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“Interlude / Influence” at the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts

Interlude / Influence: Faculty and Alumni at Work
 Magic Chromacity

Magic Chromaticity Image by: Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com

I had the great pleasure of going to visit the University of Alabama Birmingham’s brand new art building: The Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts. Currently on display on the exterior of the building is Amanda Bowder’s Magic Chromaticity, where the building is draped with fabric. Read about the fabric installation on AL.com.

Another one of the current exhibitions inside is “Interlude/Influence: Faculty and Alumni at Work.” It is a particular stunning exhibition of art that came from Alabamians, people who studied in Alabama, or people who transplanted here to Alabama. All the artists are all connected to UAB’s Art Department in some way. I loved this show as it is quite the testament to the talent that we have or grow out of the city of Birmingham.

Interlude / Influence

The exhibition will be going on August 11 – September 22, 2014 with the opening reception on August 29. From their website:

Interlude / Influence presents works from current UAB Department of Art & Art History faculty and select alumni. The exhibition will examine the dynamics of the master/apprentice relationship that occurs within the academic art context.

Please stop by and check out this incredible exhibition. AEIVA is located at 1221 10th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205 and is open Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday: Noon to 6:00 p.m., closed on sundays. 

Begin 2007 David Sandlin

Begin
2007
David Sandlin
Class of 1979
Lithograph

I’m Fine. 2014 Bonard Hughins

I’m Fine.
2014Bonard Hughins
Class of 2005
Mixed media 

I’m Fine. 2014 Bonard Hughins

I’m Fine.
2014
Bonard Hughins
Class of 2005
Mixed media

I’m Fine. 2014 Bonard Hughins

I’m Fine.
2014
Bonard Hughins
Class of 2005
Mixed media

I’m Fine. 2014 Bonard Hughins

I’m Fine.
2014
Bonard Hughins
Class of 2005
Mixed media

White Wreath (Oracion) 2014 Douglas Pierre Baulos

White Wreath (Oracion)
2014
Douglas Pierre Baulos
Assistant Professor
Dictionary pages, thread, porcelain, found objects

White Wreath (Oracion) 2014 Douglas Pierre Baulos

White Wreath (Oracion)
2014
Douglas Pierre Baulos
Assistant Professor
Dictionary pages, thread, porcelain, found objects

White Wreath (Oracion) 2014 Douglas Pierre Baulos

White Wreath (Oracion)
2014
Douglas Pierre Baulos
Assistant Professor
Dictionary pages, thread, porcelain, found objects

White Wreath (Oracion) 2014 Douglas Pierre Baulos

White Wreath (Oracion)
2014
Douglas Pierre Baulos
Assistant Professor
Dictionary pages, thread, porcelain, found objects

RSVP before the party is over. 2011-2014 daCRe™ [Chris Darce}

RSVP before the party is over.
2011-2014
daCRe™ [Chris Darce]Class of 2001
Lithography, block print, hasd pressed letterpress blocks, collage and prisma color on paper

RSVP before the party is over. 2011-2014 daCRe™ [Chris Darce}

RSVP before the party is over.
2011-2014
daCRe™ [Chris Darce}
Class of 2001
Lithography, block print, hasd pressed letterpress blocks, collage and prisma color on paper

RSVP before the party is over. 2011-2014 daCRe™ [Chris Darce}

RSVP before the party is over.
2011-2014
daCRe™ [Chris Darce}
Class of 2001
Lithography, block print, hasd pressed letterpress blocks, collage and prisma color on paper

RSVP before the party is over. 2011-2014 daCRe™ [Chris Darce}

RSVP before the party is over.
2011-2014
daCRe™ [Chris Darce}
Class of 2001
Lithography, block print, hasd pressed letterpress blocks, collage and prisma color on paper

RSVP before the party is over. 2011-2014 daCRe™ [Chris Darce}

RSVP before the party is over.
2011-2014
daCRe™ [Chris Darce}
Class of 2001
Lithography, block print, hasd pressed letterpress blocks, collage and prisma color on paper

UNTITLED SEQUENCE, from the series EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT 2013 Jared Ragland

UNTITLED SEQUENCE, from the series EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT
2013
Jared Ragland
Visual Media and Outreach Coordinator, Adjunct Professor
Pigment Print

A beer in the hand is worth two in the pool. 2014 John Fields

A beer in the hand is worth two in the pool.
2014
John Fields
AEIVA Curator, Class of 2003
Acrylic on canvas
courtesy of beta pictoris gallery

Pry Open 2013 Stacy M. Holloway

Pry Open
2013
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant Professor
Cast Bronze, wood, mixed media

Pry Open 2013 Stacy M. Holloway

Pry Open
2013
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant Professor
Cast Bronze, wood, mixed media

Bridge to Comfort 2012 - present Stacy M. Holloway

Bridge to Comfort
2012 – present
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant Professor
Wood

i can live without it #6 2013 Jonathan Gann

i can live without it #6
2013
Jonathan Gann
Class of 2012
Mixed media on Yupo

i can live without it #6 2013 Jonathan Gann

i can live without it #6
2013
Jonathan Gann
Class of 2012
Mixed media on Yupo

the wrestlers 2014 Jonathan Gann

the wrestlers
2014
Jonathan Gann
Class of 2012
Mixed media on paper

the wrestlers 2014 Jonathan Gann

the wrestlers
2014
Jonathan Gann
Class of 2012
Mixed media on paper

the wrestlers 2014 Jonathan Gann

the wrestlers
2014
Jonathan Gann
Class of 2012
Mixed media on paper

And Beyond 2013 Clayton Colvin

And Beyond
2013
Clayton Colvin
Class of 2004
Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, india ink
courtesy of beta pictoris gallery

And Beyond 2013 Clayton Colvin

And Beyond (detail)
2013
Clayton Colvin
Class of 2004
Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, india ink
courtesy of beta pictoris gallery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Totem
2014
Merrilee Challiss
Class of 1994
Gouache and ink on panel

Totem 2014 Merrilee Challiss

Totem
2014
Merrilee Challiss
Class of 1994
Gouache and ink on panel

Totem 2014 Merrilee Challiss

Totem
2014
Merrilee Challiss
Class of 1994
Gouache and ink on panel

Totem 2014 Merrilee Challiss

Totem
2014
Merrilee Challiss
Class of 1994
Gouache and ink on panel

Cullman, AL pt. II 2014 Chad Burton Johnson

Cullman, AL pt. II
2014
Chad Burton Johnson
Class of 2010
Mixed media on wood

Interlude / Influence: Faculty and Alumni at Work

Rally Cross I 2012 Sonja Rieger

Rally Cross I
2012
Sonja Rieger
Professor
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle
PhotoRag 308
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Rally Cross I 2012 Sonja Rieger

Rally Cross I
2012
Sonja Rieger
Professor
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle
PhotoRag 308
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Rally Cross I 2012 Sonja Rieger

Rally Cross I
2012
Sonja Rieger
Professor
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle
PhotoRag 308
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Sunday Rally 2012 Sonja Rieger

Sunday Rally
2012
Sonja Rieger
Professor
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle
PhotoRag 308
courtesy of beta pictures gallery
Rally Series
I moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1979 and it felt like another country. I went with a friend to a Klan rally we had seen advertised. We stood with other photographers, but were soon asked to leave.
Eyes wide open; I began photographing this sense of culture, politics, and indifference. I photographed the tiny elements of the everyday, surface elements of a darker humanity. But I also photographed the beautiful Alabama skies looking in all directions to try to make sense of this place. The dark night -time activities of the rally contrast the serenity of the skies.
— Sonja Rieger

Untitled 1990 Keith Mitchell

Untitled
1990
Keith Mitchell
Class of 1985
Ceramic

In the Morning of the Magicians (the flaming hips) 2014 Derek Cracco

In the Morning of the Magicians
(the flaming hips)
2014
Derek Cracco
Associate Professor
Acrylic on panel
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Falling in love again (I can’t help it), Marlene 2011 Derek Cracco

Falling in love again (I can’t help it), Marlene
2011
Derek Cracco
Associate Professor
Collage and acrylic on panel
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Falling in love again (I can’t help it), Marlene 2011 Derek Cracco

Falling in love again (I can’t help it), Marlene
2011
Derek Cracco
Associate Professor
Collage and acrylic on panel
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Harmonic Dissonance 2012 Derek Cracco

Harmonic Dissonance
2012
Derek Cracco
Associate Professor
Collage, acrylic, and resin on panel
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Harmonic Dissonance 2012 Derek Cracco

Harmonic Dissonance
2012
Derek Cracco
Associate Professor
Collage, acrylic, and resin on panel
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Harmonic Dissonance 2012 Derek Cracco

Harmonic Dissonance
2012
Derek Cracco
Associate Professor
Collage, acrylic, and resin on panel
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Harmonic Dissonance 2012 Derek Cracco

Harmonic Dissonance
2012
Derek Cracco
Associate Professor
Collage, acrylic, and resin on panel
courtesy of beta pictures gallery

Know no Bounds 2014 Stacy M. Holloway

Know no Bounds
2014
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant
Cast resin, wood, mixed media

A Change of Heart 2014 Stacy M. Holloway

A Change of Heart
2014
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant
Wood, foam, plexiglas, mixed media

A Change of Heart 2014 Stacy M. Holloway

A Change of Heart
2014
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant
Wood, foam, plexiglas, mixed media

A Change of Heart 2014 Stacy M. Holloway

A Change of Heart
2014
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant
Wood, foam, plexiglas, mixed media

A Change of Heart 2014 Stacy M. Holloway

A Change of Heart
2014
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant
Wood, foam, plexiglas, mixed media

A Change of Heart 2014 Stacy M. Holloway

A Change of Heart
2014
Stacy M. Holloway
Visiting Assistant
Wood, foam, plexiglas, mixed media

House of Open Minds 2008 Dan E. Bynum

House of Open Minds
2008
Dan E. Bynum
Vintage wallpaper and charcoal on birch panels

Interlude / Influence: Faculty and Alumni at Work

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