The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art presents Mel Kendrick: Black Oil Woodblock Prints, the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition for 2017. The nationally acclaimed artist will be on campus to give a presentation on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture and the exhibition are free and open to the public. The opening reception for the exhibition is Thursday, March 2, at 5:00-7:00 p.m. in 103 Garland Hall.
Mel Kendrick is well known for his geometry-based sculpture created in wood and concrete. The exhibition features large-scale woodblock prints that Kendrick created in the 1990s, monumental prints that assert the presence of wood within their organic, mysterious lexicon. Art critic Donald Kuspit writes: “…wood grain signifies the organic – earthy, bodily – root of the creative process.”
Mel Kendrick has exhibited at Mary Boone Gallery, New York; The Drawing Room, East Hampton; Madison Square Park; Grand Arts. Kansas City; Monumental Prints, Tampa; University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Artist Space, New York; and Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston. Kendrick has received the Academy Award for Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Francis J. Greenburger Award and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. He is represented in numerous public collections including: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
This exhibition is supported by the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition Fund. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891.