All receptions are free and open to the public.
The Galvin Fine Arts Center is also the home of the Morrissey Gallery - two showcases located in the lobby outside the Allaert Auditorium. Exhibitions in the Morrissey feature works by a range of artists, often local or regional.
September 10 - October 24, 2014 | Catich Gallery
New Works by Brian Borchardt and Erick Wolfmeyer
Artist lecture: Thursday, 9/18/14, 4-4:45pm, Galvin 141
Reception: Thursday, 9/18/14, 5-7pm, Catich Gallery
A 2-person exhibition featuring works by Brian Borchardt (Stevens Point, WI) and Erick Wolfmeyer (Iowa City, IA).
Borchardt's bookworks, Letters from the Fringe, reflect his passion for books, reading and printing. The physical nature of books is strongly ingrained in his desire to create pieces that are tactile, intriguing, and accessible. From the act of setting type, to operating the press, to folding the papers and binding, all elements touch upon the physical nature of the book. Borchardt is Curator of Scarabocchio Art Museum in Stevens Point, WI; and is the Founder /Proprietor of Seven Hills Press. His artist books are in the collections of SAIC in Chicago, SCAD in Savannah GA, Harvard University's Fine Arts Library, and St. Ambrose's Artist Book Collection. For more on Brian Borchardt, visit: www.SevenHillsPress.com
Erick Wolfmeyer - quilt-maker born in St. Louis, currently based in Iowa City, IA - attributes his passion for quilting to mending early losses, discovering pathways to beauty and meaning, patience, faith, and forgiveness. His quilts integrate interests in architecture, nature, current events, spirituality, music, literature, and memory. Wolfmeyer earned a B.F.A. in Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and made his first quilt in 1998. Since then, his quilts have appeared in periodicals American Bungalow and Architectural Digest, and are included in private and public collections in both the United States and Europe. For more on Erick Wolfmeyer, visit: www.EWolfmeyerQuilts.com
October 29 - December 24, 2014 | Catich Gallery
Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women
Artist lecture: Thursday, 11/06/14, 4-4:45pm, Galvin 141
Reception: Thursday, 11/06/14, 5-7pm, Catich Gallery
Chicago artist Patty Carroll's series of large-scale photographs reflect upon domesticity and her personal relationship to "home": leaving or returning home, being home, needing a home, displacement, etc. Anonymous Women: Draped is about becoming the dwelling itself. She addresses the sharp edges of domesticity: the home as a place of comfort, or a place where decoration becomes an obsession, where the woman is camouflaged by her domestic interior rendering her invisible. Carroll boasts an extensive record of international exhibition, has been featured in countless publications, and her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA, to name a few. For more on Patty Carroll, visit: www.PattyCarroll.com
January 12 - February 20, 2015 | Catich Gallery
Recent Works by Patrick Earl Hammie
Artist lectures: Thursday, 1/22/15, 4-4:45pm, Galvin 141
Reception: Thursday, 1/22/15, 5-7pm, Catich Gallery
Patrick Earl Hammie (b. New Haven, Connecticut, 1981) is an artist best known for his monumental portraits related primarily to themes of identity, history, and narrative. Considering how paintings of the nude human body have served for centuries as key sites for negotiating issues of identity, Hammie's work takes up this tradition, investigating and reshaping these conventions in order to examine critical aspects of gender and race today. In part his interest is historical: He considers the pictorial, technical, and narrative conventions of Western art to explore the ways in which primarily male artists have imagined the body. Initially he was interested in inserting black and brown male bodies into that tradition in a manner that both disturbed existing conventions and proposed alternative understandings of race and gender. More recently he has expanded his practice to include representations of women, proposing fresh ways of visualizing both bodies to remake what the nude does and how it produces meaning.
Hammie holds a BA from Coker College and an MFA the University of Connecticut, and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2008, he received an Alice C. Cole '42 fellowship from Wellesley College, where he was in residence for one year and completed his project Equivalent Exchange. In 2011, he was an artist in residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center with support from Alliance of Artists Communities with the Joyce Foundation. He has exhibited throughout the U.S., and his art is on display in the permanent collections of the Kohler Company and John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin, and the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. Hammie is represented by Yeelen Gallery in Miami. For more on Patrick Earl Hammie, visit:
February 25 - April 17, 2015| Catich Gallery
Along the Way: Works by Mary Jones
Artist lectures: Thursday, 2/26/15, 4-4:45pm, Galvin 141
Reception: Thursday, 2/26/15, 5-7pm, Catich Gallery
Mary Jones - Professor of Art and Design at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA - presents a series of mix media work referencing maps as a metaphor. She pieces together both collected and created drawings, writings, photographs and ephemera to construct prints, books, or paintings more about getting lost along the way than finding destination. Jones has exhibited her work at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago, IL; Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, WI; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NG; and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA; among many other venues. The Chicago Public Library, Illinois State Museum, and The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women in Philadelphia have collected her work. For more on Mary Jones, visit:
April 22 - May 8, 2015 | Catich Gallery
Senior Honors Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, 4/30/15, 5-7pm, Catich Gallery
Featuring the work of SAU students Samantha Beitzel, Kimberly Ellis, and Jackie Nowosielski.
June 3 - September 4, 2015 | Catich Gallery
11th Annual Catich Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, 6/11/14, 5-7pm, Catich Gallery