Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
JULIA ELIZABETH TOLBERT: HER LIFE THROUGH ART
The Sandor Teszler Library Gallery is exhibiting selected
works of Southern artist Julia Elizabeth Tolbert (1911-1978). Tolbert was
a native of Ninety Six, SC, and her training included time spent at Columbia
College, SC, Syracuse University, NY, and the University of Georgia under Lamar
Dodd, the well-known Georgia artist. Active through the 1940s into
the mid-1950s, she painted various subjects, including Southern landscapes,
portraits, still life, and genre scenes. Her works exhibit influences
from contemporary styles like the Ashcan school, Charleston Renaissance and
expressionism, and her interest in urban realism is evident in many images of
African Americans and their lives in the South during 1940s and 1950s.
This exhibition utilizes research by Mills Reigel ‘15 from her Art
History Capstone project.
Wash Line and Sky Line, 1946, oil on canvas
OCTOBER 5 - NOVEMBER 27 2, 2015
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery
THE LIVES OF THE ARTISTS BY MARGHERITA COLE (2015 WHETSELL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION)
started drawing comics at seven years old, parodying her beloved pet dog as a
part-time superhero. Since then, she has continued to draw various subjects and
styles throughout her math classes, until one year she serendipitously decided
to take AP Art History in high school--which forevermore changed the way she
looked at history and artists, focusing on their lives when they were living,
instead of their legacy after death. “The Lives of the Artists” features some
of the world’s finest and most infamous artists and their patrons in comics. As
Vasari was obsessed with the Renaissance artists and their fabulous lives, Cole
spent her summer bringing Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, The
Amazing Bernini, and many others back to life. To come and witness their
cartoon shenanigans, stop by the Martha Cloud gallery November 5th from 4-6pm
for the reception, and anytime afterwards until the end January.
NOVEMBER 3, 2015 - JANUARY 30, 2016
Artist Talk & Reception: 4-6 pm, Thursday, November 5
Slide Room Gallery
ART OF JAPAN: WORKS FROM THE WOFFORD COLLEGE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Students enrolled in Art History
323: Art of Japan selected Japanese works from the Wofford College permanent
fine arts collection to analyze and display in the Slide Room Gallery, Daniel Building.
They will write descriptive text for gallery visitors and present their
research in the gallery. Items on
display include Japanese ceramics, metal work, inro, netsuke, and
other cultural objects. This teaching exhibit will be through December 4th.
SEPTEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 4, 2015
Glass Case Gallery, Roger Milliken Science Center
ABSTRACTIONS FROM THE WET PLATE COLLODION PROCESS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRYAN HIOTT
Using high-resolution digital scans, I am exploring abstract images
from the wet plate collodion process, a 19th century form of
photography with which I make tintypes, ambrotypes, and glass plate
negatives. These abstractions are the
result of organic reactions in the chemistry of the process.
Each collodion emulsion must be hand poured directly onto a
glass or metal plate before it is made light sensitive in the darkroom. The flow of the emulsion plays a significant role
in image formation. Changes in
temperature, humidity, and UV light levels also influence the final result. The abstractions offer various visual
possibilities. While revealing fractal
patterns and traces of the chemistry, the images might also suggest satellite
views of the Earth, surface details of other planets, or microscopic organisms.