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  • Artist Talk
    Artist Talk: Joel Fisher

    May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Joel received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire and Master in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked and studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany, on a Fulbright Fellowship, and his photographs have shown nationally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions. Most recently, he participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. He is an Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Photography at Lewis & Clark College.

    Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

     Purchase tickets

    Posted May 11, 2017, 11:18 AM by Tammy Jo Wilson
  • Art 327 Studio Topics
    Art 327 Studio Topics
    Powerful Objects: MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS

    What is the right form for something meant to remember and mark the past, intended to function in the present, but at the same time anticipated for the future? Can an object that marks place or a particular time facilitate both critical thinking and empathy? This studio and research based course offers students from a range of disciplines a way to examine public monuments and memorials through art. This class will involve field trips, reading, writing, presentations and art making. We will study practices of commemoration and contemporary reinterpretations of the more traditional forms of public monuments and memorial through counter monuments. We will start on campus with the sculpture of York and from there move both outward and inward. Through reading, discussion, maquettes, proposals, and creative projects, we will consider representation, form and function, memory and experience, various issues of public art, and artists' responsibility to community, culture, and history.

    Fall 2017, T/TH 9:40am-12:10pm
    Prerequisites: one 200-level studio course or by permission of instructor 
    Professor Jess Perlitz

    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:52 AM by Tammy Jo Wilson
  • Dawn Wins Prestigious NEH Fellowship
    Associate Professor of Art History Wins Prestigious NEH Fellowship

    Associate Professor of Art History Dawn Odell has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her work titled, “Chinese Art in Early Modern Europe and America.” The NEH program, which supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both, is highly competitive. The funding rate for the last five annual competitions has averaged just seven percent, and Odell received the only fellowship in Oregon this year.

    “I am thrilled about this award,” said Odell, who is currently completing her project. “It will enable me to pursue research in Amsterdam; Charleston, South Carolina; Guangzhou; and Philadelphia to learn more about the eighteenth-century merchant Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest and his collection of Chinese art. I wouldn’t be able to do this work without the fellowship. It’s extremely important to me and I’m very grateful.”

    Professor Odell’s book-length manuscript explores the personal history of van Braam (1739–1801), a Dutch East India Company employee and the first American to visit the Chinese court, through the lens of his acquisition and display of Chinese art. As Odell writes, “It explains how van Braam’s life, unusual and peripatetic as it was, stands as a model for European/American engagement with Chinese art in a period during which the newly formed United States was attempting to expand its political influence in Asia, a model that helps us to understand present day conversations about racialized identities, global art markets, trade imbalance, and diplomacy.”

    This is not Odell’s first honor: a Fulbright Scholar and a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, Odell earned the Lewis & Clark Teacher of the Year award in 2011.

    LC Newsroom: Elise Wilde ’18 wrote this story.
    Posted Jan 3, 2017, 11:52 AM by Tammy Jo Wilson
  • Check out art form the Library


    Useful Art is pleased to present various works that are in circulation from now until Wednesday, November 23rd.

    Check out the art in Watzek Library.  Literally!
    The 14 artworks now on loan come from this semester's special topics class, a course which is focused on examining histories and possibilities for "Useful Art".  The current Circulation Project comes out of extensive class conversations about context, audience, and purpose.  For this project the students responded to the prompt: make something that is of service to the Lewis & Clark community that can be checked out of Watzek Library.

    Posted Oct 31, 2016, 8:56 AM by Tammy Jo Wilson
  • Gallery Walk through just for students
    Joseph Wolin Lecture
    Tuesday, Oct 25th 7pm

    Just for students! 
    A special walk through/gallery talk of “Open this End”
    Before the lecture 5:30-6:30pm 

    Joseph R. Wolin, a critic and curator of contemporary art based in New York, teaches in the photography MFA program at Parsons School of Design, The New School; and at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He taught in the MFA program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 2003 to 2015, and has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, MassArt, Drew University, and Fordham University. He is the author of more than 170 art exhibition reviews for Time Out New York since 2006, and has also written for The New Yorker, Canadian Art, and Modern Painters, among other publications. He has curated more than 25 exhibitions since 1994, including The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, which traveled to six venues in four countries during 2003 – 05, and Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, which is currently traveling to four American university art galleries. He was the Art Critic in Residence at the Bronx Museum in 2012 – 13, and since 2002 has served as a founding board member of Participant, Inc., in New York.

    An exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from 35 of the most significant and compelling artists of the last fifty years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne will trace a number of intertwined narratives in the history of recent art, from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition’s title comes from a 1962 painting by Andy Warhol, the earliest work in the show, and frames the exhibition as a present to be unpacked, a surprise that audiences will delight in discovering.

    Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne aims to present contemporary art as a compelling subject, rich in connections to, and considerations of, history, culture, politics, and human subjectivity. A dense and heady weave of interconnected themes, formal affinities, and historical alignments, the works in this exhibition provide both visual and intellectual delights.

    Posted Oct 20, 2016, 9:19 AM by Tammy Jo Wilson
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