November 11, 2014

Wanda Pearcy Lecture Tues Nov 18 at 6pm

Digital Art Mixed-Media Students,
Please attend the Wanda Pearcy Visual Culture Lecture
Tues Nov 18 at 6pm in Montague Hall

Wanda Pearcy is a full time faculty member in Digital Art and Photography. She teaches Photography and Alternative Processes classes for the Department of Art & Design at University of Minnesota Duluth.

Artist"s Quote:
I am interested in using artistic practice as a vehicle for transformation. The subjects I am using are organic processes such as: seasons and the weather, aging and death, dirt and plant life, decay and regeneration, i.e. organic life ... that is in a continual state of flux. When comparing the human body I see similar processes that suggest we are not separate from the landscape, but a living part existing as part of the landscape. My work explores this connection between the human experience and the land.

Blog Assignment: Please reflect on the artist's creative process and relationship between digital media and environmental themes. Post your response to the comments here. (~150 words) by Thursday November 20.

April 10, 2012

Scott Stulen + Bud Rodecker / Lectures

UMD Annual Student Show Jurors:
Scott Stulen (artist and curator) and Bud Rodecker (graphic designer)
will talk about their creative work as part of the Visual Culture Lecture Series.
The VCLS lectures are free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 10, 2012
6:00pm in Montague Hall 70
University of Minnesota Duluth


See Bud Rodecker's Portfolio and work with THIRST

At Thirst, Rodecker helped create Gather Give Grow, a six-minute short highlighting the program of Archeworks' Mobile Food Collective (MFC). The film premiered at the U.S. Pavilion of the Architecture Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

More about Scott Stulen's projects and artwork here:


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March 20, 2012

Visual Culture Lecture: Gregory Volk

2011-12 Visual Culture Lecture Series
March 20 @ 6:00 PM in Montague Hall 70
Gregory Volk, art critic and curator
Read Volk's article about Roxy Paine's Maelstrom here:

Gregory Volk is a New York-based art critic and freelance curator. He
writes regularly for Art in America, and his articles and reviews have
also appeared in many other publications, including Parkett and
Sculpture. Among his recent contributions to exhibition catalogues are
essays on Joan Jonas (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007) and
Bruce Nauman (Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006). His essay on Vito Acconci
is featured in Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body, 1969 - 1973, published
by Charta in 2007. Together with Sabine Russ, Gregory Volk has curated
numerous exhibitions, including Agitation and Repose at Tanya Bonakdar
Gallery in New York, Public Notice: Paintings in Laumeier Sculpture
Park in St. Louis, and Surface Charge at the Anderson Gallery in
Richmond, Virginia. Gregory Volk received his B.A. from Colgate
University and his M.A. from Columbia University.

Extra Credit >> Make some notes on this lecture tonight and post your comments here to the blog by the end of Wednesday. About 100-150 words about what ideas you found most surprising or interesting in Gregory Volk's talk tonight.

March 19, 2012

Visual Culture Lecture: Rocky McCorkle

Another Extra Credit Op for Digital Art Students >>
Rocky McCorkle, Photography Lecture
6:00 PM Tuesday March 27 in Montague Hall 70

Rocky McCorkle, born in 1978 in Columbus, Ohio, currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. He studied photography at The Ohio State University in Columbus (2001-2005) and earned his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute (2005-2007).
For the past few years, McCorkle has been constructing a silent film narrating the internal discourse of an elderly woman in today's pervasively influential world. Through a sequence of stills, "You and Me On A Sunny Day" explores the impact that film and fictional media has on her way of life. Each frame in this ongoing series is a large-format (8x10-inch) photograph.
In 2008, McCorkle's solo exhibition "You and Me On A Sunny Day" at Little Tree Gallery received a rave review in Artweek, where contributing editor Colin Berry compared his work to the photography of Lukas Roth and Andreas Gursky. In 2007, he was a winner in PDN (Photo District News) Magazine's Pix Digital Imaging Contest 13 and Photographer's Forum College Contest. McCorkle, a member of Nikon's Emerging Artist Hall of Fame, has been exhibited at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions in San Francisco, Lennox Contemporary in Toronto, and GoEun Museum of Photography in South Korea.

February 6, 2012


Visiting Artist: AMZE EMMONS
WHEN: 6 pm TUESDAY February 7
University of Minnesota Duluth
Additional work and information can be found at:
About the artist:
Amze Emmons (b. 1974, Amsterdam, NY) is a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking.  His images evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration, 
comic books, cartoon language, street art, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, instruction manuals and cinematic space-time.
Emmons is also a co-founder and contributor of the popular art blog

November 28, 2011

Guest Lecture: Paul Andrew Wandless

2011 Visual Culture Lecture Series: Paul Andrew Wandless
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Visual Lecture Series
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Mont 70 Montague Hall (MonH)

Paul Andrew Wandless is an artist, educator and author whose work is distinguished by its combination of clay and printmaking. Wandless will be in residence at UMD November 29-30, 2011 as the first guest of the Glenn C. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series. Glenn Nelson was the founder of the UMD ceramics program in the 1960s and the original source of the ceramics collection at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Wandless creates large ceramic tiles with narrative imagery as well as three-dimensional sculptural figures that reveal additional surfaces with applied images. The story lines that underlie his use of imagery are based on both personal experience and myth.

For extra credit, please post your reflection on this lecture to this entry!

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