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New Mural by alumna Livian Kennedy in Fetzer Hall

April 7, 2021
A new partnership between Arts Everywhere and UNC EXSS UNITE! brought a new mural to Fetzer Hall to encourage people to take the stairs. It’s alumna Livian Kennedy’s first solo mural creation, which features silhouetted athletes along a colorful gradient in one of the building’s staircases.
 
One silhouette, positioned on a landing about halfway up the stairwell, features a runner that functions as an extra boost of encouragement. “If you’re going up the staircase, you are right beside her,” Kennedy said. “It’s just this explosive, really energetic, inspiring position that pushes you to keep going.”
 
Read more about it here: https://unc.live/39MM2fv
Detail of a mural by alumna Livian Kennedy in the stairwell of Fetzer Hall, depicting a silhouette of a running woman

No(w)here Collective (ARTS 391) releases compilation album

March 31, 2021

Feminine Waste Records and the No(w)here Collective (ARTS 391) is thrilled to present Feminine Waste, a compilation album of poetry and music featuring feminine-identifying, trans, and non-binary artists.

Feminine Waste was released on Bandcamp on March 24th and is now available for purchase via digital download or CD. To purchase, visit Feminine Waste x No ( w ) here Collective Comp or use this link: https://femininewaste.bandcamp.com/album/feminine-waste-x-no-w-here-collective-comp.

Feminine Waste Records and No(w)here Collective are proud to collaborate to provide an open-ended, interdisciplinary platform for underrepresented artists. All profits from sale of the album will be donated to mutual aid organizations serving LGBTQ+ youth and incarcerated persons:

Trans Justice Funding Project: http://transjusticefundingproject.org
LGBT Books To Prisoners: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org
For The Gworls: http://forthegworls.party/home

A Zoom party/concert will be held on April 9th to celebrate the artists and their supporters.

Continued updates and additional information are to be posted on Instagram @femininewasterecords.

The No(w)here Collective was formed in 2021 of artists and independent curators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to connect people in a time of separation, regardless of location. Their collaboration with Feminine Waste Records gathers sounds from Arizona to Asheville, NC, punk to folk, in a snapshot of the nation’s non-cis male poets and musicians.

Image: Feminine Waste Album Cover

Spring Studio Update from Faculty member Joy Drury Cox

March 30, 2021

Joy Drury Cox – Spring 2021 Studio Updates

Launch F18 10 Years

10 Years at Launch F18

March 6 – April 3, 2021
373 Broadway, Suite 618 New York, NY

Online Viewing Room
March 19 – April 30, 2021
 

LAUNCH F18 is delighted to present a special exhibition and viewing room, LAUNCH F18: 10 Years. This unique presentation features a selection of artworks highlighting the many collaborations and exhibitions the gallery has organized over the past 10 years. This unique retrospective features work by: Noah Becker, Katie Bell, Katherine Bradford, Chiaozza, Sam Cockrell, Joy Drury Cox, David Deutsch, Nathan Dilworth, Omari Douglin, Andrej Dubravsky, Matt Ducklo, Austin Eddy, B.D. Graft, Meena Hasan, Richard Jacobs, Insil Jang, Tommy Kha, Elisabeth Kley, Sean Lamoureux, Gracelee Lawrence, Erika Mahr, Chason Matthams, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Jack Pierson, Frankie Rice, Didi Rojas, Rachael Tarravechia, Taylor O. Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Nelo Vinuesa and Bradford Willingham.

LAUNCH F18: 10 Years will feature a selection of works (both at our New York location and in online viewing room) from gallery artists as well as artists who have made valuable contributions to the program over the past 10 years.

For more information and a preview of this viewing room please email info@launchf18.com


Twenty-Five TypewritersTwenty-Five TypewritersTwenty-Five Typewriters
Published by No Press 
Edited by Derek Beaulieu


Twenty-Five Typewriters brings together 25 exciting poets each exhibiting a different perspective on the typewriter as a compositional tool.

This publication features work by Charles Bernstein, Ege Berensel, bill bissett, Amaranth Borsuk, Judith Copithorne, Joy Drury Cox, Brian Dedora, Paul Dutton, Amanda Hurtado, Nasser Hussain, Karl Kempton, Dirk Krecker, Brandon Locher, bpNichol, Lina Nordenstrom, Astra Papachristodoulou, Fatima Queiroz, petra schulze-wollgast, Dani Spinosa, Kevin Stebner, Hiromi Suzuki, Barrie Tullett, CDN Warren, Sam Winston, and Julia Ziegler.


Prone and Plumb exhibition view

My solo exhibition, Prone and Plumb opened March 5, 2020 at Asphodel in Brooklyn, NY.

I am so grateful that I was able to attend the opening of this exhibition and see so many old friends and colleagues. Sadly, due to COVID-19, this exhibition went largely unseen as the city shutdown. All the works and installation images are now available to view on my website.

From the exhibition press release:
Prone carries the weight of physical pain—immovable, exhausted—often following a substantial expression of energy. Plumb, on the other hand is upright, energetic—though ultimately enervating. In three new series of drawings, Joy Drury Cox represents this pair of semantic antipodes as palindromic conceptual drawings, exercising what the artist terms “line dialectics.” Cox’s interdisciplinary artistic practice includes drawing, artist’s books, texts, and photography. Her works consider mapping, making, measuring, and marking and their variables roles in the politics of labor and the structures of everyday life.


Silk flowers in a chain-link fence

The past year has been incredibly difficult for so many people in so many different ways.

I sincerely hope this email finds you happy, healthy, and safe. I am grateful for your continued support and interest in my work.

Sincerely,
Joy

Recently graduated art student Daniel Petrucci apprenticing in pottery in South Korea

March 29, 2021

Daniel Petrucci, who graduated last year with a political science major and a studio art minor, is in South Korea studying with an eighth-generation potter and Junior National Treasure, Young Sik Kim. He was connected to this opportunity by ceramics professor Nam Yun-Dong. Daniel is spending his time in Korea as an apprentice in Young Sik Kim’s studio and personal museum in the Southern region of South Korea. Daniel focused his studies at UNC-Chapel Hill on Italian majolica ceramics. He was recently on a show broadcasted by South Korean local broadcasting company, MBC (posted below, in Korean). He is receiving a free private room and meal with a $1,500 allowance a month from the cultural division of the government. He plans to be there for 2 years.

PhD Candidate Andrea Snow book review published in Religion and the Arts

March 29, 2021

PhD Candidate Andrea C. Snow has published a review of Caroline Walker Bynum’s latest book, Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe (Brooklyn: Zone, 2020) in Religion and the Arts. Check it out here: https://brill.com/view/journals/rart/25/1-2/article-p199_11.xml?language=en

The editors have invited Andrea to be a repeat reviewer. She looks forward to working with them in the near future.

Alumnus Jon Rollins exhibition at Horace Williams House

February 24, 2021

Now, Where Were We?
Jon Rollins
March 14th – June 6th 2021

Preservation Chapel Hill at the Horace Williams House is proud to present Now, Where Were We?, a solo exhibition by Jon Rollins, on view from March 14th to June 6th, 2021.

Jon’s latest work uses scrap materials left over from years of artmaking. His practice is anchored by materials. They serve as both a starting point and a form of resistance to generate ideas, decision, and action. The beginning of a work is guided by a question about a material: “What is this and how can it surprise me?” This desire to challenge his own expectations leads him to combine artmaking media with nontraditional materials, including house paint, tape, found paper, or anything scavenged from the studio. As a work progresses, he shifts from free exploration of the materials to a more methodical, editorial mode, seeking intention and structure. He continues in these cycles of intuition and elaboration, addition and erasure, until the work reaches that state of surprise: confused, but clear; sometimes obvious, but always unexpected.

Jon Rollins (b. 1991) is an artist based in High Point, North Carolina. He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. Jon’s most recent solo show was at COHAB.Gallery in High Point (2020). His work has been exhibited in Madrid, Basel, Miami, New York, and throughout North Carolina. 

The exhibition is open by appointment only. To make a viewing appointment, please contact Will Thomas at wpaulthomas@gmail.com . A video walkthrough of the exhibition and price list will be available on March 14th at preservationchapelhill.org/art-exhibitions . To learn more about Jon’s work, please visit jonrollins.com or his social pages @jon_rollins.

Image: Card (may be kept until needed), enamel, acrylic, silkscreen ink, pastel, crayon, marker, pencil, newsprint, paperboard, sketchbook paper,
game card, and notecard on canvas, 10 x 10 in, 2020

Visual Art Specialist Mark Soderstrom exhibition open at the Horace Williams House

January 29, 2021

Visual Art Specialist Mark Soderstrom’s exhibition Tertiary Measurements is now on view by appointment until February 21, 2021, at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill.

This exhibition focuses on the comparative perspectives between various world-views using a variety of media to create “evidential artifacts of the stories, phenomenon, historical situations, and cultural aspects they present.”

Each of the works in “Tertiary Measurements”  relates to an incident or memory that has captured the artist’s attention influenced by his ongoing interest in pseudoscience, psychology, and sociology and his quest to understand how individuals and cultures come to various beliefs and “how these perspectives are perceived from opposing paradigms.” This unique collection of created artifacts and art objects transport the viewer into a realm of world views and alternative realities which are both playful and thought provoking.

You can make an appointment on the Preservation Chapel Hill website here: https://www.preservationchapelhill.org/art-exhibitions.

You can also see more of Mark’s work at his website here: https://www.marksoderstrom.com/.