May 8, 2013

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S
DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS
2013 BA EXHIBITION

MAYBE LATER
Featuring works by Grete Grubelich, Johnny Tsung Ming Hung,
Manuela Londoño Corrales, Chet Lubarsky, Jasmine Neal, Alyssa
Pappas, Zoe Petticord, Alison Snyder, Francisca Sondjaja, Zsofia
Valyi-Nagy, Jacquelyn Dale Whitman, and Leo Zhu
 
WHEN
June 1–16, 2013
Reception Friday, May 31, 6 pm
 
WHERE
Logan Center Gallery

Maybe later: maybe next time, maybe never. It seems we are always putting things off, pushing them back. Sometimes we flake. But sometimes when we say maybe later, we mean it. Sometimes we are saving things, waiting to use them when the time is just right. We save, we collect, we hoard. Maybe later we’ll use these things. Maybe later our ambitious plans will come to fruition, and later will become now. Maybe this is the moment for everything to come together. And if not, then maybe later it will.

About the Department of Visual Arts Undergraduate Program:
Visual Arts majors begin their investigation of the visual world through one of three 100-level courses that explore two- and three-dimensional phenomena or time-based media, followed by a course that considers the relationship between theory and practice. In subsequent coursework students explore the expressive potential of various media, deciding upon one or a combination, which most fully supports the investigation of their ideas. In the spring of their junior year, Visual Arts majors take a required seminar which combines making images with written analyses of art objects in museums and galleries, and the reading of theoretical and historical material. At the end of the junior year, students can apply for the honors track. Honors students work with Visual Arts faculty throughout the senior year to mount an exhibition in the spring.
 
While the concentration in the Visual Arts builds on the Chicago tradition of emphasis on critical thinking and the development, testing, and revision of ideas, we shift the emphasis to place paramount importance on critical perception in an environment that is now more than ever so dominated by the visual. All of our Visual Arts teaching underscores the fact that perception involves the complex interaction of the senses and the intellect as reflected in art and in our understanding of the larger visual world. Teaching students to see critically through making images is as integral to our practice as textual analysis is central to academic practice. Our course of study develops a powerful set of means, which allows students to become sensitive and consciously aware of phenomena such as the relative nature of color; the particular measure of space - both real and illusionistic; and the ways in which our perceptual experiences give meaning to forms in the visual field.
 

 
For more information about the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago visit dova.uchicago.edu or contact Alison LaTendresse, DOVA Associate Director of Programs and Student Affairs: alatendr@uchicago.edu.
 
For more information about Logan Center Exhibitions, please continue to check the Logan Center Exhibitions website.
 
 

Logan Center Gallery
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637
arts.uchicago.edu/logan/gallery

Hours
TUE–SAT 9 am–9 pm
SUN 11 am–9 pm
MON closed
 
Media contact:  
Mitch Marr, Marketing Manager
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
The University of Chicago
mhmarr@uchicago.edu
773.702.2997
 

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