2007 UNCG Department of Art Faculty Biennial

  • Oct 7, 2007 – Dec 9, 2007
Installation view: Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2007.

The Weatherspoon is pleased to present the 2007 biennial exhibition of recent work by faculty members in the Department of Art at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. UNCG's art faculty is made up of practicing artists who exhibit their work nationally and internationally. Their experience and knowledge in the field stimulates students to engage in their own aesthetic and intellectual pursuits.

The Art Faculty Biennial exhibition includes painting, sculpture, collage, photography, and video work by twenty faculty members, including Michael Ananian, Nikki Blair, Barbara Campbell, Chris Cassidy, Alicia Creus, Andrew Dunnill, Bryan Colburn Ellis, Seth Ellis, Robert Igoe, Elizabeth Leal, Billy Lee, Amy Lixl-Purcell, John Maggio, Sarah Martin, Jon Smith, Leah Sobsey, Mariam Aziza Stephan, Chris Thomas, Susanne Thomas, and Lee Walton.

The works in the exhibition highlight the diverse media and conceptual approaches pursued by art faculty. Michael Ananian's realist oil painting, Garage Quintet, focuses on the figure within a specific social environment, while Mariam Aziza Stephan's monochromatic oil painting, Soft Burst, explores new territory in abstract painting. Other works in the exhibition include Nikki Blair's ironic ceramic sculpture, Trojan, Chris Cassidy's video The Isthmus of Kansas, which collapses aerial views of the U.S. to only the east and west coasts, and Relocating, a video by new art faculty member, Lee Walton, documenting the artist's displacement of various objects throughout the streets of his old Brooklyn neighborhood. The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for UNCG students, staff and faculty, and the Greensboro community, to view new work produced by these accomplished practicing artists.

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.