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Exhibitions and Gallery Talks

 

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 Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art

July 17 – September 22, 2018
Artist Talk followed by a reception, September 11, 5:30 - 7 pm 
Illges Gallery

Exhibition Overview

This exhibition will bring together new and recent works related to Ezawa's The Crime of Art series, a group of light-boxes and video animations that chronicle some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history. At the heart of this exhibition is a series of images that pays homage to the 13 artworks–including those by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer–stolen from the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in 1990. Kota Ezawa draws from the histories of media, popular culture, and art history to create distilled renderings of iconic images. His simplified versions of indelible images remain easily recognizable and potent, the result of a process that illuminates the hold certain images have on their viewers. Working in a range of mediums such as digital animation, slide projections, light boxes, paper cut-outs, collage, print, and wood sculptures, Ezawa maintains a keen awareness of how images shape our experience and memory of events. 

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Rituals

Candyland Art Collective
Valerie Powell Hanks and Jessica Burke
August 14 - September 15
ArtLab

Exhibition Overview

Candyland Art Collective is a visual art making team consisting of artists Jessica Burke and Valerie Powell Hanks. Candyland Art Collective's interdisciplinary practice investigates elements of contemporary play & power, while working within a structure that incorporates the physical distance between our studios (Georgia, Florida & Texas). Rituals is the collective's exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, installations and sculptures inspired by the dialogue between the unknown outcomes of our process driven practice.


The Foundations Exhibition

August 14 - September 15
Special Convocation Reception: Friday, August 24 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Foundations Exhibition features work selected from the foundations course work in the Department of Art. Foundations Coordinator, Professor Elizabeth McFalls curated works by students who have created works in 2D and Digital, 3D and Site, and Drawing courses. This work is displayed at the beginning of the fall semester. Exhibition winners were selected by Valerie Powell Hanks, Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator at Sam Houston State University and the President of FATE, an organization devoted to Foundations Art Theory and Education.


Galleries

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The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery

Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Avenue  (Not a mailing address for GPS use only)
The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery is located in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. It occupies 3,250 square feet with 20-foot ceilings. The gallery has been designed to accommodate professional art exhibitions as well as student exhibitions such as the annual Senior Thesis exhibition. The gallery program presents 6 – 8 exhibitions per year, both national and international in scope, often with accompanying lectures and gallery talks. The Illges Gallery is free and open to the public.

Hours of Operation & Parking
Tuesday: 11 am - 8 pm and Wednesday - Sunday: 11 - 5 pm, or make an appointment with Hannah Israel at israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu
Parking: 920 Front Ave or street parking if available


Art Lab

Seaboard Depot Studio Building, 941 Front Avenue (Not a mailing address for GPS use only)
The Art Lab gallery is located in the newly renovated Seaboard Depot Art Studios. Art Lab is a 450 square foot exhibition space for new and emerging media, Digital Arts and Design, and experimental exhibitions. Art Lab also supports the VASRP program and adjacent studios by allowing short-term, working installations. Like the Illges Gallery, this space features track lighting and projection capabilities. Exhibition receptions and special events are open to the public.

Hours of Operation & Parking ( Please see attendant in the Illges Gallery to have access in the ArtLab)
Tuesday: 11 am - 8 pm and Wednesday - Sunday: 11 - 5 pm, or make an appointment with Hannah Israel at israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu
Parking: 920 Front Ave or street parking if available


Bay Gallery

The Bay Gallery is located in the secured common area of the Corn Center for the Visual Arts Building. Bay Gallery is a 1,500 square foot exhibition space for student exhibitions, community outreach programs, and for teaching support. Like the Illges Gallery, this space has excellent track lighting, 20-foot ceilings and movable walls. Exhibition receptions and special events are open to the public.

Hours of Operation & Parking
For Public access inside the Bay Gallery see attendant in the Illges Gallery.
Tuesday: 11 am - 8 pm and Wednesday - Saturday: 11 - 5 pm, or make an appointment with Hannah Israel at israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu
The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday and during School Closings and National Holidays
Parking: 920 Front Ave or street parking in front if available


Fulcrum Gallery

The Fulcrum Gallery is the fulfillment of a long-held desire to expand our community outreach by establishing a high visibility exhibition space in Columbus's thriving Uptown district. Fulcrum's location as a small window-front space provides the public exciting contemporary arts 24/7 while providing information about public programming offered by the Department. Exhibitions are visible from the sidewalk on Broadway.

 

CSU Art on Campus Program

The Art on Campus Program provides high quality works of art from the CSU Permanent Collection displayed throughout the Main University Campus as well as the RiverPark Campus. This program is managed by the Department of Art.