Current Art Exhibitions
Through March 30
Dawn Williams Boyd: Scraps from My Mother's Floor
The exhibition reflects Dawn Williams Boyd's interests in American history as it affects and is affected by its African American citizens. After 30 years painting in oils and acrylics on various surfaces, in 2002 Boyd began to 'paint' with fabric instead of on it. Her large scale ‘cloth paintings’ are packed with vibrant, often life sized figures and are strategically embellished with beads, sequins, cowry shells and hand embroidery. Large pieces often take over 500 hours to complete. Through cutting, patching, surface embellishment and quilting, bits and pieces of fabric are transformed into modern visual storytelling.
Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m., Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Through Sunday, May 19
Sacred and Secular: Netherlandish Baroque Paintings from Regional Collections
Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level
Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Dynamic and theatrical, but also down-to-earth, moralizing and sometimes comic. Triumphant, grandiose and propagandistic, and yet also intimate and inward. All of these terms are applicable to the art of the European Baroque, the cultural epoch of the 17th and 18th centuries, which produced an unprecedented richness and variety in creative expression. Complex and conflicting forces across the political, religious, economic and social spheres of life account for this artistic abundance. The Netherlands, a major center of artistic production during the Baroque period, was home to many of these contrasts and conflicts within its relatively small geographic boundaries along the northern coast of Europe. These diverse cultural forces are evident, in varying ways and degrees, in a selection of paintings generously loaned to Wofford College by the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery in Greenville, S.C.; the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C.; and the Robicsek Family Collection in Charlotte, N.C.
Special related event:
Tuesday, March 26 – A Gilded Cage in a Golden Age? Women in 17th-Century Dutch Art, lecture by Dr. Wayne Franits, Syracuse University, 7:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Through Sunday, May 19
Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution
Upper level, Richardson Family Art Museum, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
This exhibition features posters produced in Cuba during the period following the revolution through the 1980s. The highlighted posters focus on Cuba’s efforts to spread the messages of its revolution worldwide and to inspire others in the fight against oppression stemming from the legacy of imperialism and colonialism. Primarily published by the OSPAAAL organization based in Havana, these works helped to facilitate the internationalist outlook and message of the Cuban revolution through their inclusion in the Tricontinental magazine, which reached people in more than 60 countries worldwide. The works in the exhibition are on loan from the collection of Lindsay Webster of Spartanburg, S.C. Curated by Katie McCorkle, class of 2019, this exhibition is a culmination of her yearlong honors project for art history and government. A Curator's Talk will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Richardson Family Art Museum.
Through Saturday, March 30
Stoppages by Michael Webster
Richardson Family Art Gallery, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Sculptures in this exhibition are a collection of fragments, contradictions and run-on thoughts about the physical world. They emerge from a fascination with systems of the built environment and objects that occupy our space. When Michael Webster, assistant professor of art and art history, collects found things, he often lives with them for years before incorporating them into a sculpture, adding something to their long-established history. A faded, peeled-up yellow road line is the material embodiment of the syntax that organizes movement, but can we also imagine what could exist beneath the road line, and allow an absurd moment to unravel the margins of the system?
Student Presentations on Selected Works
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm, Richardson Family Art Museum
Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 9, 2:30-4 p.m., Richardson Family Art Museum
Richardson Family Art Gallery and Richardson Family Art Museum hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday: 1-9 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: closed