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ReCurrent Histories: Enrique Chagoya's Editioned Work
September 16 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.
Prospective students: Tour the Dept. of Art and Art History
September 17 2014 at 10:00 AM
Art Building
WSU's James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is pleased to offer tours of our facilities to all students interested in pursuing studies in ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, interdisciplinary electronic arts, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, art history or fashion design and merchandising. Tours of the department are given by the academic advisors and expose potential WSU students to all areas within the Department of Art and Art History. These are walking tours and can range from 1 to 2 hours in length. Therefore, comfortable shoes are encouraged and dressing for outdoor weather is advised. Please RSVP on this page. If this date is not a good one for you, please choose among other tour dates this term: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 10:00 am Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 2:00 pm Please see the campus map for the Art Building location and parking information for guest parking locations and fees. The closest parking structure to the Art Building is Structure #1 at the corner of Cass Ave. and Palmer St. High school students are encouraged to talk with their high school guidance counselor with regard to missing school due to college or university campus visits.
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.
Prospective students: Tour the Dept. of Communication
September 19 2014 at 1:00 PM
Manoogian Hall
WSU's Department of Communication is pleased to offer tours of its facilities to all students interested in pursuing degree programs in communication studies, film, media arts and studies, journalism, broadcast journalism or public relations. Please RSVP by clicking the "RSVP Now" button to the right. If this date does not work for you, please choose a better one from among all of the department's Fall 2014 tour dates: September 19, 2014; 1pm – 2:30 pm October 24, 2014; 1pm – 2:30 pm November 14, 2014; 1pm – 2:30 pm During the tour, prospective WSU students will learn about the department’s progressive undergraduate programs and visit some of the classrooms, studios and labs where student/faculty collaborations take place. The tour runs for approximately 90 minutes. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for outdoor weather. DEPARTURE POINT The tour begins in the main office of the Department of Communication. This office is located on the fifth floor of Manoogian Hall, 906 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201. The entrance to the office is directly across from the elevators. PARKING INFORMATION The closest parking structure to Manoogian Hall is Structure #2. The entrance to this structure is on the John C. Lodge Service Drive. This service drive is accessed from Warren Avenue and is located one block west of the intersection of Warren Avenue and Anthony Wayne Drive. View additional guest parking locations. High school students are encouraged to talk with their high school guidance counselor with regard to missing school for this university campus visit.    
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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