Please note: Due to COVID-19 all Fall 2020 Gallery Exhibitions have been postponed.
Tuesday Talks: Art and Design Lecture Series
In place of our postponed fall exhibitions, Mazmanian Gallery is pleased to present series of lectures by artists and designers who will speak about their work and creative practices. The speakers include: Janine Antoni, Jessica Bellamy, Hernease Davis, Amy Khoshbin, Heidi Lau, and Tim McDonald. After each talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speaker.
These events will be held virtually. All talks are free and open to the public.
To attend the talks please register by clicking on the links below. Once you have registered a link to the event will be emailed to you. Separate registration is required for each event.
September 15, 2020 at 7pm
Click this link to Register for Hernease Davis' Talk
Hernease Davis is a photo-based artist using photograms, cyanotypes, sound performance and craft to emphasize self-care through the artistic process. She has been shaping her practice into a psychological space where she may safely confront emotional scars, respond to visceral impulses, and grow in acceptance of the imperfections inherent in the material process.
September 29, 2020 at 7pm
Click this link to Register for Janine Antoni's Talk
Janine Antoni is a visual artist who who is known for her unusual processes. Her body is both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. Antoni’s early work transformed materials like chocolate and soap and used everyday activities like bathing, eating, and sleeping as sculptural processes. She carefully articulates her relationship to the world, giving rise to emotional states that are felt in and through the senses. In each piece, no matter the medium or image, a conveyed physicality speaks directly to the viewer’s body.
October 13, 2020 at 7pm
Click this link to Register for Tim McDonald's Talk
Tim McDonald treats painting as a sensorial language and sees paintings as the signs that translate experience. Form, color, and improvisatory mark-making act in tandem to create evocative paintings that aspire to an ambient, allover ecstatic sort of song.
October 27, 2020 at 7pm
Click this link to Register for Amy Khoshbin's Talk
Amy Khoshbin is an Iranian-American Brooklyn-based artist, activist, and educator. Her practice, as an artist and pedagogue, builds bridges between disparate communities to counteract fear with a collective sense of empowered radical acceptance. She pushes the formal and conceptual boundaries of art-making to foster progressive social change through performance, social practice, video, rap music, installation, tattooing, teaching and writing.
November 17, 2020 at 7pm
Click this link to Register for Heidi Lau's Talk
Heidi Lau grew up in Macao, and currently lives and works in New York. Her practice engages in the making of minor history, the recreation of that which has been lost to time and man. Her ceramic work is modeled after tokens of remembrance—ritual objects, funerary monuments, and fossilized creatures—which are infested, deconstructed, and rebuilt by hand. Reconfiguring fragmented personal and collective memories, she makes collections of symbolic artifacts and zoomorphic ruins as materialization of the archaic and the invisible. In the process, she reenacts the non-linearity and materiality of the past, molding a tactile connection to the disappearing, impossible identity of home: Taoist mythology, folk superstitions, and Macau’s colonial history provide essential source material for her exploration of transcendental homelessness, displacement, and nostalgia as the condition of contemporary existence.
December 1, 2020 at 7pm
Click this link to Register for Jessica Bellamy's Talk
International speaker, Adobe Creative Residency alumna, and award-winning infographic designer, Jessica Bellamy, is a co-principal investigator at the Root Cause Research Center. As a trained research analyst, designer, and community organizer, in 2015, Jessica founded, GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. Since then she has worked on over 170 design projects with nonprofits and community groups and has been featured in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Forbes, Communication Arts Magazine, The Great Discontent, Create Magazine, Creative Mornings, Slack, The Dieline, Revision Path, and more. Today, Jessica is a pioneer of data equity, design justice, and abolitionist planning in the American South. The Root Cause Research Center--where she works--works alongside and equips impacted community members to develop new strategies and research studies for authentic transformative change.
2020 Capstone Student Exhibitions
January 18 – February 12, 2021
Mazmanian Gallery presents a series of exhibitions of work by students from the Art & Music and Communication Arts departments who graduated in the Spring of 2020. After a disrupted graduation year due to COVID-19 the gallery looks forward to showcasing the work of our most recent alumni. Four discreet shows will feature the work of students focusing on Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Arts, and Communication Arts.
Arpilleras: From the Collection of Marjorie Agosin
Exhibition: February 17-March 19, 2021
Reception: March 9, 2021, 4:30-6:30pm, with a talk by Marjorie Agosin at 5:30pm in DPAC
Mazmanian Gallery presents an exhibition of arpilleras, hand sewn quilts that tell the story of "Los Desaparecidos" (“the disappeared”) in Chile, from the private collection of Marjorie Agosin. This art form emerged as a female-led resistance movement in response to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in 1970s Chile. The works are politically radical, feminist, and historically compelling; as well as compositionally and materially impacting. Marjorie Agosin who is an expert on the history and context of these tapestries will loan the works and speak on campus about this artistic movement and her collection.
2021 Capstone Student Exhibitions
April 5 – May 7, 2021
Mazmanian Gallery presents a series of exhibitions of work by graduating students from the Art & Music and Communication Arts Departments. Discreet exhibits will showcase work by students focusing on Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Arts, and Communication Arts.