Department of Art and Art History News

Mike Osborne publishes "Floating Island"

Fri. June 13, 2014

Mountain that appears to be floating above horizon
Courtesy of the artist

Mike Osborne's (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2006) book, Floating Island, has been published through Daylight Books. The tome chronicles his documentation of a phenomenon at the Bonneville Salt Flats which causes a small mountain to appear as if it were floating above the horizon. Osborne presented the book, project, and an exhibition at the completion of his 2012 residency at Artpace.

Jamie Panzer installation in Boggy Creek Greenbelt

Tue. June 10, 2014

Sculptures made from pieces of wood glued together in a field
Photo courtesy of the artist

Jamie Panzer (M.F.A. Studio Art, 1993) has installed Binary Branch in the Boggy Creek Greenbelt as part of the City of Austin's Tempo program. The work will be on display through July. Binary Branch is an ongoing series by Panzer, more examples of the work are available on his website.

On Friday, June 27, Panzer will host a viewing at 7 pm until dark. Binary Branch has continued to grow since its installation in February and will continue to grown until its final day. A closing reception will be held on Wednesday, July 30. Viewers are invited to watch Panzer cut the installation down in sections.

Barry Stone included in "Frameshift" at Denny Gallery

Tue. June 10, 2014

Digitally altered photograph of flower bouquet
Barry Stone, Bouquet 3487_1, 2013, archival inkjet print, 35 7/8" x 23 7/8." Courtesy of Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery

Barry Stone (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2001) presents work in Frameshift, an exhibition curated by useful pictures. The exhibition opens Thursday, June 12, and continues through July 20 at Denny Gallery (New York, N.Y.). A gallery talk will occur at 3 p.m. on June 14.

Leslie Mutchler interviewed about interactive project

Mon. June 9, 2014

modular art making stations in gallery
Photo by Deborah Cannon for Austin360

Next time you visit the Blanton Museum of Art, experience the WorkLAB Satellites! Designed and constructed by Professor Leslie Mutchler, these stations allow visitors to make artwork. Learn more about Mutchler's process and ideas in an interview with the artist conducted by the Blanton Museum.

Elizabeth McClellan and Karen Woodward included in group exhibition at MoHA

Wed. June 4, 2014

Detail of powered graphite on paper exposed to the elements
Elizabeth McClellan, detail from Untitled (Storm Shapes – Early January, Freezing Rain), 2014

Elizabeth McClellan (M.F.A. Studio Art candidate) and Karen Woodward (B.A. Art History, 1993) are included in group exhibition Movement at the Museum of Human Achievement. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 6, at 8 pm at 3600 Lyons Rd.

Elizabeth McClellan is an artist and set designer whose work examines the construction of landscape through the body's relationship to specific places. Her current series, Storm Shapes, interacts with weather events in an attempt to capture a slice of time and to frame the massive natural forces that shape land and cities into human scale. McClellan graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan University in 2009 before joining us at UT Austin.

Karen Woodward followed her art history degree with an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Washington University in 2000. Prior to moving back to Austin, Woodward was faculty at Craft Alliance Education Center in St. Louis, MO, where she was chair of the Glass Department. Karen has been a studio art instructor for over 10 years and has taught all levels glass sculpture to both children and adults. She has served as an instructor for several studio art courses including foundry casting for bronze, centrifugal casting for jewelry, as well as 2 and 3D Design.