Los Disparates and Goya’s Late Works: Triumphs of Caprice
Livestreamed Lecture by Janis A. Tomlinson
Wed, April 21, 2021 4:00-5:00pm
At some point between his 70th and 75th year, the Spanish artist Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) etched images published thirty-six years after his death as Los Proverbios. Following that 1864 publication, impressions of the plates with titles in Goya’s hand that described the scenes as disparates, perhaps best translated as “irrationalities” came to light, justifying the title by which we today know these etchings. In this lecture, Janis Tomlinson will discuss how the intriguing imagery of … » More …
Follow the River: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau (exhibition opening March 1, 2021)
Livestreamed Opening Program with Michael Holloman and Other Guests
Wed, March 10, 2021 4:00-5:00pm
Follow the River: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau presents portraiture of Plateau tribal members as commissioned in the mid-1930s by former WSC President Ernest O. Holland. As a counterpoint, tremendous Plateau cultural materials are included from the Museum of Anthropology WSU, as well as the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane. The overarching goal is to revisit these documentary paintings while demonstrating tribal permanence in the region. As many Nez Perce … » More …
Lien Truong’s art practice examines the social and cultural influences that shape belief systems and heritage. Landscapes symbolizing violence and tragedy; and significant American icons in the civil rights movement are translated through oil paint and painting on silk. Through a type of blended narrative painting, the work is created through a hybridity of painting materials, techniques and philosophies, embedding in it, the complex cultural histories that mirror the Asian American lens.
Lien Truong is an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions, including the National … » More …
This workshop will focus on how to prepare 3D and 2D work for display. Meet in the Fine Arts Wood Shop. Limited space available – sign up in the Fine Arts Office. Open to WSU faculty, staff & students.
Join us in WSU Fine Arts Gallery 2 for an exhibition organized by our 2019 artist-in-residence, Jeffry Mitchell.
Mitchell lives and works in Seattle and has been an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, Zentrum für Keramik, a guest lecturer and critic at Harvard University and a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, the Neddy Artist Fellowship Award and the Contemporary Northwest Art Award.
Exhibition on view: October 24 – January 17 Fine Arts Gallery 2. Gallery Hours: M-F 8am-5pm.
Artist Lecture October 24, 4:30-5-30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium
A pop-up group exhibition of provisional art works created at Kamiak Butte and the Palouse
For this show, MFA graduate students enrolled in FA 555 Critical Practices go to Kamiak Butte with minimal materials. Artists are asked to respond to the environment in an intuitive manner for approximately three hours, working mostly in groups. In the following days, artists edit and organize their ideas for installation. The result is a quirky and quick tribute to the Butte and surrounding landscape. Additionally, for this show artists will be presenting a collaborative zine: Hidden Gems of the Palouse for Contemporary Artists, Volume 1. Taken together, these … » More …
Join us in the Fine Arts building at Washington State University for the second annual Palouse Performance Showcase! Experience the body transformed through selected programming that will encompass video performance, live solo performance, parades, live music and interactive installations. This is a dynamic and participatory event with daily performances. Watch our website and Instagram for daily schedules during the week of October 7-11!
WSU Fine Arts ceramics technician and instructor Kassie Smith uses ceramic sculpture “as a vehicle for communication, as it fosters an approachable and accessible language…to open a gateway of empathy and desire to understand by those who don’t share the same experience.” Join us for and opening reception on Thursday, August 29, in Fine Arts Gallery 3.
October 4 – 12, 2018, Fine Arts Gallery 2 Visiting Artist Lecture, October 4, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062 Opening Reception following lecture, October 4, 5:30pm, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Tariqa Waters manages a multi-faceted practice as a visual artist, alternative gallerist, curator and educator. Waters was born in Richmond, Virginia. She taught herself to be a painter, learning from other artists in her family and a period of time working as a muralist in Sicily. She exhibited her paintings in group exhibitions in the Metro D.C. area and in Atlanta where she lived prior to … » More …