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Angie Piehl: Feral Beauty and Opulent Decay

Nov. 9, 2015 - March 12, 2016

Image: Ingress, Angela Piehl, oil on panel, 18" x 24" (2015)

Luxury. Accumulation. Alienation from nature. These topics, considered from a gendered perspective, are what artist and OSU Associate Professor Angela Piehl invites us to explore through paintings and drawings featured in this exhibition. Using a wide range of sources, Piehl employs images and photographs of both designed and natural beauty as a starting point for abstracting and re-combining elaborately decorative, even at times grotesque, elements. References to organic materials such as flesh, hair, tentacles, eggs, fat, bone, muscle, crystalline structures, and wood appear alongside her choices of color, pattern, and textural artifice to produce what Piehl calls "feral bouquets." At once engaging and seductive, while also repellent and abject, these biomorphic abstractions address multiple layers of the human condition through their allegorical and narrative allusions.

This exhibition is on view Nov. 9, 2015 - March 12, 2016. It is curated by Mary Mikel Stump, Director/Curator, The University Galleries at Texas State University, Austin.

Opening Reception
OSU Museum of Art
November 19, 2015
5 pm to 8 pm

Museum Information

Chris Ramsay: Meditations in Stillwater

September 15 2014 - January 17, 2015

Detail of Ramsay's sculpture, "Extinct"

Above: Detail of Chris Ramsay's sculpture, Extinct.

This exhibition features more than 30 works spanning two decades by artist and OSU professor Chris Ramsay. Collecting everyday souvenirs, Ramsay creates mixed-media sculptures that invite the viewer to look closely at traces of time and life: not rare and precious artifacts but simple, anonymous objects from marine fossils and arrowheads to postcards and Coke bottle shards. The intimate experience of looking into these works and reflecting on the objects that have touched one's own life elicits a subtle revelation all too often left untapped by art today. Ramsay's sculptures achieve their ends through unpretentious materials, intimate scale, natural harmonies, and quiet conduciveness to thought.

Reception and Curator Talk
Thursday, October 2
5-7pm

Artist Talk
Thursday, December 4
6-7pm

OSU Art History Professor, Cristina Gonzalez, Gives Talk at New Mexico History Museum

From nmhistorymuseum.org: The Virgin of el Pueblito, a miraculous 18th-century icon that found its iconographic source in a Peter Paul Rubens oil sketch (ca. 1632), was propagated by late colonial Franciscan friars and circulated throughout the viceroyalty in print and painted form. Originally noted for extirpating idolatry in colonial Querétaro, this talk considers her initial socio-religious and political importance before exploring her impact and significance in nineteenth-century northern New Spain.

Dr. Gonzalez's talk will be held at the New Mexico History Museum on Sunday, September 28th from 10:30–11:30 am. For more information about the event, click here.

OSU Graphic Design Professor, Carey Hissey, Retires After 26 Years of Teaching

Photo of Carey Hissey

Graphic Design Professor Carey Hissey will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2014 semester after 26 years of distinguished service and research at the Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History. Carey Hissey was born and educated in Great Britain. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Communication at the University of Central England in Birmingham in 1981.

In 1986 Carey moved to Norman, OK. She joined the faculty at OSU in 1988. She is one of the founding partners of the award winning Square Mile Design group, designing corporate materials such as annual reports, catalogs, brochures and exhibition graphics for national and international clients primarily in the banking, real estate and oil industries.

In his entertaining and heart-felt speech given at the 2014 Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History Awards Ceremony held in the Seretean Center Concert Hall on April 27th, her Graphic Design colleague Justen Renyer describes Carey's time here at OSU as such:

"Through some serendipitous turn of events, Carey ended up in Oklahoma; with her husband David Hissey starting the Visual Communications Program at OU and Carey joining the Graphic Design Program here at OSU in 1988. 26 Years. And Through all the changes that Graphic Design has taken, Carey has remained the most visually acute arbiter of quality in concepts, composition, drawing skills, color, graphic clarity, and - oh my goodness - typography, that I have ever known."

"Through hard work she has built and developed the strongest and most successful Graphic Design Program in Oklahoma ... Congratulations to our beautiful friend, colleague, and teacher, Carey Hissey!"

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OSU Art Professors Jo Lynch and Teresa Holder Exhibit at Ten Towering Artists of Tulsa

 

Wave and Flame by Jo Lynch

Above: Wave and Flame by Jo Lynch

Our OSU art professors Jo Lynch and Teresa Holder are taking part in a unique exhibition. The Ten Towering artists are a group of artists, each chosen because of their varied areas of expertise, showing together in one exhbition. The exhibition takes place at the University Club Tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What makes this exhibit so unique is that a percentage of the proceeds from their shows go to charity. A percentage of all sales from this exhibit will be donated to THERAPETICS, a 501(c)3 organization that breeds, trains and places service dogs to assist Oklahomans with physical disabilities.

For more photos of the exhibit, held April 25th, & 26th 2014, please visit the Ten Towering Artists website.

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Liz Roth, Faculty Member, Exhibits Paintings at the Hardesty Arts Center

lizroth_chasm

Above Image: Liz Roth Desert View, oil on canvas, 30" x 48"

March 14, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Chasm: Paintings by Liz Roth

Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa
Hardesty Arts Center
101 E. Archer Street, Tulsa, OK 74103

OSU Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing and Studio Program Coordinator Liz Roth will exhibit paintings at the Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa, OK from March 14, 2014 - May 4, 2014. The opening reception will last from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, March 14th. Liz will come back to the Hardesty for an artist's gallery talk on Thursday, April 17th starting at 6:30 pm. In addition to the gallery talk happening at the Hardesty Art Center, Liz will be giving a talk about how her work interacts with geology at OSU's Boone Pickens School of Geology on March 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Opening Reception
Hardesty Arts Center
Friday, March 14, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Geology Presentation:
Boone Pickens School of Geology
at the Noble Research Center
March 28, 2014
12:30 pm

Artist's Gallery Talk
Hardesty Arts Center
Thursday April 17, 2014
6:30 pm

For more information visit www.lizroth.com

This exhibition is supported in part by the Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program, the Ucross Foundation Residency Program, the Playa Fellowship Residency, and Oklahoma State University.

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Louise Siddons, Faculty Member, To Lead A Tour At The OSU Museum Of Art Postal Plaza Gallery

Siddons Show

Louise Siddons, Assistant Professor of Art History at OSU and Curator of Sharing a Journey, will lead a tour and discussion on Thursday, March 6th at 6:30 pm as part of the Late Thursdays events at the Postal Plaza. Another Curator's talk will start at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 8th.

Space is somewhat limited in the gallery, so please remember that this event begins at 6:30 pm and could be a 'first come-first served' situation if attendance is high. This discussion is free and open to the public.

Please visit the Museum's website for more information, www.museum.okstate.edu

Late Thursday: Curator's Talk
OSU Museum of Art, Postal Plaza
Thursday, March 6
6:30 pm

Curator's Talk
OSU Museum of Art, Postal Plaza
Saturday, March 8
1:30 pm

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OSU Art Professors Exhibit At
OH, TULSA! Biennial Through
August 23, 2013

Oh Tulsa Both

OSU Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History teachers Jo Lynch and Teresa Holder's art works were chosen to exhibit in the Living Arts' "OH, TULSA! Biennial," This exhibit runs from August 2 to August 23rd 2013 at Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The first image above is from artist and OSU watercolor instructor Jo Lynch. It is entitled "Gold in the Vault," an image of an art Deco Lamp in a vaulted ceiling which is upside down.

The second image above is from artist Teresa Holder and the work is called, “Selah: An Homage to Adah Robinson”

In this mixed media piece, Holder has used excerpts of a quote from Adah Robinson's personal letters, which are in Adah's own words, and in her own hand. These words are written to inspire others in the arts.

Below is a quote from Adah's letters:

“a teacher, to be inspirational, must, as far as art is concerned, be unselfish – supremely so, and with a mental grasp of the far reaching possibilities and reach of art thought” … I am “gathering thots in my soul and strength of spirit to inspire you all in Tulsa ... so there will be a group of souls who will carry on the art ideals … and be a positive force for the arts”…
“Selah!”


The word selah means, "to pause and consider." Adah Robinson is considered by many to be Tulsa’s ‘Art Mother’. Adah studied art at the Chicago Art Institute and brought all she learned to Oklahoma in 1905. On her journey to educate and inspire others in the arts she became a well-known national speaker recruited by many including the office of J Edgar Hoover. In Oklahoma she taught at Central High School and by 1928 founded the Department of Art at Tulsa University. Her contributions to the arts in Oklahoma are highlighted by her work as the artistic designer of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.

The Tulsa World Newspaper published this article about this unique exhibit:
Read the article here!

To read more about the OH, TULSA! Biennial, visit www.livingarts.org

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Graphic Design Professor Justen Renyer recieves Best Educator award at National Conference

DSVC Logo

We are proud to announce that Graphic Design Professor Justen Renyer is the recipient of the Best Educator Award at the Dallas Society of Visual Communications Conference, April 2013. This presigious award for Best Educator was nominated by students. Justen was the instructor for both Katie Amos and Michael Molholt, two of our OSU graphic design students who won awards for their work at the conference this Spring.

Click here to read more about the DSVC awards and the student submissions and winners

Award: Golden Apple Award - Best Educator - Justen Renyer

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Dr. González to be guest panelist in New Mexico

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The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico will host "Colonial Authority and Identity in Ibero-America," a two-day, interdisciplinary conference that will take place April 10-11, 2013 in Albuquerque. The event is made possible by a generous endowment from the distinguished scholar Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf.

Dr. González's talk, entitled "The Imitation of Christ and the Female Body in Ibero-America," considers the relationship between Christological representations and female religiosity in Spain and Spanish America, c. 1600-1800. The work is part of a book project tentatively entitled "Women on the Cross: Female Piety in the Early Modern Spanish World."

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An Award Winning Article
from Dr. Cristina Cruz González

Catholic Southwest

One of Dr. Cristina Cruz González's recent articles, "Our Lady of el Pueblito: A Marian Devotion on the Northern Frontier," has just received a Best Article in 2012 award from Catholic Southwest: A Journal of History and Culture and has also been nominated for a Best Article in 2012 by the Catholic Press Association. Dr. González will travel to Texas to get the award in March 2013.

For more information about Dr. González, visit her page on our departmental website
Dr. Cristina Cruz González faculty bio

You can read the award-winning article here: "Our Lady of el Pueblito: A Marian Devotion on the Northern Frontier."

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Dr. González to present research at the Twentieth Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Symposium in Miami, February 21-23, 2013

Artemisia Gentileschi

Professor González will present "Rapture in the New World: Prophecy, Presence, and the Marian Image in New Spain," a study of fifteenth-century eschatological thought and its influence on Marian devotions in the New World. Click here for a complete abstract.

The conference is being held at the University of Miami and is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. For a full program, click here.

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Dr. Louise Siddons is guest curator for an exhibit featuring the work of Angie Piehl and Morgan Robinson.

ArtNow

Art Now is the contemporary art exhibition for Oklahoma, showcasing work by the state's top artists. City Arts Center's premier fundraising event, Art Now has been around for more than 2 decades.

Art Now 2013 artists are:
Sarah Atlee, Marc Barker, Jennifer Barron, Jeff Beekman, Bryan Boone, Glenn Herbert Davis, Michael Elizondo, Pete Froslie, Sarah Hearn, Heather Clark Hilliard, E. K. Jeong, Michelle Junkin, Mark Lewis, Harolyn Long, Donald Longcrier, Cedar Marie, Lori Oden, Romy Owens, Angela Piehl, Morgan Robinson, Audrey Schmitz, Byron Shen, Crystal Walters, Tom Wester, and Eric Wright.

Art Now 2013 Guest Curator is:
Louise Siddons

GALA EVENT: January 25, 2013
Exhibition dates: January 21 – February 8, 2013
Curator Talk: January 28, 6:00pm

The show is up until Feb 8.

Visit the City Arts Center website for more information and to purchase tickets for the Gala!

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Dr. Jennifer Borland to speak at the Medieval Fair of Norman

MedievalFair

On Friday, November 9, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jennifer Borland, Assistant Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University, will explore the images found in copies of the Régime du corps, a late medieval health guide. These luxuriously-decorated books, likely intended for use by noblewomen managing their households, were apparently designed to move medical knowledge from the university into the home. As such, they alter how we might understand women's roles in late medieval healthcare.

Dr. Borland's lecture is called "Managing Health in the Medieval Household: The Illustrated Manuscripts of the Régime du Corps" and it is the third lecture in the Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series for 2012-2013

This is a free event! For more information on the Medieval Fair, go to the website or contact the Norman Public Library.

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Tulsa art exhibit
features works by Chris Ramsay
and Brandon Reese

Ramsay Picture

Artwork by OSU faculty Chris Ramsay and Brandon Reese as well as alumna Anita Fields was on display at the "Crafting Ritual & Identity: Oklahoma Invitation Exhibition, " which ran through Aug. 23 in Tulsa. The exhibit, which included a total of 14 artists from Oklahoma, is located at Living Art at 307 E. Brady in Tulsa. It was sponsored by the Brady Craft Alliance, headed by OSU alumna Emily Kern.

"Crafting Ritual & Identity" is a companion show to the Sherwin Miller Jewish Museum of Art's international traveling exhibit about Jewish ritual entitled A Stitch in Jewish Time. Curated by Karen York, A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles (June 3-August 24) features internationally acclaimed contemporary fiber artists who delve into the understanding of Jewish history, experience and values. Crafting Ritualand Identity highlights Oklahoma artists' perspective on ritual and identity, and what it means to be from Oklahoma. BCA is dedicated to "Encouraging the Art of Craft" and has already brought renowned gallerist Jane Sauer to Tulsa for educational programs, exhibited native American Margaret Roach Wheeler's exquisite woven pieces in a fashion show, and moun ted the biannual VisionMakers exhibition that highlights the fine craft artists we have right here in Oklahoma. For more information, contact the alliance at (918) 237-9592 or email directore@bradycraftalliance.org

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In Memoriam
Professor Emeritus BJ Smith

BJ Smith

Billy Joe "BJ" Smith, 80, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at the University Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma with Pastor John Bugg officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

B. J. Smith retired from the OSU Department of Art in June 1994 after serving 29 years as the Director of the Gardiner Art Gallery, which he started in 1965. A graduate of Guymon High School in 1950, he graduated from then Oklahoma A & M College in 1955 with a BFA. After Serving in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers with a commission from Oklahoma A & M's ROTC between 1955 and 1957, he received his MFA from the University of Oklahoma, Norman in 1959. Living in California's Bay Area between 1959 and 1961, he attended the University of California, Berkeley's College of Education in 1961. Returning to Oklahoma, he worked at the Oklahoma Art Center, now the Oklahoma Museum of Art, in Oklahoma City as the Assistant Director from 1961 until 1965. In August of 1965, he was hired by the OSU Department of Art to start its first full time gallery. He ran OSU's gallery as a staff of one, hanging eleven shows a year until retirement.

He is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma; the Oklahoma State Collection of Artists and Craftsmen, Oklahoma City; the Oklahoma Museum of Art and the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska and numerous private collections. He is included in the publication, Who's Who in American Art, since 1978, published by R. R. Bowker Company, New York City. He is also included in Who's Who in the South & Southwest, Marquis Who's Who, Chicago and Men of Achievement, Melrose Press Ltd, Cambridge, England.

Article in the Stillwater News Press

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Faculty News

Cristina Cruz González to Present New Research at Symposium in Los Angeles

Anonymous (“Santo Niño Santero”), St. Librada, late nineteenth century. Carved wood, gesso, and watercolor. Private Collection

Anonymous (“Santo Niño Santero”), St. Librada, late nineteenth century. Carved wood, gesso, and watercolor. Private Collection.

Dr. González will deliver the paper “Crucifixion Piety in New Mexico: On the Origin and Art of Saint Librada” in Los Angeles on February 21, 2012. The talk is part of the “Christianity and Latin American Art: Apprehension, Appropriation, Assimilation” symposium sponsored by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art. The one-day event will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The full schedule and registration information is available with the link below.

Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art Symposium Schedule

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Phil Choo, Faculty Member, to be in the 2011 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition

Phil Choo

Phil Choo, Soedea (Poles signfying prayer for a good harvest), 2011

Professor Phil Choo has been selected as one of the artists to exhibit work in the 2011 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition. There were 206 entires from 93 artists. The Juror, David Bailin, selected 31 artworks for inclusion in the show. The exhibition will take place at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. The exhibition dates are December 2nd - February 4th, with an opening reception and award ceremony on Thursday, December 8th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

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Jo Lynch, Faculty Member, Exhibits at the Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery

Jo Lynch

Jo Lynch, Catching Rays, Watercolor

Professor Jo Lynch presently has an exhibition in the Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery, OSU Foundation, 400 South Monroe. The exhibit runs Oct 1 thru December 31 and the opening reception is this thursday, October 13 at 5:30 - 7. The show includes a variety of her watercolor works, with a focus on her explorations into the effects of sunlight on and through transparent/translucent objects.

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Phil Choo, Faculty Member, chosen for the Hot New Pics Show

Phil Choo

Phil Choo, Wishes on 38th Parallel by North Korea, 11.5" X 11.5"

Professor Phil Choo has been selected as one of the artists to exhibit work in the Hot New Pics Show. The exhibition will take place at Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS. The exhibition dates are October 28 - November 11, with an opening reception on Friday, October 28th from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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Liz Roth, Art Department Faculty Member featured in the Stillwater Newspress

Painting by Liz Roth

Liz Roth

Professor Liz Roth was featured in the Lifestyle section of the Stillwater NewsPress, Sunday, September 25th. The article Grand Canyon Art to be Showcased by Silas Allen discusses her artist-in-residence at the Grand Canyon National Park and the Faculty Show at the Gardiner Art Gallery.

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Ron Du Bois, Professor Emeritus

Ron Du Bois

Professor Ron Du Bois is featured in the fall 2011 issue of STATE Magazine. The article written, by Janet Varnum, reports on Professor du Bois's travels to Korea, India and Nigeria while making documentaries on folk potters.

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Liz Roth, Art Department Faculty Member, to Speak at Grand Canyon

Liz Roth

Liz Roth Arizona (From the American 101 Project) Oil painting, 3" X 4" X 2"

Artist-in-Residence
Liz Roth
Presents an evening program artist talk
June 27, 2011
8:00 p.m. McKee Amphitheater

Liz Roth is a visual artist from Oklahoma who depicts social concerns in a humorous way. For her most recent project, America 101, she went to all 50 states to create paintings emphasizing environmental costs resulting from consumerism. She has completed similar projects in Japan.

For this artist talk, Liz will present some examples of her US and Japanese projects, and discuss Overload, her current project at the Grand Canyon.

The artist-in-residence presentations are free, family-friendly, all-ages programs.

Event flyer

 

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Ron duBois, Professor Emeritus at Cross-Cultural Visions Exhibit

Ron DuBois

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.

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Brandon Reese Featured
in Ceramics Monthly

Brandon Reese in Ceramics Monthly

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. 

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

Hollow

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.

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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

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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.

Link: http://www.siue.edu/babel/BABEL_Biennial_Meeting_AustinTX.htm

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Library Grants Take Art Historian to California

ULCA Research

Cristina Cruz González was the 2010 recipient of a UCLA Library Research Grant and a William Reese Fellowship at the Bancroft Library. The UCLA grant, funded by the university’s Latin American Institute, encourages research at the Charles Young Research Library (special collections) on UCLA’s campus. The Reese Fellowship funds original research on any genre of printed material relating to the Americas.

In August and November, González traveled to Los Angeles and Berkeley to examine over 30 sermons relating to a miraculous Marian icon from nineteenth-century Querétaro (Mexico).

The sermons stress the process by which the numinous sculpture—a seventeenth-century Franciscan creation—was adopted by royalist forces during the Mexican Independence movement (1810-1821) and became an emblem of conservative, civic pride for Querétaro’s residents. The archival research forms the basis of the final chapter of her book manuscript, “Landscapes of Conversion: Franciscan Politics and Sacred Objects in Late Colonial Mexico,” which provides a genealogy of Franciscan image theory in the New World.

Contact the author for more information, cristina.gonzalez@okstate.edu

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