In El Espacio en Medio, meaning “the space between,” Ortiz explores in his works the concepts of space, distance and relationships by employing different values, temperatures, edges and marks. “The paintings in El Espacio en Medio are a departure from representation,” said Ortiz. “Instead of focusing solely on the image, they require viewers to venture into the work and move in and out and through the marks that comprise each work. Through this interaction, viewers are able to see and…
John Harlan Norris is a painter and Associate Professor of Art at Arkansas State University. His current body of work features a series of portraits in which the subjects are obscured by the signifiers of the roles they assume in their daily lives.
Holsapple’s work in Lost Worlds explores the subject of still life painting as a convergence of memory, imagination and perception. His oil paintings feature subjects such as toys and common household items, painted from memory and observation, which evoke the domesticity of childhood. “The space is dreamlike and suffused with an ethereal light that lends the objects a poetic resonance,” said Holsapple. “The objects accumulate as I paint, resulting in an anxious clutter of discarded items—some described in detail, others…
Reception: Oct. 28, 6–9 p.m.
John Harlan Norris is a painter and Associate Professor of Art at Arkansas State University. His current body of work features a series of portraits in which the subjects are obscured by the signifiers of the roles they assume in their daily lives. His exhibition will be on view in the Rust Hall Main Gallery Oct. 7–Nov. 8, with a reception scheduled for Oct. 14 from 6–8 p.m.
Le Monster will be on view in the Hyde Gallery of the Nesin Graduate School Oct. 8–31.
Dr. Ann Millett-Gallant will present a lecture centering around the content of her book, The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art. After a traumatic brain injury in 2007, she had a new set of experiences around art and disability. Millett-Gallant is a lecturer at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, who also creates films that explore first-person perspectives of brain injury and disability. Her work focuses on performing arts, media, and technology that are accessible to artists and audience members.
Join us on the first Saturday of every month (some exceptions) for a free family art activity at Memphis College of Art. Workshops will include drawing, painting, sculpture and more and are open to all ages and experience levels! *IMPORTANT: All families in attendance must include at least one parent/guardian and at least one child (a minor under 18 years of age).* These workshops are free, but donations are always appreciated (recommended donation is $10 per family). Walk-ins are…
The 2016 Fall MFA Thesis Exhibition will be on view in the 477 Gallery of the Nesin Graduate School Nov. 11–Dec. 16. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon–5 p.m. and Saturday, noon–7 p.m. The gallery will not be open on November’s Trolley Night (Nov. 25) in light of the college closure in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.