We’re really looking forward to the last two events happening in conjunction with “Re: Visioning the West,” and wanted to share the details with you on what is coming up!
Millee Tibbs is one of the featured artists in the UAG’s summer exhibition, “Re: Visioning the West” and she will be leading a discussion regarding the western landscape. In her work, Tibbs explores the relationship of landscape and photography, and the differences in the experience when we view a landscape through a photograph rather than in-person. In her compositions, she presents the photographed landscape not in a straightforward manner, but with manipulated folds, overlays, and stitches. As she asserts, she employs, “physical intervention with the image to discuss the human alteration of the landscape, which is at once beautiful and destructive.” She is not interested in idealizing the West, but rather challenging this aesthetization of the landscape. Please join us on Thursday, July 16th at 6pm in the University Art Gallery for this gallery talk in which Tibbs will be discussing how the western landscape has been presented throughout history in order to support the major ideas behind Manifest Destiny in 19th Century expansionism.
Another featured artist, Kathleen Scott, will be here to end our summer exhibition with a bang on the last day of its run. She will be leading a workshop on how to create stop-motion videos. Her stop-motion video entitled The West is featured in our current show, and it is a stop-motion animation of manipulated paper, plastic, and fabric. It follows the story of a hawk and a grackle, each of which has either been left behind by their peers or have been alone the whole time. This short film effectively addresses the, “beauty, vastness…[and] the inherent loneliness” the artist feels the American West evokes. You can learn how to create this highly interesting art form by joining us for her workshop taking place Saturday, August 22nd in the University Art Gallery from 12-2pm.
Both of these events are free and open to the public, so please join us!
To RSVP or if you have any questions, contact the Gallery Administrator, Jasmine Woodul, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (575) 646-2545.