Gardiner Gallery Exhibitions


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Artists who want to submit their work for consideration: Please contact Gallery Director Teresa Holder.


 

Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

Scout Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

Monday, March 21 – Friday, April 1 2016

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in May of 2016 with their BFA degrees in studio art.
 Works on view include paintings, drawings, metalwork,
 and sculpture, and represent our students’ achievements obtained through their rigorous course of study at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their command of artistic techniques and professional exhibition practices, as well as critical thinking and communication skills.


 

Kimberly Schaefer: Incorporeal

Kimberly Schaefer

 Wednesday, February 17 - Wednesday, March 16 2016

The work of Kimberly Schaefer features colorful abstractions inter-layered with human figures. By representing the human form in this manner, Schaefer is able to investigate some of the larger ideas embodied in our humanity, centered on identity, relationships, and the play between the tangible and intangible. Inspired by the miraculous spectacle of the natural world, Schaefer focuses her work on the marvelous and energizing as well as the sometimes dangerous and harmful consequences of such emotions.

Artist Kimberly Schaefer will conduct a workshop that addresses the challenges faced when the human form is contrasted with abstraction. Working from a live model, the artist will lead participants through the various methods of drawing from life and how to achieve an accurate depiction of the human body. Participants will have the opportunity to explore these ideas and techniques personally with the artist.


Christy Georg: Survey

Christy Georg

 Monday, January 11 - Friday, February 12 2016

Inspired by travel and research in varied landscapes- lately the American West, sailing the Eastern Seaboard, and the Norwegian Arctic, Georg reflects on the history and importance of discovery, voyaging, and striking out into the unknown. The focused endurance of flora and fauna to flourish in harsh climates, and likewise, the endurance of hardy and curious explorers traversing such lands, inspires a true willfulness of existence which compels the subject of her work.

Creating sculptural instruments and devices which function either actually, or metaphorically, the meticulous craftsmanship lends them authority as functional objects, but upon inspection may seem quite absurd, fetishistic, alchemical, or otherwise uncanny. Their elusive, esoteric function tickles curiosity and speculation.


 

Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

November 18 – December 4 2015

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2015 with their BFA degrees in studio art. Works on view include paintings, drawings, metalwork, and sculpture, and represent our students’ achievements obtained through their rigorous course of study at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their command of artistic techniques and professional exhibition practices, as well as critical thinking and communication skills.


 

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Parker Jones Ice Cream 2

 October 28 – November 13 2015

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in December 2015 with their BFA degrees. Work on view represents all areas of study – digital animation, web design, advertising design, and branding design. This work represents the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.


 

Annual Faculty Exhibition

Faculty Show Angie Piehl Elegy

 September 30 – October 23 2015

Featuring recent work of full-time, adjunct and retired faculty of Oklahoma State University’s Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, this exhibition features artwork representing the full spectrum of areas in studio art and design including traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, metal work, graphic design, video, and digital animation. This exhibition offers an opportunity for students to see the talents of their professors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis. Faculty members inspire and nurture innovation and creativity in their students, and are equally committed to sharing their work with the general public.


 

Art History Roundtable Series

As a complement to the Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition and BFA exhibitions throughout the semester, the art history faculty and graduate students will present a series of roundtable discussions focusing on their recent research. Students and community members will learn about exciting topics from each presenter’s research and publication projects.

September 16: Dr. Irene Backus (16th Century Italian Art)

October 7: Dr. Cristina Cruz Gonzalez (Latin American Art)

October 28: Dr. Shaoqian Zhang (East Asian Art)

November 18: Dr. Ruth Noyes (17th Century European Art)

All roundtable discussions will be held on Wednesdays, at 1:00pm in room 104. Free and open to the public.


 

Visiting Artist Series

Sara Schneckloth 
2015 Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist
Doel Reed Center for the Arts

Lorraine Wild
2015 Visiting Artist
Arts and Humanities Seminar Series
College of Arts & Sciences