Curated from the University’s gift-based collection, this exhibition features work created by icons of art history alongside that of previous UTC Diane Marek Series Visiting Artists. The interplay of tradition and contemporary expansion seamlessly bridges past to present and celebrates the unique role of an academic gallery as a non-profit purveyor of ideas and discussions about broader issues embraced by the visual arts. On its whole, the exhibition exemplifies the 1960’s movements of Abstract Expressionism and of Pop Art and its European equivalents, the transition to Minimalism in the 1970’s, and the continuum of inter-relationships into the 21st Century.
Show One opens April 05, 2016, with Artists' Talks 4:30pm, Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street; Public Reception 5:30pm UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street. Park free after 4:00pm in nearby UTC Lots 10, 11, 12, & 17. Featuring Kim Appeldoorn, Aly Butler, Brooke Craig, Kiley Gunter, Erin Hall, Julie Heavner, Leah Hoffman, Hayley Martin, Kelly Norris, Shelby Turner, Andy Qualls
Show Two opens April 19, 2016, with Artists' Talks 4:30pm, Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street; Public Reception 5:30pm UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street. Park free after 4:00pm in nearby UTC Lots 10, 11, 12, & 17. Featuring Zach Duggar, Megan Foster, Moriah Geter, Morgan Hampton, Jessica Lowe, Kara Patrick, Anji Styles, Joshua Surrett, Meri Wright
The Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series presents photographer Amy Elkins (Los Angeles, CA). Public Lecture Tuesday February 09, 5:30pm, Derthick Hall, 624 Vine Street, followed by an opening reception, Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street. Diane Marek Series activities February 08-12. Amy Elkins explores the human condition through intense strategies of portraiture. This exhibition centers on personal correspondence and extensive research surrounding several men serving life and death row sentences in prisons across the U.S. between 2009-2014. In addition "Parting Words", Elkins monumental visual archive incorporating the last words of some 530 prisoners executed in the state of Texas appears alongside. together these projects earned Elkins the highly competitive and prestigious 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize.
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