Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
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
JIHA MOON: PAINTINGS & PRINTS
(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 II, 2011, ink and acrylic on Hanji mounted on panel, 24 x 34 inches
||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
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery
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.
OCTOBER 24 – DECEMBER 5, 2014
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 28
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.
SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 15, 2014
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: 4-7 pm, Friday, September 5
Slide Room Gallery
Curious about what is being created in the art studios across campus? Studio Snapshots showcases selections of student artwork from a variety of courses, including 2-D Design, Drawing, Intro to Studio Art, Photography, and 3-D Design.
NOVEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 8, 2014
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
Caitya Hall at Kanheri, Interior
|| Reclining Buddha, Ajanta Caves
AUGUST 27 – NOVEMBER 1, 2014
See a list of previous exhibitions in Wofford's galleries