The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at The University of Alabama presents a year-round schedule of changing exhibitions devoted to contemporary arts, including works from the Permanent Collection. Read info on visitor parking. The gallery, located in Garland Hall, provides artistic and cultural enrichment for the university and West Alabama communities and is committed to representing a diverse range of artistic practices primarily through exhibition and lectureship. HOURS for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art are Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 4:30, and Thursday evenings, 5:00 to 8:00. Read more…
The gallery will be open through Friday, December 20, 2013. It will be closed for UA Holidays and reopen Thursday, January 2, 2014.
EXHIBITIONS Current and Upcoming
American Abstract Artists: AAA’s 75th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition
DEC 5, 2013 – JAN 17, 2014
DEC 5 – Reception, 6-8 pm
In December, the gallery presents the American Abstract Artists (AAA) 75th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition. American Abstract Artists is a democratic, artist-run organization founded in 1936 in New York City to promote and foster understanding of abstract and non-objective art.
American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio is AAA’s fourth edition of prints, and includes works by James O. Clark, Vincent Longo, Cecily Kahn, Alice Adams, David Row, and Stephen Westfall, among others. This portfolio embraces new technologies and reflects changing artistic sensibilities in a contemporary and evolving digital era. Traditional print methods such as lithography and woodcut, found in the previous portfolios of 1937, 1987, and 1997 are replaced with new digital-based processes in this 2012 portfolio that marks the 75th anniversary of the organization. The portfolio consists of 48 archival inkjet prints with an introduction by Robert Storr, painter, critic, and dean of the Yale University School of Art.
To date, American Abstract Artists has produced over 120 exhibitions in museums and galleries across the United States and abroad. AAA’s programs have established the organization as a major forum for the exchange of ideas and exhibiting abstract art. This exhibition was organized by the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
2014 Biennial Faculty Exhibition
FEB 6 – MAR 7, 2014
FEB 6 – Reception
The Department of Art and Art History dedicates this exhibition to the members of our studio art faculty including emeritus faculty. It is a window through which one can grasp an overview of the nature of artwork produced at the university. Their scholarship in studio art carries their work to exhibits across the country. Being active in making and exhibiting art assures university students that their art faculty is truly engaged in the artistic process. There will be pieces created in Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. This unique opportunity is produced every two years so that the university and Alabama communities will have an opportunity to explore the department faculty’s studio research endeavors firsthand.
Katherine Bradford: The Golden Age of Exploration
MAR 31 – MAY 9, 2014
APR 3 – Reception
The work of New York artist Katherine Bradford unleashes adventurous new ideas that pivot on the concepts of the great journey. Bradford’s use of an intuitive painterly response to bigger-than-life historical events is most effective in the fourteen paintings on view for this exhibit. Some of these paintings combine scale (large) and gesture (with paint) to produce pictorial, dream-state environments that are not quite believable yet they remain in place for serious consideration. Her wit and delicate attack on the traditional gender-gaze typical of maritime painting carry into these paintings a fresh and exciting presence on a subject that many find gray and distant. Her warm palette affirms another point of view that is truly playful and endearing. Her casual regards for specific representation of her subject leaves room for imaginary completion. This draws to her paintings the traditional nineteenth-century maritime paintings that adorn our cultural institutions, so that we are left between our memory of such painting and the possibility of Bradford’s paintings. Katherine Bradford received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and MFA from State University of New York. She received the 2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. Other awards include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Bradford is very prolific and has had solo and group exhibitions with galleries and museums across the United States. She has held numerous teaching appointments including Fashion Institute of Technology and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She holds an academic appointment at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Katherine Bradford is represented by Edward Thorp Gallery, New York.
The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Art History. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Thursday evening 5:00 – 8:00 pm. We are located in 103 Garland Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. There is no admission charge.
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VISITOR PARKING ON CAMPUS
A parking deck at the corner of Hackberry and Campus Drive (Campus Drive runs in front of Bryce Hospital) provides visitor parking at a nominal cost, and is only a five minute walk to Garland Hall. To reach Garland, exit the main doors of the deck and cross Hackberry south to Margaret Drive, which runs along the side of Smith Hall (the Natural History Museum) until you reach Capstone Drive, the main street which runs between Gorgas Library and Garland, Clark, and Manly Halls. Follow Capstone to Garland Hall and the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. For more information, go to http://bamaparking.ua.edu/pages/visitor-parking.html.