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August 18 -
September 19, 2014

ARTIST LECTURE

Thursday, August 21 at 5pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 2071

RECEPTION

Thursday, August 21 from 6-7:30pm
Center for Art & Theatre

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Artist Website: JosephPeragine.com


Image Credits: Joseph Peragine Rhino Field, 2014
Acrylic and oil on canvas., 66 x 96 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Marcia Wood Gallery,
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents Joseph Peragine: Kingdom Under Glass from August 18 – September 19 on-campus in the Contemporary Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, August 21, 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.

Joseph Peragine: Kingdom Under Glass examines the fragile relationship between exploration and exploitation. Focusing on the use of animal dioramas in the Museum of Natural History in New York, Peragine questions the role of these displays in our society. Initially created to educate patrons and preserve endangered species, these displays are often overly seductive and utopian. The paintings and drawings in this exhibition highlight the irony in these displays and give the viewer clues to their counterfeit nature.

“We are thrilled to show the paintings and drawings of Joseph Peragine,” said Marc Mitchell, the exhibition’s curator. “Not only does Joe have an outstanding reputation as an artist and educator in Atlanta, but he also has national acclaim. His work is always evolving and has garnered the attention of curators from across the country.”

Peragine’s work has been shown at institutions such as the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson; Cheeckwood Museum of Art, Nashville; Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina; Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe; The Drawing Center, New York.

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August 18 -
September 19, 2014

ARTIST LECTURE

Thursday, September 18 at 5pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 2071

RECEPTION

Thursday, September 18 from 6-7:30pm
Center for Art & Theatre

LEARN MORE

Artist Website
Artist Profile
Art in Progress
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art


Image Credits: Derrick Buisch
Studio Notations (Upstairs Room)
Silkscreen and oil paint on canvas, 39 ½” x 76 ½”
Courtesy of the Artist and Tory Folliard Gallery,
Milwaukee, WI
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Derrick Buisch: Off Season from August 18 – September 19 on campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, September 18, 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.

Playful, Celebratory, Subversive

Derrick Buisch: Off Season features imagery culled from pedestrian subjects including maps, album covers, roadside signs, and commercial products. Informed through his practice of maintaining sketchbooks, Buisch creates distinctive images that present an extensive exploration of graphic motifs. Often influenced by aspects of music, such as LPs and zines, Buisch’s paintings and drawings are simultaneously playful, celebratory, and subversive.

“We are thrilled to show the work of Derrick Buisch,” said Marc Mitchell, the exhibition’s curator. “We live in a society where images and symbols are constantly around us – just look at the apps on our phones. Derrick Buisch explores the ways in which we can manipulate images and symbols to create a new and singular language.”

Buisch’s work has been shown at venues such as Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin; Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia; The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; Mississippi State University; University of California-San Diego; and the London Biennale.

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