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The Potential of Fragments and Loose Threads
Sunday, September 29, 3 pm
Sean Miller, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Bethany Taylor, Associate Professor of Drawing discuss the ontological and ecological ideas that fuel their work. Might temporal approaches to art making inform our understanding of the natural world and human nature? Miller and Taylor will introduce the gathered fragments and connected threads in their work(s) as systems for mapping impermanence and generating a nuanced understanding of our world (and beyond). This conversation is offered in conjunction with the 53rd SA+AH Studio Faculty Art Exhibition.
Mapping a Dialogue: Marginalized Youth and Literacy
Thursday, October 10, 7 pm (during Museum Nights: Art in Engineering)
The collision of thought processes around innovative ways of visualizing social inequities often brings artists, educators, and engineers together. Join Michelle Tillander, Associate Professor of Art and Sally Crane, PhD candidate in the College of Education for a conversation ignited by the artwork Prison Searches in regard to the mediated sociocultural landscape, literacy, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Current research will be shared as well as some of the tensions (i.e. personal and political) that arise from dialogues and creative practices of artists and scholars who explore issues of youth inequity. This conversation is offered in conjunction with the 53rd SA+AH Studio Faculty Art Exhibition.
Concerning the Erotic
Thursday, November 14, 7:30 pm (during Museum Nights: Creative Vibe)
Bob Mueller, Associate Professor of Printmaking will discuss the direct link between the material and philosophical genesis of the work, delving deeper into erotic theory as the wellspring of idea in the contemporary landscape. Muller will explore print as the physical manifestation of a search for completion. This conversation is offered in conjunction with the 53rd SA+AH Studio Faculty Art Exhibition.
Pushing the Boundaries of Painting and Drawing
Sunday, November 17, 3 pm
Three SA+AH painting/drawing faculty — Professor Richard Heipp, Associate Professor Ron Janowich and Associate Professor Julia Morrisroe — will present and discuss the similarities and differences in their studio practice addressing, their concepts, process, and use of technology. This conversation is offered in conjunction with the 53rd SA+AH Studio Faculty Art Exhibition.
Providing for the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt and Early China
Tuesday, October 29, 6 pm. Reception to follow.
Speaker: Anthony Barbieri-Low, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ancient Egypt and China are both recognized for their elaborate visual and material culture associated with the afterlife transition. This talk explores comparable developments in the two mortuary traditions, including the use of miniature figurines and architectural models, expressions of scribal identity, and the association of board-games with paradisiacal realms.
Roberto Obregón: Achroma Vanitas
Thursday, November 14, 6 pm (during Museum Nights)
Speaker: Luis Pérez-Oramas, Independant Scholar and Director Instituto Roesler
This lecture on the work of Venezuelan artist Roberto Obregón is presented in conjunction with the following exhibitions at the University of Florida: Accumulate, Classify, Preserve, Display: Roberto Obregón Archive from the Carolina and Fernando Eseverri Collection at University Gallery, and Accumulate, Classify, Preserve, Display: Works by Roberto Obregón from the Carolina and Fernando Eseverri Collection at the Harn Museum of Art.
Beyond Biography: Artistic Practice and Personhood in Colonial Latin America
Thursday, October 10 – Friday, October 11, 2019
What was the nature of artistic work in colonial Latin America? This symposium gathers leading scholars to think about artistic subjectivity without focusing on names or “life’s work.” We will consider artistic personhood and practice within social structures, in relation to medium, and as determined by gender, age, and race. We strive for a greater understanding of colonial Latin American art itself, as well as of the human agency that brought it into being.