Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fertilab 44 W 7th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401.
December 17, 2016 – February 25, 2017 at Fertilab
Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. - First Friday Art Walk
Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Formal Artist Reception
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - Student Panel Discussion on "The Role of Artists in Contemporary Times"
Andrew Douglas Campbell
"On The Wall" is on view through February 25, 2017.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays
Location: Fertilab, 44 W 7th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401
Watershed Arts at Fertilab is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works by seven University of Oregon Department of Art MFA candidates.
In a contemporary art context, the wall, with its long-standing connection to two-dimensional media, is sometimes viewed as a limiting space which can only serve to bind a work and fix it within a specific (literal and symbolic) frame. The familiar phrase "off the wall" is used to denote something eccentric and unconventional, wild or untamable. With those two ideas in mind, "On the Wall," an exhibit of new works by University of Oregon graduate students in art, is an attempt to catalog the way in which framed work does not necessarily need to be polite or tamed, but can continue to engage with questions that artists face in a contemporary setting.
Expanding upon traditions in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and digital mediums, these artists take on what it means to make a work that is meant for display on a wall, yet at the same time might upend expectations about what that work might be. This diverse collection of art speaks to the wide array of interests and methodologies at work within the academic and artistic community at the University of Oregon.