Artwork division pronounces 2022-2023 Thompson Gallery exhibitions

October 7, 2022

The Furman College Division of Artwork has introduced its Thompson Gallery exhibitions for the 2022-2023 tutorial 12 months. Kicking off a sequence of 5 exhibitions is “protected unsafe” by Xia Zhang, whose work will likely be on show within the gallery by way of Oct. 17. Thompson Gallery is positioned within the Roe Artwork Constructing. Hours are Monday by way of Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All exhibitions and artist receptions are free and open to the general public.

‘Yellow Fever Agitations’ by Xia Zhang

“protected unsafe”
Xia Zhang
Ongoing by way of Monday, Oct. 17
Reception and artist discuss by way of Zoom: Monday, Oct. 17, 6-7 p.m.

Xia Zhang’s “protected unsafe” is a solo exhibition of video, pictures and sculpture. With the inclusion of large-scale movies, the exhibition showcases a lot of Zhang’s works as artifacts of belonging by way of the documentation of labor, efficiency, course of and media by way of a lens of structural identities: feminine, Chinese language.

“My follow is an unlearning of assimilation. It contemplates how the bodily physique is seen within the public sphere of whiteness and privately inside itself. Working with processes of craft and documented actions permit for consideration of how ethnic and female id is laboriously carried out and endured for the sake of belonging. I try to know and dismantle the programs which have normalized refined and overt hostilities which can be inescapable primarily based on the skins we inhabit.”—Xia Zhang

Further exhibitions observe:

‘Threshold’ by Todd McDonald

“Thresholds”
Todd McDonald
Tuesday, Oct. 25-Monday, Dec. 12
Reception: Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Furman homecoming weekend)

“Born out of untamed and pure environment, our senses developed to choose up refined and nuanced cues that have been contingent for survival. We now divide our time between actual, bodily existence and the digital area of media consumption. Distracted and mesmerized, we take care of extremely delicate receptors which can be overloaded with amplified and distorted stimulation.

“As a picture maker, I attempt to make sense of this case the place every day life is a continuing negotiation of the quiet, dense sensuality of the true that’s suffocated by the artificial and constructed media sphere. By way of painterly discourse, I exploit varied conventions of portray, images and digital outputs to generate imagery and syntax that show the entanglement of human biology and tradition in each how we see and assemble that means.”—Todd McDonald

Matthew Baumgardner
Tuesday, Jan. 17-Friday, Feb. 17
Reception: Friday, Jan. 20

‘Dice #10’ 12″ x 12″ x 12″, by Matthew Baumgardner

Twelve college students from ART 274: Curatorial Points and Practices current the work of the late Matthew Baumgardner. The present consists of work, drawings and cubes. Baumgardner’s signature mud work will likely be proven along with his birch plywood sequence for which he acquired a Nationwide Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

Artist-in-Residence
Monday, Feb. 27-Friday, March 31
Reception: Friday, March 31

Senior Present
Friday, April 14-Saturday, Could 6
Reception: Friday, April 14

For extra data, contact the Furman Division of Artwork at 864-294-2950.

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