Dornith Doherty in Svalbard
Lecture: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 5:30pm in room 213 of FNAR
Spurred by the impending completion of the Svarlbard Global Seed Vault, Doherty initiated
Archiving Eden in 2008 to explore the role of seed banks and their preservation efforts in the face of climate change, the extinction of natural species, and decreased agricultural diversity.These privately and publicly funded archives function as a botanical backup system in order to assure the opportunity for reintroduction of species should a catastrophic event or civil
strife affect a key ecosystem somewhere in the world.
Dornith Doherty received a MFA in Photography from Yale University and is a Professor
of Photography at the University of North Texas. A 2012-2013 Fellow of the
Guggenheim Foundation, she is also a recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation
and the Japan Foundation. As an environmentalist and photographer, since 2008 she has
been documenting the global effort to create a botanical backup system through
collecting and storing the seeds that will ensure our survival. Her work has been shown
and collected extensively in the US and Europe.
Lecture: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:30pm in room 213 of FNAR
Wayne Franits, professor of art history at Syracuse University in New York, is a specialist in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art. His numerous publications have explored a variety of topics within the field, ranging from genre painting and portraiture to the work of the Dutch followers of Caravaggio. His talk at the University of Arkansas will be drawn from his forthcoming book on Vermeer.
His lecture will investigate the only two paintings by the famed seventeenth-century Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer, that portray men as the principal subjects: The Geographer and The Astronomer. Franits explores their place in Vermeer’s work and more significantly, their reception among contemporary elite audiences. In the process, he challenges the longstanding theory that these paintings are pendant pairs, that is, works originally conceived to be displayed together.
work by Carson Fox
Lecture: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:30pm in room 213 of FNAR
Carson Fox was born in Oxford, Mississippi. Her work is produced from a heritage of American Southern gothic tradition that relies heavily on the imprint that individual experience has on the artist, and centers on the production of prints, installation, and sculpture.
Carson Fox received her masters of fine arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, her BFA from University of Pennsylvania, and a four-year studio certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Arts and Design, The Royal Museum of Belgium, the Noyes Museum of Art, the Newark Public Library, the Jersey City Museum, the Morris Museum of Art, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado, the Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, O. K. Harris Gallery, New York, the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, the Brunswiker Pavilion Kiel, Kiel, Germany, and the Association Mouvment Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France. In 2009, Fox completed a permanent public art project commissioned by the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the Seaford LIRR Station in Seaford, NY. Fox has received grants from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation, a Willem Emil Cresson Award, and a New Jersey Print and Paper Fellowship at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper. Carson Fox recently had a solo exhibition at Morgan Lehman Gallery in September of 2013. Fox lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
My agenda is not their agenda, Quintin Rivera-Toro
Lecture: Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30pm in room 213 of FNAR
Rivera-Toro’s work will be on view at the Bottle Rocket Gallery .
He is primarily a performance artist whose work is based on geographical-historical locations.
More information about the artist can be found at www.quintinriveratoro.com
work by Julie Haft-Candell
Lecture: Thursday, April 24 at 5:30 pm in room 213 of FNAR
Julia Haft-Candell, received her MFA from the CSU Long Beach ceramic program in 2010, under the tutelage of Kristen Morgin and Tony Marsh. Haft-Candell has an approach to clay that is once highly sculptural while challenging the delicacy of the ceramic medium.