How do gender and sexuality affect what we see, and how we see it?

This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access.

What does it mean to look like a lesbian? Before queer activism lesbians were often 'apparitional', in the words of literary scholar Terry Castle. And if lesbians themselves are hard to see in the archive, their perspectives are even more elusive. From the 1950s through the 1990s, feminist and lesbian artists, writers, and historians took it upon themselves to build and re-build an archive of queer visuality.

How do gender and sexuality affect what we see, and how we see it? And how does the answer to that question change over time? In this talk, art history professor Louise Siddons will consider the multiple meanings of 'looking like a lesbian', using materials from the British Library and beyond to investigate the 20th-century history of the lesbian gaze.

Louise Siddons is an art historian specializing in American art and the visual culture of modernity. She is Associate Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University and is the 2020-21 recipient of the Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award.

The zoom talk is free and you must sign up,  -

 

Link to sign up https://www.bl.uk/events/looking-like-a-lesbian#

 

Give Orange! Would you like to contribute to some our initiatives? We’re participating in Give Orange April 7 & 8, and have some arty prizes!

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Visiting Artist Program Match - $2K. Double your dollar with a gift to the Art Department, who will host prestigious artists at our Stillwater campus for a NEW, annual lecture and workshop program. The first $2,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous gift from Deb and Dave Engle! Our first artist will come in the Fall, with your help!

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Visitng the Philbrook
Visitng the Philbrook
Visitng Fred Jones Museum
Visitng Fred Jones Museum
Crystal Bridges Field Trip
Crystal Bridges Field Trip
VIsiting Crystal Bridges
VIsiting Crystal Bridges
Visiting C21
Visiting C21
Students visit The Philbrook Museum, The Fred Jones Museum, Crystal Bridges in Arkansas and C21 Museum Hotel

 

Student Field Trip: Help take all Art Students on an overnight Field Trip to Dallas! Donate to win the chance to make a ring with Professor Chris Ramsay, or a framed art work from photographer Assistant Professor Andy Mattern! TWO lucky winners will be drawn for the chance to make jewelry, or win a framed work! The highest dollar amount wins first choice of prize. The second winner will be drawn at random.   

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Professor Chris Ramsay
Professor Chris Ramsay
Jewelry/Metals
Jewelry/Metals

Professor Chris Ramsay - Jewerly/Metals

 

Andy Orange

Assistant Professor Andy Mattern

Average Subject / Medium Distance #4186
25.75 x 17.75 inches
Pigment ink print
Mounted to Dibond, Frame with non-glare acrylic
Artist Proof from an edition of 3
2018

 

 

 

Each spring, the OSU Library honors OSU employees and students who have authored, co-authored or edited a book or published a major creative work such as musical composition, art exhibit catalog or audio recording in the past two years.

The purpose of Celebrating Books by OSU Authors is to recognize and honor these individuals' achievements, encourage academic dialogue and ensure that works by OSU authors are available to the University community by adding these pieces to the OSU Library's collection.

Dr. Louise Siddons and Cassidy Petrazzi, Gardiner Gallery of Art Manager, were interviewed for the Cimaron National Works on Paper 2019 Catalog. Watch the interview using the link below.

 Celebrating Books Interview

new exhibit will be opening March 1, 2021, in the OCU Norick Art Center Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery. This exhibition, Dean Bloodgood: 70 Years of Painting, celebrates the accomplishments of Oklahoma artist and educator Dean Bloodgood, whose evolving artistic career spans over seven decades. Working in a variety of media, Bloodgood is a true painter’s painter – an artist who explores and returns to various motifs and themes over the course of his career, displaying the breadth, progression, and evolution of his oeuvre.

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Andy Mattern joined the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History as the first faculty member in photography in over 20 years. He had to build the program from the ground up; he designed new courses, completed multiple course action forms, purchased new equipment, and reconfigured existing studio spaces. Additionally, he is an outstanding teacher. His students admire his high level of research, which they find inspirational. He curates student shows, encourages students to go to conferences and submit their work to juried exhibitions, and he supports their applications to highly competitive MFA programs.

Art history professor Shaoqian Zhang was originally scheduled to present her paper at the international conference “The Multidisciplinary Grid 2020” at Holon Institute of Technology, Israel, May 12-13, 2020.  Later the conference was moved to a virtual platform and is scheduled to take place on Nov 23, 2020.  Prof. Zhang's paper, "Centrifugal versus Processional: Divine Power and Mundane Power in Ancient Chinese Funeral Grids," is also scheduled for publication bilingually in English and Hebrew.

Please check out the conference website for free registration.

https://www.hit.ac.il/sites/en/grid 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dr. Shaoqian Zhang, Associate Professor of Art History

Centrifugal or Processional: Divine and Mundane Power in Ancient Chinese Funeral Grids

Shaoqian Zhang is an art historian specializing in East Asian art and architecture, and teaches courses in Chinese and Japanese art and architectural history at OSU. She received her BA in traditional Chinese architecture from Beijing University, and MA and PhD in art history from Northwestern University.

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