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Cosmic Rays Festival Digital Exhibition at Lump

February 17, 2023

The Digital Wilds
March 3 – April 2, 2023

Lump Gallery
505 S. Blount Street
Raleigh NC 27601

Opening reception: March 3rd 6-9 pm

VISIT / GALLERY HOURS

Friday – Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm *other times by appointment. info@lumpprojects.org

https://cosmicraysfilmfest.com/2023-digital/

The artists selected for this exhibition observe human-made digital technology as it interacts with the natural world. Their works include computerized bivalves, botanical fakery, species séances, and vegetal matrices. Through the twisting tendrils of digital code, these artists render nature as both wild and programmed, toggling between responsive and impervious states.

The Digital Wilds is an exhibition of Cosmic Rays Digital, a new programming initiative of the Cosmic Rays Film Festival.

The artists selected for this exhibition critically engage with the new media technologies that surround us– technologies that threaten to ensnare us at the same time they promise to set us free– while investigating digital forms of privacy, identity, and nature.

Artists:
Patricia Dominguez
Meredith Drum
eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger)
Tama Hochbaum
Kristin Lucas
Jessye McDowell
Melodie Mousset and Edo Fouilloux
Stephanie Rothenberg

 

Image: Still from Aquadisia (2022) by Stephanie Rothenberg

Faculty Member Martin Wannam part of Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala

February 2, 2023

Newest faculty member Martin Wannam is one of the artists chosen for the XXIII Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala.

From their website:

“Fundación Paiz is very excited about the twenty-third edition of the Bienal de Arte Paiz, which will take place from July 13 to 30, 2023, with an outstanding curatorial team made up of Francine Birbragher (USA) and Juan Canela (ESP).

The curatorial team focused on creating an inclusive platform to open dialogue in the region because they noticed that spaces where ideas and thoughts are shared are important to nurture art.

In 2022, a public call was held to select national and international artists. Thanks to this, a very diverse exhibition was built. We are looking for new ways to present art so that it reaches more people!

In addition to the exhibitions, we will have different activities such as conservatories, workshops, and meetings that promote spaces for collective learning. Having your participation is the most important thing!”

You can see the full list of participating artists in the Bienal press release.

Infosession for Camino de Santiago Study Abroad program for Summer 2023

January 30, 2023

Does an artistic hike across Spain sound like a great way to spend your Summer in 2023? 

Come join us this week, Friday, February 3rd at 2:00pm in Hanes Art Center room 226 for an info session about the Department of Art + Art History’s Art on the Camino de Santiago Study Abroad program — walking an ancient pilgrimage path across Northern Spain. Professors Pérez-Méndez and Marzán will walk you through the experience and the courses they’ve developed for this UNC Faculty-Led Program, which is scheduled to take place from May 15 – June 23, 2023. The program earns you 6 credit hours in Studio Art towards your minor or major, or general education. Scholarships Available!!!

Topic: Art on the Camino de Santiago Study Abroad Info Session

Time: FEB 3, 2023 2:00 PM

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE FEB 10th!!!!  Come find out about SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDYING ART ABROAD!!!

Read more about the program at caminounc.com

Congratulations to all of our 2022-2023 Undergraduate Studio Art Scholarship Recipients

January 19, 2023

On behalf of the Department of Art and Art History, I am pleased to recognize the following students as recipients of the Undergraduate Studio Art Scholarships—congratulations!

Sharpe
Esme Kerr
Lashayla Stephens
Hope Mutter
Charlotte Allsbrook

Kachergis 
Yuxiao Sun
Qiaoan Gu
Isabella Gamez

Julian
Isabella Gamez

Anderson
Cora McAnulty
Samuel Tsolis

Penland
Isabel Schomburger
Lashayla Stephens

Emeritus Professor Mary Sturgeon New Publication

January 18, 2023

Emeritus Professor Mary Sturgeon’s new book The Gymnasium Area: Sculpture (Corinth XXIII.1) was published in December of 2022 and is now available for purchase.

Volume XXIII in the Corinth series is dedicated to the finds from the Gymnasium Area, excavated between 1965 and 1972 by James R. Wiseman and the University of Texas at Austin. Fascicle XXIII.1 presents the marble sculpture, 126 pieces dating between the 6th century B.C. and 5th century A.D. and found in or near a variety of built features, including the ornately decorated Bath-Fountain complex. Among the sculptural finds are portraits of athletes and civic officials and depictions of Dionysos, Hermes, and Aphrodite and the nymphs. Herms and statue bases also form part of the assemblage. This corpus grants us insight into the sculptural practices after the founding of the Roman colony at Corinth, and critical knowledge concerning display context, reuse, and the deposition of sculpture at a gymnasium in a large regional center of the eastern Mediterranean.

Studio update from MFA alum MJ Sharp

December 1, 2022

Greetings! I was away in the UK last year on a Fulbright Scholar Award — Our Disappearing Darkness and Recreating Prehistoric Night — and am continuing to work on it now that I’m back in the U.S. I will be using the night images I created last winter in Cornwall of prehistoric megaliths as part of an art installation piece to evoke a bodily experience of darkness as counterpoint to the ubiquitous light pollution we experience at night now, with its deleterious effects on body, mind, and soul.

I’m presently collecting people’s stories of night and/or darkness to incorporate into the piece. And for that, I’d love to hear from you! It could be just a feeling you once had in the dark, or it could be a podcast’s worth of story. No experience is too small or too big! I look forward to hearing whatever you have to tell me about your experiences of night (or darkness–several people have mentioned cave experiences to me). We can do it in person if you’re in central North Carolina, or we can do it virtually. Just reply to this email, and we can set up a time ❤️. Or if you’re an online calendar buff, I’ve just created a “Let’s Talk Darkness!” Calendly sign-up calendar for Thursday, Dec 8th—Tuesday, Dec 13th as a test to see if that format is useful to people.

In other news, the tomato “holiday” cards are back!  The Studio Store, after a year’s hiatus, is back with the End of Season Tomatoes card as well as many others. Details and ordering are at mjsharp.bigcartel.com. Before the end of the year, I will likely be adding a few vintage prints from my studio flat files as well as some artist proofs of recent images to the store. I tend to send those updates via my Instagram account if that’s something you do.

With warm regards and best holiday wishes, MJ

Our Disappearing Darkness 2021/2022 Fulbright Project
MJ Sharp | MJCornwall@mjsharp.com | www.mjsharp.com |Studio Store

Video classes pop-up exhibition at Lump Gallery

November 10, 2022

GOLF
Lump Gallery
Friday, Nov 18, 6-9pm

Through video and audio installation, GOLF explores the relationship between privatized space and loss in all its forms. In this one-day pop-up exhibition and live sound performance at Lump Gallery, we examine the history and culture of golf in marking boundaries of class, race, and gender through its practice of exclusivity and hetero-patriarchy. GOLF immerses the viewer in the past, present, and future of ecological disaster.

The one-day pop-up exhibition is part of a larger exhibition project by Bill Thelen, called Love Letter, in which he invited different artists to take over the space for one-day events throughout Nov and Dec.  

Artists: Sadie Allen, Nicole Blevins, Maxwell Bryn, Brooklyn De Shazo-Griffin, Noah Gulledge, Sergia Jimenez, Bailey Johnson, Taylor Knoll, Lilian Manning, Payton Mills, Hope Mutter, Gustavo Rios, Nina Sehgal, Taika Sorjonen, Mirai Thorbjornsen, Bronwyn White

Artists are students at UNC Chapel-Hill in Hong-An Truong’s Intermediate/Advanced Video courses