Juried Student Art Show Opening Reception

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Contact person: Joel Parsons

The show features work by students in a variety of media and forms, this exhibition presents the best work made in studio art classes in the 2018/2019 academic year. Our juror is Lees Romano, gallery assistant at David Lusk Gallery and Rhodes College alum.

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Clough-Hanson Gallery

Opening Reception: What's Gone With That Boy I Wonder

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Join us for a reception on August 31 for Jared Buckhiester's What's Gone With That Boy I Wonder. The exhibition will be on view in Clough-Hanson Gallery September 1 - October 7. 

Spanning the last decade, What’s Gone With That Boy I Wonder surveys Jared Buckhiester’s exploration of conflicted desires and the American archetypes that anchor them. This exhibition presents a selection of works inclusive of the artist’s varied and emotionally-invested approach to the medium drawing. Initially an exhibition titled Love Me Tender curated by David Getsy and presented at The Bureau Of General Services Queer Division in the fall of 2017, What’s Gone With That Boy I Wonder expands on its previous incarnation. In the current iteration of this exhibition, photography and sculpture are included alongside drawings, giving a fuller impression of Buckhiester’s working process, while broadening its narrative and conceptual possibilities.

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Lecture: What's Gone With That Boy I Wonder

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Join us for a lecture on August 30 and a reception on August 31 for Jared Buckhiester's What's Gone With That Boy I Wonder. The exhibition will be on view in Clough-Hanson Gallery September 1 - October 7. The lecture will take place in Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall.

Spanning the last decade, What’s Gone With That Boy I Wonder surveys Jared Buckhiester’s exploration of conflicted desires and the American archetypes that anchor them. This exhibition presents a selection of works inclusive of the artist’s varied and emotionally-invested approach to the medium drawing. Initially an exhibition titled Love Me Tender curated by David Getsy and presented at The Bureau Of General Services Queer Division in the fall of 2017, What’s Gone With That Boy I Wonder expands on its previous incarnation. In the current iteration of this exhibition, photography and sculpture are included alongside drawings, giving a fuller impression of Buckhiester’s working process, while broadening its narrative and conceptual possibilities.

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Closing Reception: The Collective Presents "Liberation"

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The Collective Presents: Liberation

Terry Lynn, Natalie Eddings, Nubia Yasin, Desmond Lewis, and Jared Small

The current exhibition is curated by Lawrence Matthews and presented in partnership with The Collective. Join us for a closing reception from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, March 23, featuring a performance at 6:30 by Cities Aviv, a Memphis artist that Pitchfork recently called "one of rap's most interesting experimentalists."

The accompanying exhibition is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 5:00 through March 24 (closed for Spring Break March 3 - 10). As always, admission is free.

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Maintaining Discipline: Endurance Art & Monasticism in the 1970’s.

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Karen Gonzalez Rice’s approach to teaching and research is multidisciplinary, drawing on methodologies of contemporary art history, religious studies, American studies, and trauma studies. Gonzalez Rice joined Connecticut College in 2011, having received her Ph.D. from Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. She is the author of Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness with the University of Michigan Press series Theater: Theory/Text/Performance.

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Clough-Hanson Gallery: "The Collective Presents: Liberation"

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Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College is pleased to host "The Collective Presents: Liberation," curated by Lawrence Matthews and featuring Terry Lynn, Natalie Eddings, Nubia Yasin, and Desmond Lewis.

The exhibition will be on view February 23 - March 24. A panel discussion with the artists will take place on March 13 at 6:00 pm in Blount Audiorium. A closing reception and performance will take place in the gallery on March 23. Details will be announced soon.

Please note that there is a closing reception rather than an opening reception for this exhibition.

Located in Clough Hall on the campus of Rhodes College, the gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm. The gallery will be closed March 3-10 for spring break. Admission is always free. 

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Opening Reception: Exhibition by Rashayla Marie Brown

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Supreme Being: The Symmetry of What You Saw and What You Say, a solo exhibition by Rashayla Marie Brown

In an “undisciplinary” installation, Rashayla Marie Brown (RMB) explores a diverse array of media including writing, photography, voiceover acting, and an installation of a makeshift red “dark room,” school desks, red vinyl window coverings, and a red carpet. Melding the aesthetics of kitsch (bourgeois realism) and communist art (social realism) with those of high art (museum design) and film, RMB’s work explores the coercive foundation of systems of display found in the desire to communicate a clear, moral message across various cultural contexts. With text and subtitles in direct address to the viewer, the exhibition also reflects the distance between an object’s past meaning and personal meditation on its meaning in the present. The exhibition is accompanied by a red booklet inspired by the artist’s career as a maker of diversity training manuals and a sound installation where the artist describes images for people who cannot see.

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Lauded as a 2017 Artadia Awardee, artist-scholar Rashayla Marie Brown (RMB) manages a living studio practice across an extensive list of cultural production modes, including photography, performance, writing, drawing, installation, and video art. Encompassing themes of autonomy and self-mastery at the intersections of art history, religion, and popular culture, RMB's work often investigates power dynamics through the emotion and personal vulnerability of lived experience. A lifelong nomad who has moved 24 times, her journey as a professional artist began as a radio DJ and poet performing research in London, England and as founder of the family-owned design company, Selah Vibe, Inc., in Atlanta, GA. From 2013-17, RMB served as the inaugural Director of Student Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), fostering queer Afrofeminist narratives across institutions.

 

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