.
Professor Morna O’Neill will discuss her research and new book, Hugh Lane The Art Market and the Art Museum, 1893–1915. Paul Mellon Centre, London, Dec 5, 6:00–8:30pm
Professor David Finn will be presenting two talks on his work in Scotland, the first is “Preface to ‘Shadow Citizens’” in which he will present his artwork and ideas on people who are living on the edge of society, many of whom he cast in Winston-Salem. The talk is the Duncan of Johnstone College of more »
Associate Professor Joel Tauber’s new project, UNDERWATER, brings environmentalism, trance music, and mysticism together. In a 7-channel video installation that’s also an operatic disco, Tauber sings about pollution and global warming like a Jewish cantor on the Day of Atonement. Electronic dance music arises from depth readings taken from 40 of his scuba dives. 5 more »