Student Art Alliance

Spring 2015 Art Lecture Series

The series is presented by the Student Art Alliance and sponsored by the Student Association.

Each semester the Student Art Alliance invites artists, historians, critics and curators to give presentations on their work or on current issues in contemporary culture.


ARTIST PRESENTATION: STEVE GERBERICH
Interactive Mechanical Sculptures

11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

From a pack rat's treasure trove of motors, toys, and other bric-a-brac, Gerberich builds some of the most entertaining contraptions you've ever seen. An alchemist of odds and ends, he spins them all together—a dialogue between mechanical memories and active imagination.


ARTIST PRESENTATION: KAREN KUNC, PRINTMAKER

11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

"My work as an artist/printmaker addresses issues of the landscape and our natural surroundings as direct influences from my Nebraska heritage, my daily experiences and viewpoints in the landscape of the plains...and as artistic interpretation and contemplation on larger issues of the eternal life struggle, of endurance and vulnerability, growth and destruction."


ARTIST PRESENTATION: CURRAN HATLEBERG PHOTOGRAPHER

11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

Curran Hatleberg has been crisscrossing the country, continuing the photographic tradition popularized by Robert Frank's "The Americans," searching for the unknown with the hope to experience the unexpected. His ongoing series "Dogwood" and "The Crowded Edge" portray an array of beautiful moments with unclear narratives.


ARTIST PRESENTATION: LISA PARK MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

Lisa Park is a multidisciplinary artist from South Korea. Her interest in New Media Art (a genre that includes digital art, computer graphics, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, and biotechnology) has influenced her art practice to focus on creating performative-based interactive installation. Her latest performance involves using the commercial brainwave sensor, EEG (electroencephalogram), to create an external representation of herself.


ARTIST PRESENTATION: IRIS BODEMER, JEWELRY

11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

Iris Bodemer is a German artist who combines various materials, such as dried lemon, pine cones, and even horse hair with gold or diamonds to create bold, imaginative jewelry—small sculptures that draw you in.


ARTIST PRESENTATION: LAUREN GALLASPY, CERAMICS

11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

Gallaspy's work is about imbalance: the vulnerability of living things and the sometimes violent, sometimes pleasurable, almost always complex consequences that occur when bodies and objects in the world come into contact with one another. She uses ornamentation, obsessive mark-making, and imagery to render interior spaces and intense psychological experiences physically.


ARTIST PRESENTATION: DANA TANAMACHI GRAPHIC DESIGNER

11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

Tanamachi clients include Google, Yahoo!, Rugby Ralph Lauren, the Ace Hotel, Tommy Hilfiger, West Elm, and Bloomingdale's. In 2011, she was named a Young Gun (YG9) by the Art Directors Club and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine. In 2012, Dana had the unique honor of creating custom cover art for O, HOW, and TIME magazines, as well as an exclusive product line for Target in late 2013.


ARTIST PRESENTATION: TED MCGRATH GRAPHIC DESIGN

2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22
Lecture Center 108
Free admission

Ted McGrath is a self-professed doodle addict, an illustrator for major media, a sketchbook artist, and a musician. McGrath works with a "notebook aesthetic"—idiosyncratic, collage-based, and imbued with offbeat humor. He has created illustrations for clients around the world, including MTV, The New York Times, New York magazine, Time, Wired, Glamour, Bloomberg Businessweek, and more.


All events subject to change without notice.