Spring 2015 Exhibitions

Driving Directions Gallery 406 Arts West

Art History Speaker Series

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

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.

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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, 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.


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.