Exhibit Co-Curated by Foundation Chair Mark Campbell Features UArts Faculty, Noted Artists
'BLUR: Six Artists/Six Designers in Contemporary Practice' runs through Sept. 30 in Hamilton/Arronson Galleries
September 16, 2011
“BLUR: Six Artists/Six Designers in Contemporary Practice,” co-curated by Foundation Chair and Associate Professor Mark Campbell along with artist Mary Anne Friel, features art by faculty members Laura Frazure, Andrea Landau, Will McHale, Don Miller and Anne Schaefer. The exhibit runs through September 30 in the Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, with a reception scheduled for Thursday, September 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.
“BLUR” focuses on contemporary practice from a number of established disciplines including painting, architecture, sculpture, industrial design and performance, freely extending the range of creative activities outside traditional boundaries. These 12 artists/designers, which also includes Eve Bailey, Todd Gilens, Virgil Marti, Jenny E. Sabin, Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich, Silvano Sole and Mika Tajima, offer works in which the well-established principles of cross-disciplinary thinking are manifest.
Variations include "parallel activities," with designers maintaining a concurrent studio art practice, both as exploration for client-based work and as an end in itself, as well as artists drawing on the traditions of design for forms, contexts and contents, erasing the lines between the respective super-categories in the process.
In conjunction with "BLUR," Sabin, an architectural designer/artist/educator, will discuss her trans-disciplinary approach to design on Thursday, September 22 at 1 p.m. in Terra Hall (211 South Broad Street), Rooms 510 and 512.