Looking Back to Go Forward
: Friday, February 6 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
“The work contained within this exhibition represents the
culmination of experimentation begun last fall during
sabbatical leave. Having sensed that my work was at a
crossroads, I set out to explore, expand, and experiment
in an effort to revitalize my creative process. Looking
back towards the 19
century photographic processes of
cyanotype, Van Dyke, and tintype provided a starting point.
Recurring personal concepts of family and place provided
reflection and consistency. My interest in sculpture was
reignited and integrated into the mix. The exploration and
experimentation continues . . .”
—Pamela Venz, BSC Professor of Art
Celebration: Work by Robert Tucker and his Students
: Friday, November 7 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
BSC Emeritus Professor of Art Robert “Bob” Tucker taught thousands of students and influenced them
with his ideas, his teaching, and his warm personality. His former students tell a wide variety of stories,
from the funny to the philosophical, about their own defining moments when ideas bloomed in Tucker’s
classes. These alumni have since created their own varied paths in art and in the world. In this exhibition,
a few of them present artwork that shows Tucker’s influence through an iconography of animals that he
has used to celebrate life: crows, snakes, and fish. While influence manifests in different ways and a variety
of materials, these artists show work from a time in their lives when their own imagery resonated with
Tucker’s, years after the seeds were planted at Birmingham-Southern.
All gallery exhibitions are displayed in the Durbin Gallery of the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios. Gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public during
exhibition hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For more information, please call (205) 226-4928.
Robert Tucker at various stages of his art career
Artwork by Pamela Venz