WSU School of Art and Design 19th Faculty Biennial

April 27 - August 11, 2013

At a research university, student learning is greatly deepened by encounters with expert faculty. Young minds who seek training and critique observe the model of their teachers, faculty who are engaged in advancing their fields. Some 350 visual art majors and even more students from other disciplines stretch and test themselves in WSU's School of Art and Design courses. They also see firsthand how their professors create art and scholarship that reflect and participate in the contemporary art world.

The Ulrich Museum of Art presents the Wichita State University School of Art and Design 19th Faculty Biennial. The university teachers are simultaneously exceptional artists, art historians and graphic designers. The school provides instruction in art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

2013 SCHOOL FACULTY IN THE EXHBITION:
Ted Adler • Ceramics
Stephen Atwood • Sculpture
Barry Badgett • Sculpture
James Brewer • Sculpture
Robert Bubp • Painting & Drawing
Ronald Christ • Painting & Drawing
Dominic Flask • Graphic Design
Mary Sue Foster • Art Education & Textiles
Jim Hellman • Graphic Design
Kirsten Johnson • Graphic Design
Brenda Lichman • Ceramics
Wyatt McCrea • Photography & Art Education
Jeff Pulaski • Graphic Design
Linda Robinson • Photography
Lisa Rundstrom • Painting and Drawing, WSU Shift Space Gallery Director
Humberto Saenz • Printmaking
Royce W. Smith • Art History, Modern & Contemporary
Dale Strattman • Photography
Levente Sulyok • Painting & Drawing
Kathryn Van Steenhuyse • Painting and Drawing


PUBLIC PROGRAMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EXHIBITION:

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 6-8 P.M.
OPENING PARTY: WSU School of Art and Design 19th Faculty Biennial
At a research university, student learning is greatly deepened. Young people who seek training and critique observe the model of their teachers, faculty who are themselves engaged in advancing their fields. Students stretch and test themselves, but they also see firsthand how their professors create art and scholarship that reflect and take part in the contemporary art world. This committed body of teachers are simultaneously exceptional artists, art historians, and graphic designers.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
NOON LUNCH, 12:30-1:30 P.M. PROGRAM
FACULTY BIENNIAL ARTIST TALKS: Lisa Rundstrom and Humberto Saenz
External vs. Internal: Exploring the Public and Private with Lisa Rundstrom, ShiftSpace Gallery Director and Lecturer
Rundstrom is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring notions of personal identity, intimacy, power, and interdependence through installations of light, video, and performative works.

Print/Activate with Humberto Saenz, Assistant Professor of Print Media
Saenz creates prints that contend with contemporary immigration issues and the objectification of minorities.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
6 P.M. PROGRAM, 7 P.M. RECEPTION
FACULTY BIENNIAL ART HISTORY TALK: Catherine Blair-Dixon
Contested Authority in Late Antiquity: Churches and Patron Saints
210 McKnight Art Center West, WSU School of Art and Design
Dr. Catherine Blair-Dixon discusses the patronage behind the construction of certain prominent churches in Constantinople and Rome in the 5th and 6th century. In particular, this talk will focus on the images and saints chosen by the women of the powerful Anician family, who vied for power and legitimation through their artistic commissions. Dr. Blair-Dixon is adjunct instructor in Renaissance and Baroque art history.

THURSDAY, MAY 2
NOON LUNCH, 12:30-1:30 P.M. PROGRAM
FACULTY BIENNIAL ARTIST TALKS: Kirsten S. Johnson and Kathryn Van Steenhuyse
Multiplicity with Kirsten S. Johnson, Associate Professor in Graphic Design
Inspired by the collages of Ernst, Picasso, Matisse and Schwitters' Merz Pictures, Johnson creates small and large-scale photomontages.
Invitation into Process with Kathryn Van Steenhuyse, Lecturer
Steenhuyse's studio practice includes work in acrylic, ink, pastel, and watercolor. She describes painting as "...a playful proposition of visceral ideas where the gut jumps in feet first and slops around."

 Levente Sulyok

Ronald ChristDominic Flask

 

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