Faculty News


 

Ron duBois, Professor Emeritus at Cross-Cultural Visions Exhibit

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Viewer observes Ron du Bois' film documentary at Cross-Cultural Visions exhibit, Gallery Korea, NYC

Cross-Cultural Visions, a 60th anniversary commemorative art exhibition at Gallery Korea, NYC, paid tribute to all artists who traveled on a Fulbright Korea grant, 1950-2010. The viewer standing before the monitor sees the title scene of du Bois' award winning documentary, "The Working Processes of the Korean Folk Potter." OSU Art Professor du Bois (now emeritus), was Fulbright Lecturer to Korea,1974.

As art transcends differences of language and culture, the art in Cross-Cultural Visions represents the important role that the worldwide Fulbright program has continued to play in promoting international understanding and bringing people together.

Last summer and fall, 2010, Cross- Cultural Visions traveled to New York City, Washington, DC and Seoul. Sponsored by the Korean Cultural Service, images from the New York opening of Cross-Cultural Visions, featuring the work of Korean and American alumni, was held at Gallery Korea, from July 7 to July 16, 2010.


 

Brandon Reese Featured in Ceramics Monthly

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Brandon Reese, associate professor of ceramics and 3D design was featured in Ceramics Monthly last February.   The author, John Zimmerman, wrote a positive review comparing Brandon with other Post Minimalist such as Richard Serra, Eva Hesse and Martin Puryear. Along with Ivory Lace (above) four other pieces were shown in the article. The Visual Resources Library has a subscription to Ceramic Monthly for those of you who would like to read the article. 


 

Sung-Yeoul Lee, Art Department faculty member receives Saul Bell Design Award

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Saul Bell Design Award 2011

The Saul Bell Design Award competition has both inspired and challenged jewelry designers around the globe for the past decade, and now in its tenth year, it continues to recognize artists whose work challenges traditional perceptions of jewelry design. Lee's work "Hollow" was awarded second place in the prestigious competition.


 

The Topic of Time and Memory Explored by Dr. Borland at Gender and Medieval Studies Conference in Swansea, Wales

Dr. Jennifer Borland, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Gender & Medieval Studies (GMS) Group. GMS is a UK-based organization devoted to putting together an annual interdisciplinary conference, which furthers the study of medieval gender. The 2011 conference met in Swansea, Wales, in January, and examined how issues of gender impacted the ways in which time and memory were conceptualized in the Middle Ages, and how memories were generated, recorded, and stored for posterity.

Dr. Borland’s paper, entitled “A lifetime in pictures: time and health management in the illustrated Régime du corps,” explored how certain facets of time, such as the life cycle and auspicious times for treatment, played out in the 13th- and 14th-century illustrated manuscripts of the medieval health guide known as the Régime du corps. The conference is a small, intimate group of scholars from a wide range of fields and career levels, and as such fosters important cross-disciplinary exchange that develops around both well-established relationships and new encounters between scholars.

Link: http://www.medievalgender.co.uk/index.php


New Medieval Studies Conference Fosters Alternative Approaches the Humanities Scholarship

by Jennifer Borland

Dr. Jennifer Borland, assistant professor of art history, participated in the first biennial meeting of the Babel Working Group, which was held at the University of Texas, Austin in November 2010. The Babel Working Group is a collective of over 150 scholars (primarily medievalists, but also those in other fields), who are working to develop new cross-disciplinary alliances between the humanities, sciences, social sciences.

The conference was intended to "bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up broad questions" about the future of medieval studies and the humanities. Dr. Borland is especially excited about a collaborative project that has developed out of the session in which she presented her paper. This informal group intends to explore unconventional venues and formats for discussions about visuality, phenomenology, responsibility, and creativity in medieval art history and related fields.