Chandler Yonkers is an M.A. Candidate in Media Arts at the School of Visual Art and Design. For this thesis exhibition, Vignettes, Chandler invites the public to view an installation that revolves around nostalgic connections to home video. In this project, the content of various VHS cassette tapes and the environments in which those forms of media are produced and viewed will be recreated for a unique viewer experience. Each installation plays a separate home video tape belonging to the artist, but re-contextualized to touch on a variety of subjects ranging from mental illness to power dynamics within the familial sphere. The tapes are heavily edited but presented in a way that suggests they were discovered that way, just as we have all typically stumbled across old VHS videos in our homes.
Gallery Hours: Stormwater Studios, Wednesday - Friday 10am- 5pm, Sat. - Sun. 1pm - 4pm
Reception: Sunday, March 31st, 3:30pm
One Night Only! Thursday, March 28th, 2019.
Our annual art auction raises funds for student awards, scholarships, gallery operations, as well as going directly back to the artists who submit work to the auction. The auction solicits artwork from students, faculty, and area artists. This popular event is a great way to start or grow an original fine art collection, all while giving back to the artists!
The School of Visual Art and Design will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 30th at the Columbia Museum of Art from 11pm- 5pm. This all-day event is designed to improve coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia.
This body of work is a combination of sculpture and printmaking. Together they represent the hopeful childhood dreams of work up against the realities of hard labor and loss.
Reception: April 4th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
McMaster Gallery, 1615 Senate Street
See the making of Jackson Pollock’s Mural dramatized as a turning point in the artist's career with a screening of the 2000 film Pollock, starring and directed by Ed Harris. Beforehand, Dr. Susan Felleman, UofSC art history and film and media studies professor, discusses the film's representation of Pollock's life, work, and process through the myths and motifs typical of the modern artist biopic. 122 minutes. Rated R. Cash bar. $5 / free for members of the Museum.
As a result of the current political and social climate, Ellie Rose finds herself in the studio escaping from the lack of humanity among people. She creates paintings she refers to as fantasy art— and it acts as an antidote to the viciousness and cruelty she observes daily. Ellie Rose will invite you to be intimate with each piece and to examine the paradises that she has built: “Here I am waiting for you, in transcendence, floating the line between reality and imagination. Or, am I am epic warrior riding dragons over Loch Ness? I embrace every childhood fantasy, I show my passions and personality relentlessly; I scream to the mountaintops that I am a strong, successful, magical, and unusual woman and artist. The world is what you make it and my world will be one of wild women, magical creatures, and everlasting and epic adventures.”
Reception: April 18th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
While Jackson Pollock is considered a characteristically “American” artist, UofSC Art History Professor Dr. Peter Chametzky discusses Mural's significance to international modernist art as it reckons with art's role in the modern world. Free with membership or admission.
This exhibition will feature the works created by students in the Spring 2019 School of Visual Art and Design course MART581A: Site-Based and Installation Art, taught by Jennifer Tarr. This advanced new media production class will develop and produce video and new media works specifically for the SVAD Studio at Stormwater Studios.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10am- 5pm, Sat. - Sun. 1pm - 4pm
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This exhibition will display the work created by members of Columbia’s community. It will be an outcome of a School of Visual Art and Design graduate Art Education course, ARTE 705/WGST 796: Community Development in Art, which is designed for graduate students to teach art making methods to underserved populations in the local community.
Opening Reception: TBA
How do you balance a full time job with art-making, when being an artist isn't your day job? Join to hear Anna Redwine, Director of Communications at the University of South Carolina Honors College and SVAD alumna, explain how she balances her art-making with a 9-to-5 job.
Closing Reception for Lauren Kalman: Devices for Filling a Void
Artist Talk at 6:00 pm
Public Lecture from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Recognized as one of 50 Most Influential People of 2018 by Columbia Business Monthly magazine, Lee Snelgrove will teach you how to learn from successful artists to jumpstart your art projects post-graduation. We will explore ways to work with non-profit organizations on art projects and discuss how to be funded by a city's public art budget.
Join us for our Workshop + Seminar Series! We've curated a series of presentations to help you plan for success post-graduation.
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Join Allison Moore for a session on game-planning your career. Allison will discuss career paths for those just finishing college and explore options including both graduate school and non-academic possibilities for all SVAD majors and minors.
This series is supported by a grant through the John S. and James L. Knight and Central Carolina Community Foundations.
Dr. Banks is Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College. Her primary area of research is the American film and television industries. Her work focuses on creative and craft guilds and unions, with a specific focus on power dynamics and creative production. She is author of The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and their Guild (Rutgers University Press, 2015), co-editor of Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries (Routledge, 2009) and co-editor of Production Studies, The Sequel! Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries (Routledge, 2015).
Dr. Banks is a Principal Investigator at the Emerson Engagement Lab. Her work at the Lab has focused on engagement games around collaborative labor and tensions between individual gain and team building. Her current game is Room at the Top, a game that challenges ideas about bias in media production. Previously, she worked on The Boda-Boda Game, a partnership with the Red Cross in Uganda.
GAME WORKSHOP - MCMASTER 329 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
Room at The Top
Those in attendance will play this massively multiplayer card game designed for in-person engagement that challenges assumptions and biases about creative collaboration. In pursuit of success, how do we weigh our own vision with our team’s strategy? How do we seek out collaborators and what does that tell us about ourselves? Create, negotiate, and compete in a race to achieve success!
LECTURE - MCMASTER 214 3:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
Power and Privilege on the Road to Hollywood: Rerouting Pre-Industry Pipelines
Recent years have seen a rise in advocacy initiatives for women and people of color working in Hollywood. Film schools are more equitable than the media industries to which they serve as pipelines, but there are ways in which universities and training programs are reproducing the industries’ biases. In her talk, Miranda Banks will identify challenges and opportunities around issues of equity and access within the industries and pre-industries, arguing that media production programs are uniquely positioned to educate the next generation of media makers about creative collaboration across differences and challenge the status quo. She will discuss two interventions she has been involved in: as designer of Room at the Top, a massively multiplayer game that challenges assumptions about how we collaborate in creative environments, and as a co-founder of the initiative EDIT Media.
Promoting Your Brand Without Burning Out with Cecil Decker
Devices for Filling a Void combines jewelry with forms of reconstructive surgical devices that are used to hold the flesh in place as it heals. Through the use of the semiotics of gold, this work visualizes the aesthetic, social, and ethical implications of the medicalization of beauty, adornment, and sexuality.
a collaborative exhibition by artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki
Exhibition Dates: August 30, 2018- October 11, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5-7 pm with gallery talk at 6pm
Moth Survey: August 30, 2018 from 8 pm- midnight
The Survey will be conducted at Sustainable Carolina Farm and Gardens behind Green Quad.
PlantBot Building Workshop: October 11, 2018 from 5.30-7.30 pm
The Workshop will take place at the Makerspace at Rhodos Fellows Living Learning Community. The Workshop is free but registration is required. You can register at bit.ly/plantbot
PlantBot 2.0 is a collaborative effort of two artists and educators, Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki, who satirically look at the possible evolution of plant species through modern agricultural practices and share current scientific knowledge on the environmental and social costs of bioengineered crops. Genetically modified plants are grafted onto robotic and remote-controlled bases to become an organism with no clear heritage and no clear future. Through these humorous street interventions with robot plant hybrids, the artists aim to begin conversations about food issues. PlantBots are a hybrid of imagination, possibility and reality, encouraging communities to see their environments in a new way and begging the question, what will it all become?
See more at www.plantbotgenetics.com
PlantBot Genetics was awarded NEA and Pulitzer Foundation Grants for exhibitions and/or programming at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Goethe Institute in Egypt, the Bach Modern in Austria, the New Gallery of Canada, and the Marfa Dialogues occurring in St. Louis.
Originally hailing from Canada, Wendy DesChene earned an MFA from the Tyler School of Art. She teaches at Auburn University in Alabama.
Jeff Schmuki was raised in Arizona and earned his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He teaches at Georgia Southern University.