Conveying the abstract notion of speed challenged artists since the early 20th century, when the invention of photography and advent of the automobile offered an exciting and entirely new vantage point from which to experience time and space. This challenge continues today to engage artists around the globe. In Art on Speed, works by a carefully selected group of current international artists creatively express this physically quantifiable and visually illusive concept. These artworks will be shown with images by the pioneering American photographer Harold Edgerton (1903–1990). A professor of electrical engineering, Edgerton invented the stroboscopic light that allowed for photography of motion in visible sequential segments. His fascination with capturing motion in images lives on in the work of this exhibition’s contemporary artists. In sculpture, painting, photography and video, they each create arresting works of art that explore speed, in concept and image.
Hindsight is Always 20/20
How good is America's political vision? The exhibition raises this ever timely question. For Hindsight, an installation of 43 prints, artist R. Luke DuBois took the State of the Union addresses from each U.S. president and created an algorithm that sorted the addresses by word frequency. The prints present each president's most frequently uttered words as a Snellen chart — the charts used by optometrists to test patients' vision. The artist muses on presidential vision and rhetoric and proposes to test the metaphorical eyesight of the nation. Hindsight yields surprising insights into the power of political rhetoric and offers an historical perspective on current politics.
Where Am I? Artists Explore Spaces and Places
The artists represented in this exhibition think critically and imaginatively about spaces and places. Their artwork draws attention to the ways in which ideas about spaces and places intersect
with ideas about history, memory, time, culture, and identity. Some are working in documentary modes, recording the physical features of particular sites at a specific moments. Others employ
imaginative processes to explore the moods and emotions associated with different locations. Still others focus on the ways in which we see and experience the world around us and how that
perception of the three-dimensional can be expressed in a two-dimensional work of art.
WSU School of Art and Design 18th Faculty Biennial
Fisch Haus Anniversary Show
The Ulrich presents an exhibition of the four founding members of Fisch Haus Studios, a multi-disciplinary art facility, currently accommodating Wichita artists as well as a steady stream of touring artists and musicians. Patrick Duegaw, John Ernatt, Eric Schmidt and Kent Williams will mark 20 years of Fisch Haus through a creative installation, not a standard group retrospective, in the Ulrich galleries.