Galleries update with new exhibits
UALR’s Department of Art began hosting new exhibitions this month, and more are scheduled to begin in February, in the Fine Arts building’s three permanent art galleries.
The galleries will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gallery I now houses an exhibition titled “Collecting Prints (1997-2012): Works from the UALR Permanent Collection,” which will run until March 11. “Collecting Prints” celebrates the art of Professor Win Bruhl who is soon retiring after 15 years as the department chair.
Gallery II is currently exhibiting “Surface Space (Sundial Face),” a collection of paintings by Taimur Cleary, an artist in residence at UALR. These works are based on landscaping, light, the weather, memory and more. Cleary was professor at Columbus College Art and Design in Ohio and was also an assistant professor of art in Lahore, Pakistan. This exhibition will run until Feb. 8.
Exhibitions by Sandy Simon and Robert Brady will also soon be included in gallery II. The exhibition for these two artists will be from Feb. 23, through April 3. The two artists specialize in pottery works, and Simon owns a ceramics gallery in Berkley, Calif.
The “Scholarship Exhibition” will be housed in Gallery III from Jan. 21 to Feb. 7, and will include works from art students who have received scholarships to study at UALR this academic year. An exhibition titled “John Harlan Norris: Occupants” will also be included in Gallery III from Feb. 12 to March 21, and will include portraits the artist said are based on everyday life.
“We all experience moments in which the roles in our daily lives come to define us in powerful ways,” Norris said in a news release. “In the pursuit of prosperity, leisure, social status and personal meaning, we often assume identities that both define and fail to define us. My current body of work explores the possibilities and limitations of our daily occupations at a time in which we frequently change jobs, balance multiple roles and cannot easily delineate between private and public life.”