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
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.