April 19-May 2, 2013
Tyler Nicholson/Carleton Haack
BFA Exit Exhibtion
Opening Reception: April 19, 2013 6-8 PM
TAG would like to congratulate all artists that participated in the TAGGED Student Exhibition. Below are the artists who received special recognition during the reception on April 4th.
Lefferts L. and Margarete M. Mabie Visual Art Endowment Best in Show Award
1st Place-Charles Greenberg, Vessel Waste
2nd Place-Jarrod Goldman, Untitled
3rd Place-West Calhoun, Untitled Mixed Media
Top Honor Selection Awards
Dean’s Award-Elizabeth Guerry, Rocking Rabbit
Painting Award-Jason Pinckard, Two for One
People’s Choice Award (Barksdale & Associates)
Jason Pinckard, Two for One
Honorable Mentions (Scott’s Pottery, Abhaya Yoga, & Artel)
Caroline Wright, Do You Feel That?
Phillip Boyce, Cave
Richard Rodriquez, Untitled
Art History-Jessica Knodel
Graphic Design-Bailey Webb
B.A. Studio-Sam Olsen
B.F.A. Studio-Filipe DeSousa
Special Award-Terence Sutherland
Again, congratulations to all artists!
Join us for the opening reception on April 4, 2013 at The Art Gallery from 6-8PM following Jennifer Odem’s Visiting Artist Lecture at 5PM.
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TAG UWF will consider the influence of internationally renowned artist Mike Kelley (American, 1954-2012) by presenting video work from his students during his tenure at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California from 1992 through 2007. The exhibition will run concurrently with the large scale retrospective, Mike Kelley: Themes and Variations from 35 Years, opening in December 2012 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
The title of the UWF exhibition takes its name from Mike Kelley’s 1995 work, Educational Complex. In the piece, Kelley reconsiders and amalgamates all of the educational institutions he ever attended. Education and the institution were early and recurring themes throughout his body of work. The exhibition, Educational Complex Edit will cast Kelley in the role of The Institution, reversing his position from his original piece. By placing Kelley on the opposite side of the dialectic he initiated, this exhibition will seek recourse in the work of his pupils and, in doing so explore a specific facet of Kelley’s artistic legacy.
Many of the students from Kelley’s time at Art Center have gone on to become successful artists and teachers in their own right. The artists represented in this exhibition span the gamut of Kelley’s tenure at the school from among his earliest to his latest classes. Each artist has been asked to select a video from either their time under Kelley’s tutelage or by selecting more recent work that shares an affinity for his artistic influence.
The Art Gallery at The University of West Florida (TAG UWF), in collaboration with Dr. Patrick M. Rowe, presents an exhibition of the work ofthe American illustrator and cartoonist Bill Mauldin (1921-2003). Mauldin is considered the most famous graphic artist of World War II. During the war, he served as an infantryman and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded by mortar fire during the Italian campaign. Although the exhibition emphasizes what Mauldin produced during the war, examples of his post-war work will be on display as well. Original drawings, paintings, and prints, in addition to flags, posters and other ephemera from the war era, will be on view. All of the objects in the exhibition are from The Rowe Collection.
Although some of Mauldin’s cartoons are humorous, there is a profound and expressionistic side to his art. His World War II cartoons, which were published in Stars and Stripes and syndicated newspapers across the United States, brought about reforms in the military. During the war, Mauldin created illustrations primarily to bring some relief to his fellow soldiers. However, his work also illustrated to the American public the brutality of war and the suffering of the enlisted men. His illustrations countered the government propaganda that idealized the image of the military man in order to garner public support and increase enlistment. In the manner of Honoré Daumier, Mauldin illustrated the reality of war. After the war, Mauldin’s cartoons brought about political and societal reforms.
Bill Mauldin was admired not only by the general public, but also by his artistic colleagues who viewed him as the greatest illustrator of his generation. Satirical cartoonists, such as Charles Schulz of Peanuts and Al Capp of Li’l Abner, admired his talents. This exhibition celebrates his body of work and serves as a tribute to all the veterans of World War II- the men and women of the “Greatest Generation.”
The Exhibition will be free and open to the public from November 8th until January 10th. Please join us for the reception on Friday, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.