In the News: January 2020

Posted by Sam Fox School January 14, 2020


Elevation: The Architecture of Phil Durham celebrates the work of WashU alum and architect Phil Durham (BA83/MArch85), who died in 2018. On view through July 6 in WashU's Olin Library, the exhibition features materials from the WashU Libraries' recently acquired Phil Durham Collection, including architectural models, drawings, books, and photographs. Full story>>

Kahlil Robert Irving (MFA18) was profiled in Cultured Magazine. His work is currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the exhibition Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019. Full story>>

Senior lecturer Jennifer Colton's work, including Real Estate Row, a billboard photograph commissioned by the Luminary, was reviewed in the New Art Examiner. Full story>>

Eric Dinyer's (BFA82) collage Golden Country is included in the latest issue of Cut Me Up magazine, which features works reflecting on contemporary culture through Dadaist critique and social commentary. Full story>>

St. Louis Magazine examined the legacy of Guy Taylor Norton, an architecture and engineering alum of Washington University and the historic Lemp Brewery's company engineer. He designed portions of the brewery's St. Louis plant as well as Lemp offices, bottling facilities, and warehouses across America. Full story>>

The Charlotte Observer highlights the Kemper Art Museum's upcoming exhibition Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959–1965, which opens February 7. The exhibition will travel to Charlotte's Bechtler Museum of Modern Art this May. Full story>>

A group exhibition featuring work by Ruoyi Gan (BFA20), Sarah Knight (MFA20), and Rachel Lebo (MFA19), curated by Emily Mueller (MFA20), opens January 31 at Cunst Gallery. Learn more>>

Worlds of Imagination features board games, books, and other memorabilia drawn from the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, including items from the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Rare Books, and Numismatics. The exhibition is on view through July 6 in WashU's Olin Library, Newman Tower (Level 1). Learn more>>

José Zabala, the spring 2020 Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor, has published the Bauhaus Museum Dessau Cahier Series Box. The work comprises ten magazines released over the course of the construction of the museum, which was designed by Zabala's firm, Addenda Architects.

In the article "The World’s Greatest Modern Art Where You Least Expect To Find It," Forbes highlights the Kemper Art Museum's collection, which includes works by Picasso, Ernst, de Kooning, Pollock, Beckmann, and Rauschenberg. Full story>>

Dylan Callahan (MArch17/MCM17) was interviewed for the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon blog. Callahan was part of Team WashU Solar Decathlon, which created Crete House for the 2017 competition in Denver, and talks about the impact the experience has had on his career trajectory. Full story>>

Callan Childs (BA95), the director of design and development for Sloss Real Estate, was interviewed on Style Blueprint about her career in architectural development, including the Pepper Place Entertainment District in Birmingham, Alabama. Full story>>

Bill FitzGibbons' (MFA78) public sculptures, which incorporate interactive lighting elements, are featured in this article on CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art. Full story>>

In the article "The Value of Going Local for Smaller Museums," Jing Travel highlights the Kemper Art Museum’s efforts to reach out to the local Chinese community, including WashU students. Full story>>

That Which It Takes, It Does Not Give Back, a solo exhibition of work by Clayton Petras (MFA17), is on view at Parish Gallery through February 14. Learn more>>

A solo exhibition of 3D-printed ceramic work by assistant professor Kelley Van Dyck Murphy is on view through February 29 at Washington University School of Medicine's Farrell Learning & Teaching Center. Learn more>>

Screenings of three films by lecturer Zlatko Ćosić will be featured in Minimal Negative Experiments, presented by Kino Klub Split (Croatia), on January 24 and January 31. Learn more>>

The International Film Festival Rotterdam will feature a screening of the film Fuel by Yu Araki (BFA07) on January 26. Learn more>>

Master Visual Artists VII: Preserving the Legacy includes works by Mary Weidner (BFA72/MFA75). The group exhibition is on view through September 13 at the Heinz History Center's Barensfeld Gallery (Pittsburgh). Learn more>>

Professor of practice Valerie Greer was interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the benefits of open-plan offices. “The benefit of open design is being able to have more casual conversations and quick verbal exchanges as opposed to always having to communicate by email or text,” says Greer. Full story>>

Senior lecturer Jennifer Colton, associate professor Derek Hoeferlin, and assistant professor Jesse Vogler are featured in a segment on 3Sat, a German television outlet. They spoke about their work and the project Mississippi: An Anthropocene River, which they participated in last fall with the Berlin-based Haus der Kulturen der Felt. Full story>>

In the Harvard Business Review's article "Challenging Our Gendered Idea of Mentorship," MLA/MSAAD student John Whitaker spoke about the important role his thesis adviser, senior lecturer Jacqueline Margetts, has played in his education. "She took people as a whole package and worked together with all their complexity, openly accepting both the personal and professional parts of them,” Whitaker said.
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Joel Fuoss (MArch02), principal of Trivers, was interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal about how the city of St. Louis can create a sustainable future in 2020.
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A Charm Against All That is a group exhibition that includes work by Des Lee Gallery director Brandon Anschultz and lecturer Harley Lafarrah Eaves, both Sam Fox School alumni. Curated by Jessica Baran, the show opens January 16 at projects + gallery.
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Segregation by Design: A Historical Analysis of the Impact of Planning and Policy in St. Louis is an exhibition of student work from the course taught by associate professor Catalina Freixas and Mark Abbott of Harris-Stowe State University. The opening reception and talk will take place at 5p January 17 at the CEL @ Kranzberg Arts Center Gallery. Full story>>

Associate professor Zeuler R. Lima will present a lecture followed by a book signing of Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings (Princeton University Press, 2019), along with a drawing workshop, on January 18. The events are held in conjunction with the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi Draws, which he curated for the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Full story>>