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Art History Speaker Series

Gallery Information for Artists

Spring 2016

Friday, May 6 - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Senior Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Fines Arts Thesis Exhibition
Gallery 406, Arts West
Artist Talk:  Friday, May 6, Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

A graduating Elon art major's capstone experience includes a culminating exhibition of his or her art-making endeavors. During the opening reception, artists present brief statements to offer context to their theses.

Monday, March 17 - Friday, April 15, 2016
Lisa Walcott
Artist Talk:  Monday, March 14, Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

Walcott's exhibition demonstrates the significance of small gestures through installation-based kinetic sculptures that captivate and hold the viewer's gaze.


Monday, February 8 - Monday, March 7, 2016
Mark Schoon & Dominic Lippillo
Gallery 406, Arts West
Artist Talk:  Monday, March 7, Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

Two photographers who live more than 1,000 miles apart undertake a collaborative project using the diptych format. Their exhibition explores domesticity, proximity, locality and space vs. place.



Fall 2015 Exhibitions

Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 20, 2015
Future Histories
Jason Mitcham
Gallery 406, Arts West
Artist Talk:  Monday, November 2, Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

Mitcham, a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work, is primarily a painter, although his work has expanded into the realm of video, creating stop-motion animations from paintings. His videos explore the development of our society's landscapes, specifically notions of temporality, suburbia and modern ruins. One of his recent animations was premiered on National Public Radio's website and included in the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Thursday, October 29 - Monday, December 7, 2015
Student Juried Art Exhibition
Isabella Cannon Room
Reception:  Isabella Cannon Room, Performing Arts Center, Thursday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.

The annual juried student exhibition represents some of the strongest art selected from currently enrolled Elon students. This exhibit is coordinated and executed by the students enrolled in ART 380: “Professional Practices.”

Monday October 5 - Thursday, October 29, 2015
Causes Taken As Effects
Timothy van Laar
Gallery 406, Arts West
Artist Talk:  Monday, October 5, Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

These paintings are rooted in collage and its disruptive procedures. Simple, varied paint applications catalog a wide range of processes and at the same time become specific images and art historical references – a bird, a smear of black; a bowl, a puddle of transparent paint; a hard-edge grid of colored squares. Like collage and its radical recontextualization, the paintings examine the nature of representation and the function of signs. They are unsystematic and eccentric, offering visual puns, arbitrary relationships, and playful allusions to art history, personal stories and surprising shifts of materiality.

Monday, August 31 - Monday, September 28, 2015
Biennial Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
Gallery 406, Arts West

Studio faculty from the Department of Art & Art History exhibit work ranging from photography, video, painting, sculpture and mixed media.

Spring 2015 Exhibitions

Friday, May 1 - 19, 2015
BA & BFA Thesis Exhibition
Gallery 406, Arts Wet
Opening Reception & Artist Talk:  Gallery 406 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

These exhibitions are part of the graduating Elon Art Major’s capstone experience. It represents the culmination of their art making endeavors. During the opening receptions, each exhibiting artist will present brief statements that offers context to their thesis.

Monday, April 27  - Monday, May 25, 2015
Faculty Select Collective
Gallery 406, Arts West

This exhibition displays selected art from enrolled Elon University students. The art, chosen by faculty of the Art Department, represents some of the strongest art coming out of the Art Department.  Many mediums are represented in an exhibition.



Monday, February 16  - Tuesday, March 17,  2015
Time/Travel:  Cut, Paste, Stitch and Mark
Judy Henricks, Anne Simpkins, and Carolyn Nelson
Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts
Reception:  Isabella Cannon Room,  5:30-7:00 p.m.

Using varied approaches to the surface, these three artists have spent the past year recording the atmosphere of places visited through travel, dream and memory.  Each uses multiple strategies including the painted, drawn and stitched line combined with collaged textile or paper to create an intense visual record.

More on Anne Simpkins
More on Carolyn Nelson

Monday, March 9 - Thursday, April 16, 2015
"Elegies" photography, video mixed media
Samantha Dirosa

Gallery 406, Arts West
Reception: Gallery 406, Monday, March 9 - 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Performance and Artist Talk: Gallery 406, Monday, March 9 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Appropriated medical terminology study cards, snippets from popular Meg Ryan romantic comedies, and projected video and text about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe make up the work of this one-person exhibition titled Elegies by Elon University Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies, Samantha DiRosa.  Performing as localized requiems in a sense, DiRosa's seemingly dissimilar bodies of work come together to speak poetically to lovesickness, loss, distance, and disconnection.  These themes are explored on both intimate / personal levels and larger cultural / global levels through a diversity of media.

More on Samantha Dirosa

Monday, February 9 - Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Accident Event Register
Lisa Bulawsky
Gallery 406, Arts West
Reception:  Gallery 406, Monday, February 9 - 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Artist Talk:  Gallery 406, Monday, February 9 - 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bulawsky’s current exhibition in Gallery 406 focuses specifically on the relationship between the “happy accident”- a pleasant situation that is neither planned nor intended, and the “integral accident”- one which is driven by new technologies, often catastrophic, but so commonplace and inevitable that it is no longer unexpected. She transforms visual happenstance into commentaries concerning the nature of the accidental, whether defined by imminence or serendipity. Even more, these juxtapositions of personal and cultural histories examine the documentation of time itself.

More on Lisa Bulawski

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