George Caleb Bingham Gallery
To What End?
"TO WHAT END?"
The annual M.F.A. Candidates' Showcase
January 14- 31, 2013
Reception: Thursday, January 31, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
The annual M.F.A. Candidates' Showcase is a sampling of the best work by graduate students pursuing their Masters' of Fine Arts in Studio Art at MU. The work deals in various concepts and a variety of artistic media and represents the cutting edge of contemporary art today. Don't miss this thought-provoking exhibit! Graduate student artists will be present at the free public reception on January 31st to discuss their work.
What Is Done
"What Is Done"
Visiting artist: Matthew McConnell
February 4- 21, 2013
Lecture: Wednesday, February 20, 2:00- 3:00 PM, A118 Fine Arts
Demonstration: February 20, 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM , A113 Fine Arts
February 21,11:00 AM- 2:00 PM , A113 Fine Arts
Closing Reception: Thursday, February 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm with artist's remarks at 5:30 PM
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit of artwork, along with demonstrations and a lecture, by contemporary sculptural ceramicist Mathew McConnell. McConnell will fill the gallery with his customized displays and installations of handmade objects for an exhibit that will run from February 4 – 21. He is the guest of the MU Clay Klub (MUCK), the ceramics faculty, the MU Organization Resource Group, and the George Caleb Bingham Gallery.
Mathew McConnell (b.1979, Johnstown, PA) is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Arkansas. He holds an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2009) and a BFA in Studio Art from Valdosta State University (2004). McConnell has held numerous solo exhibitions and his works have been included in group exhibitions in China, Australia, New Zealand, and in many venues across the United States. He has been a summer resident and long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation, where he was awarded the Lilian Fellowship in 2011 and the Sage Scholarship in 2007. In 2010, McConnell served for ten months as Artist in Residence and Visiting Lecturer of Contemporary Craft at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. (http://www.mathewmcconnell.com)
The Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
"The Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition"
Selected work by current undergraduates, juried for prizes
February28- March 21, 2013
Opening reception: February 28, 5 - 7 PM, with awards presented at 5:30 PM
This year's juror is Valerie Wedel, M.F.A. Merging her backgrounds in both 2-D and 3-D art, Valerie Wedel creates room-sized art installations viewers enter into. As the primary intention of her work is to encourage self-awareness, she purposely blurs boundaries between artist, viewers and artwork, enabling viewers to become active participants. She has exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows and has been the recipient of a number of awards, grants and lecture invitations. In 2009 and 2011, the Missouri Contemporary Ballet featured her set design for the show "Falling." Her degrees include: an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Missouri, a BA in French and Peace Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BFA from Columbia College in Painting and Drawing. She has taught at the University of Missouri, Stephens College and Missouri Valley College.
The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is generously sponsored by Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Jerry Berneche.
Echos of the Voiceless
"Echoes of the Voiceless"
MFA thesis exhibit by Artist Zeinab Chaichi Raghimi
April 1- 12, 2013
Closing Reception: April 12, 5 - 7 PM
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host the installations and mixed media two dimentional works by Iranian Artist, Zeinab Chaichi Raghimi.
In this exhibit she explores themes of women's rights, gender, tradition and religion in the social context of Iran. her work traces the intricacy of how identity is woven along these dimensions. She transgresses the norms and rules of religion and traditional culture and mines issues such as the objectified woman, the violation of women's rights, as well as the psychological and emotional conditions of women under these traditional and religious laws. She suggests how women have been empowered by knowledge about their civil rights and gained the courage to ask for it in contemporary Iran.
Zeinab Chaichi Raghimi was born in 1979, just a little after Islamic Revolution in Iran. She grew up and lived in Tehran the capital until 2009 when she decided to pursue her profession as an artist in the United States. To expand her artistic views, she started her education as MFA student at University of Missouri in Columbia. Chaichi previously received her BFA in Painting and MA in Illustration from the Tehran University of Art in 2005. Chaichi has held numerous exhibitions in different cities of Iran as well as some in the United States.
MFA thesis exhibit by Ceramic Artist Norleen Nosri
April 15-26, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Artist Lecture: April 18, 2013, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Closing Reception: April 26, 2013, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to announce Norleen Nosri's MFA Thesis exhibition, "Gratitude: Vessels". Within this exhibition, Nosri presents ceramic serving and drinking vessels in a series of arranged compositions. She uses teapots, decanters and cups to convey community and the ever-present dialogue between the individual and the collective. Symbolizing the act of giving and the act of receiving, which, represents the main theme of her work, a communal sense of gratitude – gratitude for being a part of a tribe, a whole, a working community. The shared moment with this grouping of ceramic objects elevates the mundane to ceremonial. The work is quiet while demanding attention from the viewer to contemplate the compositions and their meanings..
Norleen Nosri (b.1978) Malaysian born artist received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Ceramics and minor in Art History, from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Malaysia, Missouri, Washington, Nebraska, and Texas including the Glassell School of Art of The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.
A collaboration of works from the MU Department of Art's seniors of 2013
April 29- May17, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception: May17, 2013, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition by the seniors of the University of Missouri's Department of Art. Various media are represented in this culminating show for the emerging artists who are preparing to graduate.
Fight or Flight
"Fight or Flight"
An Art Installation by J. Penney Burton
May 20th- May 30th, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception: May 30th, 2013, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host Fight or Flight, the MFA Thesis Exhibition of J. Penney Burton. The artist has created an immersive environment that explores the effects of forced migration due to climate change and other environmental issues. Organic materials are juxtaposed with highly processed manufactured goods, exploring the complex relationship between man and nature. Come and get mobbed!
J. Penney Burton is currently an MFA Candidate at the University of Missouri, Columbia, studying with Jo Stealey in the Fibers Department. Alongside a BFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Burton holds a Master in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, in which she combined studio fiber art with art and craft history, specializing in the history of contemporary North American fiber art/artists. Notable international exhibitions include the Biennial du lin, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada in 2009, and Animal Fibers: Art Informs Shibori at the Hong Kong Design Institute in Dec. 2012- Jan. 2013, as well as US national exhibitions, Paperwork: In, On and Of Paper VI, at the Foundry in St. Charles, MO, Feb-March 2013, and the 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial held at the Corcoran Center of Art and Design, Washington, D.C. in September 2012.
The Biannual Alumni Exhibition
"The Biannual Alumni Exhibition"
Dan Gemkow and Therese Pfeifer
August 19th-29th, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception: August 22nd, 2013, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host new artwork by two alumni of the MU Department of Art M.F.A. program: Photographer Dan Gemkow and painter Therese Pfeifer.
Gemkow's most recent body of work, In Transit, features portraits of individuals waiting for buses to arrive. Traveling commercial bus lines for weeks at a time, Gemkow has been able to photograph hundreds of subjects in the context of their own journeys. This project spans over 23,000 miles of North America and will cross Canada in July 2013.
In Pfeifer's body of work, mannequins kneel at the intersection of humanity, femininity and consumption, body and plastic, image and flesh. Her work is genuine, and consequential of her own life. It takes the power from the tenuous balance between the human, the ready-made, and from the manufactured sculptures; it is about the power of surfaces, of the fleshy, the plastic and the paper.
Dan Gemkow received his M.F.A. in Photography at the University of Missouri in 2010, and is an artist and instructor of photography. His work has been shown in New York City, the Bay Area in California, Yokohama, Japan, and several galleries in the Midwestern United States.
Therese Pfeifer completed her MFA at the Art Department at the University of Missouri in 2003. Though her original degree was in painting, she has since then mde videos and sculptures, collaborated with historians and poets, and worked with high-school students and a man convicted of multiple murders. Having worked previously as RN, Pfeifer developed a sense of the fragility of the human body, and the mannequins that are her current protagonists have taken the place of the veritable bodies of her past. Working and living in both the United States and in Switzerland has impacted her work tremendously, and she has exhibited over the past years in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Photographers From Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas
September 2nd-26th, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception and ARTi-FACT Gallery Crawl: Thursday, September 26th, 2013, 4:00pm- 8:00pm
Students from Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Missouri, and St. Edward's University were asked to use the camera to engage and explore themes that are cultural barometers of their respective communities. Seeking out groups, phenomena, and locations, they document widely varying subject matter. The photographers uncover for us the surprise of the unknown and at times offbeat.
Project locations were selected to give a look at a range of American places: Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a northeastern Ruse Belt city working to reinvent itself as it emerges from a more industrial past; the University of Missouri in Columbia, a Midwestern university town located between Kansas City and Saint Louis; and St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, a high-tech boomtown in the South Central region.
The student's projects range widely and include subjects such as subterranean businesses, communities affected by hydraulic fracking, and the life of an exoctic dancer. The photographers' combined efforts join to provide a telling snapshot of the United States at this moment in history.
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New Pedestrians & Save: Strength in Numbers
"New Pedestrians" And "Save: Strength in Numbers"
a Dual Thesis Exhibiiton by Chris Hall and Danielle Langdon
September 30- October 25, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Lecture: Friday, October 18, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Reception: Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:00pm- 8:00pm
Langdon's current body of work challenges the lack of awareness and embodiment as people use mobile technology. By artificially constructing situations of everyday life, Langdon's videos attempt to analyze the psychological and physical effects of smart phones. The intention is not to deter people away from their devices; the work is not an attack on technology. Rather, it is meant to be a mirror for users to reflect on their own habits. The pieces in the show ask the viewer to develop a more selfaware, examined relationship with mobile technology. Langdon hopes that through this examination, users will begin to ask questions about what is most sustaining in human connections and rituals.
Langdon received her BA in Media Communication Studies and Dance from Ursinus College in 2008. Thereafter, she got her start as a graphic designer at HDR, an Architecture firm in Princeton, NJ. Langdon is now in the final stages of her MFA at The University of Missouri studying Graphic Design and Video Art. During her stay at MU she has discovered a true passion for teaching and hopes to remain in higher education upon the completion of her degree. When she's not in front of a computer screen, you may find Langdon dancing to some tunes, on a road trip with her main squeeze, or cooking something yummy from her garden.
"Save: Strength in Numbers"
Chris Hall's latest project uses computer generated imagery based on body scans to critique certain aspects of the information age. Digital permanence, the omniscience of "Big Data", scientific romanticism and paranoia are all investigated though his use of "digital life-casts". With everything being recorded about us all of the time, our capacity to document has far exceeded our ability to preserve information, let alone interpret it. Hall's imagery compares this unsustainable condition to brittle structures and shells of figures which seem on the verge of collapse.
Chris Hall received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Detroit, Michigan from the College for Creative Studies in 2006. He then did design work for General Motors in Warren, Michigan before taking an educational leave of absence to attain his Master of Fine Arts. He continues to live and work in Michigan.
MFA Thesis Exhibiiton by Ron Thompson
October 28th- November 8th, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Lecture: Friday, October 18, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Reception: Friday, November 1st, 2013, 5:00-9:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host My America featuring Ron B. Thompson. The works in this show convey a sense of 80's and 90's television icons that changed the stereotypical image of the black family in America. Thompson was born in the 80's, raised and influenced by TV shows such as the Cosby Show, which taught America that a strong family produces a strong community. He exclaims through his work that in today's society, we need to reestablish that type of positive imagery to the Black community.
Another way how Thompson addresses society issues is through cartoon imagery. Cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny influence Thompson's artworks. Characters like Bugs Bunny were able to express or getaway with almost anything. He is using the power of the cartoon character and the signature white or black glove often seen in cartoons to convey his hidden emotion.
Ron B. Thompson is from Kansas City, Mo where he attended Paseo High School. He then attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo where he achieved his B.S. degree in Fine Art. Thompson then immediately pursued his Master of Fine Art degree at Memphis Collage of Art for one year before fleeing to the University of Missouri where he discovered a better fit, as the program presented more opportunity to grow as an artist both formally and conceptually.
The 3rd annual Foundations Showcase
work by beginning students, made in 2D Design and 3D Design courses at the MU Department of Art
November 11th- 21st, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, November 21st, 2013, 5:00-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host The 3rd annual Foundations Showcase that features work by beginning students, made in 2D Design and 3D Design courses at the MU Department of Art. Foundations students are taught to work with simple and humble materials (cardboard, paper, cotton cloth) to create compositions that exemplify the elements and principles of design. A variety of projects, media, and techniques are represented in this showcase of the best work from beginning students.
Those who can, Teach!
Those who can, TEACH!
the art of Artist Teachers
December 2nd-13th, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception: Friday, December 13th, 2013, 5:00-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host Those who can, TEACH! the art of Artist Teachers. Please join us to celebrate the spectacular work of the University of Missouri's Artist Teachers.