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Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Core Sample: Selections from the Permanent Collection

On view through March 5, 2017

Core Sample presents a journey through time in the history of ceramic art. Nearly 200 pieces are on view, featuring the art of the renowned Alfred University ceramic art faculty, major 20th and 21st century American and International ceramic artists, works from the Museum's MFA collection and extraordinary works of the ancient Americas as well as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, African and American Indian masterpieces.

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Ceramic Residency Programs at The Clay Studio

February 6, 5:00pm 

BMH 106/Room C

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Ceramics & Career Development Center

 Chris Taylor, President, and Jennifer Zwilling, Curator of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia will give a talk about opportunities & residency programs.



Opening Reception

Nuclear Lawn Bowling: Sun at Midnight

March 1, 7-9pm

Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 1   

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Cost: free 

Sponsored by Committee or Division: FNG 

An exhibition highlighting artwork by faculty from the Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies: Sarah Blood, Diane Cox, Karen Donnellan, Brett Hunter, Coral Lambert, Angus Powers and guest collaborators Paul Higham, John Hogan, Whitney Hubbs, Andrew Oesch, Hiromi Takizawa and “of the land and the sky, big horn mts”.


Life After Alfred:

What An Art Degree Can Do For You

February 20, 5pm

Nevins Theater

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: The Division of Foundations, the Provost’s Office, and the Career Development Center



IEA Visiting Artist: Laura Splan

February 20-24

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media
 
Laura Splan of Brooklyn, NY, will be joining the Institute for Electronic Arts for an artist residency the week of February 20th. Laura, who received her MFA at Mills College in Oakland, California, explores intersections of art, science, technology, and craft in her work. In recent work, she has been using her own body to generate bio-data to be used in the production of sculptures and images, a project that has manifested itself in a variety of materials and formats including computerized jacquard woven tapestries and 3D printed sculptures.
 
Throughout her residency, Laura intends to create computer generated animated weavings from bio-data collected via Arduino microcontrollers. The waveforms generated from this data will be used in AfterEffects and other software with animation, sound, parenting, and expressions to create animated weavings that visualize and embody the experiences from which they were derived.
 
The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Ford Motor Company

Digital & 3D Automotive Modeling

February 14, 5:00pm

Nevins Theater

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Divisions of Ceramics and Foundations, the Career Development Center 

Join representatives from Ford Motor Company for a talk on the past, present, and future of automotive design and modeling.



All The Good Show Names [Ar]

February 17, 7pm - 9pm

Robert C. Turner Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Shit Hot Tube Benders

All the good show names Ar ( Argon, it’s a light show) by shit hot tube benders is a show that includes Sarah Bloods fall 2016 glass and light class. 



The Cultural Bowl

February 24th, 11am-4pm

Knight Club, 3rd floor of Powell

Cost: suggested $10

Sponsored by: Asians in America, the Institute for Cultural Unity

 The Cultural Bowl will combine handmade ceramic bowls along with donated family-style meals from local community members, students, and faculty alike. Bowls will have a suggested price of $10, which will include food donated by community members.  Asians in America and the ICU are asking those in the community to help them make this event as successful as possible by attending the event to help raise funds for these charities. For further information about participating or donating, please email aia@alfred.edu and check out our Facebook page. Please look forward to February 24th! We hope to see you all there!



IEA Visiting Artist: Zorica ?oli?

March 20-24

The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

 The IEA welcomes Zorica ?oli? of New York, NY, as our artist in residence over the week of March 20th. Zorica, who received her MFA from the Electronic Integrated Arts program of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Zorica’s work researches how contemporary life is structured and manipulated, with particular emphasis on the implications of the biopolitical management of human life. Through various hybridized forms of display, her works explore the complex relationships between politics, art and consumer worlds, examining how our lives are regulated or defined by taste, by products, and by mass-distributed role models. The goal is to identify new ways to subvert normative mass culture in order to re-contextualize images and signs that have become inflated from over-proliferation.

During her residency Zorica intends to further develop a video project titled Well-beings. These videos bring into focus a person defragmenting into commodity through the technological virtual, while investigating themes such as subtle manipulation of human emotions and behavior admist current conditions that are hyper-mediated, and increasingly focused on self-presentation. A face no longer functions as the site of identity but rather a terrain equally inhabited by intimacy, familiarity, strangeness, and the anxiety. For her residency, Zorica plans to extend her project into a multi-channel video installation with surround sound, presenting different “heads” or “creatures” put into a conversation.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Tin Can Telephone

February 17, 7pm - 9pm

Robert C. Turner Gallery

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Charlie Best and Company

 'Tin Can Telephone' is a show by Charlie Best, friends, strangers, and family, many of whom may never meet each other beyond this event. Ideas of possibility, collectivity, fantasy, and the every day merge into a de/reconstruction of objects, words, and sounds. Multiple performances will take place throughout the opening. There will be music, direct eye contact, fabric and video, and the world's longest tin can telephone. 



Books on Books on Books on Books

February 21, 6-8pm

Scholes Library Pop-Up Gallery

Cost: free

Sponsored by: Scholes Library and the Division of Foundations

Books on Books on Books on Books will feature artist’s books made by the School of Art and Design’s Foundation students, as well as other SoAD students, faculty and friends of the School. In March the Library will host artist, Emmy Bright, who will doing tarot reading sessions with her More Stupids Tarot Deck. Sign ups will be available in the gallery. Curated by Katarina Riesing.



Jeff Whetstone Visiting Artist Lecture

February 22, 4pm

Nevins Theater

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Jeff Whetstone.

Jeff Whetstone's photographs and films imagine rural America through lenses of anthropology and mythology. Whetstone's Post-Pleistocene photographs illuminate the depths of wild caves in Alabama and Tennessee, where layers of human markings reveal millennia of cultural evolution. His ongoing New Wilderness project portrays a human-centric American wilderness and questions how our cultural connection to the mythology of the wild is revealed in contemporary times. Whetstone's work interrogates the stereotypes of rural people--ignorance, poverty, and self-destruction--and explores the complicated bond between people and the landscape.

Whetstone's work has been exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions, including the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Karyn Lovegrove in Los Angeles and Higher Pictures and Wallspace in New York. In 2007 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship his work New Wilderness and his work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Art News, among others. Whetstone is represented by Julie Saul in New York and is currently a Professor of Visual Arts at Princeton University.



Reel Real

Patrick Gantert, Shannon Goff, Tip Toland, Dominic Terlizzi, Marc Zajack

Exhibition: January 27 - February 22, 2017

Opening Reception: January 27, 7-9 pm

Five contemporary artists use trompe l'oeil drawing, painting, and sculpture as a seduction to reel the viewer into questioning perceptions of reality. Curated by Chase Folsom.



Romancing the Toaster: Works by Myles Calvert

Cohen Gallery

January 27-February 22, 2017

Opening Reception: January 27, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: February 2, 4:30pm in Binns 106C

Cost: Free

Co-sponsored by: Print Club and the Cohen Gallery

Calvert's work explores the relationships that develop between everyday objects and popular culture references. Following the ideals of Romanticism, emphasis is given to an individual experience of emotion.  More



IEA Visiting Artist: Ray Ferreira

March 13-17

The Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Ray Ferreira, of Brooklyn, NY, will be at the Institute for Electronic Arts for an artist residency over the week of March 13th. Ray, who received his MFA from Hunter College in 2016, uses Englishes, Spanishes, and body languages to explore ways, which his body is manifested and manifests worlds, and ways his body aims to create a different ontoepistoethics. He views his texts as modular, pieces coming into and out of existence, stretching across spaces, times, and matters.

During his residency, Ray intends to explore his texts using the IEA’s analog and digital tools to further explore his texts and create new mixes. He will be experimenting with what happens when the spiral goes out of control – as in different systems – exploring what happens when audiovisual textures weave in and out as the text dances around.

The Institute for Electronic Art’s Visiting Artist Program is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.