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January 2018

Clay Culture: Voulkos, Kaneko, Reitz, and Leedy

January 10 - May 27
Jun Kaneko, "Oval Platter," 1992; glazed stoneware; 22 x 27.5 x 3 in. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)

January 18 - April 5
Kara Walker, "Scene of McPherson's Death," from "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War," 2005; offset lithography and screenprint. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

Kara Walker creates challenging artwork that confronts the legacy of slavery in American culture. Since the late 1990s, she has been creating satirically subversive renditions of the pre-Civil-War South that challenge viewers to wrestle with lingering racial and gender stereotypes, caricatures, and myths. Walker is especially renowned for her large-scale, cut-paper silhouettes and narrative tableaus. This print series, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated),  marked the first time Walker united her trademark silhouettes with the type of historical…

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Contingent Structures: Recent Ceramics by Brandon Reese

January 27 - May 27
Brandon Reese, "Community," 2017; glazed stoneware and wood; 60 x 60 x 1.5 in.

Oklahoma-based artist Brandon Reese will exhibit a selection of new ceramic sculptures that well illustrate the artist’s decade-long exploration of monumental, open-worked forms. His ceramics refer to human-made, archetypal constructions: towers, shelters, and circular enclosures, among them. Reese works mostly with salt-fired stoneware, minimally colored. His practice embraces a hybrid aesthetic that makes clear connections to architectural framing, to conceptual vessels (versus functional containers), and to drawing. Employing a post-minimalist array of formal strategies, including grids and serial systems, and…

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April 2018

2018 Annual Student Exhibition

April 12 - May 13
Lisa Robertson, "Soft Communication," mixed media. First Place Award Winner, 2017 Student Exhibition.

The annual student exhibition, a State Fair Community College tradition dating back to the late 1960s, is open to all students currently taking studio art classes at the college. Interested student-artists collaborate with art department faculty to select work that best represents them. Each year, some 50 students exhibit close to 100 artworks in a variety of media. Although every student is guaranteed a spot in the show, an outside juror is invited to designate a purchase award, cash awards,…

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