Daily Archives: January 25, 2014

Alicja Kwade at Harris Lieberman Gallery







Alicja Kwades exhibition at Harris Lieberman’s Gallery is an exciting blend of quasi-theoretical physics concepts and an up to date take on surrealist sculpture. Perception, deception, light, illusion, and gravity all seem to be a current running throughout Kwades work. What so effective about each installation is the reductiveness and minimal gestures in which she implies her concepts with materials. It leaves breathing room for the viewer to be in a sense of awe by the sleekness of her objects and how they effectively cut and bend and warp into the gallery space. 


Painting and Drawing Department / Visiting Artist Lecture Series / Spring 2014

Painting and Drawing Department / Visiting Artist Lecture Series / Spring 2014

Anoka Faruqee
Tuesday, February 11th, 5:00PM
MacLean 1307, 112 S. Michigan

Anoka Faruqee is a painter who lives and works in New Haven, CT and Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, including the PS1 Museum (Queens), and Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo). She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her BA from Yale University in 1994. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Art, and the PS1 National Studio Program. Grants include the Pollock Krasner Foundation and Artadia. Faruqee is currently an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Art. She has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was Co-Director of the Art Program. She is represented by Koenig and Clinton Gallery in New York, and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco.

Sharon Butler
Thursday, February 13th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

NYC-based artist and writer Sharon Butler publishes Two Coats of Paint, an influential art blog which recently received a Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation grant for arts writing. Known for her early interest in what she calls the casualist tendency (or, “New Casualism”) in contemporary art, Butler is represented by Pocket Utopia (New York, NY) and has exhibited her work widely, including shows at Lesley Heller (New York, NY), STOREFRONT (Brooklyn, NY), SEASON (Seattle, WA), John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY), and Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT). Currently she is affiliated with Brown University in Providence, RI.

Kim Fisher
Monday, March 10th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

Kim Fisher lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at International Art Objects, Los Angeles; Shane Campbell, Chicago; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recent group exhibitions include: Michelle Grabner, Amanda Ross-Ho, Kim Fisher, Chris Bradley, and Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery (2012); Chasm of the Supernova, curated by Adam Miller, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (2012); California Abstract Painting, curated by James Hayward, Woodbury University (2012); New Art for A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010, organized by Karen Moss, Orange County Museum of Art (2010). She received her BA from University of California, Los Angeles in 1996 and her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 1998. She has taught at UCLA, California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco) and has been Adjunct Faucilty in Graduate Studies at Art Center College of Art and Design in Los Angeles since 2004.

Alex Hubbard
Monday, April 7th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

Alex Hubbard lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, NY and earned his BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. Most recent solo exhibitions include “Bent Paintings (why horses paint)”  at Galerie Eva Presenhuber (2012) and “Alex Hubbard, Hammer Projects” at The Hammer Museum (2012). Recent group exhibitions include “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream,” Greene Naftali, New York, “Standard Escape Routes,” Standard Gallery, Oslo, Norway and “Paint Things,” deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.

Trevor Shimizu
Monday, May 5th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

Trevor Shimizu (b. 1978) lives and works in Queens, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at 47 Canal in New York, Galerie Christine Mayer in Munich, as well as a solo project at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Denmark. Shimizu has participated in a two-person exhibition with Ken Kagami at Misako & Rosen in Tokyo, Japan and group exhibitions at White Columns (NY), the Queens Museum of Art (NY), and ESPAI D’Art Contemporani De Castello (Spain). He has a forthcoming solo exhibition at 47 Canal and will participate in the 2014 Whitney Biennial with Gaylen Gerber.