In the News: October 2020

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Posted by Sam Fox School October 26, 2020


Several faculty are part of "The Shape of a Practice: Negotiating Context in the Anthropocene," an art and research project with HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt). The Current is an exhibition (on view October 26-November 30) that includes work by senior lecturer Jennifer Colten, lecturer Lynn Peemoeller, and associate professor Derek Hoeferlin. Peemoeller will present at 5p October 27 in a session title Approaching a Waterway, and Colten and Peemoeller will also participate in an accompanying weeklong Shape of a Practice Archiving seminar. Additionally, The Shape of a Practice includes an interview with assistant professor Eric Ellingsen that will be part of a video installation, and an audio piece with Hoeferlin. Learn more>>

In a special issue of Hyperallergic focusing on propaganda, professor D.B. Dowd, a writer, illustrator, and historian of illustration and visual culture, discussed the role that illustrators such as James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christie, and Charles Dana Gibson played in producing new forms of ideological persuasion to aid in the war effort during World War I. Dowd is also director of WashU's D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library. Learn more>>

A new PROOF essay by Andrea L. Ferber, PhD, research assistant for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, examines Crafting a Consequential Narrative, a multi-layered collagraph created by Duane Slick at Island Press as the fall 2019 Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist. Learn more>>

StreetsBlog USA revisits the Vision Zero Cities conference panel on repealing the legacy of Robert Moses. The article looks at the ways the panelists—including associate professor Linda C. Samuels—think cities are making progress on rolling back Moses’ influence—and planting something better in its place. “One of the questions for me is always this: is community engagement real, or is it disingenuous?” Samuels said. “Are we just having conversations, or are we really re-distributing power?" Learn more>>

Cierra Higgins (MArch19/MUD19) was a panelist for the session "The Pandemic + Policy: Urbanism in the time of COVID-19," part of the 2020-21 AIA Regional and Urban Design Committee symposium on urban design practice and education. Higgins is the E. Todd Wheeler Health Fellow at Perkins & Will in Seattle. Learn more>>

Several exibitions open October 31 at Bruno David Gallery: Firstlings: Sculptures + Works on Paper by associate professor Arny Nadler, Mystical Light by Douglass Freed, Flag and Its Shadow by Van McElwee (MFA78), and Oculus by Patricia Olynyk, the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art. The opening will take place from 2-7p; the exhibitions will be on view in person and online through December 6. Learn more>>

As part of the COMMONING panel for the Freiraum Festival 2020, assistant professor Eric Ellingsen will provide a video statement/performance. The panel takes place at 3:45p Central European Time on November 1. Learn more>>

For the online exhibition Haiku Hand, Rebecca Siemering (BFA97) is producing work every day through a virtual studio, as part of the Cloud9Pavillion in the Bangkok Biennial 2020. The exhibition is on view through November 21. Learn more>>

"Impossible STL: The First Pioneer Craft, Impossible Foods Headquarters + Next Gen Fast Food Prototype" by graduate students Dongzhe Tao (MLA20, MUD20) and Haihan Qu (MLA20, MUD20) was named a Runner-Up for the 2020 APA Missouri Awards' Outstanding Student Project award. The work was developed for a fall 2019 Master of Urban Design studio led by Linda C. Samuels and lecturer L. Irene Compadre that reimagined St. Louis as a laboratory for creative thinking around sustainable innovation in the food system. The project is a paired macro and micro design proposal: 1) the headquarters design relocates the production department of plant-based meat production and creates a symbiotic relationship between it and local beer industry and 2) the fast food prototype, which is linked to the headquarters, expands the supply of nutritional products to low-income neighborhoods by filling in food supply and access gaps.

In this panel discussion, Jen Everett (MFA19) discusses her work with Saint Mary's College faculty Helen Ho and Ian Weaver (MFA08). Weaver also directs the College's gallery, the Moreau Center for the Arts, where Everett's virtual exhibition A Blues For... is currently on view. (Zoom password is U?y@9M0N). Learn more>>

Check out Island Press' online booth at the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair, October 14-28. Renowned for its cultivation of an international community of publishers, the E/AB Fair presents a thoughtfully curated exhibition of works by hundreds of emerging and established artists and an informative program of talks. For the fair, Island Press is featuring editions by Duane Slick, David Humphrey, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Lisa Anne Auerbach, and Dario Robleto. Learn more>>

Peter Saul: Professional Artist Correspondence, 1945–1976 offers an epistolary history of postwar American art through the weird and wonderful mind of painter Peter Saul (BFA56), who is considered one of the founding fathers of pop art but certainly not reducible to that movement. The book is edited by Dan Nadal, also a WashU alum. Learn more>>

Associate professor Linda C. Samuels is participating in the session titled "Repeal Robert Moses: The Racist Legacy of Highway Design" for Transportation Alternatives' sixth annual Vision Zero Cities. The event takes place at 12:45p CDT October 19. Learn more>>

Paul Clark (MArch20) is the guest speaker for AIA New York's Architecture for Justice Committee Meeting at 5p CDT October 19. He will discuss his degree project work, "Reconsidering Recidivism, What Happens Post-incarceration. Learn more>>

In Paris, I tango for Maria (take 2), a short by Taylor Yocom (MFA18), will be screened online October 21-29 as part of the Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (Experimental Shorts 1) block of the Indie Memphis Film Festival. Learn more>>

Liz Kramer (associate director, Office for Socially Engaged Practice) is participating in the Open October Panel "Publishing at WashU" at 1p CDT October 22. Learn more>>

Intimate Anxiety, a virtual exhibition of paintings by Rachel Rickert (BFA12), is on view October 8-31 via Artsy. The exibition is presented by Jill Newhouse Gallery. Learn more>>

Artists Dana Levy, the 2019-20 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow, and Julia Randall (BFA90) have been named 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) awarded a total of $588,000 to 85 New York-based artists and collaboratives. Learn more>>

Designer Ryan Lawson (BFA04), who studied painting and architecture at WashU, was interviewed by Departures magazine about his omnivorous appetite for style and redecorating his longtime romantic partner's Tribeca home. Lawson's work has appeared in Architectural Digest and Elle Décor, among many other outlets. Learn more>>

The Divided City initiative has announced the six recipients of its New Funding Opportunity in support of creative practice, design, and community building & development: "BlackTea;" Covid-19, Remote Learning and the Digital Divide; From St. Louis to Louisville Healing Walls Collaboration; Marquette Park Pool Fence ReCreated; Rivers of Women; and StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The Divided City. Learn more>>

Nickels from Heaven, a solo exhibition of work by professor Tim Portlock (chair of undergraduate art), was reviewed on World-Architects. The show is a part of the Great Rivers Biennial 2020, on view through February 21 at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Learn more>>

Ebony G. Patterson (MFA08) is the 2020–21 Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her multilayered practice—in painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and video—uses beauty as a tool to address global, social, and political injustices. Learn more>>

This article on Inhabit highlights the five buildings on WashU's Danforth Campus—including the Sam Fox School's Anabeth and John Weil Hall, designed by KieranTimberlake—that recently achieved LEED Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building certification. Learn more>>

Carlos Salazar-Lermont, a first-year MFA in Visual Art student, was named a 2020 Graduate Policy Scholar. The program, a partnership between WashU's Clark-Fox Policy Institute and Social Policy Institute, offers students the opportunity to build capacity for policy practice through specialized learning experiences, including mentoring, advising, and trainings. Learn more>>

Patricia Olynyk, the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, will take part in the panel discussion "Some Provocations from Skeptical Inquirers About Animal Sentience" as part of the virtual conference ISEA2020: Why Sentience. Olynyk's panel is from 12-1:30p October 14; tickets are required. Learn more>>

Associate professor Derek Hoeferlin (chair, landscape architecture and urban design) will deliver a lecture titled Way Beyond Bigness: Watershed Architecture as part of the "Perspectives: Designing with the River" Speaker Series, presented by the Great River Passage Conservancy. The virtual lecture will take place from 12-1p October 15. Learn more>>

Ericka Beckman (BFA74) will take part in a live conversation with curator Valerie Verhack onOctober 15 as part of her solo exhibition Fair Game, on view through February 7 at M Leuven in Belgium. Learn more>>

Body of Work: New Sculpture by Perci Chester (BFA67) opens from 7-9p October 16 at NE Sculpture, Gallery Factory. The exhibition will be on view through November 7. Learn more>>

A series of illustrations by Sam Fox School instructional technician Dmitri Jackson was published in The Believer. The series features portraits of Black comics artists Jackson admires, including Jackie Ormes, Darrin Bell, and Whit Taylor, among others. Learn more>>

Vision 2020: Jess T. Dugan, an exhibition by 2020-21 Freund Teaching Fellow Jess T. Dugan, was featured in Wallpaper. The exhibition includes works from the book To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Older Adults, a joint project by Dugan and their spouse, Vanessa Fabbre, an assistant professor in the Brown School. Learn more>>

For the second year in a row, Trivers has been named an EP Friendly Firm. The AIA Central States Region awards Emerging Professional Friendly status to firms who display an outstanding commitment to the development of their EP staff. Joe Brinkmann (BTech92) and Joel Fuoss (MArch02) are principals of the architectural firm, which was founded by Andy Trivers (MAUD73) and employs several other graduates of the School's architecture programs. Learn more>>

Washington University’s Equity and Inclusion Council, part of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s action steps toward addressing racial equity and justice, is moving forward with 42 newly appointed members, including Sam Fox School assistant professor Shantel Blakely, instructional technologist Dmitri Jackson, and design student Sparkle Whitaker (BA22). Learn more>>

STL Design Week is a celebration of the local design community, featuring panel discussions, workshops, and presentations by dozens of designers. Several of the week's events feature members of the Sam Fox School community. Ask a Type Designer! on October 6 (lecturer Ben Kiel); A Tour of the Power House: CannonDesign St. Louis on October 7 (David Polzin, BA89); Sign of the Times with Work/Play on October 7 (Kevin McCoy, MFA19); DIY Design Principles with Perennial on October 8 (Jenny Murphy, BFA09); INSPIRED: Powered by PechaKucha on October 8 (associate professor Linda Samuels); and the keynote address by design collective MADAD on October 9 (De Nichols, BFA10/MSW14). The full schedule of events is available through the link>>

Let's Talk Abstraction, a group show featuring works by Frederick Nelson (BFA75) and others, is on view through October 31 at Atrium Gallery. View the show online and by appointment. Learn more>>

Press Play, a group show curated by JE Baker (MFA12), features work by Zlatko Ćosić (MFA11), Addoley Dzegede (MFA15), Marie Bannerot McInerney (MFA12), and others. The show is on view October 9-January 21 at the Tarble Arts Center. Learn more>>

Twice as Hard, Half as Much, a solo exhibition by Marina Peng (BFA17), is on view at The Gallery at the Kranzberg October 9-November 13. Learn more>>

Long Overdue and Among the Ghosts, solo shows by Work/Play (Danielle McCoy and Kevin McCoy, MFA19) and Bruce Burton, are on view October 9-November 6 at Monaco gallery. Learn more>>

52/52 Horses, an exhibit by Carol Carter (MFA84) exploring the symmetry of animal to nature and vice versa, is on view through February 2021 at Lambert St. Louis International Airport, in the T1 Baggage Claim area near Concourse A. Learn more>>