The Department of Art & Design is pleased to present “Terrors of the Deep”, Karen Yuhas’s Senior Exhibition
Terrors of the Deep, a solo exhibition of linocut prints by graduating senior, Karen Yuhas, will be on display in Gallery 108 / Trahern Building at Austin Peay State University from November 30 through December 4. The exhibit features a series of prints about mental illness expressed through representations of deep sea creatures. Terrors of the Deep invites the viewer to witness not only the terrors within the ocean, but also those within the mind.
There will be an opening reception on Monday November 30 starting at 7PM. The gallery will continue to be open for public viewing until December 4.
Karen is completing her BFA degree in Studio Arts at Austin Peay State University and will be graduating December 2015. Her work focuses on personal renderings of living figures paired with the introduction of the inner struggles that are mental illnesses.
Paul Matthew Watkins presents:
Tuesday, November 24th at 12pm
Location: Shed Space in the Sculpture Yard
(refreshments will be served)
Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of Paul Matthew Watkins’ 4090 project in Sculpture with an exhibition entitled KNOTS. For this show, Matt will be exhibiting a series of sculptural knots and sculpture inspired by knots. This series takes knot concepts from advanced mathematics into the topological realm of sculpture. Mathematicians study knots which consist of crossings, chirality, and projections. Matt considers the knot’s most primal quality – the space that curves occupy in 3D space. He also equally considers the spaces that they are not occupying. With this series, Matt takes the mathematical concept of a line without width and creates tangible objects. Perhaps most importantly, he asks the viewer to consider knots as both fact and fragment.
This show will be exhibited in the Sculpture Area Shed Space for one day only.
A statement by the artist:
While moving into my upper level undergraduate studies, knot theory has become an intriguing topic. This work is quite blatantly inspired by theoretical images I observed. With this project I sought to make abstract ideas tangible and introduce knot theory to people typically uninterested in math.
About the artist:
Matt Watkins is an undergraduate math/art student currently studying at Austin Peay State University. He favors no particular thing. He is mostly interested in just being outside of what should be favored. He is inspired by math, magic, and messing things up.
The Department of Art & Design is pleased to welcome the recipient of the 2015 CECA Tennessee Artist Fellowship Maysey Craddock
On Monday November 23 at 7 p.m., Maysey Craddock will present a public lecture on her work. Craddock is the recipient of the inaugural Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Tennessee Artist Fellowship.
The CECA Tennessee Artist Fellowship was created by APSU to support the continued creative work of exceptional Tennessee artists. Unlike other fellowships, applications and nominations from artist were not solicited. A committee of APSU faculty compiled a list of outstanding artists from across the state and selected the fellowship winner. Through the generous support of the Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts, Craddock received $5,000 to aid in the creation of new artwork.
Maysey Craddock received her MFA from the Maine College of Art and a BA from Tulane University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows in New York, Stuttgart, Berlin, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, and New Orleans. She is currently represented by David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, Sears Peyton Fine Arts in New York, and Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas.
Each January, stars and hit songwriters come together to raise money for Alive Hospice at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. The 23rd Annual Alive At The Bluebird concert series take place in January 2016!
APSU Art & Design student Quintin Watkins is the winner of this year’s Alive at the Bluebird poster design contest.
APSU Art & Design Student Macon St. Hilaire Presented at the Tennessee Experiential Learning Symposium
Macon St. Hilaire, a BA Studio Art major with a minor in Latin, presented a paper entitled “Bequest of Craftswomen: Stitching Medieval English Embroidery into Contemporary Art” at the Tennessee Experiential Learning Symposium at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville October 30, 2015. This talk relates her studio practice to her art historical research. Macon is one of ten students to receive a 2015-16 APSU Presidential Scholarship for her art history research project “Opus Anglicanum: The Work of the English, Preserving the Bequest of Medieval Embroidery and the Craftswomen Who Made Them.” In November 2016, she will travel abroad to conduct research and to view embroideries at the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Course-Harrogate, and the Durham Cathedral in England, aa well as the Musees Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire in Belgium.
The Department of Art & Design is pleased to present “These Days”, Christy Gordon’s Senior Exhibition
“These Days”, a solo exhibition featuring works on the home and on the artist’s personal experiences through motherhood, will be on display in Galley 108 / Trahern Building at Austin Peay State University from November 16th through November 20th. The exhibit features a variety of works which encompass the idea of familial love and the connection to the home through emotional ties.
There will be a opening reception on Monday Nov. 16th from 5-8 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public through Nov. 20th. Christy is completing her BFA degree in Studio Arts at Austin Peay State University and will be graduating in December 2015. Her work focuses on domesticity, motherhood, and the nature of the family in relation to the individual. Her work has been exhibited in Nashville galleries such as The L Gallery and on campus at The Annex Gallery.
The Department of Art & Design Welcomes Sondra Perry, Multi-Media and Performance Artist for Speaker Series
The Department of Art and Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to close out this semester’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series with new media / performance artist, Sondra Perry.
Sondra Perry makes performance, videos, and works as a “data generator” and “free creative laboror” at “The Internet”. Perry has exhibited in group shows at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, New York.
The artist has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, the Experimental Television Center, and is currently an artist in residence at the prestigious CORE Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Perry received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012 and a MFA from “an expensive New York art school causing gentrification in Harlem” in 2015
To describe her work, Sondra Perry manifests paraspaces, a term coined by science fiction author Samuel Delany, meaning a ‘space’ existing parallel to the normal or ordinary, through performance and video. These paraspaces are phantom and twilight zones, her grandma’s attic, and corners behind bookshelves where dead skin cells, lost candy corn, and little black girls find their autonomy. In these spaces, she and the viewer explore how imaging, visual languages, and digital literacy structure identity and representation in the virtual and physical realms. Her work can be found at http://sondraperry.com.
“We are lucky to have Sondra come talk to our students about her work. Exposing our students to this level of cultural criticality is invaluable to their conceptual development…and I am a huge fan of her work,” states Assistant Professor of Art, Virginia Griswold.
The lecture will take place Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. in room 401 of the Trahern Building, and is free and open to the public.
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The Department of Art & Design is pleased to present “Gilded Milieu”, Armani Bonilla’s Senior Exhibition
“Gilded Milieu,” a solo exhibition of drawings by graduating senior, Armani Bonilla, will be on display in Galley 108 / Trahern Building at Austin Peay State University from November 2 through November 6. The exhibit features a collection of drawings constructed with different mediums that depict the lives of created characters in a steampunk setting. The title, “Gilded Milieu” is an allusion to the abundance of brass, copper, and other various metals that are seen in steampunk as well as elegance that is associated with time period that steampunk is based off of. There will be an opening reception on Monday Nov. 2 from 5-7 PM. The exhibition will also be open to the public on Thursday November 6 from 5-7 PM during Clarksville’s First Thursday Art walk.
Armani is completing his BFA degree in Studio Arts at Austin Peay State University and will be graduating in December 2015. His work focuses on capturing the eyes of the viewer and expanding their imagination. His work has been exhibited in Clarksville galleries, such as the Downtown Artist’s Cooperative and the Trahern Gallery at Austin Peay.
Dr Tamara Smithers will present a paper entitled “<Campanilismo> Celebrations: Honoring Artistic Heirs through Funerals and Tomb Memorials in Renaissance Italy” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada October 21-25, 2015. During the Renaissance, the erection of tomb memorials for illustrious artists in their hometown such as Buschetta’s in Pisa and Brunelleschi’s in Florence, or in the city that embraced them such as Fra Filippo Lippi’s in Spoleto and Raphael’s in Rome, reveal that venerating one’s native or adopted artistic son was the ultimate act of <campanilismo>. The funeral and erection of the memorial provided a way for the community to publicly and permanently commemorate their artistic heir. This proves to be especially true for artist corporations in honoring their <capo> where such events and monuments assisted in establishing group identity: Raphael’s tomb for the Virtuosi al Pantheon and the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, Michelangelo’s catafalque and monument for the Accademia del Disegno in Florence, Titian’s planned observance in Venice for the artists there, and Agostino Caracci’s ceremony in Bologna and burial in Parma for the Accademia degli Incamminati each served this purpose. Her paper argues for the importance of the place of burial as related to the goals of the first artist corporations: memorials not only celebrated the individual artist but also fostered camaraderie and conveyed local pride. Moreover, the funeral visually expressed competition between rival artistic centers and their symbolic figurehead.