2007-2008 SMGA Exhibitions


Cherish: Selections from the Permanent Collection

13 September – 14 October 2007
The gallery’s permanent collection primarily features contemporary art that is executed as works on paper and includes drawings, prints and photographs. Each year there are gifts and acquisitions to our collection which enrich our holdings of contemporary art.

Robert Colescott: 1997-2007

26 October – 25 November 2007
This exhibition by one of America’s most important artists, Robert Colescott, contains selections paintings and works on paper from the last ten years of a career spanning more than fifty years. Colescott is represented in many public collections including: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art and Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Colescott was selected to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1997. He was the first African-American artist to be featured in a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

Department of Art All Faculty Exhibition 2007

7 December 2007 – 20 January 2008 
This year’s production of this biennial exhibition will feature works of art created by the current faculty, emeritus faculty and adjunct faculty members of the Department of Art resulting in a diverse yet representative art exhibit. Works included represent the mediums of Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking, Digital Media, Painting, Drawing and Ceramics. Work in the exhibition will range broadly regarding approach, style, materials and scale. View photos of the exhibition here.

Query and Repose: Jack Earl and Tip Toland

1 February – 24 February 2008 
Jack Earl uses art historical references to create satirical and often humorous ceramic works. Earl’s works are in the collections of the American Craft Museum in New York, The Kohler Collection and other public and private collections. Tip Toland’s works refer to her relationship with the unseen, ineffable aspects of the human psyche that are universal amongst us. Allegorical and dreamlike, her work is extremely contemplative and intimate, with this sense of intimacy heightened through the physical presence of the materials used. Toland emphasizes drawing as a tool for generating ideas that can then be brought to life through ceramics. Works on loan by Tip Toland are provided courtesy of Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.

Pace Editions: A Survey of Contemporary Artists Prints

7 March – 13 April 2008
The Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition features a survey of works from the prestigious fine art print publisher, Pace Editions, Inc., located in New York City. Pace has set the standard for fine art prints since 1968 and is celebrating its 35th year in collaboration with leading artists in the production and exhibition of printed works. Pace has produced works by over 100 artists including Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, and Helen Frankenthaler. Funding support for the exhibition comes from the Farley Moody Galbraith Exhibition Fund.

Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Receptions and lectures are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00-4:30 weekdays and 5:00-8:00 Thursday evenings.  For more information, contact the gallery at 348-1891.