CPCC Pease Gallery will host a solo show of work by Zachary Tate Porter titled, “Groundwork: Tracings, Excavations and Burials” September 16 -November 1, 2013.
Porter is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. His work draws upon his architectural education, as well as influences from other fields such as archaeology and cartography. Characterized by their use of topographic surveys, textual fragments and found artifacts, Porter’s drawings and models construct complex narratives that connect the viewer to imaginative landscapes. These landscapes, which often serve as sites for sacred events such as excavations, burials and outdoor sermons, confront questions of figure and ground, and ritual and place.
Opening Reception: September 16, 5-7 pm
Artist Lecture: October 17, 12 pm in Pease Auditorium (adjacent to Pease Gallery)
Janet Williams: A Topography of Touch
August 12 – September 26, 2013
Opening Reception, Wednesday, August 28, 5:00-7:00 pm in Ross Gallery
Artist Lecture Monday, September 9 at 2:00 in Tate Hall followed by an artist led tour in Ross Gallery
The exhibit will feature a collection of ceramic and porcelain works inspired by the concept of identification. Born in the United Kingdom, Williams recently became a citizen of the United States, a process that required the documentation of her physical body through fingerprinting. This experience inspired her to explore the ways people identify themselves from a cultural and geographical standpoint.
As a result, she commonly uses her fingerprint as a starting point; with digital and hands-on techniques, she translates it into a porcelain relief piece, creating topographic and architectural structures. This juxtaposition, using a technological program to digitally map out ways to manipulate an ancient, organic material, led her to a new question of identity: humanity’s place in a technological world.
On Thursday, June 27, Ross Gallery hosted an opening reception for the exhibition Self-Portraits Inspired by Alberto Giacometti. We welcomed our friends from the Bechtler Museum and Mallard Creek high school to celebrate the accomplishments of a group of talented high schoolers whose paintings were on view. Guests enjoyed a lecture on the life of Giacometti by Christopher Lawing, Vice President of Programming and Research at the Bechtler Museum, and after, a few short words by students who participated.
Thanks to all who joined us for this wonderful reception.
To learn more about this exhibition, on view through August 5, please click here to read the press release.
- Mallard Creek High School Art Instructor Beth Lasure (L) worked with Bechtler Museum resident artist Ginny Boyd (R) in guiding the students with the project