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 Sandor Teszler Library Gallery

JIHA MOON: PAINTINGS & PRINTS

Jiha Moon (b. 1973), an artist from South Korea, earned her MFA from the University of Iowa and lives and works in Atlanta, GA.  Her art engages identity and societal diversity in the mixed-cultural world of the contemporary era.  She labels herself as a cartographer of cultures and an icon maker, creating images loaded with multiple meanings and hidden truths.  She has exhibited her works both nationally and internationally, including New York, LA, Berlin, Zurich, Seoul, and many other cities.  Her works have been acquired by various institutions and collectors, such as the Asia Society in New York, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.  She has been selected for international residencies at Art Omi, Arcadia Summer Art Program, and the Headlands Center for the Arts.  In 2010 she had residencies at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. Her one year project with the Fabric Workshop and Museum was showcased in the spring of 2011 in Philadelphia. She is the recipient of prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painter and Sculptor’s Award for 2011. 

day for night 2 - jiha moon  Day for Night II, 2011, ink and acrylic on Hanji mounted on panel, 24 x 34 inches 

 
ProcessionDetour2 - JihaMoon  Procession-Detourist II, 2012, ink, acrylic and glitter on Hanji, 36.5 x 25 inches
 

AUGUST 27 — OCTOBER 24, 2014 

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 3:30-6 pm, Thursday, October 2

Artist Lecture: 3 pm, Friday, October 3, McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building

 

HAIKU: A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION

Photographs by Peter Schmunk and Poetry by Deno Trakas

Haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry is characterized by a strict and economical form of three phrases consisting of five, seven, and five syllables.  In this exhibition, haiku are paired with photographic images largely abstract in nature.  The photographs themselves may be seen as a kind of visual haiku in their close focus on a particular pattern or motif.  The relationship between poem and image in this exhibition is like the juxtaposition of ideas that occurs within haiku.  One adds resonance and depth to the other.  Their combination may be variously mysterious, startling, illuminating, or bewildering.

  

OCTOBER 27, 2014 — JANUARY 3, 2015 

 Opening Reception: 4:00-6 pm, Thursday, November 13

Artist Talk: 4 pm, Tuesday, November 18

 

Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery

KRISTOFER M. NEELY: ICONIC

Kristofer M. Neely combines his affection for found objects, street and outsider art, and altered images in this exploration of the sacred and secular in contemporary culture.

Professor Neely serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Studio Art at Wofford. A Brother in the monastic Order of St. Edward the Confessor, Neely has long considered his art making to be a manual act of contemplative prayer.

 GraffittiNeely 
 
           Graffiti 

 
 GuardianPhotoNeely            Guardian 

SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 15, 2014

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 4-7 pm, Friday, September 5

 

COMMON THREADS: SARAH BALDWIN

2014 winner of the Thomas Daniel Whetsell Memorial Fellowship for the Visual Arts

Dr. William O. Whetsell has established a fellowship in memory of his brother, Dan Whetsell, to enable a Wofford student to study some aspect of the visual arts, with the summer’s study leading to an exhibition on the campus during the next school year. 

 The 2014 Whetsell Fellow, Sarah Baldwin, spent the summer working with Nancy Corbin exploring and developing her interest in fashion and art. Common Threads combines found fabrics and pieces of her own clothes to recreate and allude to various works of fine art.

   Vitruvian Woman 

 OCTOBER 24 – DECEMBER 5, 2014

Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 28

 

Slide Room Gallery

EXPRESSIONS OF PIETY AND DEVOTION: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM BUDDHIST CAVE SITES IN INDIA

Buddhist caves in India have been the focus of religious devotion for millennia.  Interestingly, the Buddhist presence at these sites has waned, leading to other religious groups, such as Hindus, to reuse and repurpose sacred spaces.  This exhibition of photographs documents the piety of ancient Buddhists through the caves, sculptures, and paintings they created, while also addressing more recent developments of Hindu appropriation and the contemporary resurgence of Buddhist devotion at these fascinating sites.

 CaityaHallAtKanheriInterior 

 
    
      Caitya Hall at Kanheri, Interior  

 
 RecliningBuddhaAjantaCaves       Reclining Buddha, Ajanta Caves 

AUGUST 27 – NOVEMBER 1, 2014

 

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