Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibitions

SU WEICHU: ECHO'S BONES

August 28 – September 15, 2017

Artist Reception: September 8, 5-7 PM

Su WeiChu: Echo's BonesEcho's Bones features the work of University of Memphis alumna Su WeiChu (BFA, 2016). The exhibition explores impermanence and mortality of the ecological system. The installation, comprised of textile-based objects, blurs the boundaries of sculpture and painting. Taken together, they consider the metamorphosis of the spirit of nature often found in mythology and folklore—combining elements of obscure, fragmented geological formations with anthropomorphic biological systems.

Faculty in the Department of Art at the University of Memphis selected Su from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts classes for this prestigious solo exhibition. An annual tradition, this exhibition provides an outstanding graduate with the opportunity to present a body of work as well as develop and execute an exhibition concept with Fogelman Galleries staff.

Su is an artist born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her BFA from the University of Memphis with a concentration in Studio Arts. Her work has been featured in the 32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, winning a Merit Award. Her work was also awarded the Undergraduate Award in the Best of Memphis exhibition organized by Box Gallery. She has exhibited in the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Crosstown Arts, Marshall Arts Gallery, and Memphis College of Art's Hyde Gallery.

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THERE MAY BE NO BEFORE AT ALL: SELECTED MOVING IMAGE WORKS

September 8 – October 27, 2017

Opening Reception: September 8, 5-7 PM

There May Be No Before at All: Selected Moving Image WorksThis exhibition features selected moving image works that use the human form to interrogate the slippage of place and time. How does the human form transgress from one location to another, from one body to another, from one moment to another? How do gender, gesture, and language inform embodiment and how does the medium of moving image shape this process? The international roster of artists explores physical transgression, gender expression, the death drive, and the archive. The exhibition includes the work of Vika Kirchenbauer + Mysti (Germany), Laura Henno (France), J. Louise Makary (United States), Marianna Milhourat (France), and Patrick Staff (United States/United Kingdom).

There May Be No Before at All is curated by artist Madsen Minax, Assistant Professor in Time-based Media at the University of Vermont.

Image: Laura Henno, Koropa, 2016. HD video with sound. Spectre Productions. Courtesy galerie Les filles du calvaire.

Image in banner: Vika Kirchenbauer + Mysti, DEATH COACHES LLC, 2017. Two-channel video installation. Courtesy of the artists. Image: © Vika Kirchenbauer, Mysti, and VG Bild Kunst.

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JOSÉ TORRES-TAMA: ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS

Performance: September 14, 7 PM, ACB 250

José Torres-Tama: Aliens, Immigrants & Other EvildoersAliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers is a sci-fi Latino noir performance solo by NEA award-winning multidisciplinary artist José Torres-Tama. It explores the current persecution of Latino immigrants across the land of the free. Satirizing the status of immigrants as "extraterrestrials" through a sci-fi prism informed by short films that spoof The Matrix and Star Wars, the artist shape-shifts into numerous "aliens" who challenge the hypocrisy of a country built by immigrants that vilifies the same people whose labor it readily exploits.

Politically provocative, visually engaging, and strategically comic, Torres-Tama's puts a face on the vilified "alien other," and asks, "Since the Pilgrims arrived without papers, why were they not deported?"

Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers was developed through a National Performance Network Creation Fund award from the NPN, and with the commissioning support of MECA in Houston, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans, and GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC.

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SALLY HELLER: MIND OVER MAYHEM

September 22 – November 9, 2017

Artist Talk: September 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, ACB 310

Opening Reception: September 22, 5-7 PM

Sally Heller: Mind over Mayhem

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BFA THESIS EXHIBITION

November 17 – December 7, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 5-7 PM

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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: JESSE DELIRA

November 17 – December 7, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 5-7 PM

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GRAPHIC DESIGN SENIOR EXHIBITION

December 14, 6-8 pm

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