Archived here are exhibitions in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery along with other student exhibitions during the year.
OCT 1 – NOV 2 You Can’t Hold Water: Works by Graduate Studio Artists
OCT 12 Artist Reception from 5-8 p.m.
AUG 22-SEP 21 Painted Space: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Aynslee Moon – In partial fulfillment of the MFA degree in studio art at The University of Alabama, graduate student Aynslee Moon will present an installation of her work, Painted Space, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, August 22 -September 21. Everyone is invited to a reception Friday, August 24, 6 – 8 pm. For more information on the exhibition and other works please contact aynsleem at gmail dot com.
APR 16-MAY 7 National Tea Bowl Invitational Exhibition is hosted by the Sella-Granata Art Gallery and The Nevica Project.
Participants are Jake Allee, A.J. Argentina, Lowell Baker, Rick Berman, Peter Callas, Micah Cain, Ian Childers, James Davis, Jason Doblin, Judith Duff, Trevor Dunn, Tom Egan, Jason Hess, Adam Hill, Chuck Hindes, Al Holen, Chris Kelly, Kathy King, Jayson Lawfer, Daniel Livingston, Kirk Mangus, Ron Meyers, Davis McNeal, Deanna Ranlet, David Smith, Jay Strommen, and Tim Taunton.
MAR 1-30 Anthology: Sculpture and Drawings by Ann Norton
March 1 Opening reception, 6 pm, 103 Garland Hall and 109 Woods Hall
TWO VENUES: Sarah Moody Gallery of Art and Sella-Granata Art Gallery
This exhibit will be displayed in our two galleries: the Sarah Moody Gallery in Garland Hall, and in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in neighboring Woods Hall across the historic quadrangle. It will feature works selected by Cynthia Palmieri, Managing Director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. Born in 1905 in Selma, Alabama, Ann Weaver Norton graduated from Smith College and then moved to New York to study at the National Academy of Design, Arts Student League and Cooper Union. She studied with artists John Hovannes, Leon Kroll, Jose de Creft, and was studio assistant to Alexander Archipenko. Norton participated in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1977, after a long and successful career in art, Norton established the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc., a foundation to preserve the buildings and grounds of her historically significant Florida residence.
SEP 28-OCT 28 Close to Home: Artist Book and Prints by Bill Hall & Amy Pirkle
Two alumni have combined their talents in a book arts and printmaking exhibition, Close to Home: Artist Book and Prints by Bill Hall & Amy Pirkle, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Woods Hall.
Pirkle is a book artist, part-time instructor of design in the department of art and art history and alumna of the UA Book Arts program. Bill Hall, who earned his BFA in art from The University of Alabama in 1973, is now a Master Printer at Pace Prints in New York, a fine art print publisher and gallery. Read more about Bill Hall in the Spring 2011 issue of The Loupe.
AUG 24 – SEP 23 New Graduate Student Exhibition
Opening Reception: AUG 26, 4-7 p.m.
The exhibit will showcase and introduce the community to eight new studio art graduate students. Each has a unique style, and among them, utilize a wide range of mediums. Sky Shineman, assistant professor of art says, “This exhibition is a great way to see the work of our new graduate students and to see what kind of experience they bring to the table. We are fortunate to have students coming from widely varying backgrounds and it always makes for a rich visual discussion. I think it will be an excellent show.” The incoming graduate gallery show is an injection of new artistic creativity and energy, and shows off the new students’ talents while giving the university and the community a chance to get to know them.
Angelo Granata (1922-2009) A Career Retrospective
January 6 – February 11, 2011
Reception Thursday, January 13 6-8 p.m.
Angelo “Jack” Granata (1922-2009) came to The University of Alabama in 1949 as one of the founding faculty members of the art department. He was professor of sculpture until his retirement in 1988. Jack Granata served as chair from 1968 to 1981 and saw the department through major curriculum and facilities enhancements. He served as director of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art and established a formalized administration and mission which was complementary to the department and the College of Arts and Sciences. Works will be exhibited in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art and the Sella-Granata Art Gallery.
February 21 – March 11 Bob Jones High School Art Exhibition
August 18-September 10 Incoming Graduate Student Exhibition
Incoming! features paintings by new graduate students Anne Herbert and Stephen Watson, prints and paintings by Darius Hill, and sculpture by Claire Lewis Evans. The show opens on Wednesday, August 18 and runs through Friday, September 10 in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall on the campus of The University of Alabama.
There will be a reception to open the show on Thursday, August 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is your chance to meet the artists and check out the work that got them in the door. Then stroll across Woods Quad to see more great work at the Moody Gallery of Art as Claudia DeMonte: Mapping Beauty makes its Alabama debut with a concurrent reception.
October 26-November 19 Sponge and Roll Tide: Ten Years of Alabama Printmaking
There will be a reception and printing demonstration in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery on Tuesday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to pull a print from the available blocks. At the same time, upstairs in Woods 206, the Combat Paper Project will hold a “Text and Image workshop.” See photos of the exhibit here.
MAKING FRIENDS - Bruce Henry MFA Thesis Exhibition. See photos of the exhibition here.
This exhibition focuses on the features and methods of photography that are shared with works in other mediums. Class members of Art Museum Practices [ART 380] offer a survey of selected works of art that demonstrate a collaborative perspective and which gives the audience impressions of photography, its relatives, and our campus collections.
Works for this exhibition are on loan from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama and the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Permanent Collection. Funding support for the Sella-Granata Art Gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences of The University of Alabama. See more photos on our Flickr site.
February 4-27 Molly Brooke Threadgill solo exhibition, Kentuck Museum, Northport, AL
March 22-April 2 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
AWARD WINNERS are Jeremy Davis, first place with a $300 prize for his sculpture, The God of War; Catalina Bonet Lopez won second place with a $200 award for Concrete Daze; and Kayleigh Walder won third place with a $100 award for Dissection of an Exploding Brain. CONGRATULATIONS and thanks to all the undergrad participants who made it such an interesting show. The art will be up through April 2. See photos of the exhibit on our Flickr site.
Media Area: Painting & Drawing
November 9 – December 4
Media Area: Painting & Drawing is an exhibition of current work in undergraduate painting and drawing in the UA Department of Art and Art History. Recent student art works will be exhibited in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall, from November 9 through December 4. The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Emeritus Alvin Sella and new professor of painting Sky Shineman. A reception on Monday, Nov. 9, at 5:00 pm, is open to the public.
ONE DAY ONLY Friday, October 30 Opening Reception 6:00 – 9:00 pm
The public is strongly encouraged to attend.
If you’re near a television on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 pm, tune in to WVUA’s “First at 4″ to hear art grad student and organizer April Livingston talk about the upcoming Ed Flesh Show!
Students of Department of Art and Art History will revive an art student tradition from the 1970s, “The Ed Flesh Show,” which, according to students and faculty alike, should have never gone out of style. The “fast and loose” construction competition, also known as “The Second Coming of Ed Flesh,” will feature work by graduate and undergraduate art students made within the span of one hour, with materials costing less than $50.00. The theme of the show will revolve around the question, “What kind of art would Ed Flesh make?” The works of the invitational exhibition will be judged by guest jurors – at least one of whom was a participant in the original Ed Flesh Show. Participants will make, install and open the show on the same day. The exhibition will open with a reception in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall, on Friday, October 30, at 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The public is invited to attend. The exhibition is supported by The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History.
The History of The Ed Flesh Show
The Ed Flesh Show, originally known as “The Graduate Exhibitionists,” began in the mid 1970s as the brainchild of a few UA art graduate students. One of them, Sam Hicks, while watching TV late one night, noticed the odd name, “Ed Flesh,” in the credits. Sam wondered, “Who is Ed Flesh and what kind of art would he make?” He bounced the idea around with friends, and an impromptu art construction competition was born. The original participants were given thirty minutes to construct a piece of art and the only rule was that it had to be “the type of art that Ed Flesh would make.” The first show was hung in the old Ferguson Center gallery (now the Alabama Credit Union branch). The gallery’s glass walls were covered with brown paper and painted with the words, “Mature Subject Matter Inside,” due to the slightly risqué nature of some of the works. This, of course, drew large crowds to come in and see the show. Recognize any of these graduate students in art from 1977 (below)? Contact us! For more photos of the Ed Flesh opening, check out our Flickr site.