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.
September 5 through November 29- WAM
Artist's Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 7 - 4pm - 5pm
Artist's Lecture: Thursday, October 8 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Peter Campus is widely considered a seminal figure in the realm of video and new media art, beginning with his now-landmark works in the early 1970s. His early videos focused on individual identity and the shaping of the self, while his more recent work in this exhibition references the history of painting. Begun in 2008, this continuing series is inspired by such great, and diverse, masters as Milton Avery, Paul Cezanne, and Mark Rothko. Campus continues his exploration of perception as he translates classic subject matter into digitally pixelated video works. Several new videos will premiere at the Weatherspoon..
As the Fall 2015 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Campus will present a lecture and gallery talk on his work and participate in MFA graduate student critiques.
Artist's Gallery Talk: TBA
Artist's Lecture: TBA
Rosemarie Fiore (b. 1972, New York, United States) lives and works in Bronx, NY. She typically produces artwork out of the actions of mechanisms. She converts popular technology such as lawn mowers, cars, waffle irons, floor polishers, pinball machines, fireworks and amusement park rides into painting machines.
Fiore received her BA from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has attended residencies at Art Omi International Artists Residency Program, Yaddo, Skowhegan, The MacDowell Colony, Roswell Foundation AIR Program, Saltonstall Foundation AIR Program, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bronx Museum (AIM Program).
Artist's Lecture: Spring 2016
Hamlett Dobbins’s abstract canvases reference life’s emotionally charged, incommunicable moments through geometric shapes and deep jewel tones. “There are times when we are gripped with a whole-body pleasure, a spine thrill of delight when time seems to slow and we are hyper-present,” the artist has said. “I am trying to understand what it is about these extraordinary experiences of real life moments.” The Memphis-based artist traces his obsession with structure, texture, and play to his love of Lego as a child. Since 2002, interpersonal relationships have inspired Dobbins’s untitled paintings. He was awarded the Rome Prize in 2013, which brought him to the American Academy in Rome for a year’s study.