CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

 


Evan Roth, Propulsion Paintings, 2013. Dimensions variable.Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor 

January 24 – April 12, 2015

Polk/Wilson Galleries

Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor occupies an irregular zone at the intersection of free culture with popular culture, where viral media meets art, and graffiti connects with technology. Come explore the unexpected with Evan Roth and the Ulrich as we step into a “hacker’s delight.”

This nationally touring exhibition highlights Evan Roth’s recent works from 2009 to 2014, including a series of sculptures made from motion tracked graffiti data, an interactive installation that invites visitors to create their own pirate TED talks, and 1,700 smartphone screen-sized ink prints of the gestures required to beat the 300 levels of the popular video game “Angry Birds.”

Based in Paris, Roth received his MFA from Parsons The New School for Design. Roth co-founded the Graffiti Research Lab in 2005, and the Free Art and Technology Lab, an arts and free culture collective, in 2007.

If you are interested in creating your own pirate TED talk please review this document. This installation is intensive and provides the audience member the opportunity to create a very convincing replica of a TED talk. Users should bring a MicroSD card to use in the camera (video camera provided by the Ulrich) and your laptop should have an HDMI port if you would like to be able to use the projector to run a slideshow.

 

SUPPORTING EVENTS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 7 – 9 P.M.
WINTER OPENING RECEPTION

Free to Ulrich Museum members and WSU students, $10 for general public. RSVP at (316) 978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS; 10:30 PROGRAM
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Going Viral

From pirated TED Talks to video game thumb swipes, Ulrich Museum Educator Jana Durfee will host a discussion on the innovative work of Paris-based artist Evan Roth and how the powerful and surprising images, objects and interactive media in the current exhibition, Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor, challenge and shape our participation in an increasingly cyber-centric global environment.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 6:30 PM RECEPTION, 7:00 PM PROGRAM
KEYNOTE TALK: Evan Roth: The Art of Misuse

Paris-based American artist Evan Roth will discuss his fascination with the misuse of seemingly rigid systems and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied outside of computer screens. His work visualizes transient moments in public space, online and in popular culture, and questions the sacred nature of technology through creative disrespect. Roth's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited at various institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate and the front page of Youtube. He has received numerous awards, including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Roth also co-founded the arts organizations Graffiti Research Lab and the Free Art & Technology Lab.


Artist Rights Today by James RosenquistIn Living Color: Art on Paper from the Permenant Collection

Beren Gallery

Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.

The show provides a rare opportunity to experience prints and drawings by well-known artists, such as Pop Artist James Rosenquist, Venice Biennale standout Jessica Stockholder, and Julie Mehretu, winner of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s American Art Award.

In Living Color explores the ways in which these artists and others use color to enrich design, from quiet touches in neutral palettes to fully-saturated surfaces. The works also showcase the many approaches to non- representational compositions: from the playful approach of Pop Art to the eye-popping effects of Op Art, and from the zen-like quiet of minimal compositions to the elegant structure of the grid.


Strunck_Juergen_SST(c)-24hrUlrich Underground: Shock Print
January 24–April 19, 2015

The Ulrich Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Wichita State University Printmaking Department, builds on the vibrant printmaking community in Wichita, Kansas, with the national printmaking juried exhibition Shock Print. Presenting prints made by established and emerging artists in the United States, this exhibition surveys contemporary printmaking in both traditional and contemporary print techniques.

 

 


Levente Sulyok, Small Pleasures, 2011.Small Pleasures
2012 – 2016

Ulrich Museum façade

"Small Pleasures" is designed for the façade of the Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, KS) by Levente Sulyok in place of Joan Miro's monumental mosaic Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) (1978). Miro’s mural is under restoration from 2012 through 2016, which is the duration of this project. The installation consists of a pixelated print on a billboard-sized banner covering the facade, a small waterproof display case mounted in the middle of the banner, and two telescopes installed across the street for the viewing of miniature works displayed in the case. Each month (or bimonthly), a new item is featured in the 'mini gallery' selected from a pool of submissions. Visit smallpleasures.org for information on how you can submit an object for display.

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