January 16, 2017

Winter exhibitions 2017

Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University
Sadko Hadžihasanović, Diana, 2016. Litho and mixed media on wallpaper, 15 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

January 14–February 26, 2017
Sadko Hadžihasanovic: Hunter Games & Other Stories
Sadko Hadžihasanovic’s multimedia practice employs humor and irony to probe notions of history, ideology and consumption. Working in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking, he explores the construction of identity and its cultural and social implications. His largely portraiture-based work makes an array of references to popular culture, his upbringing in Bosnia, the dichotomous nature of Cuba’s national identity, and various elements of Canadian culture. The paintings from Hadžihasanovic’s recent body of work are drawn from sketches of hunters that he made while on vacation in Serbia in 2015. Titled Hunter Games, the large-scale works feature renderings of figures in classical Greek contrapposto, touching on the links between visual culture and violence, gun control, and consumerism. Selected earlier works from the artist’s oeuvre round out the exhibition.

January 14–March 26, 2017
Nicole Miller: Death of a School
Nicole Miller’s time-based practice explores the experiences of everyday people as the subject of her work, using film as the medium through which she examines the bonds of family, community, and representation. A recent acquisition by the Ulrich Museum of Art, Miller’s five-channel video installation Death of a School documents the 2013 closure of an elementary school in Tucson, Arizona. The school fell victim to the same type of political maneuvering which led to the eradication of “ethnic” studies in elementary and secondary school curricula throughout the state. Filmed on the final two days prior to the school’s doors shuttering, the work offers a somber meditation on community, belonging, and fractures within the public educational school system in the United States.

January 21–April 9, 2017
XXI Faculty Biennial
The Ulrich Museum of Art and the Wichita State University School of Art, Design and Creative Industries present the 21st Faculty Biennial. ADCI instructors will showcase their work in drawing, painting, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture and new media. The exhibition explores themes of globalization and communication, highlighting the ways in which the individual faculty members, as artists, respond to issues and themes in the current historical moment.

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