Floating Needles: Art Seniors Thesis Exhibition
April 17th, 2020 and beyond
The University Art Gallery and the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies of the University of the South are pleased to Present online exhibitions by the graduating Art majors of 2020.
Collectively, these six bodies of work address the distribution of tension across and between surfaces. Floating Needles refers to the phenomenon resulting from surface tension, of that moment water supports heavier substances. Similar to needles afloat on water, the works in this exhibition point in different directions, but together exist in a delicate and tense state of balance. The works deal with contradictions and resistance, and vulnerability and resilience. By doing so, this group of Art majors manifests an almost prescient awareness of the stresses and strains precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With approaches that range from assemblage to video, and drawing to photography, our attention is drawn to end-of-life passages (Heidi Hayne), the commonness of solitude (Malik Hodge), connections between gender and the environment (Hallery Matson and Henry Ray), and the fragmentation and reconstruction of memory (Anna Douglas Smith and Hongyu Zhou). All together the exhibition challenges us not only to think about these issues but also how we frame them.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting closure of our campus leaves us with a shift of all programming and activities to online processes. Final thesis portfolios may be viewed by following the links below. The Department encourages visitors to leave comments and messages of support, to help cherish and celebrate our students and this community as we redefine our borders.
Anna Douglas Smith
For further information, please contact
Pradip Malde, Professor of Art
Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
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The Art majors of 2020 present their final thesis portfolios for online viewing. [Links will go live at 4:30 PM Friday, April 17, 2020.
Anna Douglas Smith
Hongyu (Harry) Zhou
COVID-19 ADJUSTMENTS: The Comprehensive examination for Art majors normally assesses a year-long process via the production and exhibition of a Portfolio of work, an oral defense, a public presentation, and a 3,000 to 5,000-word thesis that presents a critical inquiry of the Portfolio. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and cancellation of all on-site classes, the following constitutes the ART 430 course requirements and by extension, the Art Comprehensive exam. NOTE that there will not be any physical exhibition, nor oral defense.
Exhibition: present an online portfolio, accessed from this site, the University Art Gallery site, and each Art Major’s web site, comprising the complete thesis body of work, providing detail views wherever necessary. A link to the portfolio is sent to all Art Faculty. Due: 9 AM, Friday April 17, 2020.
Defense: A Zoom.us discussion with Art faculty, while referencing the online portfolio. 30 minutes. TBD, during the week starting Monday April 20.
Thesis: 9 AM, Monday April 27, 2020. Final Thesis due from all Art SRs, email to all Art faculty, as PDF and Word, named: Lastname_FinalThesisPaper
Art Majors can now view and submit Honors Application forms online.
Deadline to submit is Monday, November 17 at 1 pm.
All majors must send Pradip an exhibition packet – digital form, zipped into one folder, which is named <LastnameFirstname_exhib-pack>. See this page for more information.
Deadlines for this vary. All materials EXCEPT the check/price lists are due no later than 2 weeks prior to the opening of your exhibition (this applies to both Nabit and Gallery venues). The check/price list must be submitted electronically by the start of the exhibition installation.
[this page will be updated frequently until around February 4, 2011]
- All SRs are required to attend all Gallery and Nabit events, and all SR and JR presentations
2.21 and 2.22, 7 to 9:30 PM
SR mid-term presentations, 15m each, 5 m questions – all SRs to attend and present. All JRs must attend
4.13, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Lauren Maggart defense
4.14, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Lauren Maggart public presentation and reception
4.15, 12:30 – 4:30 PM
SR (non-hons) public presentations, 20m+10m questions
4:30 – 6:30: reception in Gallery, dinner at EQB club to follow
4.18, 8:00AM to Noon
SR (non-hons) private defense, 25m each
4.26, 8:00 AM
All thesis papers (Hons and non-Hons) due