Events and Exhibitions
Artist talk: Andy Graydon
Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 12:10–1:30 p.m.
Devlin 425, Boston College
Andy Graydon's work includes sound works, films, media installations, photographs and performances focusing on situations of absence and displacement. All are invited to the talk and the reception that will follow. At left: installation view of A Universal Syntax, 2017 (two 35mm slide projectors and micro-controller).
Friday, April 13, 2018
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
The McMullen Museum's inaugural undergraduate conference will present the best student research on contemporary Chinese art. Undergraduates from Boston College and elsewhere are invited to apply to participate. The conference is interdisciplinary, and undergraduates in all majors are encouraged to submit to firstname.lastname@example.org abstracts of 150 to 250 words for presentations 15 to 18 minutes long. The submission deadline is February 19, 2018. Sponsored by the McMullen Museum of Art; the Art, Art History, and Film Department; and the Asian Studies Program at Boston College. Contact Rachel Chamberlain at email@example.com or 617-552-1427 with any questions. At left: Cao Jun, Poetic Water, 2013 (mixed media on canvas; 85 x 142 cm.; © 2013 Cao Jun).
Carney Gallery (Student Programs Hallway, 1st floor), Boston College
Through March; daily from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m (8:30 p.m. with BC i.d.)
Works in a variety of two-dimensional media by students from disciplines and schools across the University. At left: Sydney Bernal '19 (Communications), We were two fish in love, and summer was full of mistakes we wouldn't learn from (acrylic on wood).
Level Three Gallery, O'Neill Library, Boston College
Through April, 2018
Jonathan Demme's 1984 film "Stop Making Sense," a concert film of a live performance by the Talking Heads, had a profound effect on the young Hartmut Austen, who was just finishing Middle School in Germany and becoming interested in the visual arts. For this show, he re-visits some of his drawings from that seminal year, as well as images from Demme's film. Within a frenzied timeframe inspired by the energy and structure of that film, Professor Austen with the help of Studio Art majors Sara Chung '20 and Lucas Mockler '18 draws on these earlier works to interrogate prints left behind by the previous tenant of Professor Austen's current studio. The new pieces, many with motifs related to the New England area, reflect Professor Austen's recent move to Boston. Sponsored by the Art, Art History and Film Department and The Boston College Libraries.
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
February 5 - June 3, 2018
"Hymns to Nature" is contemporary Chinese artist Cao Jun’s first show in the United States. It examines the deep roots of his art in the experience of nature and how he portrays our place within it. It also illuminates his novel responses to admired, earlier paintings by his countrymen, encouraging us to ponder a dynamic dialogue between Chinese art of the past and that of the present. At left: Cao Jun, Poetry's Evocative Power over Wind and Fog, 2014 (ink and watercolor on paper, mounted on board; 108 x 78 cm). © Cao Jun.
This exhibition will present a selection of quilts made by members of the Passages Artists Collective, a group of artists working in diverse media to tell the stories of the global African diaspora. These particular works were made in response to the horrific 2015 mass shooting of nine people attending a Bible study session at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. There will be an opening reception for the show from 4:30 until 6 pm on Thursday, February 8th, and on Saturday February 10th some of the artists will be on hand from 2 until 6 pm to speak about their work. At left: Jacqueline Johnson, Blessed Are the Peace Makers quilt.