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Exhibitions

 Sandor Teszler Library Gallery

   

RECENTLY ACQUIRED ASIAN ART FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

 

The Sander Teszler Library gallery features selected works of Asian art from the permanent collection through December 15th, 2016.  "Recently Acquired Asian Art" includes Chinese ink rubbings, Japanese prints, and ceramic pieces, among other items.

 

OCTOBER 3 - DECEMBER 15, 2016

 

Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery

 

BODIES OF LIGHT (2016 WHETSELL EXHIBIT) 

Artworks by Meagan Burns illustrate critical perspective on social structures in relation to the natural world.  She incorporates the products of everyday human life with found detritus from outdoor wanderings.  The juxtaposition of these disparate materials highlights our relationship to the world around us and brings together aesthetic qualities unique to both the natural and the synthetic.

As an English major, she returns again and again to the concepts presented by writers, such as Emerson and Thoreau, or the Transcendentalist movement and the Romantic era,  The way in which they look to nature to understand their surroundings, and themselves, has greatly impacted her world and the way she interprets it.  The natural world, according to Emerson, can explain the human condition.  Burns' artworks reflect how humanity, while still an entity of the natural world, utilizes materialism as a medium of an explanation of themselves.  In doing so, she attempts to show just as Emerson did in his poem "The Prairies," that mankind not only exemplifies nature, but contributes back to its progressions and processes over time.

    

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 - JANUARY 30, 2017

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 4 pm, Thursday, November 8

 

Slide Room Gallery

 

BATTLE BIKINI VS. BREASTPLATES: A STUDY OF SEXISM IN COMIC COSTUMES

"Battle Bikinis vs Breastplates: A Study of Sexism in Comic Costumes” is a re-imagination of the superheroines who have been defined by major wardrobe malfunctions. From overtly-sexualized cutouts, to entirely impractical battle gear, the costumes of these characters have manifested questionable design choices for decades. Not all of these women started out wearing so little, but all of them have visited that section of the closet at least once, and all have been chosen here for their notorious wardrobes and their resultant pop culture status as cheesecake characters. The costume redesigns shown here take practicality, gender equity and sensitivity to character into account, while still remaining visually dynamic. "Battle Bikinis vs Breastplates: A Study of Sexism in Comic Costumes” is an attempt to reinterpret inappropriate, demeaning, and impractical garb into something new, something more respectful, but still true to the characters, and still something that screams superhero cape couture.


NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 15, 2016

Artist talk and reception: 4:00 pm, Monday, December 5

 

See a list of previous exhibitions in Wofford's galleries