Arts and Culture at Wake Forest

Arts and Culture at Wake Forest University

HANES ART GALLERY: Faculty [III] 13 January 17 – February 21, 2012 Reception 5-7 pm / Thursday Feb 21

Faculty [III] 13
January 17 – February 21, 2012
Reception 5-7 pm / Thursday Feb 21

poster_faculty [III] 13Faculty [III] 13 is a new permutation of the exhibitions Hanes Gallery periodically presents of work done by faculty and staff in the Wake Forest Art Department. Traditionally, these shows have been exhibitions featuring just a few works by a number of people (an increasing number, as the department has grown). Along with other changes in the gallery’s approach to programming this year, it was thought that showing fewer artists in each rotation would allow them to present a slice of their work that was broader or deeper, or to allow them more opportunity to pursue specific projects, than was previously possible. In effect, there will be three one-person shows:

Leigh Ann Hallberg’s installation, PCC&D, or Portable Contemplative Cube & Drawings is composed of 2 large elements: an 8 x 8 foot cube-like chamber and a gridded group of 80 drawings on an adjacent wall.

Greg Murr’s Water Drawings began with images the artist composed using recombined satellite photos of the Hudson River. Employing landscape to explore notions of dynamics, he parsed a satellite image of the river into twenty-six pieces and reconfigured these segments, transcribing their individual shapes in pencil onto watercolor paper. This yielded a compressed version of the Hudson and a vaguely suggestive plant form, each segment overlapping another to grow upward into the white of the page.

Joel Tauber’s Searching For The Impossible: The Flying Project, is a 32-minute film that chronicles the artist’s desire to fly and to achieve enlightenment simultaneously. The film portrays each of Tauber’s comic failed flying attempts, but also his eventual triumph: a 1.5 hour flight 150 feet over the desert in Tauber’s musical flying machine / sculpture. The film places Tauber’s attempts within the historical narrative of similar ones, like the story about Tauber’s predecessor, Eilmer the Flying Monk, who believed that the secret of flight was tied to metaphysics.

Admission is free. For more information visit: hanesgallery.wfu.edu/faculty2013