Department of Art Events

Feb 19
College of Design Community: Join the Governor’s State Employees Food Drive12:00 a.m.

Donate canned goods and be part of the interactive sculpture event! Place in barrels in front of 105 Lawrence Hall. Pick the sculpture you want to support and donate to that...
February 12–28
Lawrence Hall, Lobby, Room 105

Donate canned goods and be part of the interactive sculpture event! Place in barrels in front of 105 Lawrence Hall. Pick the sculpture you want to support and donate to that bin.

The food drive runs through the month of February. There will be a reception on the last day, Thursday, February 28, at 4:00 p.m. in the lobby outside of 105 Lawrence.

Read more about the food drive at AroundtheO, and visit the food drive Facebook page.

Feb 21
UO Art MFA Grad Review & Open Studionoon

Department of Art, School of Art+ Design, College of Design 12:00-12:30 p.m. — Opening remarks in the LaVerne Krause Gallery, Lawrence Hall, Room...
February 21 noon–2:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101

Department of Art, School of Art+ Design, College of Design

12:00-12:30 p.m. — Opening remarks in the LaVerne Krause Gallery, Lawrence Hall, Room 101 

12:30-2:00 p.m. — Tour of MFA Studios in Lawrence Hall, the Millrace Studios, Ceramics Building, and Sculpture Building
 

Feb 25
Center for Art Research- Jan Tumlir Book Reading 4:00 p.m.

Center for Art Research, University of Oregon, Department of Art Jan Tumlir Book Reading - "The Magic Circle. On The Beatles, Pop Art, Art-Rock and...
February 25 4:00 p.m.
510 Oak building

Center for Art Research, University of Oregon, Department of Art

Jan Tumlir Book Reading - "The Magic Circle. On The Beatles, Pop Art, Art-Rock and Records"

Los Angeles based art writer and curator Jan Tumlir will read from his book "The Magic Circle. On The Beatles, Pop Art, Art-Rock and Records." Charting a pathway of historical analysis and speculative association outward from The Beatles’ "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," "The Magic Circle" is a meditation on the form of the concept album as a point of convergence between the worlds of rock and art, as well as an experiment in conflating the critical methodologies appropriate to either side.

Jan Tumlir is an art-writer and teacher based in Los Angeles. He is a founding editor of the local art journal X-TRA, and a regular contributor to Artforum. He has written catalog essays for such artists as Bas Jan Ader, Uta Barth, John Divola, Cyprien Gaillard, Allen Ruppersberg and James Welling. Books include: LA Artland, a survey of contemporary art in Los Angeles co-written with Chris Kraus and Jane McFadden, published by Black Dog Press in 2005; Hyenas Are…, a monograph on the work of Matthew Brannon, published by Mousse in 2011; and The Magic Circle: On The Beatles, Pop Art, Art-Rock and Records, published by Onomatopee in 2015. In addition to serving as an MFA advisor at Art Center College of Design, Tumlir is a visiting professor at University of California in Riverside, and at Washington University in St. Louis.

Feb 28
International Conference on Feminism/Theory/Film9:15 a.m.

Organized by the Department of German & Scandinavian, this interdisciplinary conference hosted at the University of Oregon's EMU and Center for Art Research buildings in...
February 28–March 1
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake South

Organized by the Department of German & Scandinavian, this interdisciplinary conference hosted at the University of Oregon's EMU and Center for Art Research buildings in Eugene brings together scholars from the humanities, women and gender studies, cinema studies, and art fields to explore the intersection of feminist film theory and experimental film making since the 1970s.

The conference will feature several panel discussions as well as screenings of two experimental films. Guest speakers from the University of Toronto, Princeton University, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Alberta, and Université de Tours will join researchers from the University of Oregon to discuss the following key topics: video production as feminist action in the 70s and 80s; (sub)urban housing and domestic spheres; transnational, intersectional, digital and embodied feminisms; materiality, memory, perception.

The conference is free and open to all, including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and community members. For more detailed information and a program of events, go to https://gerscan.uoregon.edu/conferences/film-conference-2019/

 

This event is organized by the Department of German & Scandinavian, and co-sponsored by:

the UO College of Arts & Sciences

the Oregon Humanities Center

the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

the Center for Art Research, Department of Art

the Department of Romance Languages

the Department of English

the Department of Comparative Literature

the Department of the History of Art and Architecture

the Department of Cinema Studies

 

Mar 1
Center for Art Research- Films at 510 Oaknoon

Center for Art Research, University of Oregon, Department of Art Films by Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, and Euan Macdonald will be on view at 510 Oak on...
March 1 noon–6:00 p.m.
510 Oak

Center for Art Research, University of Oregon, Department of Art

Films by Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, and Euan Macdonald will be on view at 510 Oak on Friday, March 1 from 12:00-6:00pm. Free and open to the public.

“Healer” by Euan Macdonald

“Desert Miracles” by Gossing Sieckmann

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Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann’s 'Desert Miracles’ is a cinematic exploration of a commercialized architecture of desire. Across 22 different tableaus, the film meditates upon the interiors of Nevada’s wedding chapels considering how the excessive scenery opens up to constitute a cultural organisation of “Love”. A woman’s voice is heard reading out an ambiguous letter to an unknown lover, in which she finds herself troubled by the challenges of modern relationships, unable to negotiate a balance between self-fulfillment and optimization. The text is based on anonymous posts by different women in various internet wedding forums. One fictional female character is composed out of many assembled perspectives on desire, relationships and social expectation.

In Euan Macdonald’s video work “Healer”, the power of belief is in question: is psychic healing a kind of trickery or, can viewers allow themselves to believe that they are witnessing a magical moment; that this woman is capable of emitting psychic energy that has the power to heal? As Giorgio Verzotti notes, “Macdonald’s art seems to question the real meaning of things, beginning with the presupposition that their images are inherently deceptive, indeed that they are all connected within a single network of relationships based on illusions.”

Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann have studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne under Matthias Müller, Phil Collins, Sophie Maintigneux and Beate Gütschow, as well as at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Rita Mc Bride. As an artist duo they have made several experimental films on 16-mm film, in which urban and private architecture, hyper-staged environment, and the notion of desire are examined – combining documentary imagery with fiction and found footage.Their work is shown internationally in exhibitions and film festivals (e.g. Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Anthology Film Archives New York City). They have been awarded with numerous prizes and scholarships, amongst them the Wim-Wenders-Stipendium, the German Short Film Prize and the Nomination for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für Filmkunst.

Euan Macdonald, born Edinburgh, Scotland, has had numerous solo shows in international museums and galleries including ASU Art Museum; The Hayward Gallery, London; Kunstbunker Kinstverein, Nuremberg; andObjectif Exhibitions, Antwerp Belgium. as well as group exhibitions at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, Para Site, Hong Kong, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; The Wattis Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco; MAT Contemporary art center, Nagoya, Japan; Seville Biennale, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; and 010101: Art in Technological Times, SF MoMA.

Special thanks to the Department of German & Scandinavian and the German Studies Committee in conjunction with their international conference on Feminism/Theory/Film.

Mar 2
Visual Magic Gallery Tour: Landscape and Environment2:00 p.m.

Robert Dozono, Sandra Roumagoux, and Richard Thompson discuss their paintings on view and how they respond to landscape and the environment in their work. 
March 2 2:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Robert Dozono, Sandra Roumagoux, and Richard Thompson discuss their paintings on view and how they respond to landscape and the environment in their work. 

Mar 7
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Shadi Harouni4:00 p.m.

Shadi Harouni: “Of Myth and Monument” Shadi Harouni will consider the metaphysics of hope alive in contested bodies, forbidden objects, and forgotten...
March 7 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 115

Shadi Harouni: “Of Myth and Monument”

Shadi Harouni will consider the metaphysics of hope alive in contested bodies, forbidden objects, and forgotten histories. Her lecture looks at mountain and monument, both erected and imagined, as sites of humor and resistance, forgetting and despair. She will discuss the development of her practice and recent completed, ongoing and failed projects. 

Shadi Harouni is an artist based in New York and Tehran. Harouni's practice ranges from site-specific interventions and sculptures, to printmaking, photography, and film. Her research is centered on disavowed and marginalized histories of dissent and resistance, chiefly in the Middle East. Harouni’s projects have been exhibited at Queens Museum (NY), Kunstmuseum Bonn (DE), Prague City Gallery (CZ), University of Toronto (CA), Fondazione Ratti (IT), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY). Her work has been featured in Art Forum, The New York Times, The Guardian, Flash Art and Mousse, among others. She has been awarded a Gattuso Prize for Outstanding Exhibition, Harpo Foundation Grant for Artists, AIR Fellowship, residencies at Skowhegan (ME), SOMA (MX), LES Printshop (NY). Harouni holds an MFA from NYU (2011) and a BA from University of Southern California (2007). She serves as Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Studio Art at New York University, Steinhardt.

Mar 8
Center for Art Research- Shadi Harouni Films + Discussion11:00 a.m.

Film Screening and Discussion with Shadi Harouni  Free and open to all __ The Lightest of Stones, 2015, HD video, Duration 15:55 A group of quarrymen look on, as...
March 8 11:00 a.m.
510 Oak building

Film Screening and Discussion with Shadi Harouni 

Free and open to all

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The Lightest of Stones, 2015, HD video, Duration 15:55

A group of quarrymen look on, as the artist removes volcanic stones from the side of the mountain. They talk of dragons and myth, dreams of America and fears of ISIS. They draw parallels between their own precarious labor and representation and that of the artist who remains engrossed in this seemingly futile and perilous action. 

 

I Dream the Mountain is Still Whole, 2017, HD video, Duration 17:06

The film traces the history of Iranian Marxist revolutionaries who, barred from continuing their work as intellectuals, have, for decades, taken refuge in the isolated mountain quarries of Kurdistan to avoid the threat of arrest and execution. The mountain is the site of their untold stories, their labor, their endurance and hope.

 

Shadi Harouni is an artist based in New York and Tehran. Harouni's practice ranges from site-specific interventions and sculptures, to printmaking, photography, and film. Her research is centered on disavowed and marginalized histories of dissent and resistance, chiefly in the Middle East. Harouni’s projects have been exhibited at Queens Museum (NY), Kunstmuseum Bonn (DE), Prague City Gallery (CZ), University of Toronto (CA), Fondazione Ratti (IT), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY). Her work has been featured in Art Forum, The New York Times, The Guardian, Flash Art and Mousse, among others. She has been awarded a Gattuso Prize for Outstanding Exhibition, Harpo Foundation Grant for Artists, AIR Fellowship, residencies at Skowhegan (ME), SOMA (MX), LES Printshop (NY). Harouni holds an MFA from NYU (2011) and a BA from University of Southern California (2007). She serves as Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Studio Art at New York University, Steinhardt.

Mar 13
Schnitzer Cinema: AIFF The Best of Fests: ”The Gospel of Eureka" with guest director Michael Palmieri7:00 p.m.

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes. Taking a personal, and often...
March 13 7:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes. Taking a personal, and often comical look at negotiating differences between religion and belief through performance, political action, and partnership, gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show. "Without condescension, we hope to show that what is crass, campy, or even profane in the eyes of one group is sacred and full of communal significance in the eyes of another" (Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri). Narrated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond and called "an act of formal and spiritual resurrection" by Eric Hynes (Film Comment). (Documentary, D: Donal Mosher and Micahel Palmieri, 75 min.)

The Schnitzer Cinema series is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, JSMA curator of media arts and Artist Director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. All programs are free, with popcorn and refreshments provided!

Mar 14
Student Presentations 5:00 p.m.

Interior Architecture students from instructor Tom Bonamici's Furniture Design course (IARC 486/586) will present furniture made in response to objects from the Margo Grant...
March 14 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Interior Architecture students from instructor Tom Bonamici's Furniture Design course (IARC 486/586) will present furniture made in response to objects from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection of Silver and Metalwork at the JSMA.

Apr 3
Curator's Lecture: Visual Magic: The Oregon Connection5:30 p.m.

Danielle Knapp, JSMA McCosh curator discusses the group of artists invited to participate in Visual Magic: An Oregon Invitational and their education and activities in...
April 3 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Danielle Knapp, JSMA McCosh curator discusses the group of artists invited to participate in Visual Magic: An Oregon Invitational and their education and activities in Oregon in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Apr 5
"Aesthetics of Gentrification" SLOWLAB Conference9:00 a.m.

Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement International Conference UO Portland, April 5-6, 2019 Organized by SLOW LAB, this interdisciplinary...
April 5 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, TBD

Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement

International Conference
UO Portland, April 5-6, 2019

Organized by SLOW LAB, this interdisciplinary conference at UO Portland’s historic White Stag Block brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and art and design fields to explore the aesthetic dimensions of gentrification in the present era of accelerated urbanism.

Gentrification is reshaping cities worldwide, resulting in seductive spaces and exclusive communities that aspire to innovation, creativity, sustainability, and technological sophistication. Gentrification is also contributing to growing social-spatial division and urban inequality and precarity. In a time of escalating housing crisis and unaffordable cities, scholars speak of eco-gentrification, techno-gentrification, super-gentrification, and planetary-gentrification to describe the different forms and scales of involuntary displacement occurring in vulnerable communities in response to current patterns of development and the hype-driven discourses of the creative city, smart city, and sustainable city.

In this context, how do contemporary practices in art, architecture, and related fields help to produce or resist gentrification? What does gentrification look and feel like in specific sites and communities, and how is that appearance or feeling implicated in promoting stylized renewal to a privileged public? To what extent do the aesthetics of displacement travel globally between cities and cultures? And in what ways do those aesthetics express contested conditions of migration and mobility? Addressing such questions, this conference seeks to examine the relationship between aesthetics and gentrification in contemporary cities from multiple, comparative, and transnational perspectives.

Apr 11
Curator's Lecture: Visual Clave: The Expression of the Latino/a Experience through Album Cover Art: 1940 - 903:30 p.m.

Co-presented with the CLLAS Spring 2019 Research Presentation Series. 
April 11 3:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Co-presented with the CLLAS Spring 2019 Research Presentation Series. 

Apr 17
Jean-Michel Basquiat's Masonic Lodge: Anatomy of the Soul5:30 p.m.

Fred Hoffman worked closely with Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1982 to 1984, during the artist's residency in Venice, California. During this time, Hoffman produced most of the...
April 17 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Fred Hoffman worked closely with Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1982 to 1984, during the artist's residency in Venice, California. During this time, Hoffman produced most of the artist's limited edition silkscreen prints. In 2005-6, Fred Hoffman co-curated the artist's last American retrospective at The Brooklyn Museum; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. Hoffman served as a member of the Authentication Committee for the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat for several years. In 2014, he published Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at Acquavella Gallery, New York. In 2017, Hoffman published The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

As a gallerist in the 1980s and '90s, Hoffman organized major exhibitions with such artists as Basquiat, Richard Serra, Frank O. Gehry, Chris Burden, John McCracken, Robert Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselmann, George Segal, Alex Katz, Dan Flavian, Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, Sophie Calle, Barbara Kruger, Dennis Hopper, Julian Schnabel, Don Van Vliet and James Lee Byars. 

Fred Hoffman (Ph.D. 1976, UCLA) is the author of several publications, including the major monograph/catalogue raissoné on Chris Burden; Keith Haring, The Birth of Wonder; Thoughts on the Return and Artistic Maturation of Dennis Hopper and The Art of Don Van Vliet. Hoffman produced two early artist books with Mike Kelley. 

Apr 18
Lecture by Jorge Coronado5:30 p.m.

Coronado is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University and author of Portraits in the Andes: Photography and Agency 1900 - 1950. 
April 18 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Coronado is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University and author of Portraits in the Andes: Photography and Agency 1900 - 1950. 

Apr 25
Department of Art Davis Family Lecture- Pope.L6:00 p.m.

Pope.L: "Until Now" Pope.L will present a compact survey of several strands in his art practice to-date. Pope.L (b. 1955, Newark) is a visual artist and...
April 25 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Pope.L: "Until Now"

Pope.L will present a compact survey of several strands in his art practice to-date. Pope.L (b. 1955, Newark) is a visual artist and educator whose multidisciplinary practice uses binaries, contraries and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture to create art works in various formats, for example, writing, painting, performance, installation, video and sculpture. Building upon his long history of enacting arduous, provocative, absurdist performances and interventions in public spaces, Pope.L applies some of the same social, formal and performative strategies to his interests in language, system, gender, race and community. The goals for his work are several: joy, money and uncertainty— not necessarily in that order.

This lecture is made possible by the Davis Family Endowed Fund in Art.

May 4
Visual Magic Gallery Tour: The Human Figure2:00 p.m.

Jeri Hise, Connie Kiener, and Laura Ross-Paul discuss their paintings on view and how they approach the human figure in their work. 
May 4 2:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Jeri Hise, Connie Kiener, and Laura Ross-Paul discuss their paintings on view and how they approach the human figure in their work. 

Jun 17
College of Design Commencement Ceremony4:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2019 College of Design Commencement Ceremony and the presentation of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal. College of Design Commencement details are available on...
June 17 4:00 p.m.
Southwest Campus Green, South Lawn (Southwest Campus Green)

Join us for the 2019 College of Design Commencement Ceremony and the presentation of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal.

College of Design Commencement details are available on the College of Design website.

There will be a reception prior to the College of Design ceremony from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard. We encourage students to bring their families and friends to engage and mingle with faculty and fellow students.

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