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Passage to the Future: Art From a New Generation in Japan (Barrick Museum)

Katsuhiro Saiki, Place #7, 2002.

Passage to the Future                                                             Art from a New Generation in Japan

October 10 - December 20, 2013                                              BARRICK MUSEUM

The UNLV College of Fine Arts and the Marjorie Barrick Museum are proud to join The Japan Foundation, the Japan America Society of Nevada and the Office of the Honorary Consulate of Japan Nevada in the Southwestern debut of this internationally touring exhibition.

Featuring works from eleven Japanese artists, some internationally known, some relatively obscure, "Passage to the Future" is a concise yet broad-ranging display of contemporary Japanese art -- a showcase of sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, ceramic ware, and installation work. Yoshihiro Suda carves a single tiny petal out of wood. Miyuki Yokomizo constructs a room of soap bars big enough to walk in. Tetsuya Nakamura’s lacquerwork is sleekly perfect. Tomoyasu Murata’s animation is handmade and nostalgic. “Passage to the Future” offers visitors an up-to-date glimpse into the variety of current Japanese artistic practice.

Artists: Atsushi Fukui • Satoshi Hirose • Maywa Denki • Tomoyasu Murata • Tetsuya Nakamura • Masafumi Sanai • Katsuhiro Saiki • Yoshihiro Suda • Tabaimo • Nobuyuki Takahashi • Miyuki Yokomizo

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Thursday until 8pm; Saturday, 12pm to 5pm; closed Sundays and holidays.

Seeing Voices: Contemporary Drawings (Donna Beam Fine Art)

Jon Rappleye, Ocean Blue, 2013.

Seeing Voices: Contemporary Drawings

November 8 – December 13, 2013
Reception November 8, 6:30 – 8:30pm                                     DONNA BEAM FINE ART

One of the basic forms of expression in the visual arts is drawing or mark making.  It’s the touch of a pencil, charcoal, pen and ink or any variety of media to a surface by the hand of the artist.  Seeing Voices presents a wide mixture of work by nine contemporary artists from across the U.S.  including Karen Baldner, Jeff Burden, Don Eddy, Fay Ku, Jon Rappleye, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Bill Richards, Aaron Sheppard and Jim Sullivan, all of whose drive is fueled simply by the love of drawing, the pure joy of giving voice to what they see.

Gallery hours:  Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 12pm to 5pm; closed Sundays and holidays.

The gallery is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 702.895.3893

To Photograph (Grant Hall Gallery)

Camilla Quinn Oldenkamp, Stage 2, 2013.

November 17 to November 23, 2013                                                     Closing Reception November 21, 6:00 – 9:00pm                       GRANT HALL GALLERY

To Photograph – New Works by MFA Candidate Camilla Quinn

Camilla Quinn Oldenkamp works with found and discarded family photos, often altering the traditional staging of photographs by destroying, preserving and altering their form. Encouraging a fluctuation between past and present, the work as a whole creates a new purpose for these found images once their original objective has expired.

Oldenkamp received her undergraduate degree at Ball State University with a BFA in Studio Art. She has participated in art events and shows around the country including the Celebration for Women in the Arts Exhibition in Muncie, Indiana, the Spots of Time photography show in Louisville, Kentucky, the UNLV MFA Selected Works Show at Trifecta Gallery in Las Vegas, and most recently the Life is Beautiful's 'The Odyssey' art collaboration.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Visiting Artist Lecture Series (Barrick Museum)

The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.

Lectures take place every Monday evening starting at 7pm and open to the public at no charge. The lectures are held on the main UNLV campus in the Barrick Museum Auditorium.

Remaining Fall date:

November 18 - Jennifer Wynn Reeves

The work of Jennifer Wynne Reeves presents viewers with a savvy, satirical world. Her robust paintings combine abstraction and representation with a graceful awkwardness deliberately echoing the discomfort of first-time encounters, and the wobbling efforts of first steps. Through her use of language, Reeves creates humorous and biting dialogues, monologues that are highly intriguing and thought-provoking. Reeves has been involved in over 40 exhibitions all over the world, most recently in "Second Coming: Backstage at the Dildo Ballet," at Ramis Barquet Gallery, NYC. A recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship Award, Reeves is also an accomplished writer and has produced many statement pieces over the course of her artistic career including writing reviews for NY Arts Magazine and Indie reviews online. The artist lives and works in upstate New York.

Exhibition Lecture: Dr. Aya Louisa McDonald (Barrick Museum)

Tabaimo, Japanese Little Kitchen, 2003.

Lecture Monday, November 25, 7:00pm                                   BARRICK MUSEUM AUDITORIUM

Dr. Aya Louisa McDonald, UNLV associate professor of art history and chair of the art department will discuss contemporary Japanese art and the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum's current exhibition Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan.

Artists: Atsushi Fukui • Satoshi Hirose • Maywa Denki • Tomoyasu Murata • Tetsuya Nakamura • Masafumi Sanai • Katsuhiro Saiki • Yoshihiro Suda • Tabaimo • Nobuyuki Takahashi • Miyuki Yokomizo

We suggest that visitors view the exhibition prior to the lecture.

Aya Louisa McDonald, Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art Department, received her PhD in East Asian Art from Stanford University. She did post-graduate studies in Japanese art history at Tokyo University and wrote her doctoral dissertation on gender distinctions in medieval Japanese narrative scroll painting. A post-doc took her to Harvard University where she was an Associate in Research at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies and taught at Mount Holyoke College, Tufts University, and Dartmouth College, before joining the faculty at UNLV. McDonald’s scholarly and editorial interests range from late French Japonisme (Henri Rivière’s 1902 Les Trente-six Vues de la Tour Eiffel) to modern and contemporary Japanese art. Her current research is focused on the relationship between art and war, particularly the World War II paintings of the Japanese western-style artist, Fujita Tsuguharu (1886-1968). Her most recent publication (December 2012) is Art and War in Japan and its Empire: 1931-1960, an anthology of art historical essays that she co-edited for Brill’s Japanese Visual Culture Series, and which includes her own essay on Fujita’s war art.

Critique and Conversation (Barrick Museum)

Critique and Conversation "Rock Paper Scissors"

Tuesday, November 26, 5:30 - 6:30pm                                   BARRICK MUSEUM EXHIBIT HALL

Join the museum for informal and in depth discussions about art and ideas.

This month the Barrick’s Collection Manager, Alisha Kerlin picks three works for critique.

ROCK “Untitled” fur covered rocks by Audrey Barcio (LVAM Assistant, UNLV Graduate)

PAPER “The Sheet” a drawing by Gerald Gooch, (Las Vegas Art Museum Collection)

SCISSORS “Recreation” a light box by Jean Giguet, (Barrick Museum Office)

UNLV/MFA Candidate Talks (Barrick Museum)

Shelbi Schroeder, Untitled, 2013.

December 2, 7:00 – 9:00pm                                                     BARRICK MUSEUM AUDITORIUM

Barrick Museum’s Visiting Artist Series Presents the UNLV/MFA Candidate Talks. Candidates will be discussing their current work at the Barrick Museum. The event will start with a brief introduction to each of the artists followed by discussion amongst the audience and artists.

Artists Include:  Shelbi Schroeder • Rebecca Pugh • Lisa Rock • Camilla Quinn Oldenkamp • Scott Grow • Austin Dickson • Abraham Abebe • Wendy Chambers • Elizabeth Johnson • Maureen Halligan • Audrey Barcio

NINE (Grant Hall Gallery)

December 2 – December 6, 2013
Reception December 12, 5:00 – 9:00pm                                       GRANT HALL GALLERY

NINE - BFA Midway exhibition 

NINE blends together the ideas of each student and will include works from a variety of concentrations: graphic arts, printmaking, painting, sculpture and photography. The contrasting processes explore each artists' individual concepts. 

Artists: Andrew Dwyer • Alex Kereczman • Brook Fitzgerald • Charlie Correales • Gosha Tomasik • Jonathan Estrada • Piotr Potoczny • Richard Guillian • Richard Sjolie

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

REpresentations (Grant Hall Gallery)

Rebecca Pugh, Salt Flats, 2013.

December 9 – December 13, 2013
Reception December 10, 6:00 – 9:00pm                                     GRANT HALL GALLERY

Reclaimed Mixed Media Landscapes

Rebecca Pugh is a Canadian, mixed media artist currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Rebecca is interested in the transformation and appropriation of common cultural objects as art media. Her mixed media paintings and sculpture incorporate paint and unconventional materials including plastic shopping bags and bed linens; objects associated with spaces that disguise the natural landscape and true climate of which we live. The exhibition, REpresentations, Reclaimed Mixed Media Landscapes, is her midway show of the MFA graduate program. 

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm