Visiting Artists Archive

We host several visiting artists every semester in the Art Department and University Galleries.

Spring 2014 :: Fall 2013 :: Spring 2013 :: Fall 2012

Fall 2014

Work. Respect. Dignity.

Panel Discussion featuring Visiting Artist, Earl Dotter

Thursday September 18 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00)
Downtown Campus Gallery

Immigrants power the region’s economic engines, yet their ability to engage in our communities often hinges on their immigration status. Migrants Clinicians Network (MCN) has partnered with renowned photojournalist Earl Dotter to capture the rhythm of their lives and work. Their images and stories offer an opportunity to humanize the greater immigration discussion. The goal of this exhibition and panel discussion is to promote civic engagement in an often-fraught conversation, and to explore the impact of immigration amidst settled communities and the impact of migration on immigrants and their families. The panel discussion will include Dotter, who for decades has documented the lives of immigrants and other laborers through both text and image. Also on the panel is Dr. Louis Detwiler, SU Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies Department chair; Dr. Tim Dunn, SU professor of sociology, Dr. Casper Bendixsen, a cultural anthropologist from the National Farm Medicine Center; and Noe Parra Manrique, an immigrant, photo subject, longtime Salisbury resident and parent. The panel will be moderated by Amy Liebman, an expert on migrant health.

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Visiting Artist, Cheryl Nemazie

Thursday September 25 at 5:00 pm
Fulton Hall 111


After establishing a successful career as an art director and award-winning graphic designer for an international hotel chain, Nemazie left the corporate world to focus on a second career as a documentary and fine art photographer. She has worked with NGOs all over the world, funding her humanitarian photographic efforts with work as a freelance commercial creative. She has worked with organizations that aid women in Nepal with micro-financing, children in Uganda orphaned by AIDS, flood victims in Mexico and villagers in Madagascar struggling to balance traditional ways of life with concerns for endangered wildlife.

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Visiting Artist, Nate Larson

Thursday October 2 at 5:30 pm
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TXTED, curated by Marisa Sage, explores the ever the evolving conversation between art and language. This group, text-based exhibition contains paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and installation: all utilizing text as the agent to illuminate intricate conceptual metaphors, visual insights and complex narratives. The role humorous and “simple” texts take on echoes their role in “art” currently as a tool that disarms the viewer, allowing them to trust the artist before they are hit with concepts and processes that often reveal the harsh realities of our current political climates and complex societies. Artists in this exhibition include: Sol LeWitt, Alex Gingrow, Carrie Mae Weems, Iviva Olenick, Jayson Musson, Michael Scoggins, Meg Hitchcock, John Salvest, David Rathman, William Powhida, Kim Rugg, Daniel Oglander, and Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman.

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Visiting Graphic Designer, Nikki Grad

Thursday November 13 at 5:00 pm
Fulton Hall 111


Art Department Alumnus, Nikki Grad, returns to discuss her career as a professional designer and to judge the Graphic Design Senior Show. Grad was lead designer and brand manager for the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (DCJCC), before joining the start-up design firm NAV as Design Director in 2013. Founded by Michael Alea, former Art Director for the Obama White House, NAV works with major national and international clients, including Target, Google, and Southwest Airlines. Grad will share her experiences on the journey from S.U. Art student to successful design professional.

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Spring 2014

Visiting Artist Talk: Nathan Green

Thursday February 6, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Fulton Hall 111

Colorful works by Allie Rex, Mar Anne Arntzen and Nathan Greene playfully question form and meaning through abstraction in the exhibit “Colors & Things”. These exuberant paintings and installations revel in issues of visual perception creating a game of forms that is as fun to traverse as it must have been to make. Rex, Arntzen and Greene are emerging artists working in related ways yet in diverse places, namely New York, Baltimore and Dallas/Fort Worth. The similarities in their artwork suggest that there is a language of contemporary abstraction that extends beyond specific locales.

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Visiting Artist Talk: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

Thursday February 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Fulton Hall 111

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy create works that question how meaning is established and how cultural memories are formed. Their collaborative practice occupies many terrains: exhaustive categorization, recreation and reenactment, automation, miniaturization, and most recently remote viewing and speculative modeling. Ranging from installation and software forms to curatorial practice, their art often uses technology to produce live effects and experiences. At Salisbury University, the McCoys marry these live effects with an investigation of real spaces.

The McCoy’s work has been exhibited nationally at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, P.S.1, Postmasters Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, and Internationally in exhibitions including projects at the Pompidou Center, the British Film Institute, ZKM, the Hanover Kunstverien, the Bonn Kunstverein, and F.A.C.T. (Liverpool, UK).

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Lecture: Dancing in Venice-Native American Art, National Pavilions & the Politics of “Going Global” with Dr. Jessica Horton

Thursday March 6, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Fulton Hall 111

Art Historian Jessica Horton speaks about the history of Native American artists at the Venice Biennale. Horton’s work examines the ways that the work of Native American artists transcended the borders of the U.S. and played a key role in the international art world throughout the 20th century. Horton’s lecture covers the impact of the 1932 Venice Biennale in which a group of Native American artists represented the U.S., as well as more recent Biennales

that have featured the work indigenous North American artists. Last year, Horton was the Wyeth Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts within the National Gallery of Art, and she currently holds the position of Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow at The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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Camile Paglia: Dada & Surrealism

Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Holloway Hall Auditorium

Paglia talks about two radical 20th-century art movements whose legacy can be traced from Alfred Hitchcock’s thrillers and Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone to 1960s street theatre and today’s computer-animated music videos. Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her sixth book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars, was recently released in Vintage paperback.

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Artist Talk: Corinne Beardsley

Thursday May 8, 2014  at 5 p.m.
Downtown Campus

This solo exhibition by Corinne Beardsley presents a new series of ceramic and mixed media sculptures. Multiple sculptural heads installed throughout the gallery preserve gestural moments, discovering the form as it emerges. Some characters confront you with their monolithic scale and mass, as some pull you in for a more intimate interaction. These heads are inspired from the layers of expression we contain or release.

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Fall 2013

Panel Discussion: Land, Landscapes & earthly Visions; A Scholarly & Artistic Interchange

Wednesday, September 4, 7 – 9pm
Fulton Hall 111

James Hatley (environmental studies), Ivan Young (environmental studies), and Elizabeth Kauffman (art) discuss some of the ecological and economic pressures we face. How we think and in turn handle the land will shape not only our environment but ourselves. The exhibition “This Land” includes twelve artists whose works explore this subject of man’s relationship with nature; each presenting nuanced views of how the land (and sea) are shaped both physically and figuratively by human activities and perception.

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Visiting Artist Talk: Marc Castelli

Thursday, September 12, 5pm
Fulton Hall 111

The eastern shore artist will discuss his watermen series as well as his career as a painter. Marc Castelli carries a fascination with water and boats, and a love of history and cultures that he obtained from his parents. He started painting workboats of the Chesapeake from the dockside views, now he spends countless hours each year out on the water with the watermen. Castelli not only spends an abundance of time on the water photographing, sketching, drawing and painting boats; but an essential part of his life for thirty years have been racing sailboats.

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Gallery Talk with Professor Tom Horton

Friday, September 13, 5:30pm
Downtown Campus

S.U. Environmental Studies Professor Tom Horton will discuss Marc Castelli’s work in The Water Business. This event will be held at the new Downtown Campus gallery at 118 N. Division street in Salisbury.

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Performance: Tatsuya Nakatani

Thursday, September 19, 8pm
Downtown Campus

Experimental percussionist performs inorganic, industrial-like noises juxtaposed in the same breath as organic and lush nature-like sounds.

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Closing Reception: This Land & The Water Business

Third Friday, September 20, 5 – 8pm
University Gallery & Downtown Campus

Join us for light fare and drinks to celebrate the closing of these two exhibitions. Shuttle service between galleries provided. Salisbury’s “Third Friday” events will also be underway on the downtown plaza at this time, including artist booths, live music and food.

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Visiting Artist Talk: Marty Weishaar

Friday, October 4, 5pm
Downtown Campus

The artist discusses his career, his artwork, and his project on view at the SU Art Galleries Downtown Campus. Using the beautiful, yet crude, elements of cardboard and colored tape, along with greeting cards, mashed-up paintings, drawings and other found elements, Weishaar creates an informative study of a community dealing with an ecological and humanitarian crisis cause by mountain top coal mining. A reception will follow the talk at 6:00 pm

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Panel Discussions: Art Department Faculty

Tuesday & Thursday, October 8 & 10, 3:30pm
University Gallery

Art department faculty will discuss their artwork, inspiration, and thoughts on art making; moderated by Marisa Sage. These discussions are in conjunction with the faculty exhibition. “Marked” is the perfect opportunity for the University and off-campus communities to learn more about what inspires our faculty’s artistic practice and to see the impact our professors have on our students and vice versa.

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Reception: Marked, Recent Works by SU Art Department Faculty

Friday, October 11, 5pm
University Gallery

This reception immediately follows the Music Department Faculty Recital at 5pm in Fulton Hall 112.

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Lecture: Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Electro Kinetic Grammar

Thursday, October 17, 5pm
Fulton Hall 111

These artists will discuss their project on view in the Electronic Gallery, as well as their careers in general. The show will combine scientific methods with artistic practice.  In this work, a drummer's body will be the vehicle to explore the relationship between the drummer’s mind-body complex, repetition, drumming styles, and how this physical activity can be translated through the use of monitoring mechanisms into data, diagrams, spectral images, and other visual forms. 

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Lecture: Khristian Weeks

Thursday, November 7, 5pm
Location TBA

The artist discusses his career, his artwork, and his performance at SU in August 2013, which existed somewhere between installation art and performance. Khristian Weeks manipulates light and sound to transform environments.

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Visiting Artist Talk: Graphic Designer Kimberly Dow

Thursday, December 5, 5pm
Fulton Hall 111

Dow talks about her award-winning career in marketing and graphic design. An SU graduate, her attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills have produced work recognized by the American Advertising Federation, Graphic Design USA magazine, the Creativity Awards, American Corporate ID awards and more. Dow is the owner of Kalico design, in Frederick, MD, which focuses on projects promoting healthy lifestyles, such as those in the wellness, organic, holistic or women oriented industries. She is also the former president of the Greater Frederick chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

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Spring 2013

Annual Faculty Show – 2/8/2013

Friday February 8 at 6:00 pm, Faculty Show Reception in University Gallery 3:00-5:00 pm, Artist Panel Discussion in FH 111 5:00 pm Music Faculty Recital in FH 112

This year’s Annual Art Department Faculty Exhibition curated by the new Galleries Manager Marisa Sage, will feature an exciting new element, the “Living Studio Residency”. Part-time faculty member, Lucia Michel, will transform the Atrium Gallery into a working artist’s studio for one month.

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Art Fairs and the Contemporary Art Market – 2/12/2013

Tuesday February 12 at 6:00 pm, A review of auxiliary art fairs in Miami Basel 2012 with Liz Kauffman and Marisa Sage of the SU Galleries in TE 156

A review of auxiliary art fairs in Miami Basel 2012. A visual presentation given by Director of University Galleries Elizabeth Kauffman and Galleries Manager Marisa Sage.

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Living Studio Residency – 2/22/2013

Friday February 22 at 5:00 pm, Closing Reception in the Atrium Gallery

During this residency we welcome visitors and the public to engage in conversation with Lucia about her working methods and the paintings themselves. That same month, join us in the University Gallery for phenomenal new works of all scales and media by each of our talented art faculty.

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Gabriel Barcia–Colombo – 3/14/2013

Wednesday March 14 at 4:00 pm, “For Those Who Wait” visiting artist lecture with Gabriel Barcia–Colombo in TE 152
Wednesday March 14 at 12:00 noon, Workshop with the artist in TE 352 (contact Preston Poe)

"For Those Who Wait" 2011 is an interactive video sculpture about the physicality of time. 10 video projected clocks hang motionless in a room. As the viewer winds up a crank the clocks come to life, their hands spinning out of control until they self-destruct in a variety of animations.

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo's work focuses on memorialization and, more specifically, the act of leaving one's imprint for the next generation. His video sculptures play upon this exigency in our culture to chronicle, preserve and wax nostalgic, an idea which Barcia-Colombo renders visually by “collecting” human beings (alongside cultural archetypes) as scientific specimens. Barcia-Colombo was a 2012 TED fellow, and has exhibited his work as such places as the Elga Wimmer Gallery, the 92Y Tribeca, and 3rd Ward in New York, and the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco, CA.

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Jenny Morgan – 4/4/2013

Thursday April 4 at 5:00 pm, “Beyond Vision: messages from the holographic universe” Visiting Artist Lecture in FH 111

Beyond Vision is a themed group exhibition that explores the extra-physical phenomena of our universe. In such varied media as painting, video, photography, sculpture and even quilts, each artist in this show presents a different example of how we might envision or visually communicate the paranormal. The featured artist of this show is Jenny Morgan who will visit SU in April 2013. Morgan is a figurative painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work “formulates a grounded state of hyper-sense while stripping each figure she paints to their spiritual core.” Her masterful paintings, while grounded in contemporary realism, go beyond mere representation to suggest alternate realities and psychedelia. Morgan’s work has been widely exhibited and featured in many publications such as High-Fructose, L Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine. She is currently represented by Plus Gallery in Denver and Driscoll-Babcock Gallery in New York.

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Mixed Tape and "New Fumes" Performances – 4/10/2013

Wednesday April 10 from Noon-3:00 pm, New Media “Mixed Tape” reception in the
Electronic Gallery
4:00 pm “New Fumes” performance in TE 316/17

This year’s annual “Mixtape” show will feature work from a large assortment of Salisbury University New Media students who created new work in the 2012-13 school year. Live video mixing, “new soundtrack” projects, remixed movie trailers, 3D animation work, free pizza and more!

New Fumes is an experimental music and video experience helmed by artist and musician Daniel Huffman. Touring nationally with acclaimed artists Polyphonic Spree and The Flaming Lips, among others, New Fumes presents convergent media technology through sonic and post-digital visual aesthetics in a live immersive setting. Using glitch, remix, sequencing, live musicianship and video mixing, New Fumes creates a unique and compelling audience experience blending creative technology and rock and roll aesthetic to astonishing effect.

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Quentin McCaffrey – 4/11/2013

Thursday April 11 at 6:00 pm, Visiting Artist Lecture at the Mosely Gallery, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

The Art departments of Salisbury University and UMES welcome sculptor Quentin McCaffery to their campuses for a workshop and exhibition. Sculpture students from both universities with join McCaffrey for a morning sculpture workshop at Salisbury. At 6:00 pm McCaffrey, who has worked with internationally known artist Jeff Koons, will give a lecture at UMES, followed by a reception for the group show “Face to Face” at the Mosely Gallery, which includes McCaffrey’s work.

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Shelby Lee Adams – 4/25/2013

Thursday April 25 at 5 pm, Visiting Artist Lecture in the Nanticoke Room

This exhibition will build off of the eight works within the Salisbury University Gallery Collection, following the prolific photographic career of artist Shelby Lee Adams as he captures four generations of the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky through his lens. Spanning nearly forty years, The 4th Generation will focus on four of the Appalachian Mountain families Adams choose to immortalize, including “Brice and Crow on Porch, 1992” (Part of the Salisbury University Collection), a photo featuring two members of The Caudill Family. Shelby began photographing the Caudill family directly out of college in 1974, as we will see in the exhibition, he continues to photograph the living members to this day. Shelby Lee Adams was born in 1950 and has exhibited in galleries and museums across the world. Adams is part of many important public and private collections including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Shelby received the Guggenheim Photography fellowship in 2010, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts photography fellowship in 2009. Mr. Adams has a published four books featuring his Appalachian Mountain families, including “Salt & Truth” in 2011.

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Fall 2012

Tammie Rubin - 9/6/2012

Thursday September 6 at 5 pm in FH 111

Tammie Rubin is a contemporary ceramic artist whose primary interests are transforming the familiar and trivial into the mythic and fantastical. Her sculptures explore chimerical creatures, contraptions, and assemblages, and they often refer to conical forms that imply communication; such as megaphones, dunce caps, caution cones, gramophones, steeples, and satellite dishes.

There will be a Gallery Reception following the talk.

The exhibition runs August 27 – October 6, 2012 in the Atrium Gallery

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Ethan Karp – 9/8/2012

The New York Gallery Scene
Saturday September 8 at 7 pm in FH 111

Ethan Karp, Associate Director of the OK Harris Gallery in SoHo, New York City, will discuss his many years of experience in the art world. OK Harris Works of Art was founded in 1969 by Ivan Karp, Ethan’s father. It was one of the first art galleries in SoHo, inspiring the development of the neighborhood as a destination for artists and collectors. OK Harris was initially at the forefront of the Photo Realist movement, but over the years developed a wide-ranging exhibition program, based on the Karps’ commitment to seeking out new artists.

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Theresa Saur – 9/20/2012

Audio-Visual: The Intersection of Art and Music
Thursday September 20 at 5 pm in FH 111

Theresa Saur will be speaking about her ongoing research project and book, Notations 21. This project and anthology is based on John Cage’s seminal work, particularly his musical scores that were liberated from the traditional staff and are essentially graphic in nature. Since the 1960s, thousands of composers have developed unique or graphical styles of notation, and this book profiles the work of more than 160 such composers. This project represents “the most exhilarating and exciting concepts of communication systems and developments in new performance methods by fusing the arts in the most experimental and innovative styles never seen before.”

There will be a Gallery Reception following the talk.

The exhibition exploring the intersection of art and music, featuring visual scores, creative instruments, paintings, photographs, installations, and live performances, runs from August 27 – September 29, 2012 in the University Gallery in Fulton Hall 

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Daniel Venne – 9/27/2012 

Thursday September 27 at 5:00pm in TE 152

Daniel Venne is a painter and interdisciplinary artist, whose artworks are in collections in North America, Europe, India, and Japan. His art ranges from whimsical illustration to classically influenced compositions. He teaches fine art, design, and art history at the University of the District of Columbia. He will be on campus to discuss his approach to fostering original ideas and innovative thinking in student artwork.

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Jeremiah Chu – 10/4/2012

Visiting Artist: Daily Practice: Jeremiah Chu
Thursday October 4 at 5:00 pm in FH 111

Daily Practice will be a multi-media extravaganza of sights and sounds that represent all that goes into the contemporary and experimental practice of the young Chicago-based firm, Plural Design. Jeremiah Chiu and Renata Graw founded Plural in 2008. With a focus on pursuing meaningful projects, Plural explores new approaches within the design process, experimenting in a wide range of media including print, web, video, sound, interactive and installation. Despite their relatively short time as a firm, Plural has already garnered awards and attention from Print Magazine, HOW Magazine, Communication Arts, Creative Review, AIGA, and Typeforce.

There will be a Gallery Reception following the talk.

The exhibition runs October 4 – November 3 in the University Gallery in Fulton Hall.

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Pamela ZPamela Z – 10/18/201

Baggage Allowance: Performance & Artist Talk
Thursday October 18 at 4 pm in TETC 317

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture-activated MIDI controllers and video. The performance will be followed by refreshments at 5 pm, and an Artist Talk at 5:30 pm.

Interactive Music & Performance Workshop Friday October 19 at noon in TETC 317

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Preston Poe – 10/25/2012

Drone: Three Laws
Thursday  October 25 at 5:00 pm in the Atrium Gallery

A gallery talk with the artist about the exhibition, which features a series of illustrations and animations by Salisbury University’s New Media Professor, Preston Poe. Based on the premise of Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotic behavior, Poe's imagery depicts science fiction elements of a futuristic world blending nature and technology in a  post-apocalyptic dystopia.

The exhibition runs October 18 – November 5 in the Atrium Gallery.

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