A group of discrete projects presented under one title, A View Beyond the Trees offers a variety of historic and contemporary artistic approaches to landscape and geography. The exhibition includes solo projects by contemporary artists Joe Hamilton (Australia), Dawn Holder (Arkansas, US), and Stacy Lynn Waddell (North Carolina, US). The work of these artists appears alongside a group of 19th century American landscape paintings from the ZMA Permanent Collection, researched and curated by Kennesaw State University faculty Dr. Daniel E. Sachs.
Punc't is an exhibition of limited edition posters by 24 of the most highly sought after designers from New York City. Each poster features different punctuation marks as the primary driver behind the imagery. In a world of rapid text messaging and emoticons, the topic of punctuation is perhaps even more relevant today than when the exhibition was first developed in 2004. Punc't was originally produced by Neenah Paper to raise funds for the Books for Kids Foundation.
Jim Waters' artwork explores perception through light and color. Materials such as glitter, resin and holographic vinyl amplify the symbolic potential of the form. The materials and patterns activate the wall and environment they inhabit.
In this exhibition, Atlanta-based artist Maria Artemis presents a selection of abstract sculptures by Ruth Zuckerman. These sculptures, created from a variety of materials, are juxtaposed with some of Zuckerman's photographs to explore what may have informed her artistic choices and aesthetic. A visual conversation between Artemis and Zuckerman is conducted by the positioning of one of Artemis' own sculptures alongside a set of Ruth Zuckerman's stone working tools, acquired by Artemis from the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Materials for the Arts. The Zuckerman artworks presented in Maria Artemis Selects Ruth Zuckerman are courtesy of the KSU Permanent Collection.
Learn more about Maria Artemis' installation Mechaniota: Lure which was created for this exhibition to trace the light created by the architecture of the Ruth V. Zuckerman Pavilion.
Atlanta-based artist Beth Lilly presents a contemporary cairn to visually track and mark the history of the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Although the word “cairn” comes from the Celtic languages, the idea of piling stones as a monument is pan-cultural and its origins are prehistoric. In treeless uplands around the world, it has been traditional to build stone cairns along a route to mark the way. Each traveler added rocks as they passed so that over time, the cairn became more visible and thus, a better landmark. Marking Time will memorialize the collaborations between artists, the institution, and the public through a collection of stones and other objects.
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