Spectrum: 2013 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

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Thursday, September 5 – Saturday, October 5
Spectrum: 2013 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum, a visual arts faculty exhibition organized by the CADVC and featuring work by six faculty from UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts: Kelley Bell, Lynn Cazabon, Viviana Cordova, Neal McDonald, Lisa Moren and John Sturgeon. Spectrum will highlight work from a range of disciplines including photography, printmaking, graphic design, film, video, sculpture and computer animation.

Faculty Lectures:

  • Monday, September 9,  John Sturgeon
  • Wednesday, September 18, Lynn Cazabon
  • Monday, September 23, Viviana Cordova
  • Wednesday, September 25, Kelley Bell
  • Wednesday , October 2, Lisa Moren

Kelley Bell, assistant professor of Visual Arts, incorporates animation, illustration and many other visual media in her graphic design practice. Since beginning her career as a freelance artist in New York City, Bell has created work for a number of diverse clients, established an independent graphic design studio, KBell Design, and her animations have appeared throughout Baltimore and have been screened as far away as Berlin, Germany. Focused on print media for non-profit organizations in the Baltimore-Washington region, Bell has designed pieces for Wide Angle Media, the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Maryland State Teacher’s Association.

Lynn Cazabon, associate chair and associate professor of Visual Arts, utilizes photography, web and mobile device platforms, video and installation. Her work seeks to understand the nature of human progress by looking at what is left behind in its wake. Cazabon’s recent project, Uncultivated, examines wild plants within the urban environment as a means to reveal the unintended consequences of human activity upon the land. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries for the past 20 years, and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Viviana Cordova, assistant professor of Visual Arts, is a researcher, graphic designer and artist. Her work has been featured in the books Indie Publishing (2008) and Graphic Design: The New Basics (2008). Her motion design work has been aired on Telemundo and BET, she has done print and web design for a range of clients including the National Institutes of Health, The Source magazine and John Hopkins University, and her work has been exhibited as far away as Seoul, Korea. Cordova is the co-author of Type and Code: Processing for Designers (2009). A sampling of her work can be viewed at her website www.webtypography.org.

Neal McDonald, assistant professor of Visual Arts, is an artist, animator and game and app developer whose work explores the ways that art exists (and is forced to exist) in America. His recent collaborative work with Lynn Cazabon, Junkspace, is a time and location sensitive animation and corresponding mobile application that dynamically visualizes space debris tracking data. The installation has been exhibited internationally, and is available as a free iPhone app.

Lisa Moren is a professor of Visual Arts. Her site-derived work has been presented nationally and internationally, and explores domestic spaces from interior rituals to the exterior community. She intersects new media of video, audio, sensors, motors and interactivity, with drawing, prints, casting, wax and installation. Moren has published intermedia research in her curatorial books Command Z: Artists Working with Phenomena & Technology, and Intermedia: The Dick Higgins Collection, in Performance Research, Darlington, England, and in Visible Language, Providence, Rhode Island and Inter Art Actual, Montreal.

John Sturgeon, professor of Visual Arts, is a digital media artist-poet, practicing in video, installation, performance, and interactive forms, with interests in tele-performative and streaming media collaborations. Since the early 1970s, Sturgeon has consistently utilized emerging forms of electronic media to articulate a quest for a spiritual persona. Sturgeon has exhibited and performed extensively both nationally and internationally, including solo commissions for the Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a retrospective at ICA-Boston. Notable video screenings include the Whitney Biennial and broadcasts on PBS. His artwork is represented in the collections of major museums worldwide.

A free opening reception for this exhibition will be held Thursday, September 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Admission to the exhibition is free. The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information call 410-455-3188.

Moren_marble1Images: Main page: screen interface as a book, Viviana Cordova; top: photograph from Uncultivated, Lynn Cazabon; above: four 22″x30″ marbelized papers made from 2010 BP oil spill, Lisa Moren.

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