UT Art Department CVA Project Space 2012 to feature multiple art forms
The University of Toledo Department of Art will be hosting a unique event in its main gallery beginning January 9, 2012. CVA Project Space 2012 will open with a photography exhibit, a play will be performed on two of the weekends during the run, and on the last week of the exhibit the work of UT drawing students will be featured.
The photography exhibit, “Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next,” from the class of Seder Burns, a lecturer of New Media, teaching courses in Digital Art and Photography, will be shown January 9 through February 5. There will also be an artist’s reception Friday, January 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free events.
The works in Millennials endeavor to identify and explore the characteristics of Generation Y: people ranging from age 18 to 29. These Millennial artists used photography to explore and illustrate facets of personal and generational identity including the sexuality, technology, morality, and mentality of the Millennial Generation. Collectively, these images construct a body of humanity, visualizing more than the face of one, but the many faces of an entire generation.
CVA Project Space 2012 goes beyond the visual arts to include the performing arts. “Exhibition,” a play written by UT Provost William McMillen for the Glacity Theatre Collective and directed by UT theatre professor, Cornel Gabara, will be performed in the gallery space January 27-29 and February 3-5. The play follows a couple that, each year on their anniversary, visits the painting they were viewing when he proposed. What might their former and future selves have to say about the life they’ve forged together?
Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.utoledo.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the UT Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 419.530.2375.Seating is very limited. The Sunday, January 29 performance is a pay-what-you-can performance. Show times are 8 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for the Sunday shows.
On the final week, February 6-12, CVA Project Space 2012 will exhibit “Measure Project, Explorations in Drawing: Large scale drawings inspired by Minimalism.” As minimalism is an art form concerned with a highly calculated formal exploration, these drawings are an exercise in restraint. Completed by students from the fall semester Explorations in Drawing course, these artworks challenge the definition of drawing and explore the vocabulary of closely related form and content.
With the exception of the play, the exhibits and the artists’ reception are free events. CVA Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.