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School Welcomes Forest Kelley as Photography Fellow

Forest Kelley, Michael

The Photography area welcomes its newest Fellow Forest Kelley. The Fellow in Photography is an ongoing program at the School of Art that provides a year of teaching and support for a recent MFA graduate. Kelley is a photographer with teaching experience who will contribute to all aspects of the photo community.

ABOVE IMAGE: Forest Kelley, Michael's Cabin, 1983/1998, 2012, 30 x 40 inches, photographs and screw

Scholar-in-residence Ju Yeon Kim collaborates with Kwon in Interior Design

Ju Yeon Kim

This year, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is hosting a scholar in residence for the first time. Dr. Ju Yeon Kim comes to the School from Seoul, Korea where she is an associate professor of Interior Architectural Design at Soongsil University. During her time in residence, she will conduct research with Dr. Jain Kwon, assistant professor of Interior Design. Kim and Kwon are investigating neuro-phenomenological approaches to affective perception in built environments. Neuro-phenomenology is a relatively new field.

Professor Norman has work Featured in Maryland and Boston Exhibitions

Image: Joseph Norman, Four Little Girls No. 3 from the series Jim Crow's Scarecrows

Professor of Drawing and Painting Joseph Norman currently has artwork on display at the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center. The exhibition, The Last Ten Years: In Focus, showcases art and archive acquisitions made during the last decade to add to its expansive permanent collection of African, African American, and African Diasporic artwork.

Welcome to New Studio Managers Siavash Tohidi and Derek Faust

Siavash Tohidi Urban Body

This fall Siavash Tohidi and Derek Faust join the faculty of the School of Art. They bring experience as teachers and as artists with developed practices to the classroom. In the role of Art Studio Manager & Academic Professional, each will teach two courses per calendar year and dedicate the remainder of his time to managing the School’s many studio spaces and related equipment. Tohidi and Faust take on the management of all aspects of UGA’s Studio Art Facilities across four different buildings.

Professor Houser Creates Installation at Lyndon House Arts Center

Dodd Professor and Area Chair of Interior Design Thom Houser has created an installation, Connecting: Stairways to..., for the Lyndon House Arts Center in downtown Athens. His installation explores the many types of connections that occur while using stairways: Entering, Processing, Accessing, Escaping, Blocking access, Socializing, Exploring. This multi-media installation also includes sculpture, photography, and video. 

Lyndon House Exhibition Includes Work by Dodd Professorial Chair and Current MFA Candidate

In Situ, object by Kaleena Stasiak, photo by Stephanie Sutton, archival inkjet print, 2017

The exhibition The Game Show at the Lyndon House Art Center includes work by Dodd Professorial Chair Paul Pfieffer and MFA candidate Kaleena Stasiak. Pfieffer contributed a video work and Stasiak created a scavenger hunt. The Game Show also includes interactive work by Esteban Patino, sculpture by Curtis Ames and Lea Purvis, paintings by Meg Aubrey and Noah McCarthy, and photographs by Nicole Jean Hill.

School of Art welcome James Enos to head Studio Art Core

James Enos

The School of Art is pleased to announce that James Enos has joined the faculty, where he will serve as head of the Studio Art Core program. Enos is an artist and educator who brings a background in design to a diverse set of concerns including pedagogy, urbanism, sculpture, and social practice. Studio Art Core is a set of courses that structures the experience of undergraduate art students at the School of Art.

School Alumna Organizes Exhibition of Work by Emeritus Sculpture Professor

Jim Buonaccorsi, Detail from Fodder, 2006. Steel, cast iron, glass, and bullet casings

School of Art alumna Rebecca Brantley curated an exhibition that features the work by the former head of the sculpture Area Jim Buonaccorsi, among others. The exhibition, Gloria Victis: Three Artists Respond to War, is on view now through September 15, 2017 at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest, Georgia. It includes work by painter Temme Barkin-Leeds of Atlanta, Georgia, and ceramic artist Richard Notkin of Vaughn, Washington, in addition to work by Buonaccorsi.

Art Jewelry Goes Online in Two Current Exhibitions of Work by Dodd Professor

Demitra Thomloudis, Subdivided and Joined [necklace]

Demitra Thomloudis, Assistant Professor of Jewelry & Metalwork, has work on view in two current exhibitions. CrossPASS, an exhibition with Motoko Furuhashi, is on view at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore, MD until September 1, 2017. At the same time, the online group exhibition Body of Work: Contemporary Art Jewelry on the Body, organized through the Baltimore Jewelry Center, is available through Google Arts and Culture.

Dodd Galleries Director Curates Atlanta Exhibition

Image: Ry Rocklen, Aluminum America, cast aluminum, 13"x16"x1", 2017

Director of the Dodd Galleries, Katie Geha, organized an exhibition opening this Friday at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. The exhibition, Ancient Art Object, features Dodd painting alumnus Jaime Bull and Kaleena Stasiak, a current graduate student in Printmaking and Book Arts. Other artists in the exhibition include: Karen Lederer, Rosemary Mayer, Padma Rajendran, Ry Rocklen, Siebren Versteeg, Max Warsh and Jeff Williams. 

$100,000 Grant For Visualizing Ocean Habitats Awarded to Team including Dodd Professor

Visualizing Ocean Habitats

Graphic Design professor Julie Spivey is part of an interdisciplinary team of four collaborating on the project Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, that was recently awarded $100,000 by the National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative. The project aims to create a tool that will visualize deep ocean habitats. Spivey is collaborating with scientists to help present clear and compelling visual material that accurately depicts the data related to changes in different ocean habitats.

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