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2015-16 exhibition schedule

Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 2015
Home and Field: Digital Explorations of Community 
featuring the work of Michelle Jaffe and Stevie Morrison

“Home and Field” offers a two significant multi-media installations exploring ancestry, community, home, and the notion of the other. New Yorker Michelle Jaffe displays “Wappen Field,” a group of futuristic silver helmets suspended from the ceiling. When stepping into the head gear, viewers find that each helmet is also a haunting sound installation. Nascent artist Stevie Morrison recreates her North Limestone neighborhood from Google Maps and cleverly allows visitors to take an extraordinary walk around her block with an ordinary in-gallery video camera.

Art Talk: Michelle Jaffe: Friday, September 11, 6:30 p.m., Morlan Gallery
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, September 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop, Friday, September 18, 5-8 p.m.
Evening Hours: Friday, Oct. 9, 5-8 p.m.
Art Talk: Stevie Morrison, TBA

Nov. 2-Dec. 4, 2015
Swept Up in Whispers
featuring the visual art and poetry of Alexandra Domínguez and Juan Carlos Mestre

Creative power couple Alexandra Domínguez and Juan Carlos Mestre present prints, artist books, and poetry in this special international exhibition. Mestre was named winner of Spain’s National Poetry Prize (2009), the National Award for Literacy Criticism (2012), and an honorable mention in the National Prize of Engraving (1999). Domínguez was awarded the Juan Ramón Jiménez Hispano-American Prize of Poetry (2000), the Rincón de la Victoria Prize of Poetry (2006), and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile exhibited a retrospective of her paintings and prints.

Art Talk: Domínguez and Mestre, Thursday, Nov. 12, 12:30 p.m., Morlan Gallery
Public Reading: Domínguez and Mestre, Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Carrick Theater
Public Reception for the Artists: Thursday, Nov. 12, 8:30 p.m. (directly after reading), Morlan Gallery
Lexington Gallery Hop, Friday, Nov. 20, 5-8 p.m.

Jan. 15-Feb. 19, 2016
Right Here, Right Now: A Visual Discourse on Race, Identity, and Power in America

featuring the work of FlÃneuse, Endia Beal, and Kenya (Robinson)
Three nationally renowned artists contribute to America’s discourse on race, identity, and power, in this topical Morlan Gallery exhibition. Photographer Endia Beal has been celebrated in several online editorials, including NBC, BET, the Huffington Post, Slate, and National Geographic. Her videos and photographs have been exhibited extensively in the United States and “bridges the gaps and increases our social awareness.” Kenya (Robinson) has been featured in the New York Times, a contributor to the Huffington Post, and exhibited in MoMA (NYC), PS1, and The Kitchen. She has created a special interactive sound installation for this exhibition using “Dave” from her #whitemaninmypocket series. And poet, film maker, and artist FlÃneuse creates a movable word installation that—with your help—is new every day.

Opening Reception and Lexington Gallery Hop, Friday, Jan. 15, 5-8 p.m., Morlan Gallery
Art Talk: Kenya (Robinson), Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m., Carrick Theater
Open Mike Night: Urban Spoken Word, TBA

March 1-30, 2016
Dirt Poets: Conceptual Clay
featuring the work of Sharan Elran, Brian Harper, Ashley Lyon, Zoé Strecker, Tetsuya Yamada and others

The second in a pair of clay exhibitions, this show of conceptually-oriented artwork contrasts the first exhibition titled “Works That Contain” (curated by Michael Frasca) of functional ceramic vessels. Rather than contain, the work sought for "Dirt Poets" challenges and expands the viewer's ways of thinking and perceiving. The two exhibitions—although shown a year apart—explore the intersections of craft and art and celebrate work made with similar materials and techniques, but different purposes. “Dirt Poets: Conceptual Clay” is curated by Transylvania Professor of Art and sculptor Zoé Strecker who is also participating in the exhibition.

Gallery Hop Friday, March 18, 5-8 p.m.
Curator’s Talk with Zoé Strecker, TBA

April 8-15, 2016
Senior Seminar Exhibition

Transylvania University Bachelor of Fine Arts students showcase their best work in this culminating exhibition.

Opening Reception for the Artists: Friday, April 8, 5-8 p.m.
Artist Talks by the Graduating Seniors: TBA

May 6-20, 2016
Juried Student Art Exhibition

Art majors and non-art majors alike contribute work in a wide variety of media to this joyful exploration of creativity.

Prizes and awards given during the opening reception: Fri., May 6, 5-7 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop Friday, May 20, 5-8 p.m.

For more information contact Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 USA (859) 233-8142

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