Monday, December 14, 2015

Sonya Wohletz receives Fulbright-Hays award

Sonya Wohletz, a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Studies and Art History at Tulane University, is a 2015-16 recipient of the Fulbright-Hays award to perform dissertation research in Quito, Ecuador.

Sonya received her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon where she studied Spanish and art history. Having grown up in Northern New Mexico, Sonya was always fascinated by colonial art and architecture and was furthermore inspired to pursue research on the subject after living in Argentina and Chile during her undergraduate studies.

A student of Dr. Elizabeth Boone, Sonya's research centers on seventeenth-century devotional art from the city of Quito in modern-day Ecuador. Her dissertation, entitled "Lilies and Ash: Crisis and Artistic Production in Late Seventeenth-Century Quito," explores how miraculous images functioned during times of upheaval, drought, plague, and economic decline in the Andes. 

Her research in Quito will consist of extensive archival work in the city's various repositories. She will also analyze myriad paintings and sculptures housed within the city's historic convents, churches, and houses.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"Paper-thin" curated by AnnieLaurie Erickson opens at Antenna on Saturday

Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson curated the exhibition Paper-thin at the Antenna Gallery, featuring work by artists Aimée Beaubien, Jessica Labatte, Jason Lazarus, Srjdan Loncar, Curtis Mann and Aspen Mays. The exhibition opens Saturday, December 12th with a  gallery talk at 6pm and opening reception until 10pm. The show will be on view from December 12th, 2015 – January 3rd, 2016.

Paper-thin features artists exploring alternative uses of familiar photographic materials. Many of the pieces dwell in the dimensional translation inherent to the photographic process, and speak to their own condition as photographic works. Each artist has maintained a desire for visual pleasure, while probing the medium to disorienting yet transformative ends.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Adam Mysock: Artist Perspective at NOMA December 18

On Friday December 18th Adam Mysock, Senior Professor of Practice in Studio Art, will present a lecture titled "On Seeing and Being: Appropriation and Identity Narratives" at the New Orleans Museum of Art as part of the museum’s Artists Perspectives series and in conjunction with the Visions of US exhibition currently on display.

In November Mysock had paintings included in two group exhibitions- two works presented as part of the Travelers in Time exhibition at Site 109 in New York City and two works in the Annual Miniature Exhibition at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.  In December, Mysock will also have several of his paintings on exhibition in Miami – at the ART MIAMI Contemporary Art Fair with the London-based Cynthia Corbett Gallery and at the Deauville Beach Resort presented by the MIAMI PROJECT Contemporary Art Fair and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Studio Art classes: Spring 2016

The Newcomb Art Department offers a variety of studio art classes in Ceramics, Digital Arts, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. Below is a selection of classes offered in Spring 2016. For a complete listing, please see:

ARST 2170, 2180 Intermediate Glass (3, 3)Prof. Koss. Prerequisite: ARST 1170. The goal of this class is to achieve a functional understanding of glass art. This general course focuses on blowing, casting, and forming glass. Attention is given to using the approaches to glass for individual expression.

ARST 3020-01 Photographic Archives (3)

Prof. Erickson. This course provides a laboratory to develop student artwork through critical thinking and research. Specifically, the course sets out to equip students with the necessary tools and understanding to carry out independent or collaborative research in relation to their art making. By developing partnerships with community organizations that have a need for visual representations related to their cause, we will work to fulfill their needs while simultaneously producing artwork that is meaningful to the student’s artistic practice, as well as socially relevant. All students are required to engage in 20 hours of community service and community service is an integral component of the course. Prerequisite: any 1000 level course in studio art (ARST).

ARST-3020-03 Contemporary Sculptural Practices: Extreme Fibers (3)

Prof. Hermant. This course is designed to introduce students to a range of materials, processes and histories that make up the field of fiber sculpture, or, "soft" sculpture. Students will investigate ways in which fibers can produce meaning through placement in, or in response to, a variety of public spaces and current events. The use of unconventional, flexible, and fibrous materials and alternative methodologies to create three-dimensional art will be covered.Students will become familiar with fiber media and be able to implement a range of processes to create sculptural work.  Readings, demonstrations, presentations, exercises, and excursions will inform individual and collaborative projects.

ARST 3550 Time-Based Media (3)

Prof. Jones. Prerequisite: ARST 1550. This is a class with an emphasis on digital video, animation and image sequencing. Students will be expected to create time-based projects that combine visual and temporal elements in creative, critical and innovative ways.

ARST 3650 (3), ARST 3890 (1) Mural Painting (4)

Prof. Mysock. Mural Painting and Drawing (a Service Learning course) explores the role of public art in the (re)development of New Orleans communities by combining the practical, perceptual, and technical challenges of large-scale drawing and painting with regular service activity.  Tulane artists enrolled in the course spend nearly five months off-campus engaging with a community partner, acquiring the habits necessary to establish meaningful civic and creative relationships.  Students also investigate artistic creation within a collaborative environment and build a comprehensive manual that documents the logistics of large-scale public art projects. Most importantly, the Mural Painting and Drawing course teaches young artists how they can participate in the renewal and preservation of the collective bonds that define a community.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Emily Floyd awarded John Carter Brown Fellowship

Emily Floyd, PhD candidate in Art History/Latin American Studies, was awarded a four month John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellowship. 

Emily is currently at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University conducting research for her dissertation, “Matrices of Devotion: Lima's Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Devotional Prints and Local Religion in the Viceroyalty of Peru.”

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

photo by William DePauw 
Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale

* Open to the Public
Friday and Saturday
December 4 and 5, 10 am - 4 pm
Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center

* Private Newcomb Art Museum 
Members Preview: Thursday, December 3, 6 - 8 pm. Join the Newcomb Art Museum that night and enjoy early shopping and a special reception.

To check the status of your membership, please call 504.314.2406 or email