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ReCurrent Histories: Enrique Chagoya's Editioned Work
September 18 2014 at 10:00 AM
Old Main
The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University presents the exhibition ReCurrent Histories: Enrique Chagoya’s Editioned Work, August 1 through October 4, 2014. This exhibition is the first major retrospective of Enrique Chagoya’s original prints and multiples, offering an unprecedented overview of the artist’s exceptional contribution to the field of contemporary printmaking. Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953) is a painter and printmaker. His work offers witty and sophisticated commentary on contemporary social and political conditions, combining influences from Western and Mexican art history and contemporary pop culture. He is a full professor at Stanford University and is represented by George Adams Gallery, New York; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco; and Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. His work is held in a number of distinguished private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC; and many others. Sarah Kirk Hanley, Independent Print Curator and Chagoya expert, has organized the exhibition, which includes over 80 etchings, lithographs, digital editions, monotypes, multiples, and artist’s books spanning over three decades. The works on view cover themes of the artist’s career to date, from explorations in what he calls “Reverse Modernism” and “Reverse Anthropology” to humorous political satires, including works after the Spanish master Francisco de Goya. Lenders to the exhibition include local collector Eric Bean, George Adams Gallery, New York; Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY; Shark’s Ink, Lyons, CO; Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA; Segura Arts Studio, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA; Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA; and the artist. In connection with the exhibition, the artist's first codex - a unique work from 1992 titled Tales from the Conquest/Codex (on loan from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) - along with several of the Detroit Institute of Art’s (DIA) original Goya prints that inspired the artist will be on view at the DIA’s Ina M. Clark Study Room. These special viewings will take place during the conference for registered conference attendees, along with another private viewing taking place in early September. Enrique Chagoya: Palimpsesto Canibal/Cannibal Palimpsest, a fully illustrated catalogue of the artist’s work in all media, will be on display in the gallery along with purchase information. This full-color publication, with essays by Blanca de la Torre, Lorena Wolffer, Mariana David, Peter Selz, Robert Storr, and Sarah Kirk Hanley (texts in Spanish, English, and Basque) was recently produced on the occasion of the artist’s first major exhibition in Europe at ARTIUM, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art in Vittoria, Spain. It provides an essential overview of the artist’s work to date, the first such publication since the Borderlandia catalogue in 2008, which has long been out-of print. Chagoya will give a keynote address on Thursday, September 25 at the Community Arts Auditorium, Art Building, WSU from 6-7PM. A reception for the exhibition will follow at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, WSU from 7-9PM. These events are held in conjunction with the Mid-America Print Council Conference, Detroit at WSU September 24-27 (http://www.art.wayne.edu/MAPC2014/). The keynote address and reception are free and open to the general public.
ReCurrent Histories: Enrique Chagoya's Editioned Work
September 19 2014 at 10:00 AM
Old Main
The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University presents the exhibition ReCurrent Histories: Enrique Chagoya’s Editioned Work, August 1 through October 4, 2014. This exhibition is the first major retrospective of Enrique Chagoya’s original prints and multiples, offering an unprecedented overview of the artist’s exceptional contribution to the field of contemporary printmaking. Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953) is a painter and printmaker. His work offers witty and sophisticated commentary on contemporary social and political conditions, combining influences from Western and Mexican art history and contemporary pop culture. He is a full professor at Stanford University and is represented by George Adams Gallery, New York; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco; and Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. His work is held in a number of distinguished private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC; and many others. Sarah Kirk Hanley, Independent Print Curator and Chagoya expert, has organized the exhibition, which includes over 80 etchings, lithographs, digital editions, monotypes, multiples, and artist’s books spanning over three decades. The works on view cover themes of the artist’s career to date, from explorations in what he calls “Reverse Modernism” and “Reverse Anthropology” to humorous political satires, including works after the Spanish master Francisco de Goya. Lenders to the exhibition include local collector Eric Bean, George Adams Gallery, New York; Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY; Shark’s Ink, Lyons, CO; Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA; Segura Arts Studio, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA; Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA; and the artist. In connection with the exhibition, the artist's first codex - a unique work from 1992 titled Tales from the Conquest/Codex (on loan from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) - along with several of the Detroit Institute of Art’s (DIA) original Goya prints that inspired the artist will be on view at the DIA’s Ina M. Clark Study Room. These special viewings will take place during the conference for registered conference attendees, along with another private viewing taking place in early September. Enrique Chagoya: Palimpsesto Canibal/Cannibal Palimpsest, a fully illustrated catalogue of the artist’s work in all media, will be on display in the gallery along with purchase information. This full-color publication, with essays by Blanca de la Torre, Lorena Wolffer, Mariana David, Peter Selz, Robert Storr, and Sarah Kirk Hanley (texts in Spanish, English, and Basque) was recently produced on the occasion of the artist’s first major exhibition in Europe at ARTIUM, Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art in Vittoria, Spain. It provides an essential overview of the artist’s work to date, the first such publication since the Borderlandia catalogue in 2008, which has long been out-of print. Chagoya will give a keynote address on Thursday, September 25 at the Community Arts Auditorium, Art Building, WSU from 6-7PM. A reception for the exhibition will follow at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, WSU from 7-9PM. These events are held in conjunction with the Mid-America Print Council Conference, Detroit at WSU September 24-27 (http://www.art.wayne.edu/MAPC2014/). The keynote address and reception are free and open to the general public.
BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists
September 22 2014 at 9:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts presents the art exhibit BERG / BRONERSculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists Irving Berg and Robert Broner were great artist friends involved in art education and the community of artists in the Modernist Art Movement. Modernism aimed to depart from the traditional forms of art, using found objects with shared experiences with other artists. The incorporation of found objects into their works is one way in which the sculptures and prints exhibited by these two friends are connected. Irving Berg, Wayne State 1943 and ’50, was a head of the art department at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and a supervisor of student art teachers at Wayne State University. Berg’s artistic achievements as a sculptor, ceramist, jewelry designer and photographer are well recognized. His work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Wayne State’s Reuther Library. He created the sculpture garden Camp Maas, Lake Orion, MI, devoted to large, outdoor pieces by him and many of his students. He was honored with awards from the Michigan Council for the Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts and he is a recipient of Wayne State’s Arts Achievement Award. Robert Broner, Wayne State 1945 and '46, was a professor of art at Wayne State University, at Haifa University in Israel and at Cooper Union of Art in New York. Broner introduced techniques central to the growth of 20th century printing, fabric texture imprint, found objects flattened, Xerox, and wood collage assembled prints. He was first to use circuit boards as the plate. Broner exhibited work at Israel Museum, Jersalem; the British International Print Bienniale; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Detroit Institute of Arts; Guggenheim Museum, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and National Gallery of Art, Washington. BERG / BRONER, Sculpture and Prints by WSU Mid-Century Modernists runs September 22 through 27. HOURS:Monday, Sept. 22, 9am to 5pmTuesday, Sept. 23, 9am to 5pmWednesday, Sept. 24, 9am to 5pmThursday, Sept. 25, 9am to 5pmFriday, Sept. 26, 9am to 6pmSaturday, Sept. 27, 9am to Noon The exhibit is made possible through the generous support of Harriet Berg and Nahama Broner. Special thanks also to Janet Hamrick and Douglas Haller, co-curators; Tom Pyrzewski, Wayne State University Galleries; and Michelle Perron and Todd Erikson, College for Creative Studies. Self-parking is available in nearby Wayne State Structure 1 (Palmer St. at Cass Ave.) and Structure 5 (southbound Anthony Wayne Dr. just south of Palmer St.), as well as at meters on surrounding streets. Guests with unique mobility needs are recommended to consider Wayne State Lot 31 (northbound Anthony Wayne Dr. just south of Palmer St.) or the Detroit Historical Museum’s lot (Kirby St. between Woodward and Cass), as they are nearest to the conference center. The exhibit runs in cooperation with the 2014 Mid-America Print Council Conference hosted by Wayne State University, September 24–27. During the exhibit the international light installation program DLECTRICITY takes place throughout Midtown Detroit the evenings of September 26 and 27.
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The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is dedicated to the understanding, production and presentation of works of art in all media. It seeks to explore and develop visual literacy as well as technical, critical and conceptual skills. The curriculum combines history, theory, practice and technology with interdisciplinary learning that aims to nurture a balance between technical proficiency, experimentation with new ideas and studying the visual arts as a means of understanding the intellectual and cultural history of humanity. By receiving a comprehensive training in the visual arts within the context of a liberal arts education, students are encouraged to master the various avenues of creative investigation and learning within the department as well as in other departments of the college and the university at large. Each student is thereby able to progress from fundamentals to creative and intellectual maturity and given the tools of professionalization in a variety of different areas while immersed in the rich diversity of cultural and research opportunities offered by the university as a whole.

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