DAI Corridor Gallery
January 22—March 31, 2015
Opening Reception: January 22, 5:30 – 7 PM
Emerging Photographers is an annual exhibition celebrating the next generation of Duluth trained photographers. An ongoing partnership between the DAI and UMD’s photography department, the exhibition features alternative processes and creative expression.
This year, the exhibition is guest curated by Ryan Tischer, a nationally recognized fine arts photographer and former curator of the Washington Gallery. Tischer focuses on landscape photography, capturing decisive moments in the Lake Superior Region and throughout North America. Showcased student work displays a diversity of techniques and subject matter.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Jim Klueg & Liz James, presenters
Free and Open to the Public
Join other art lovers for an evening of lively discussion. Be the first to see new acquisitions and be inspired by our masterpieces! Every other month, on the first Tuesday, we hold an informal viewing and discussion of selected works from our collection. Faculty, students and community members are invited to choose work to be discussed!
European and Bauhaus Influence & Variations on Form: The Vessel moves toward Sculpture
Jim Klueg, ceramist and head of the Department of Art & Design and Liz James, ceramics area head, will team up to offer a couple of presentations related to the exhibition Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics. Jim will present about works related to the European and Bauhaus Influence group and Liz will focus on works from the grouping Variations on Form: The Vessel moves toward Sculpture.
Elizabeth James (American) Pixelated Panorama II, 2014
Cascade Gallery presents new installation work by Eun-Kyung Suh that honors and memorializes the extreme diasporic experiences of Korean “Comfort Women” during World War II. Using silk organza, Suh creates boxes printed with photographic images of the victims and their journal entries. Grids of portrait boxes – incorporating photographs taken decades after their enslavement — give agency to “Comfort Women” and represent safe containers for personal memories.
Suh’s work draws on the history of World War II, during which 200,000 young women were recruited and forced into sexual slavery in Japan’s military brothels in Asia. In 1990, the first South Korean woman came forward and requested a formal apology from the Japanese government and compensation for the thousands of victims. Today, only about 50 of the 239 women who publicly acknowledged their experiences are alive in Korea. Eun-Kyung Suh incorporates portraits of the survivors and their testimonies into silk organza boxes to express symbolic sympathy for their suffering.
Since 2008, Eun-Kyung Suh has been creating a series of sculptural vessels as metaphors for a variety of individual, family and social memories. Stitched and constructed of diaphanous textiles, these sculptural vessels reference Bojagi, a traditional art form in Korea. Bojagi is the wrapping cloth used to cover, store or carry everything from precious ritual objects to everyday clothes and common household belongings. Recently, Suh has explored the emotional resonance of the diaspora of Korean immigrants and adoptees in the United States. She continues to create textile sculpture and installation work, transforming the homely act of sewing and converting traditional cloths into art that embraces life and society.
Eun-Kyung Suh received her MFA from the University of Iowa, and she is Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She has exhibited widely across the United States and abroad. This is her first exhibition in the Pacific Northwest. Read more about Eun-Kyung Suh’s work at http://www.d.umn.edu/~esuh/
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16, 3:00~5:00 pm, Terrell Hall 102, PCC Cascade Campus
Artist Talk: Friday, January 16, 2:00~3:00 pm, Terrell Hall 122, PCC Cascade Campus
Gallery Hours and Location: 9 am~5 pm, Monday~Friday, Terrell Hall 102, PCC Cascade Campus
705 N. Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217
Gallery Website: http://www.pcc.edu/about/galleries/cascade/
“Support” is a student curated exhibition and fundraiser consisting of UMD student artwork, all connected by the concept of grains of wood. The show will open at Prøve Gallery, 21 N Lake Ave, from 7-11pm on December 12th. Entry is free to the public and artwork will be for sale. Proceeds from the sales will go to Brian Hendrickson and his family. Please contact: Assistant Professor, Jen Dietrich at email@example.com
Brian Hendrickson is studio technician for UMD Department of Art and Design. He is a constant support for multitudes of students. He helps problem solve foundations for projects, builds frames for large canvas paintings, and aids in the installation of immensely stressful student shows. He loves working with lumber, and his underrated role to our student body is one that helps us succeed, much like the wood that keeps canvas stretched. We all need support, and this show is a tribute to his kindness and dedication; the seen but unseen catalyst that maintains our stability and sanity.
UMD graduating seniors of Jen Deitrich’s senior seminar course have collaborated with Prøve Gallery to open the exhibition “Support.” They have spent the semester working hands on with Prøve to develop concepts, the daily operations of running the gallery, and the process of developing an art exhibition in a professional setting. Throughout this process the students have called for entries across UMD’s campus and selected from nearly one hundred student entries. As a collective, they have curated and decided to give back to a known mentor of students, Brian Hendrickson, and his battle with cancer.
Join us at Prøve Gallery on December 12th from 7-11pm for the opening reception of “Support”. Come meet the artists and support Brian Henrickson. Food and beverages will be provided and as always, free and open to the public. Please contact Jen Dietrich with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org