Events

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Events

To limit the spread of COVID-19, most events are being held remotely. If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the event organizer or see the event description in the UO Calendar.

There is always something happening in the College of Design. Join us for art exhibits, guest lectures, conferences, research symposia, and more. Most events are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Sep 27
Fall Term Begins 8:00 a.m.

Welcome to the first day of fall term!

Fall Term Begins
2021-09-27 // Need to make this show end recurring date.

Welcome to the first day of fall term!

Oct 7
Amy Brener: "Omni-Kits and Flexi-Shields” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series   Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art...
Amy Brener: "Omni-Kits and Flexi-Shields”
2021-10-07 // Need to make this show end recurring date.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series  

Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research 

Amy Brener uses inventive mold-making and casting techniques to fuse everyday objects and personal imagery into her sculptures. The resulting forms are at once familiar and strange, resembling otherworldly monuments, reliquaries and garments. Her work seeks to level hierarchies between sacred and mundane material, questioning what we choose to preserve and discard.

Amy Brener was born in Victoria, BC, and moved to New York City in 2007. Since graduating with an MFA from Hunter College in 2010, her sculptures have been exhibited at galleries and institutions across the US, Canada, Europe and China. Highlights include MoMA PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Galerie Pact in Paris, Wentrup Gallery in Berlin and Riverside Art Museum in Beijing. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, CURA, Artnet News and The Brooklyn Rail. She is represented by Jack Barrett Gallery in New York, where she will present a solo exhibition in the fall of 2021.

amybrener.com

Oct 14
Catherine Haggarty: "You Know More Than You Can Say” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series   Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art...
Catherine Haggarty: "You Know More Than You Can Say”
2021-10-14 // Need to make this show end recurring date.
Lawrence Hall 177

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series  

Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

"I always keep my drawings up while I paint. I look over, remember a line, and then absorb it to translate it. Drawings live in my studio as a beginning—a middle and an end to the work. They are preparatory but also the point of the work. They are the end game and also the research. My project in art is all about language. Words are entirely abstract—the forms in my work shift from defined to ambiguous shapes that refer to animals, symbols, and glyphs. Drawing challenges my hand, my memory as well as my eyes. I see my drawings as no different than a larger 'painting'. It’s a healthy ecosystem and I trust in it. Community engagement is critical to me. My positions as faculty and critic enrich my life and my experience in the arts. I find all of these facets of my work and life as one and feel I need them all to varying degrees. I am excited to talk about the levels of inclusivity that the art world now has—despite the proclivity to think otherwise. I will share ideas of collaboration as learning, curating as influence, outreach as sustainability and finding one’s voice in the arts." - Catherine Haggarty, 2021

Catherine Haggarty is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Haggarty’s paintings and curatorial work have been reviewed by and featured in Bomb Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Two Coats of Paint, Brooklyn Magazine, The New York Times, Maake Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, The Observer, Art Spiel and Sound and Vision Podcast. Solo exhibitions include Massey Klein Gallery, This Friday Next Friday, Bloomsburg University, One River School of Art and Design, Proto Gallery, and Look and Listen in Marseille France. Catherine has been a visiting artist & lecturer at Boston University MFA, Hunter MFA, Denison University, Purchase MFA, Brooklyn College MFA, and in 2018 she was the Anderson Endowed Lecturer at Penn State University. Haggarty earned her M.F.A from Mason Gross, Rutgers University in 2011. Currently, Haggarty is an adjunct professor at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and also co-founded and co-directs the NYC Crit Club.

catherinehaggarty.com

Oct 21
Dianna Frid: “It Takes Time” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series   Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Dianna...
Dianna Frid: “It Takes Time”
2021-10-21 // Need to make this show end recurring date.
Lawrence Hall 177

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series  

Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

Dianna Frid will share her interest in the wormholes she has found in ancient books. Using these material texts as a springboard, she will discuss her textile and related works and also speak of time: the time it takes to make something, the rhythm of work, the time of minerals and asteroids.

Dianna Frid is an artist working at the intersection of material texts and textiles. Her artist’s books and mixed-media works make visible the tactile manifestations of language. In her work, embroidery is a prominent vehicle for exploring the relationships between writing and drawing, and the overlaps of transcription, translation, and legibility. Frid was born in Mexico where she was first exposed to textiles as complex codes of material writing. This point of reference helps her situate her work alongside lineages that embrace art and needlework without pitting them in hierarchical opposition. Time, Rhythm, Process, and Matter are never in opposition. English is Dianna Frid's stepmother tongue. She does not check boxes. Frid is Associate Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, Art Department.

diannafrid.net

Oct 28
Lumi Tan: Critical Conversations lecture 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series   Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Lumi...
Lumi Tan: Critical Conversations lecture
2021-10-28 // Need to make this show end recurring date.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series  

Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

Lumi Tan is Senior Curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she has organized exhibitions and produced performances with artists across disciplines and generations since 2010. Most recently, Tan has worked with Kevin Beasley, Baseera Khan, Autumn Knight, and Kenneth Tam. Previously she curated projects with artists including Gretchen Bender, Meriem Bennani, Liz Magic Laser, The Racial Imaginary Institute, Sahra Motalebi, Sondra Perry, Tina Satter/Half Straddle, Anicka Yi, and Danh Vo and Xiu Xiu. Prior to The Kitchen, Tan was Guest Curator at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais in France, director at Zach Feuer Gallery, and curatorial assistant at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, Mousse, Cura, and numerous exhibition catalogues. She was the recipient of 2020 VIA Art Fund Curatorial Fellowship.

This lecture is made possible by the Critical Conversations program, a partnership between the Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon Department of Art's Center for Art Research.

thekitchen.org

Nov 4
Amy Yao: “From ESL to Asian Clams” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series   Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Amy...
Amy Yao: “From ESL to Asian Clams”
2021-11-04 // Need to make this show end recurring date.
Lawrence Hall 177

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series  

Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

Amy Yao will present slides ranging from her experiences playing in the punk band Emilys Sassy Lime in 1993, to her most recent work in progress involving soil analysis used in ceramics, language and theories about "invasive species" and algae-based polymers.

Amy Yao is a contemporary visual artist making work in many different mediums informed by ideas of waste, consumption, and identity. She is represented by Various Small Fires in Los Angeles and 47 Canal in New York City. Yao is a lecturer in visual arts at Princeton University, NJ.

Nov 18
Andrew Thomas Huang: “Queer Morphologies & Digital Spirits” 4:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series   Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art...
Andrew Thomas Huang: “Queer Morphologies & Digital Spirits”
2021-11-18 // Need to make this show end recurring date.
Lawrence Hall 177

University of Oregon Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series  

Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

"Queer Morphologies & Digital Spirits" will share an overview of Huang's mixed media filmmaking career which interweaves live action, visual effects, puppetry and animation with his passion for folklore, mythology and queer futurism. The lecture will explore the process of world building and focus on the emergence of hybrid methodologies within one's visual practice. This talk will also explore how combining digital tools with performance can enable new forms of self-reinvention and the construction of digital identities.

Filmmaker and artist Andrew Thomas Huang crafts hybrid fantasy worlds and mythical dreamscapes. A Grammy-nominated music video director, Huang’s collaborators include Bjork, FKA Twigs and Thom Yorke among others. Serving as creative director for Bjork’s VR exhibition Bjork Digital, Huang created multiple immersive experiences for the pioneering traveling installation. His films have been commissioned by and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA. Inspired by his Chinese heritage and queer Asian mythology and folklore, Huang continues his foray into narrative with his first feature film TIGER GIRL which has received support from Film Independent and the Sundance Institute. Huang graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Animation from the University of Southern California.

This lecture is made possible by the Davis Family Endowed Fund in Art.

andrewthomashuang.com

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