Mark A. Chapman Gallery

The following events are a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art 2013-2014 Season
 

June 2-27, 2014

Summer Alumni Invitational Exhibition 
by Berit Bihl,
Marvin Gould, Kathi Mayfield and Sally Thomas

Mark A. Chapman Gallery
Kansas State University
116 Willard Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Gallery open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Reception: 5–7 p.m. Friday, June 13

Artist statements and biographies

 

March 3-14, 2014

"From Bone & Marrow SPRING LIFE" An MFA Thesis Exhibition
by Van Pham

Mark A. Chapman Gallery
Kansas State University
116 Willard Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Gallery open M-F 10am-5pm

Reception: Friday, March 7, 5–7 pm

From Bone & Marrow SPRING LIFE

 

January 20–31, 2014 "Shirts and Skins" exhibition; January 24 Gallery Talk

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Shirts and Skins” exhibition featuring the work of Sterling Allen, Trevor Bennett, Dave Flynn, Andrew Hadle, Oliver Herlitschek, and Jason Lips, January 20–31, and Gallery Talk, January 24 at 7 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall, Kansas State University during the exhibition’s Gallery Reception from 6–8 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Shirts and Skins brings together the work of six male artists working within, but not limited by, ideas of contemporary masculinity, the hero, and self­portraiture, via two- and three­dimensional works. 

Sterling Allen received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. In 2006, together with eight other Austin artists he founded and currently co-directs Okay Mountain. As a solo artist and in collaboration with Okay Mountain, he has exhibited and created numerous projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently pursuing a MFA in Sculpture at the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College.
sterlingallen.com

Trevor Bennett was born in the United States in 1984.  He received a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has taught in Canada at NSCAD University and in the US at Alfred University.
trevorbennett.net

Dave Flynn is a painter, sculptor, woodworker and designer living in upstate New York. During his undergraduate studies at Alfred University, his work was featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions. His undergraduate thesis work was also featured in the 2012 Alfred University Profile Show at the Museum of Art & Design in New York City. Dave has worked as a Display Artist for Urban Outfitters and has been an assistant to the Queens native street artist Ad Deville while living in Brooklyn. Currently, he is studying at the Rochester Institute of Technology to earn his MFA in furniture design. 
cargocollective.com/daveflynn

Andrew Hadle currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He received his MFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in 2012 and his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas in 2006.
andrewhadle.com

Oliver Herlitschek is an illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Denmark. Oliver is currently a sophomore at Copenhagen Technical College, studying graphic design.
herlitschek.dk

Jason Lips received his BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri in 2002 and his MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006. He currently works as a freelance designer, illustrator, animator, and is an Art Educator at The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri.
jason-lips.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Shirts and Skins Image 1      Shirts and Skins Image 2      Shirts and Skins Image 3


November 4-15

“Embracing the Decline” An MFA Thesis Exhibition by James Harmon

Mark A. Chapman Gallery
116 Willard Hall
Kansas State University
 
Gallery open M-F 10-5


October 21-November 1

“Collective Input” Graduate Student Exhibition

MANHATTAN - The graduate students in the Department of Art at Kansas State University will present an exhibition of recent work entitled “Collective Input” in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on the KSU campus. Works will encompass a range of contemporary and traditional media including ceramics, drawing, metalsmithing & jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

A public reception will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd from 5-7pm. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

 



September 9 - 20th, 2013 
Ceramicists Zach Tate and Justin Rothshank, “Americana” exhibition and gallery talk

MANHATTAN —Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Americana” by artists Zach Tate and Justin Rothshank in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus. In addition, Zach Tate will give a gallery talk at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 20, during the exhibition’s closing reception. On Saturday, September 21, Tate will lead an all day, all night Wood Firing at K.A.B.S.U., 3171 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan. Admission is free and open to the public.

Zach Tate is an artist who utilizes clay as his primary medium of expression. Zach is originally from West Plains, Missouri but now resides in Goshen, Indiana. He received his B.F.A. from Missouri State University, his M.F.A. from Texas Tech University, and now adjunct teaches at Indiana University in South Bend. His utilization in ceramic material is not grounded in function or sculpture, but in a synthesis of both. He finds as much importance in a well-crafted cup as he does in a piece of sculpture that is meant to dictate a story to the audience. For him, each serves a very specific purpose in our material world, which is why he has gravitated to this material. Tate has shown his work regionally, nationally, and internationally in over 35 exhibitions since 2008. He has been a resident artist in several countries, been an organizer for international symposiums on wood-firing, and has authored over a dozen articles about his work and experiences as an artist.

http://www.zachtateclayworks.com

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2013-2014 Season.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

Zach Tate and Justin Rothshank, "Presidential Canopic Jars", 2013

Image information:
Presidential Canopic Jars, 2013.


April 8th - 19th, 2013
"The Elegance of Structure" An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Jarred Pfeiffer

Mark A. Chapman Gallery
116 Willard Hall
Kansas State University

Opening Reception:
Monday, April 8 @ 5:00PM - 7:00PM


March 25th - April 5th, 2013

"Chosen Roles and Hidden Wants" An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Ashley Padgett 

Mark A. Chapman Gallery
116 Willard Hall
Kansas State University

Closing Reception:
Friday, April 5:00PM - 7:00PM


March 4th - 15th, 2013

"Self-Distortion A Gentle Madness" An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Manndi Jo Miller

Mark A. Chapman Gallery
116 Willard Hall
Kansas State University

Closing Reception:
Friday, March 15th @ 5:30PM - 7:30PM


February 18th - March 1st, 2013

“Synthesis, Simulacra and Sedition: From the Organic to the Synthetic” by MFA candidates

The graduate students in the Art Department at Kansas State University will have their work in a show entitled, “Synthesis, Simulacra and Sedition: From the Organic to the Synthetic”, which will encompass all 2-dimentional and 3-dimentional mediums of visual art. The show will be held in the Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall on the KSU campus. A closing reception will be held Thursday, February 28th from 5-7pm. The show is free and open to the public.


February 11-15, 2013

MERGE, New Faculty Exhibit 2013

Merge

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January 28-February 8, 2013

 Partial MIX installation Chapman Gallery

 

MIX

Six Kansas City painters are featured in “MIX” an exhibition opening January 28 and running through February 8, 2013 in Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall on Kansas State University campus.

Kansas State University Department of Art presents “MIX” an exhibition of six Kansas City painters exploring new materials and methods in contemporary painting and challenging the boundaries of the medium. Joe Bussell, Tanya Hartman, Amy Kligman, Anne Austin Pearce, Kent Michael Smith, and Larry Thomas are featured in this exhibition from Monday, January 28 through February 8, 2013 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, first floor Willard Hall. Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday evening, February 8th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the gallery.

Nelson Smith, a painter and instructor in the Department of Art at Kansas State University, is the curator for the “MIX” exhibition.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee


January 14-22

Letterpressed

"Letterpressed" flyer 1

"Letterpressed" flyer 2

 


December 10-14, 2012

BFA Thesis Exhibition 4
A BFA Thesis Exhibition by Alicia Causey, Britny Lewis,
Erica Gilliland, Linnette Rodriguez,
and Nathaniel Thompson-Weaver

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December 3-7, 2012

BFA Thesis Exhibition 3
A BFA Thesis Exhibition by Luke Dempsey, Bridget Lee,
Ashlee Mayo, and Jackie Nemec

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November 26-30, 2012

BFA Thesis Exhibition 2
A BFA Thesis Exhibition by Adreena Cook, Kacie K. Davis, Kendall Johnson, and Rachel O’Flannagan

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November 12 - 16, 2012

BFA Thesis Exhibition 1
A BFA Thesis Exhibition by Ash Anderson, Jeremy Himmelberg, Heather Hnizdil, Angelica McKinnis, and Annie Pieper

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October 29 - November 9, 2012

Navigating Culture An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Ting Wang

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October  15-26, 2012

Take Shelter MFA Thesis Exhibition by Tom Parish

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 October 1-12, 2012

Activate. Elevate. Initiate

Features the work of 3 ceramic artists, two functional potters and one sculptural,  who use their work as a means to raise awareness or change. 

 


 September 17-28

Current MFA Students Subconscious Oscillations : The Constant Mind

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September 3-14 Meredith Jack, “Diverse Things” Exhibition and Lecture

Sculptor Meredith Jack, “Diverse Things” exhibition, September 4–14 and lecture, Wednesday, September 5, 4:00 pm in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall, Kansas State University

Meredith Jack was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in the small, rural community of Tonganoxie, Kansas. He entered the University of Kansas in the fall of 1961 as a history major. After two years he entered into the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in the Drawing and Painting Department and graduated in 1967 with an emphasis in Printmaking. The next fall Jack enrolled as a graduate student at Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia, PA. He found that his interests were primarily in the three-dimensional areas and changed his major emphasis to sculpture. In 1969 Jack was drafted into the U.S. Army and spent one tour of duty in Southeast Asia and was discharged upon his return. Jack re-entered Tyler School of Art and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in the spring of 1972. The next fall he accepted a teaching position at the University of Minnesota, Morris. In 1976 he relocated to Texas, settling in Houston. In the fall of 1977 Jack re-entered the teaching profession at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he is an Emeritus Professor of Sculpture. Jack maintains his residence and studio in Houston.

Funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee

No Man Is An Island. 24 x 14.5 x 9, 2009, Stabilized Foam. By Visiting Artist Meredith Jack.Untitled 3. 21.5 x 12 x 2.5, 2001, Cast Iron. By Visiting Artist Meredith Jack.

Image information:

1. No Man Is An Island. 24 x 14.5 x 9, 2009, Stabilized Foam
2. Untitled 3. 21.5 x 12 x 2.5, 2001, Cast Iron

 

 


 

 August 9-31 Hasan Elahi "The Willard Portal" Exhibition

World-renowned artist displays work in Willard Hall

Hasan Elahi "The Willard Portal" Exhibition 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-5pm

Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Up and Coming:

MFA Thesis Exhibition by Ashley Padgett
 


The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.