Dreams, Myths

Show ran from 2/2/1999 to 2/27/1999

Stories in Clay

Adrian Hatfield

2/4/2009 to 2/27/2009

“Recent Works,” paintings and dioramas


Hatfield’s paintings explore the role of science imagery in contemporary culture and how it unexpectedly mirrors nineteenth-century Romantic landscape paintings with its amazingly vast subject matter.  The artist examines the visual language science uses to make information digestible while making artwork that embraces ingenuity, strength, and shows the inherent beauty of science’s visual language while exposing the limitations.

Global Arts and Culture Exchange

2/4/2009 to 2/27/2009

“Suitcase,”  exchange show, various media

OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, February  6, 6-9 pm

The Global Arts and Culture Exchange is an exchange of visits and exhibitions between graduate students from Michigan State University and the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil.  Suitcase expresses and explores ideas about traveling and living in a globalized society. The works embrace correspondence, translation and interaction between various people.  Each piece is portable and transitory.  This exhibition itself is an installation about process, marked by the transient nature of its subject, the suitcase.    

Participating Artists:  Steve Baibak, Mathew Boonstra, Ben Clore, Deon Foster,  Benjamin Fuhrman, Janel Schultz, Lisa Truax, Grant Whipple, Debra Bruel, Flávia Duzzo, Talita Esquivel, Miguel Etges, Silvia Guadagnini, Ana Hmeljevski, Jefferson Kielwagen, Diego Rayck and Márcia Sousa.

This project was funded by support from the Office of the Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Art and Art History, the Council for Graduate Students, the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a Tinker Field Research Grant.  


Vesna Jovanovic

Show ran from 2/4/2009 to 2/27/2009

“Formation,”  ink spill drawings and ceramic vessels 

Jovanovic tells us her drawings allude to the confusing mixture of curiosity, fear, awe and mystery that surround the concepts of research and scientific progress. The drawings are at the same time enticing and repulsive; they are detailed and graceful, yet chaotic and unpredictable.  The recent drawings are closely related to the ceramic vessels from the artist’s early work that was inspired by the relationship between human technology and other natural technologies (seashells, beehives, anthills, spiderwebs, etc.)  With her more recent vessels, the artist states she is interested in providing a new entryway for the viewer – one in which the vessel is experienced as a metaphor for the human condition.