EL: Dec. 7, Free Sketch Friday, 670

Jaime Aelavanthara Artist’s Lecture & Reception

 

Jaime Aelavanthara Artist’s Lecture & Reception

Wednesday
August 22, 2018

5:30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Jaime Johnson Jaime Johnson Aelavanthara is a member of the faculty at the University of Tampa in Photography & Foundations. Johnson received her BFA from the University of Mississippi in Imaging Arts and her MFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Johnson resides in Tampa, FL.

Her work is in public and private collections including the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, and the International House Hotel in New Orleans. Her work is represented by SEITIES gallery in Calgary, Canada.

She will discuss her career and current exhibition, Where the Roots Rise.

A Long Road Back

The Wedding Dance, 2014

The Wedding Dance, 2014

 

August 21–December 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6–8:00 p.m.
Evening with the Artist: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

George Tobolowsky’s series of metal sculptures, A Long Road Back, range from abstract winding forms to representational subjects. The artist’s incorporation of bold colors and found metal scraps create delightfully unexpected outcomes that pay tribute to modernist sculpture. Tobolowsky’s works will be on display inside and around the Museum, as well as throughout Oxford and the UM campus.

The University of Mississippi Museum would like to thank Earl Dismuke for his assistance in securing site locations and installations of these outdoor works.

Map and key to sculpture locations are below or can be downloaded as a pdf here.

Map to sculpture location in A Long Road Back

1 The University of Mississippi Museum, University Avenue & 5th Street

Bending the Blue Rules, 2013
Corporate Guardian #2, 2011

On lawn of Walton-Young house:

Drawing on Paper #2, 2011
Drawing in Red, 2012


2 The Graduate Hotel, 400 N. Lamar Blvd.

Intersecting Intersections, 2011


3 The Inn at Ole Miss 120 Alumni Dr.

Colorful Sustainable Flowers #1, 2016–2018


4 FNC, Inc., 1214 Office Park Dr.

Corporate Guardian #1, 2011


5 Baptist Memorial Hospital-North, 1100 Belk Blvd.

The Long Green Road to Success, 2016


6 Green Roof Lounge at the Courtyard by Marriott, 305 Jackson Ave. E.

The Big Daydreamer, 2014
Little Chief, 2010


7 South Lamar Court, 101 S. Lamar Ct.

Chaos Theory, 2015


8 Oxford Canteen, 766 N. Lamar Blvd.

Colors of the Universe, 2012–2018


9 Rowan Oak, 915 Old Taylor Road

Inside house:

Red/Black Road to the Blue City, 2016

EL: Where the Roots Rise Reception

Art + Exchange

Art + Exchange

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:00 p.m.

PowerHouse
413 S. 14th Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Join the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the University Museum, and the Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) at the Mississippi Museum of Art for a public dialogue to share stories, local histories, and aspirations for the community. Stories gathered will inform the future work of CAPE and could become the centerpiece of a public artwork in the community as part of a new series of artist-led, community-driven art projects in locations across Mississippi.

About CAPE:
The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) is an initiative of the Mississippi Museum of Art supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. CAPE’s purpose is to use original artworks, exhibitions, programs, and engagements with artists to increase understanding and inspire new narratives in contemporary Mississippi.

Where the Roots Rise

Moth Mother, 2017

Moth Mother, 2017

July 24–December 1, 2018

Artist’s Lecture: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

with light refreshments

Opening Reception and Gallery Walkthrough with Artist: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, 6–8:00 p.m.

Where the roots rise, in a forest full of ecru bone, the woman of the woods awakes to a world of myth and ruination.


Where the Roots rise, a series of tea-stained cyanotypes, serves as a reminder that the gap between nature and ourselves is smaller than we acknowledge. Decay runs rampant—seasons change—nature lies in await to stake its claim.

Jaime Aelavanthara’s work articulates humankind’s capacity to decay as a marker of our identity. Set in the swamps and woods of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, natural places where one encounters life and death, growth and decay, the series chronicles the intimate relationship of a feral woman and her surrounding nonhuman environment. The woman collects the bones, branches, and flora and treads with the animals, both dead and living. Recognizing the deaths of other creatures, this woman observes in death, she, too, will be repurposed and consumed by the earth.

The cyanotype process shifts focus from potentially colorful landscapes and figures to patterns, textures, and the relationships of forms within the images. Tea-staining the prints dulls the blue and adds warmth. Printing on Japanese Kitakata paper, which is prone to ripping, tearing, and wrinkling, reflects the deterioration of nature and gives the prints a feeling of fragility. Untamed ultimately reflects upon the forms, the impermanence, and the interconnectedness of natural life.

An Evening with the Artist: Philip Jackson

Still Life for the 21st Century

Pear, apples, cherries

Thursday
June 7, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Philip JacksonIn conjunction with the current exhibit, The UnstillLife, featured artist and University of Mississippi professor, Philip Jackson, will lead a lecture, Still Life for the 21st Century, and gallery talk exploring still life painting in the modern art world.

Adult Studio Workshops

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EVENT IS FULL

Please call, 662-915-7205, or email Emily McCauley, esdean@olemiss.edu, to be placed on the wait list.

 


 

Painting the Light with Philip Jackson

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 5–7:00 P.M.
(Gallery talk and sketching)
and SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 9:30 A.M.–NOON and 1–3:00 P.M.
(Still life painting studio sessions)

COST: $35 (includes materials and all sessions)

Open to adults with all levels of experience, University of Mississippi Associate Professor of Art Philip Jackson will lead a two-day workshop on still life painting. Space is limited for this workshop, and pre-registration is required.

Register Here

 

 
Philip JacksonPhilip Jackson is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi in Oxford where he currently teaches and heads the painting program. His work is part of the permanent collections of art museums in Evansville and Fort Wayne, Indiana, Huntsville, Alabama and most recently the Mississippi Arts Commission in Jackson, Mississippi.

His paintings have been featured in a number of premiere magazines, including, Art in America, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and American Artist Magazine. He has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal, Canada, a two-time recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, numerous scholarly research grants from The University of Mississippi and most recently was named this year’s fellow of the $15,000 Jane Crater Hiatt Fellowship.

He received his BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and his MFA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and studied abroad at (SACI) Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.

Working in the established genre of still life, Philip R. Jackson takes a traditional subject and invigorates it with a fresh contemporary vision. Jackson’s paintings are seen through the eyes of another world. Overlooked and commonplace, objects are suspended in a single moment. However, it is in the intimate act of seeing that one can observe an unveiling universe. Bathed in light, the mystery of each object is revealed. The haunting silence of what has happened or the inevitable finish of what is yet to come fills the air with anticipation.

Yoga on the Trail

Every Monday at 8:00 a.m.
June and July 2018

BAILEY WOODS TRAIL
Enter from the back of the Museum parking lot.
Join us for RebelWell Yoga on the Trail this summer!
Bring a mat and water. Follow the Museum on Facebook (@UniversityofMSmuseum) for updates and cancellations.
First come, first served.
Free of charge.

An Evening with the Artist: Maysey Craddock

Deep the Well by Maysey Craddock

Thursday
May 3, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Maysey Craddock will discuss her career and current exhibition, Ruin is a Secret Oasis.