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Exhibition: April 17th - April 25th
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5-8pm



Past Exhibits


Curtis Ames
MFA Student
Exhibition: April 7th - April 11th





Ashley Maxwell
MFA Student
Exhibition: April 7th - April 11th





Mary Horne
MFA Student
Exhibition: April 7th - April 11th





Diane Speight
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 31st - April 4th



Yue Zhao
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 31st - April 4th






David King
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 31st - April 4th





Namwon Choi
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 
24th - 28th





Kojo Griffin
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 
24th - 28th




Mark Errol
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 24th - 28th






Megan Van Deusen
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 10th - 20th




Georgia State University / Welch School of Art and Design Galleries
January 16th through March 13th

Gallery Talk (Creativity and Imagination) with Raymond Veon: Thursday, January 16th, 4:00-5:00 PM.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Please join us!

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries opens two new exhibitions on Thursday, January 16, 2014, A Gathering, a four artist exhibition curated by gallery director 
Cynthia Farnell and Creativity and Imagination in the Art of Childrena Welch Symposium exhibition conceived and coordinated by GSU Art Education Assistant Professor, Dr. Kevin HsiehThe public is invited to the reception on Thursday, January 16th, from 5 to 8PM.




A Gathering

A Gathering is a tightly focused four-artist exhibition featuring painting, drawing, prints and sculpture by the internationally recognized artists Dozier BellCatherine HamiltonJane Rosen and Kiki Smith. The curator, Cynthia Farnell, has selected pieces in which the artists use images of birds. Farnell says, “I’m interested in how the bird imagery functions in different ways as metaphors in each artist’s work. In Smith’s and Rosen’s prints, drawings and sculpture, the raptors and crows are clearly symbolic, tapping into mythical notions of the avian. Hamilton’s delicate representational watercolors of deceased sparrows are matter-of-fact, allowing the viewer to contemplate the circumstances of their deaths: window strikes, specimens and road kills, all encounters with humans in the environment. An ominous tone is also struck by Bell in her charcoal landscapes. The small size of her drawings is in contrast with her subject matter and adds to their mystery, with birds of prey wheeling in vast and stormy skies.”


 Dozier Bell, Raptors, Charcoal on mylar, 2 3/4" x 2", 2012. Image courtesy of the artist and Danese / Corey, New York                                                               



                     
Catherine HamiltonDowitchers, Image courtesy of the artist.   

Jane Rosen, Accipiter series installation, hand blown pigmented glass, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.



Kiki Smith, Hail Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, Lithograph, collage and wax stamp on paper, 20 x 29.5, 2000. Image courtesy of Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Past Exhibits
Creativity and Imagination in the Art of Children is a Welch Symposium exhibition featuring works of art created by K-12 students and pre-service teachers in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Masters of Art Education program. The exhibition runs January 16 through March 6.
Children’s art fascinates adults because of its originality and spontaneous expression. Raymond Veon, Assistant Dean for Arts Education at Utah State University, will discuss the works of art on view in the exhibit and explain how adults can appreciate those creative works through visual thinking strategies from 4:00 until 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 16. A reception will follow Veon’s talk from 5:00 until 8:00pm. The talk and reception are free and open to the public.
For more information of the 2013 Welch Symposium please contact Kevin Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Art Education: khsieh@gsu.edu or (404) 413-5268.






Exhibition: December 5th-18th



John Hull: The Sporting Life and Ant Linkage

Exhibition: October 3rd - November 15th

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3rd, 5-8pm                                                                                                                                                                                
Georgia State University / Welch School of Art and Design Galleries

October 3 – November 15

Ant Linkage Artist Talk: Thursday, October 3, 3-4pm
John Hull Artist Talk: Thursday, October 3, 4-5pm
Reception: Thursday, October 3, 5-8pm. Please join us!
The Human Figure in Context, Drawing Workshop: October 4-5

 The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries opens two exhibitions on Thursday, October 3, The Sporting Life, a new series of paintings by Charleston-based artist John Hull, and Ant Linkage, an installation created by GSU visual artists Joe Peragine and Craig Dongoski in collaboration with Georgia Tech biologist David Hu. Gallery director Cynthia Farnell says, “This pair of exhibitions reinforces the gallery’s mission to enrich the curriculum of the Welch School of Art and Design and provide a laboratory for visual literacy and cross-disciplinary research". The public is invited to the reception for both exhibitions on Thursday, October 3, from 5:00 until 8:00pm. The reception is part of the First Thursdays Downtown Arts Walk.

John Hull: The Sporting Life
John Hull, Historic Ash Park, oil on canvas.

John Hull: The Sporting Life is an exhibition featuring the sketchbooks and narrative figurative paintings by artist John Hull. Through his use of panoramic, open-ended narratives, Hull explores the impact of community-organized sports in the formation of cultural and individual identities. The exhibition premiered at the Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyoming last summer, where Hull has been artist-in-residence several times during the last decade. He is currently based in Charleston, South Carolina, where he is Professor of Painting and Department Chair of Studio Art at the College of Charleston. 
 
Hull will give a gallery talk about his work from 4:00 until 5:00pm on Thursday, October 3. A reception will follow in the gallery lobby. On Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, Hull will lead a drawing workshop, The Human Figure in Context. The workshop is free and open to the public but space is limited. Advance registration is required. Please visithumanfigure.evenbrite.com to register and for more information.
 
More information about the artist can be found on his web site:http://www.johnhullpaintings.com
 
The exhibition and programs are supported in part by the Visiting Artist and Scholars series of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Fulton County Arts and Culture and the Student Activity Fee Fund of Georgia State University.
 
 Ant Linkage
       
(L) Joe Peragine and Craig Dongoski, Smiley Faces, mixed media on panel
(R) Joe Peragine, Untitled (Rust), mixed media
                                      
Are ants more like us than we might imagine?  Ant Linkage is an art installation utilizing sculptural objects and sound that takes a fresh look at the ant world in an exhibition both poetic and enlightening. Ant Linkage reflects a unique collaboration between GSU visual artists Joe Peragine, Associate Professor of Drawing, Painting and Printmaking; Craig Dongoski, Professor of Drawing, Painting and Printmaking; and David Hu, Assistant Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Biology, Georgia Tech, that will have you looking at the ant world in a whole new way.
 
The artists will give a gallery talk from 3:00 until 4:00pm on Thursday, October 3. A reception will follow from 5:00 until 8:00 pm in the gallery lobby. The exhibition, artists’ talk, and reception are free and open to the public. For more information please visithttp://www.arts.gsu.edu/cencia.html or email cencia@gsu.edu.
 
For more information about Joe Peragine, Craig Dongoski and David Hu, please visit their web sites:
 
 
 
 
 
The exhibition and programs are supported by Georgia State University’s Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) and the Welch School of Art and Design Galleries. 

 


Exhibition: August 15th - September 27th

Selected by noted Atlanta art critic Jerry Cullum, 100 at 100 features one hundred works of art by Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Alumni. The exhibit celebrates the breadth and accomplishment of Welch School Alumni and the Georgia State University Centennial.


Exhibition: May 16th - August 2nd

Faculty Collects features work from the private collections of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Faculty. This exhibit includes works as diverse as a handcrafted Chinese cricket cage to an eclectic compilation of audio recordings. 

Artists have always collected art, objects and ephemera of all kinds and our faculty is no exception.  This show is a behind- the-scenes look at what their interests are, visually and conceptually. Don't miss it!


Exhibition: May 2nd - May 10th




Exhibition: April 18th - April 26th
Reception & Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 18th, 5-8pm

Juror Catherine Fox, the noted Atlanta art critic and founder of ArtsATL , has selected over 60 works in a variety of media submitted by undergraduate and graduate students of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design. Fox will be on campus to give a talk, The Role of Journalism in Atlanta's Arts Ecology, on Thursday April 18, from 1:00 – 2:00pm in the Welch Galleries. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
 
This program is supported in part by the Student Activity Fee Fund, the Visual Artist and Scholars series of the Welch School of Art And Design, Binders Art Supply, MOCA GA, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Art Papers Magazine, High Museum of Art and Spruill Center for the Arts.



Ayanah Moor
Welch Artist in Residence
Exhibition: March 7th – April 11th


Ayanah Moor appropriates and revises popular ideas to invert and expand meaning. Her upcoming solo exhibition at the Welch School Galleries examines notions of vernacular and identity in works on paper and video. Moor is associate professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA and currently visiting artist-in-residence at Georgia State University. She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University an MFA from Tyler School of Art. 

Moor’s practice has been addressed in academic journals such as Critical Inquiry (The University of Chicago Press); Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism (Indiana University Press); Black Women, Gender and Families (University of Illinois Press) among others. She has exhibited and participated in residencies internationally. Visit her website: http://ayanah.com/home.html



Randall Moody
MFA Student
Exhibition: April 8th - April 12th


Katia Lord
MFA Student
Exhibition: April 1st - April 5th

An installation by Katia Lord "exploring the design process as an educational tool".





Nicole Klein
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 25th - March 29th



Jeshua Holt
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 11th – March 15th





Cotter Christian
MFA Student
Exhibition: March 4th – March 8th

An installation by Cotter Christian exploring digital technology, fragmentation, and interior place.




Stefanie Liles-Ray
MFA Student
Exhibition: February 25th - March 1st




Andrew Boatright
MFA Student
Exhibition: February 25th - March 1st

Paul Stephen Benjamin
MFA Student
Exhibition: February 18th - February 22nd




Julia Gray-Hines
MFA Student
Exhibition: February 18th - February 22th




Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices Exhibition
Project by Jill Frank and Stephanie Dowda
Jan 14 - Feb 8, 2013

Welch School Galleries

Exhibiting Artists:

Daniel Bejar
Paul Chan
Debbie Grossman
Guillermo Gudiño
Sergei Isaenko
Lamia Joreige
Jason Lazarus 
Sanaz Mazinani
Michael David Murphy
Possible Press
Joel Sternfeld

Many of the photographic and video works in this exhibition address politically charged issues by capitalizing on the way that the lens can capture and transform notions of authenticity, perception, and reality. The artists operate within a framework that aims to combat the uniformity and ubiquity of photographs while challenging dominant, and often oppressive, cultural representation. Often deploying reality as a tool that builds an illusion, the resulting works could be considered fables that ask viewers to decipher fact and fiction to gain insight, and search for elements of truth within the constructions.

Free and open to the pubic. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm. Closed weekends and University holidays. 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303. Google map.

 Operations Guest (Pool) by Daniel Bejar, image courtesy of Daniel Bejar.

Artist Gallery Talk with Guillermo Gudiño, Michael David Murphy and Rachel Reese : Monday, January 14, 2013, 5  - 8pm.

Traces of New Documentary Practices Panel Discussion: Feb 07, 2013 at 5:30pm at Kopleff Hall, GSU campus 

Followed immediately by a Closing reception : Feb 07, 2013 from 7-9 pm
(Reception is part of
First Thursday Downtown ArtsWalk) 

Conference of Birds by Sanaz Mazinani, video still courtesy of Sanaz Mazinani

Traces of New Documentary Practices Panel Discussion
Feb 7, 2013 at 5:30PM
Free and open to the public/Reservations strongly encouraged, RSVP by clicking here
Kopleff Recital Hall (Building 1/click here for map)

Traces of New Documentary Practices panel discussion will address the intersection between art and document in recent lens based media works.


Panelists include:
James Elkins
Daniel Bejar
Cinque Hicks
Susan Richmond

James Elkins' participation is co-sponsored by the Welch School Visiting Artists and Scholars Program.

Visiting Artist Lecture with James Elkins
February  8, 2013 at 2:30PM
Free and open to the public
Troy Moore Library
General Classroom Building, 9th Floor (Building 12/click here for map)   

James Elkins will present a public lecture entitled: Empathy, Affect, Obsession, Boredom: Elements of Current Theorizing on the Beholder as part of the Welch School of Art and Design Visiting Artists and Scholars Program. For more information about this lecture, please click here.

Sponsors

Welch School Galleries

 CENCIA: The Center for Collaborative and International Arts at GSU

Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Visiting Artist & Scholars Program at GSU

 

Special thanks to:

Cynthia Farnell, Jennifer A. Waters, Pearl A. Mchaney, Adam Bueb, The High Museum, Julie Saul Gallery, The Video Data Bank, Rachel Reese, Christina Price Washington, Dan Weiskopf and Kathleen Trella Newland.

 

Guillermo R. Gudino
Infinite Longing
Digital Prints on styrene, wood, fluorescent lamp and rock.
100" x 112" x 35" inches
2012
Source image: NASA