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
DISCOMBOBULATED: CERAMICS AND OTHER WORKS BY CAROLYN FORD
As a ceramicist working with the circular form-- where there is no
beginning and no end-- is a portal into my mind, which is most often
discombobulated with no stop or start of ideas. Thus, as a form of catharsis,
throwing on the wheel is meditative. But, creating a more linear form as
sculptural tiles allows me to communicate my thoughts. The physicality of
working with the clay as well as the risk, surprise and flexibility of the
medium complete this process.
AUGUST 31 - OCTOBER 30, 2015
Artist Talk & Reception: 4-6 pm, Thursday, September 17
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.