January 20-February 3, 2017
Closing Reception, Friday, February 3 5:00-6:00 PM
The School of Art and Design is proud to announce the 2017 Faculty Collects Exhibition in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery. A closing reception, First Friday, February 3 at 5:00 PM will honor the faculty and present work from their personal collections of art.
As artists, faculty often trade with other artists and purchase work for their own enjoyment by friends, colleagues, students and famous artists. This exhibition highlights the art that School of Art and Design faculty has chosen to collect and live with. The work showcases a wide range of media including ceramics, illustration, drawing, metal design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile design.
East Carolina University features the largest and most diverse studio art program in North Carolina and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design with faculty enjoying an international reputation in both the studio arts and scholarly endeavors.
February 16 - March 10, 2017
Lecture by Juror: Jessica Hines
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:00 PM, Speight Auditorium
Exhibition Reception to Follow
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is proud to announce that the Tenth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition will be on view in the School of Art and Design from February 16 through March 10, 2017. The exhibition juror, Jessica Hines, will give a lecture on her work and announce awards on Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 PM in Speight Auditorium. An opening reception honoring the artists will follow in the Gray Gallery. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Juror Jessica Hines chose 85 works by 30 artists from across the country for inclusion in the exhibition covering the range of photographic processes, including the now dominant digital imaging, traditional black and white and color photography, antiquarian and alternative processes. The artists in the exhibition are: Diana H. Bloomfield, Richard Buswell, Aaron Blum, Chris Cardelli, Bridget Conn, George Daniel, Catherine Day, Gloria Defillips Brush, Alex Delapena, Colleen Fitzgerald, Pato Herbert, David N. Hyman, Megan Jacobs, Stephen Marc, Scott McRae, R. Leighton McWilliams, Bridget Milligan, Julie Mixon, Tim Mize, Jeff Murphy, Elizabeth O'Connor, Douglas Prince, Holden Richards, Mary Robnett, Heather Evans Smith, John Steck, Jr., Robert Sulkin, Ani Tung, Caroline Waterman and Morgan Ford Willingham.
Artist and storyteller Jessica Hines, uses the camera's inherent quality as a recording device to explore illusion and to suggest truths that underlie the visible world. At the core of Hines' work lies an inquisitive nature inspired by personal memory, experience and the unconscious mind. Hines began to cultivate her creative disposition early in life and her love of the arts led her to attend Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Continuing to pursue her interests, she studied photography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Hines most recently won 1st Place in the Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st Place in NEXT: New Photographic Visions, Castell Photography Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Avedon, Asheville, North Carolina, The Kolga Award for Best Experimental Photography, Kolga Tbislisi Photo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Humanitarian Documentary Grant in the WPGA Annual, Pollux Awards, juried by Philip Brookman, Chief Curator and Head of Research at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, First Prize in Fine Art Portfolio in the World Wide Photography Gala Awards, Grand Prize for portfolio in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010 and her work was exhibited in the New York Photo Festival 2011 in Subjective/Objective, curated by Elisabeth Biondi, New York, New York. Jessica Hines is a professor and member of the art faculty at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
Tom Braswell, interim director, said of the Tenth Biennial sponsored by the Gray Gallery, "The first Photography and Digital Image Exhibition in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery was organized by Gil Leebrick, Director, and held in February 1997. The exhibition's first juror, Olivia Parker, chose a show that was ecumenical in its diversity of photo-based media. Subsequent jurors Evon Streetman, Robert Fichter, Maggie Taylor, Mark Klett, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Keith Carter, Sam Wang and Burk Uzzle continued the selection of a wide range of aesthetics for the exhibition. In keeping with that tradition, this year's show is an overview of the pluralism of practice in contemporary photographic art."
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of 5th and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the exhibition. The gallery is closed for all University holidays. Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department of Disability Support Services, at least two weeks prior to the event (252) 737-1016. Parking for the reception is available in the lot surrounding Jenkins Fine Arts Center.
For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-6336.