Mart: After Five
September 7 to October 1
"MART" has deeper meaning beyond its use as a digital acronym for Drury's five-year-old summer master's degree program in studio art. To its current participants - faculty and student - MART is a supportive community of committed artists similarly engaged in the art-making process. The works in this exhibition began with a compelling idea - compelling enough to warrant creating for it a "real" form in order that it might be contemplated and possibly understood. The willingness to experiment, so central to MART, is manifest in the diversity of qualities and intentions one can observe in these collected artifacts.
Outstanding Women of Missouri… featuring the work of Rose O'Neill
November 2 to December 3
The Pool Art Center Gallery presents a traveling exhibition from the Missouri Women's Council, "Outstanding Women of Missouri". The exhibit, "Outstanding Women of Missouri," features more than 75 Missouri women who have made a difference through their leadership, dedication, and courage. Original work from twentieth century artist, poet and author Rose O'Neill will also be featured. This show will part of number or events planned on Drury's campus during the month or November honoring her legacy including the opening of The Rose O'Neill House. This show curated by Jacqueline Warren.
The Back of Beyond: Works by Vanessa Woods
December 2012/January 2013
December 7 to January 28
A solo exhibition, including photographs and films by San Francisco artist Vanessa Woods will be on display at Pool Art Center at Drury University from December 7 to January 28.
Woods' work explores fictive universes that push the boundaries of the narrative form. As a photographer and 16mm filmmaker, she is interested in the relationship between static and dynamic images, and how both can generate spaces in which new systems can be imagined. Many of her films use her black and white photographs as source material, wherein the photographic document is relied on partly as an object of truth, and partly as an infinitely malleable image-base. The flux between the still and moving image allows narratives to continually develop and provides a means for examining conceptual relationships between photography, time, symbols and memory. Drawing from surrealism, Woods' work transforms "real space" through extensive manipulation and layering that includes re-photography, collage, sewing and multiple exposures in-camera. These processes catalyze unexpected chances that allow her to further investigate facets of symbolism, memory and dream.
RHIZOME | Joseph Blaine Whisenhunt
February 1 to February 25
In February we will get a glimpse of the multivalent and wide-ranging work of multidisciplinary artist Blaine Whisenhunt. The exhibition Rhizome, featuring recent work that evolved out of an examination of the shared language of art, architecture, math, science, and culture, captures the artist's work in a state of transitioning modalities. Whereas past work functioned principally as socio-political instrumentalism, this recent body of work includes the artist's renewed interest and practice in design-oriented endeavors. In Rhizome both modalities will be featured as a means to reconcile the interdependency of their conceptual underpinnings.
My 40 Years as a Photojournalist in the Ozarks; what has changed and what has not.
March 1 to April 1
Bob Linder, a native Ozarker and long-time photojournalist for the Springfield News-Leader will exhibit some of his favorite photos and photo stories.
April 5 to April 29
"The focus and significance of my studio work lies in the state of the human condition, the delicacy and fragility of the human construct in an emotional and physical sense. My experience is that of being part of an extended family that has endured a history of cancer and high mortality rate. As I have become more aware of my family's history with illness through the examination of my memories, I have also become wary of the future and empathetic of the past." – Jamie Bates, artist.
May 3 to May 18
The Department of Art & Art History offers three majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, Design Arts or Fine Arts.
Throughout the course of the spring semester, our seniors work on their capstone projects which summarize, from an individual perspective, their years of study at Drury. These projects are proudly presented in our Senior Capstone Exhibition and Senior Capstone Art History Symposium (the time and date for the Art History Symposium will be announced in the spring semester. Work for the Senior Capstone Exhibition includes ceramics, design, fibers, painting, photography and sculpture.