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Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Gallery Programming, Arnold Kemp, Georgia Southern University

September 29 –
October 31, 2014

ARTIST LECTURE

Thursday, October 2 at 5pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 2071

RECEPTION

Thursday, October 2 from 6-7:30pm
Center for Art & Theatre

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IMAGE CREDIT: Arnold J. Kemp
WISHING WELL (Detail), 2014
Oil on Coconuts and Tempered Glass
Courtesy of the artist
Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents Arnold J. Kemp: Public Evidence Spectacle from September 29 – October 31 on-campus in the Contemporary Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, October 2, at 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 2071, followed immediately by an artist reception in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.

Kemp often utilizes various media to create objects that are immensely person and speak to what is both seen and unnoticed. Through the manipulation of materials, Kemp creates an environment that subtly confronts the viewer with notions of nature, identity, and history.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art,” said Marc Mitchell, former gallery director for the Department. “Arnold J. Kemp is an artist, poet, and educator who has achieved international acclaim. His works are provocative and insightful. However, they demand that they viewer spends time with the objects and engages in reflection.”

Arnold J. Kemp is an associate professor and the chair of painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work can be found in the collections of institutions such as The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Tacoma Art Museum; University of California-Berkeley Art Museum; and many others. He has been the recipient of several awards and grants, such as the Guggenheim Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship. He is represented by PDX Contemporary in Portland, Oregon.

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Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Gallery Programming, David Mirer, Georgia Southern University

September 29 –
October 31, 2014

ARTIST LECTURE

Thursday, October 16 at 5pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 2071

RECEPTION

Thursday, October 16 from 6-7:30pm
Center for Art & Theatre

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Artist Website


IMAGE CREDIT: Daniel Mirer
Pink Wall, Los Angeles, CA
Digital C-print
40″ x 40″
Courtesy of Daniel Mirer/Long Island University and
Gallery Vassie, Amsterdam.
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Daniel Mirer: ArchitorSpace_Vacancy from September 29 – October 31 on-campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, October 16, at 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 2071, followed immediately by an artist reception in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.

In ArchitorSpace_Vacancy  photographer Daniel Mirer explores the banality of post-industrial architecture. By presenting images that are devoid of human beings, Mirer focuses on architectural spaces that convey a sense of absence and alienation. Though many of the environments selected by Mirer evoke a sense of familiarity, it is the emptiness of the tunnels, façades, and lobbies that often resonate with the viewer.

“It is an honor to have the work of Daniel Mirer on display at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art,” said Marc Mitchell, former gallery director for the Department. “There is such a rich history of photography at Georgia Southern, and it will be great for our students to view the work of an internationally renowned photographer.”

Mirer’s work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York; Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University; Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of South Florida; Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, New York; White Columns in New York; and many more.

Daniel Mirer is an assistant professor of art at Long Island University and is represented by Gallery Vassie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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