George Caleb Bingham Gallery
failure(s) / o white gods
Exhibition by ALEXIS CALLENDER / TRAVIS SHAFFER
July 7 – August 28, 2014, 8:00am- 4:00 pm
Closing Reception: August 28, 5:00- 7:00 pm
Aritst Panel and discussion: August 28, 5:00- 6:00 pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of new works by MU Department of Art Assistant Teaching Professors Alexis Callender [drawing/painting] and Travis Shaffer [photography].
Alexis Callender is a paper-based artist who works in drawing, painting and installation. Callender was raised in Brooklyn, NY and received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and exhibits nationally. She is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Missouri.
Travis Shaffer is a visual artist whose work spans the mediums of photography, digital imaging, and the artist's book. Shaffer, a native of appalachia, received his MFA from the University of Kentucky. Shaffer’s prints and artist’s books have been exhibited across the US and Europe. He is Assistant Teaching Professor of Photography at the University of Missouri.
MFA Thesis Exhibition - Aron Fischer
October 13th - 31st
Artist Reception - Friday, October 31st, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host Display by Aron Fischer. Aron Fischer is a Sculptor working between the worlds of Craft and Fine Arts. With an extensive background in Commercial Display, Fischer wall mounts tool-like sculptures onto wall display racks reminiscent of an unknown place and time.
Aron Fischer received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and will complete his MFA from the University of Missouri, Columbia in December 2014. In between his BFA and MFA, he was a Senior Display Coordinator for Anthropologie. He and his Husband, John Steven Cummins, opened the second run of their project “Conversed” at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri in January, 2014. Aron has been awarded residencies in Columbia, MO, Deer Isle, ME at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and was awarded an artist fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center for April 2015. He has shown in New York State, Boston, New Orleans, Chicago and L.A.
Aron is living and working in Columbia, MO with his Husband, John Cummins, and their two dogs, Toby and Jack.
The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas
A national, juried cup exhibition featuring functional, design-based, and sculptural interpertatons of the clay cup.
September 22 through October 9th, 2014
Juried by Linda Arbuckle
Pottor and Professor of Art, University of Florida
Marion Angelica, Bo Bedilion, Angela Brame, Allyson Cain, Chris Drobnock, Keith Ekstam, Jessica Fong, Willson Gaul, Rebecca Van Gels, Rebecca A. Grant, Seth Green, Monica Guerrero, Jack Halpern, Stephen Heywood, Kyle Johns, Adam H. Klein, Melody Knowles, Lucien Koonce, Diana Lawrence, Michael Lentini, Zackary T. Lindemann, Charlotte Lindley Martin, Tameria R. Martinez, Kendra McCartney, Andrew McIntyre, Paul A. McCoy, Ted Neal, Kirsten Olson, Patrick Rademaker, Gabriel Reed, Louis Reilly, Mat Rude, Sam Schmidt, JoAnn Schnabel, Justin Schortgen, Ian Shelly, Melanie Sherman, Holly Siggelow, David Stelchek, Sarah Teasley, Irenka Tete, Jake Vinson, Joel Watson, Bill Wilkey, Tony Wise and Matt Wren
Artfully, Yours - The Art of Artist Teachers
Reception: Friday, December 12, 5-7pm
September 1st - September 18th
MFA Thesis Exhibition - Shirley Boudreaux
November 3 - 21
Reception: November 6, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
George Caleb Bingham Gallery
The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting, although many strive to attain it. This project challenges the notion of "perfection" as it pertains to the idealized family. Garment-like sculptures, depicting family members, highlight emotional states in a variety of ideal and destructive behaviors in order for viewers to evaluate their personal relationship with family.
Shirley Boudreaux received her Associate of Art in Art (A.A.) from Northeast Mississippi Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) in Printmaking and Weaving from the Mississippi University for Women. Shirley will complete her Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2015. She will also complete her Master in Education in Art Education K-12 (ME.d) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2016. Shirley's artwork has shown in Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, England, Ireland and Scotland. She and her husband Paul Boudreaux are living and working in Columbia, MO. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Contrast: Containing Clarity
April 28th- May 2nd, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Reception: Friday, May 2nd, 5:00pm- 7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host, Contrast: Containing Clarity. These ceramic vessels represent the culmination of Wilkey’s time at MU. Each piece strives to establish a relationship of trust between the user and the maker with the of textured surfaces fired in a wood and a soda kiln.
Bill Wilkey is a third year ceramics MFA candidate at the University of Missouri Art Department in Columbia, Missouri. He received his BFA from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Now in Missouri, Wilkey has sought to learn different methods of firing which has taken him to places like Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, on the coast of Maine as well as Gresham, Wisconsin. Wilkey has shown nationally in nearly 25 exhibitions while at Missouri. This includes three consecutive Nationally Juried Student Exhibitions in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). He has recently been featured in Ceramics Monthly’s as a 2014 Emerging Artist. He has also received the Lincoln Fellowship and long-term residency at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana. After graduate school, he plans to further establish a professional career as a maker of pottery. See more of his work and information on upcoming events at wilkeyarts.com.
Longitudes and Latitudes
April 14th-25th, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Reception: Friday, April 18th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
George Caleb Binham Gallery is pleased to announce the concurrent thesis exhibitions of MFA candidates Eric Norby and Charlie Thompson. The exhibition will be held April 14-25th at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Missouri - Columbia. A reception will be held on April 18 from 6-9PM. The artists will discuss their works at 3PM on the 18th.
Eric Norby is an MFA candidate at the University of Missouri. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Norby explores elements of Modernism and Post-Modernism through an exploration of the grid, the western landscape, and appropriation.
Charlie Thompson, originally from Urbana, Ohio is an MFA candidate at the University of Missouri. Thompson’s work addresses metaphysical ideas through the use of the grid and non-permanent materials.
Masquerade and Available
March 31st- April 11th, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Reception: Friday, April 4th, 5:00pm-7:00pm
George Caleb Binham Gallery is plesed to present new works by Jane Jun and Greta Myers.
“Masquerade”: Jane June
"Masquerade" focuses on the vigilant awareness of self-presentation. The show exhibits the artist Jane Jun’s frivolous actions to be seen as an atypical Asian female in the society. Her attempt with this work is to break stereotypes about Asian women which are accepted as truth to Americans. The truth that Americans think how Asian women should behave is often the result of many decades of layered prejudice and misunderstanding. By establishing a funny and friendly character, Jun tries to reclaim her own identity.
Jane Jun is from Baltimore, Maryland. She is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Painting at the University of Missouri.
“Available” : Greta Myers
“Available” includes paintings, drawings, mixed media and ceramic works. This show is the fruition of ideas by Myers surrounding the myths of perfection and the search of perfection through the search of the ideal mate.
Greta Myers is currently a Midwest artist attending the University Missouri Columbia for her MFA in painting and drawing. She received her BFA from Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri in 2011.
March 17th- 21st, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception: Friday, March 21st, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host “VORFREUDE”, an MFA thesis exhibition by Bethanie Collins.
Bethanie Collins is a Midwest artist currently attending the University of Missouri for her MFA in painting and sculpture. She received her BFA in painting and drawing from the University of South Dakota in 2010. Bethanie has recently been featured in New American Paintings, #105, MFA Annual as the "Jurors Pick" and nominated as New American Paintings "Artist of the Year" for 2013.
Dwell and Eminent Domain
March 3rd-14th, 2014, 8:00am-4:30pm
Closing Reception: Friday, March 14th, 5:00pm-7:00pm
George Caleb Binham Gallery is plesed to present new works by Miranda Lee and Matt Rahner.
"Dwell ": Miranda Lee
This multi-media installation provides the affirmation that home is a broader concept rather than a specific location, and is much about where we are from as where we are now. Proof of place is seen through the legitimacy of mapping and photography but used in order to reduce home to statistical data.
Social expectation is an imposed personal construct determined by environment and location. Miranda Lee’s production as an artist is based in installation using related assemblage, construction materials, and domestic imagery. She temporarily transforms spaces that create staged sentiment in order to showcase societal normalcy and expectation while claiming nostalgia is impractical, and inconsistent.
The artwork illustrates being controlled by Miranda’s personal set of expectations regarding four places she has called home: Shelbyville, Indiana, Columbia, Missouri, Harbin, China and Knoxville, Tennessee. The word home is commonly linked to words such as safety, warmth, protection, and the sentimental. Some items in the installation are sentimental mementos and others are stand-ins. By treating all the objects the same regarding presentation, the objects collected over time cease to convey preciousness. The use of alternative objects with the truly valued, adopts the claim that the sentimental idea of home and the objects of memory and nostalgia hinge on irony.
Miranda Lee is from Indianapolis, Indiana. She is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and after graduation is moving to Knoxville, Tennessee to be with her family. Concepts of travel and home influenced Lee’s work after working for a local group home in Columbia, Missouri. There, she began to understand boundaries created regarding personal possessions, objects of sentiment and societal expectation surrounding ideas of home and placement.
"Eminent Domain": Matt Rahner
This body of work looks at the Wendall-Phillips Neighborhood in Kansas City, MO as it underwent a process that saw residents relocated, homes demolished, and the construction of a new Police Department and Crime Lab. The exhibition focuses on Rahner’s photographs and found objects, which form an incomplete archive of a place that no longer exists.
Matt Rahner has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally more than 17 times in the past 3 years. His work has been awarded by many distinguished individuals, including Dominic Molon, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum in Rhode Island.
Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
February 17- 27, 2014, 8:00am-4:30pm
Reception and Awards ceremony: Monday, February 18, at 5:00pm-7:00pm
Juror: Professor Charity-Mika Woodard, Chair of the Department of Art at Missouri Valley College
George Caleb Binham Gallery is pleased to present works in all medias produced by current undergraduate students at the MU Department of Art at our reception and awards ceremony. This years juror is Professor Charity-Mika Woodard, Chair of the Department of Art at Missouri Valley College.
50 Years of Civil Rights: The Movement in Expressive Images
The Art of Malaika Favorite and Adrienne Walker Hoard
January 27 – February 13, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Special Artists' Discussion Video Screening: Friday, February 7, at 4:00 PM in the gallery
Reception to follow, 5:00PM – 7:00 PM on February 7
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of contemporary works by distinguished artists and professors Malaika Favorite of LSU, and Dr. Adrienne Walker Hoard of UMKC. Hoard's photography and Favorite's mixed-media paintings draw on the cultural and historical experiences of the two Black American women, who lived through the Civil Rights Movement and later influenced each other through their friendship and affected a new generation of artists through their work as educators.
Favorite received her BA and MFA degrees in fine art from Louisiana State University and has had her art work featured in publications, such as Art: African American by Samella Lewis, Black Art in Louisiana by Bernardine B. Proctor and the St. James Guide to Black Artist, edited by Thomas Riggs. Mainly working in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, she has also carried out experiments with folded canvas and the written word as another dimension of a painting's text. Her artwork can be found in the following collections: Absolut Vodka Collection; Morris Museum of Art (Augusta GA.), Louisiana State University Print Collection (Baton Rouge, LA.), Alexandria Museum of Art (Alexandria LA.), The Coca Cola Company Collection, Atlanta GA.; Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta GA.; and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Ohio. She has also worked with the public on outdoor art project murals in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to using text in her visual art, Favorite has also published a collection of poetry, Illuminated Manuscript, New Orleans Poetry Journal Press, 1991. Her poetry, fiction, and articles appear in numerous anthologies and journals, including: you say. say and Hell strung and crooked (Uphook Press) 2009 & 2010, Pen International, Hurricane Blues, Drumvoices review, Uncommon Place, Xavier Review, The Maple Leaf Rag, Visions International, Louisiana Literature, Louisiana English Journal, Big Muddy, and Art Papers. She is the winner of the 2005 Louisiana Literature Prize for Poetry.
Hoard received a doctorate in education degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She served as professor of art and art education and affiliate professor in the Black Studies program at the University of Missouri-Columbia beginning in 1988. She is now the Chair of Black Studies at UMKC. Hoard has served as professor in Black Studies and Fine Arts at The Ohio State University, has taught as a distinguished professor at two South Korean and two South African universities, and has served as chair of the division of art education for the Louisiana State University School of Art. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and a Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow. Since the end of their apartheid era, Hoard has conducted personal research with South African women artists on numerous visits to their country, and she said it compares directly to events and perceptions about the value of the arts at the end of segregation in the U.S. Her book, "New Democracy Art"™, which documents her decade of South African investigation, will be released next year.
M.F.A. Candidates' Showcase
January 13th- 23rd, 2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, January 23, 5:00-7:00pm
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery is pleased to host "IDEA: IDEALS ", New Works by Current MU Art Graduate Students.