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Anonymous Portraits of People You Know by Tim Flowers

Closing Reception:Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery is pleased to present “Anonymous Portraits of People You Know” by Tim Flowers, Principal Senior Lecturer in Drawing & Painting at Georgia State University. Flowers’ methodology is to make impressions of the faces of his friends and colleagues with sheets of aluminum foil. The masks then become the basis for a series of observational oil stick paintings on paper. Additional pieces will be installed over the course of the summer.

Flowers says, “These portraits of my friends and colleagues are real portraits. Actual people. Real observation. Made to foil facial recognition software, the invasion of privacy and other unwanted identification.”

The exhibition will be on view until August 30. The public is invited to a closing reception on Thursday, August 29, 5:00 – 7:00. Gallery programs are free and open to the public.


“MaDora Frey: Lightspace,” curated by Cynthia Farnell 


“A Facsimile of Events,”curated by Jesse Penridge

Opening To Be Determined

The Welch School Galleries will be closed over the summer for facilities maintenance. We will reopen on September 26 with Madora Frey: Stargaze, curated by Welch School Gallery Director Cynthia Farnell,  and  A Facsimile of Events, conceived by New York-based curator Jesse Penridge. The pair of exhibitions are in dialogue about the human relationship with nature from historical and contemporary artistic perspectives. The exhibitions will be on view September 26  – November 15, with a reception to be announced. The exhibitions and associated programs are all free and open to the public.

MaDora FreyStargaze, features a series of neon, wood and glass sculptures in which the artist contemplates how environment psychologically impacts and determines one’s emotional orientation. The hectic city where she currently lives and the rugged, rural terrain of her childhood home, act as influences of the work. At the nexus of these environments lies an in-between third space, which is occupied by the sense of inhabiting two places at once, without quite feeling present in either.

Curator Jesse Penridge writes that  A Facsimile of Events draws upon the deep history of human intervention in the landscape to give context to and compliment the history of 20th century Land Art.”  With works by Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Ana Mendieta, Dennis Oppenheim, Superstudio and others, the exhibition “will explore the work of key 20th century Land artists, their predecessors, their progeny and the various ways that we employ the environment to our own end.”