Dr. Glenn Willumson, a professor with the School of Art + Art History, has received a Getty Research Institute grant for 2014. During his six-week residency at the Research Institute, Dr. Willumson will prepare a paper for a Getty Symposium planned for the fall of 2015 that considers the role of the curatorial photographic archive in the digital age. He will also conduct research about the rise of photography as a collectible commodity during the 1970s and its subsequent impact on how we conceive of photographic history today.
"The Center for Creative Photography focuses on twentieth-century photography and houses arguably the largest and finest photography collections and archives in the world," says Dr. Willumson. "I did my dissertation research there over twenty-five years ago. It will be a great pleasure to return and to mine the rich resources of the Center."
UF SA+AH MFA alum and current visiting assistant professor, Lisa Iglesias, has accepted a tenure track position in drawing with the SA+AH. She was chosen after a national search with more than 140 applicants. Iglesias generates enthusiasm among her students; champions research, observational, conceptual and collaborative work in the classroom, and is well positioned to interface between drawing and other disciplines.
Gainesville’s husband-and-wife artists, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, will showcase their talents in their first documentary, Jerry & Maggie: This Is Not Photography on April 30 on Link TV at 8 p.m. EST (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). The film features the surreal and groundbreaking photography of the Gainesville husband and wife duo. He experiments in a darkroom. She composes on a computer screen. Together, husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor broke free of traditional notions of photography to create haunting, layered dreamscapes that challenge the medium’s possibilities. Step inside their Florida compound to see their complementary work and contrasting processes and find out how they overcame the early skepticism of their art-world peers to become luminaries in their field.
You can watch a trailer of the film here.
In an article in the Miami Herald by David Ovalle on March 28, 2014, art history professor Dr. Robin Poynor was quoted about competing claims of authenticity among sects of the Santeria religion.
To read the article, click here.
Ceramics Monthly May 2014
SA+AH Graduating MFA student Cheyenne Rudolph has been chosen as a Ceramics Monthly 2014 Emerging Artist and has a feature page.
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Congratulations to Zac Thompson who was selected as one of only four students chosen for the Atlantic Center for the Arts – 25th Annual University Student Exhibition. The four students are:
Lauren Hussey – University of North Florida
Abigail Lucien – Florida State University
Michael Pazda – University of South Florida
Zac Thompson – University of Florida
The Atlantic Center for the Arts – 25th Annual University Student Exhibition will run from May 24 – Aug. 9, 2014 and there will be an opening reception on Friday, May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Atlantic Center for the Arts Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery
1414 Art Center Ave.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10-4 and Saturday 10-2
MFA painting and drawing student Evie Richner
Congratulations to art history doctoral student Carlee Forbes and MFA painting and drawing student Evie Richner who both won graduate student teaching awards for the 2013-2014 school year!
Erika Mahr, Overlay, charcoal on black paper, 50” x 51”, 2012
SA+AH alum Erika Mahr (BFA painting) has an upcoming exhibition in New York titled Screens and Shrouds. The exhibition will open on May 3 and run through June 21, 2014 at Launch F18.
Work by Jocelyn Howard
SA+AH post-bacc alum and current MFA student at Edinboro University of PA Jocelyn Howard has two pieces, Rockabye #1 and Tension, that were accepted into the Erie Art Museum Spring Show juried by Juror Sergei Isupov. Her work, Tension, won a Juror’s Award Prize.
You’re invited to a lecture with Kim Abeles. The lecture titled “the interconnectedness of things,” will take place Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Building B, Room 103.
The UF Ceramics program invites you to see Seize the Clay at Icehouse Studios in McIntosh, Fla. The exhibit will run from April 19-July 15, 2014. The opening reception will take place Friday, April 19, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.
Art History doctoral student Carissa Nicholson participated in a symposium titled “Self and Space: Household Identity and Domestic Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East” as a panelist this weekend. The symposium took place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Yale University at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, CT.
To learn more about the symposium, click here.
Work by Cheyenne Rudolph
Congratulations to Cheyenne Rudolph, who has been selected by a committee of UF faculty to be the 2014-2015 4Most Gallery resident artist. The School of Art + Art History’s 4Most Gallery is in the WARPhaus building and is run by a recent MFA alum as the resident artist. The residency includes studio space at the gallery location. As the resident artist, Cheyenne will teach a class for the SA+AH, curate exhibitions and handle publicity for the gallery.