Every year the Department of Art and the Weatherspoon Museum collaborate to bring guest artists to the UNCG campus through the Falk Visiting Artist program. The artist's visits are accompanied by an exhibition in the Weatherspoon.
October 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014 - WAM
Artist's Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 16 -- 4pm - 5pm
Artist's Lecture: Thursday, October 17 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Los Angeles-based artist Annie Lapin draws much of her inspiration from her personal memory of historical works of art. Working from her imagination, Lapin builds up her images in layers, allowing them to develop over time. The resulting works are highly evocative impressions that capture the emotional experience of encountering some historical paintings. Her exhibition at the Weatherspoon will include recent and new works that evoke landscape and figuration yet remain open-ended and abstract.
Annie Lapin (b. 1978, Washington, D.C., lives in Los Angeles) received her BA from Yale University and MFA from UCLA. Solo exhibitions from the last few years include the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Grand Arts, Kansas City (2008). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS. Her works are included in numerous private and public collections including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.. She is represented by Honor Fraser, Los Angeles.
As the Fall 2013 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Lapin will present a lecture and gallery talk on her work and participate in MFA graduate student critiques.
January 18, 2014 - April 13, 2014 - WAM
Artist's Gallery Talk: January 15 - 4pm - 5pm
Artist's Lecture: January 16 - 5:30pm-6:30pm
In her fantastical, hybrid works, Atlanta-based and Korean-born Jiha Moon combines traditional Asian landscape-painting techniques with American Modern and Pop Art influences. Composed with flowing, gestural brushstrokes, and an array of iconic references (emoticons, Lucky Cats, lotus blossoms, scrolls), Moon’s imaginative mash-ups offer an intense experience. Her colorful compositions blur the lines between East and West to speak to the cultural pluralism of contemporary society.
Jiha Moon (b. 1973, Korea; lives in Atlanta) received her MFA from the University of Iowa and BFA from Korea University, Seoul. Recent solo exhibitions include Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum, Nashville (2011); Williams Paper Museum, Atlanta (2009); and Mint Museum, Charlotte (2008). Her work has been included in group exhibitions internationally, including at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2011); the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond (2010); the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2008); and the Drawing Center, New York (2007). She was a 2011 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Moon is represented by Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta; Curator’s Office, Washington, DC; and Mary Ryan Gallery, New York.
The exhibition is organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions. Special thanks to the 2013/14 Falk Visiting Artist Committee