The Wondrous, the Monstrous, and the Human: 2014 MCAD Faculty Biennial

The Wondrous, the Monstrous, and the Human: 2014 MCAD Faculty Biennial
August 29–September 21
Main Gallery and Concourse Gallery
Reception: Friday, September 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m. with special presentations:

  • Piotr Szyhalski, performance of Elemental, 7:00 p.m. in the Main Gallery
  • Tom Schroeder, special screening of The Photoplay Situation in America, 1915, 7:45 p.m. in Auditorium 150

Two floors of gallery space feature explorations of what fascinates us, scares us, and makes us human. They are the sights, sounds, objects, and experiences that MCAD faculty conjure in their studios as well as their classrooms. From twisted typographies to hybrid heads, and from dirt drawings to newfangled media and materials—it is art and design thinking at its best. Thirty-five participants representing all departments and disciplines take us where we might have never imagined.

The three-week run of this biennial includes special presentations and roundtable discussions with design and liberal arts faculty in Auditorium 140:

  • Thursday, September 11, Noon
    Jessica M. Dandona, “Nature Unveiling Herself to Science: Vision, Knowledge, and Power in a Nineteenth-Century Sculpture”

  • Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
    Damon Stanek, Jen Caruso, Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson, and Frenchy Lunning roundtable discussion, “I’ve Seen the Face of the Monster, and that Face is Us!: Art and Culture in the Anthropocene”

  • Friday, September 12, Noon
    Frenchy Lunning, “The Shôjo’s Transmogrifying Childhood”

  • Thursday, September 18, Noon
    Namdev Hardisty, “How to Paint Like Gerhard Richter”

Participating Faculty Include:

Abbi Allan
Jerry Allan
Jaime Anderson
David Andree
Kara Andree
Erik Brandt
Kevin Bryne
Jen Caruso
Kate Casanova
Ed Charbonneau
Jay Coogan
Jessica Dandona
Greg Dickerson
Shannon Estlund
Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson
John Gaunt
Namdev Hardisty
Nathan Lewis
Gudrun Lock
Frenchy Lunning
George Mahoney
Lynda Monick-Isenberg
Ben Moren
Kindra Murphy
Jack Pavlik
Natasha Pestich
Jason Ramey
Tom Schroeder
Barb Schulz
Piotr Szyhalski
Stevie Rexroth
Damon Stanek
Katherine Turczan