Gallery of Art & Design
Dmitry Samarov: View from a Chicago Cab
Mr. Samarov, an artist and painter trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is an astute observer of human nature. He records those observations in his debut book Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab and on canvas.
The exhibition will open in the Main Gallery on January 23, 2013 and run through February 15, 2013. Samarov will read from Hack and discuss his art work on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at an opening reception.
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Tanya Alexia Hollander: Are You Really My Friend?
Photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander examines the social dynamics of the world of Facebook friendships in the Outer Gallery with her exhibit Tanja Alexia Hollander: Are You Really My Friend? Hollander is interested in how we define friendship and who we let into our private, yet very public online lives. Through a series of portraits of her Facebook friends in their homes, she creates an exploration of American culture, relationships, economy and class and society networking as it relates to community building.
A native of St. Louis, Hollander earned a degree in photography and feminist studies from Hampshire College and currently resides in Maine. Are You Really My Friend? recently was exhibited at the Portland Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally at galleries in New York City and Boston, and has twice has been selected for the Portland Museum of Art Biennial, winning a purchase prize in 2007. In 2009 she was chosen for a month-long residency at the La Napoule art foundation in La Napoule, France.
The exhibition is open in the Main Gallery, January 23, 2013 through February 15, 2013.
Hollander will be on campus at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 to discuss her work in the Outer Gallery.
John Lynch: A Life of Art and Design
The exhibit of Lynch’s varied works will celebrate the establishment of the John W. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund through the UCM Foundation. An opening reception for the exhibit is planned for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in UCM’s Gallery 115, just across the hall from the Main Gallery on the UCM campus. The exhibition is on view from January 23, 2013 through February 15, 2013.
After his service in Vietnam, Lynch earned a bachelor’s degree from UCM began his career as a commercial and freelance artist. He joined the UCM faculty in 1984 and earned his MFA degree from Syracuse University. He taught, mentored and inspired his students throughout his 28 year career, gaining the reputation as a tough teacher who also prepared his students well for successful careers.