We host several visiting artists every semester in the Art Department and University Galleries.
Visiting Artist Talk: Nathan Green
Thursday February 6, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Fulton Hall 111
Colorful works by Allie Rex, Mar Anne Arntzen and Nathan Greene playfully question form and meaning through abstraction in the exhibit “Colors & Things”.These exuberant paintings and installations revel in issues of visual perception creating a game of forms that is as fun to traverse as it must have been to make. Rex, Arntzen and Greene are emerging artists working in related ways yet in diverse places, namely New York, Baltimore and Dallas/Fort Worth. The similarities in their artwork suggest that there is a language of contemporary abstraction that extends beyond specific locales.
Visiting Artist Talk: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
Thursday February 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Fulton Hall 111
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy create works that question how meaning is established and how cultural memories are formed. Their collaborative practice occupies many terrains: exhaustive categorization, recreation and reenactment, automation, miniaturization, and most recently remote viewing and speculative modeling. Ranging from installation and software forms to curatorial practice, their art often uses technology to produce live effects and experiences. At Salisbury University, the McCoys marry these live effects with an investigation of real spaces.
The McCoy’s work has been exhibited nationally at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, P.S.1, Postmasters Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, and Internationally in exhibitions including projects at the Pompidou Center, the British Film Institute, ZKM, the Hanover Kunstverien, the Bonn Kunstverein, and F.A.C.T. (Liverpool, UK).
Lecture: Dancing in Venice-Native American Art, National Pavilions & the Politics of “Going Global” with Dr. Jessica Horton
Thursday March 6, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Fulton Hall 111
Art Historian Jessica Horton speaks about the history of Native American artists at the Venice Biennale. Horton’s work examines the ways that the work of Native American artists transcended the borders of the U.S. and played a key role in the international art world throughout the 20th century. Horton’s lecture covers the impact of the 1932 Venice Biennale in which a group of Native American artists represented the U.S., as well as more recent Biennales
that have featured the work indigenous North American artists. Last year, Horton was the Wyeth Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts within the National Gallery of Art, and she currently holds the position of Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow at The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Camile Paglia: Dada & Surrealism
Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Holloway Hall Auditorium
Paglia talks about two radical 20th-century art movements whose legacy can be traced from Alfred Hitchcock’s thrillers and Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone to 1960s street theatre and today’s computer-animated music videos. Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her sixth book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars, was recently released in Vintage paperback.
Artist Talk: Corinne Beardsley
Thursday May 8, 2014 at 5 p.m.
This solo exhibition by Corinne Beardsley presents a new series of ceramic and mixed media sculptures. Multiple sculptural heads installed throughout the gallery preserve gestural moments, discovering the form as it emerges. Some characters confront you with their monolithic scale and mass, as some pull you in for a more intimate interaction. These heads are inspired from the layers of expression we contain or release.