Gardiner Gallery Exhibitions


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


 

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition

Madeline Hancock Peak

March 25 - April 3 2015

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in May of 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.


 

Todd McDonald: Everyday Interference

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FEBRUARY 2015

The work of Todd McDonald explores the search for meaning in a constructed environment, drawing upon the senses, memories and understanding. Both architecture and images trace their function and meaning back into the history of art where precedent provides context. McDonald’s digital methods and virtual space are confronted with the resistance and limitations of physical materials. The resulting images define structures that are synthetic, but are rooted in a logic that is informed by actual visual experience.

Through digital technology, strategies such as tiling, cutting, pasting, layering, and filtering have come to define and shape the character of the images in our visual culture. When these new systems combine with the conventions of painting, potent and exciting opportunities arise to both deconstruct and expand this contemporary visual vernacular.


 

The Rhythm in Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscape Paintings

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JANUARY 2015

For thousands of years, Chinese painters and poets have revered nature as a source of spiritual and artistic inspiration, and landscape paintings have been regarded as the higest form of art. Traditipnal Chinese landscape paintings take towering mountains and craggy cliffs, winding rivers and joyous fishermen, scholars composing poems or dreaming of immortals as their subject matter.

Guisheng Wang and Jiaduo Li not only respect the ancient Chinese landscape painting tradition, they re-imagine and revitalize the approach to landscape. These artists transform traditional landscapes into modern forms, expressing rhythms of mountains and streams.


 

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition

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NOVEMBER 2014

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in December 2014 eith their BFA degrees. Works on view represent all areas of study - illustration, digital animation, advertising design, and branding design. The artwork represents the culmination of each student's artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research, and critical thinking.


 

Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

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NOVEMBER 2014

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2014 with their BFA degrees in studio art. Works on view feature painting, drawing, 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 as well as critical thinking and communication skills, and professional exhibition practices.


 

Faculty Exhibition

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OCTOBER 2014

Featuring 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. The faculty members guide students to find their own visual voice and inspire and nurture innovation and creativity. These faculty artists are equally committed to sharing their insights with the general public.


 

Jody Servon: Do You Have A Moment?Visiting Artist Reception, Talk & Workshop

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August 25th – September 26th 2014

Jody Servon is an intermedia artist and curator based in North Carolina. The exhibition spans fourteen years of her work, and is the first time these projects are in conversation. Inclusive of photography, video, sound, and performance, Servon's work is built around the interpersonal, revelatory, and idiosyncratic voices of her participants. Part cacophony and chorus, Servon's exchange projects compose a common expression of everyday desire, memory, and hope.


 

24 Works on Paper

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Above: Clarissa Sharp, Once We Played, Mixed Media, 12" x 9"

July 2 - August 20, 2014

24 Works on Paper, a traveling exhibition of work by living Oklahoma artists, is produced as a collaboration between individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) and Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). This collection of works is touring the state for a full year, bringing original, contemporary Oklahoman artwork to viewers in communities large and small

The exhibition features 24 artworks created on paper, including media such as printmaking, drawing, painting, and photography. The 2013 guest juror is Kirsten Olds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of ArtHistory at the University of Tulsa. Olds' research focuses on artists' groups in the 1970s and the networks they forged as alternatives to mainstream institutions such as the art gallery, mass circulation journal, and network television.