Wake Forest art gallery announces 2006-2007 season

By Pam Barrett
August 4, 2006

Wake Forest University's Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery announces its 2006-2007 season. The season will open August 22 with individual exhibitions and visiting artist presentations by James Rosen, Dana Reifler and Jonathan Thomas. The show will run through September 24.

Black Eye, 2005, intaglio, 12

Detail from Jonathan Thomas' Black Eye, 2005, intaglio, 12" x 15".

Rosen's presentation, "Emulous Lustres," will feature a recently completed series of paintings that pay tribute to eight composers, including Dimitri Shostokovich and Albert Ryder. The artist uses a wax emulsion process with multiple pigment layers that gives his paintings a unique veiled look that still allows the image to emerge. Rosen's work has been featured in numerous galleries in the United States and abroad.

Reifler's exhibition will be a mixed-media installation that combines different, commonly recognized parts of natural and man-made structures applied directly to the surface of the gallery wall.

Thomas' presentation, "safensound," will include watercolor and oil paintings of partial forms, outlines, silhouettes and ghost images that create what Thomas calls "broken narratives."

Other scheduled exhibitions this season include:

"Charles M. Schulz: His World in Art and Objects," Oct. 7 - Nov. 15. Original hand drawn comic strips and a variety of Peanuts artifacts and related material. Guest lecture with Derrick Bang, author of "50 Years of Happiness: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz" and creator of the Peanuts Collectors Club Web site, 6 p.m. Oct. 7. Opening reception: 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Other events related to this exhibit will be held throughout October.

WFU Department of Art Exhibition, Nov. 29 - Jan. 28. New work by the faculty and staff of the Wake Forest department of art. An exhibition of dance photography by Steve Clarke, titled "Body and Soul" will also be featured in the Mezzanine Gallery. Opening receptions: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

Kendall Messick: "The Projectionist," Feb. 8 - March 18. A multi-media installation examining the life and art of Gordon Brinckle. The Mezzanine Gallery will also feature the painting and photographic digital work of North Carolina artist Susan Brenner. Opening reception: 4 p.m. Feb. 8.

WFU Student Exhibition, April 19 - May 14. A presentation of Wake Forest student works in all types of media. Opening reception: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., April 19.

Admission to the gallery is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 336-758-5585.