EVENTS

Calendar

Aug
28
Mon
FLUX MFA All Media Exhibition @ Gallery 101 & 114, Kresge Art Center
Aug 28 – Sep 22 all-day
Sep
5
Tue
Photography Club First Meeting @ Room 35, Kresge Art Center
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Photography Club First Meeting @ Room 35, Kresge Art Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Do want to go on a cool camping trip this fall? Learn how to make photo books? Participate in an art book fair? Listen to visiting artists? Then come to the first photo club meeting on September 5 at 5:00pm in room 35 in Kresge! We will talk about up coming events this fall, pick officer positions, and learn how to stitch photo books.

Sep
25
Mon
Andrew Somoskey, MFA 2nd Year Exhibition Gallery 114 @ Gallery 114, Kresge Art Center
Sep 25 – Oct 6 all-day
Andrew Somoskey, MFA 2nd Year Exhibition Gallery 114 @ Gallery 114, Kresge Art Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

STATES OF BEING

A solo Exhibition featuring the work of second-year MFA Candidate, Andrew Somoskey.

Exhibition Reception Friday, October 6, 6PM-8PM

 

Artist Statement

At its core, my work examines identity and social constructs within society through the language of abstraction. Does the individual form society, or does society form the individual? What constitutes identity and the values of society; and ultimately determines who one is? What is the true representation of ‘self’; is it physical or digital? Is meaning gained or lost through these multiple representations?

My process is heavily influenced by my experience in construction and demolition. I use the grid as a surrogate for humanity and social structures. The grid has a power to harness a multiplicity of identities and existences in various stages of completion. Through these multiple modes of representation, I am not just questioning what makes something complete or incomplete, but what dictates the standard by which it is judged.

 

Oct
9
Mon
Lauren Brady, MFA 2nd Year Exhibition @ Gallery 101, Kresge Art Center
Oct 9 – Oct 20 all-day
Mary Peacock, MFA 2nd Year Exhibition @ Gallery 114, Kresge Art Center
Oct 9 – Oct 20 all-day
Oct
10
Tue
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alec Soth @ 109, South Kedzie Hall
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alec Soth @ 109, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Photographer Alec Soth documents American social and geographic landscapes. Soth has published over twenty-five books, and his work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. His work is in the permanent collections of the Getty Museum, CA, Walker Art Center, MN, and the Whitney, NY, along with many others. Soth is a member of Magnum Photos and the creator of Little Brown Mushroom.

Oct
11
Wed
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace @ 107, South Kedzie Hall
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace @ 107, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Art Historian Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace specializes in the history of prints in eighteenth-century Spain and Mexico and the function of prints in the colonial context. A professor at the University of North Texas, she recently published Jeronimo Antonio Gil and the Spirit of the Spanish Enlightenment.

Oct
19
Thu
Visiting Scholar Lecture Series: Ahmed Ansari @ 107, South Kedzie Hall
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture Series: Ahmed Ansari @ 107, South Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Ahmed Ansari is a PhD candidate in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests intersect at the junction between design, cultural & media studies, and the philosophy of technology. Anasri is a member of the Decolonizing Design Collective, and publishes in the fields of decolonization, cultural theory, and design.

Oct
23
Mon
STA 330 – Lithography @ Gallery 114, Kresge Art Center
Oct 23 – Nov 3 all-day
Oct
24
Tue
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sam Landers @ 108 Bessey Hall
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sam Landers @ 108 Bessey Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Alumnus Sam Landers is a Publisher & Editor for Trope Reader and the CEO of Blast Radius, a global digital marketing and advertising agency working with clients such as Starbucks, Nike, Microsoft, Bacardi, Nokia, and BMW. Landers is also the former President of Wunderman Global Brand Experience and was the Founder, President, and CEO of Designkitchen.