Cartographies and Narratives
This exhibition will feature a selection of Scottish artist Murray Robertson‘s work that touches on a number of subjects. Robertson‘s work pulls from a wide range of references such as historical and contemporary cartography; historical and contemporary literature; virus research conducted at the University of Glasgow Centre of Virus Research; 15th and 16th century alchemy; 17th century astronomy, mariner’s reports, and physician’s anatomy studies; current land use in Scotland; current and extinct wildlife species of Scotland. His work often combines pen & ink drawing, graphite drawing, watercolor painting, screen printing and digital printing techniques.
The Foster Art Gallery at Westminster College will host Botanical Threads, an exhibition of fiber works made with natural dyes, through October 14th, 2018. The exhibition will feature the work of Peggy Cox and Mary Lou Alexander. Quilting, eco-printing and embroidery are all processes combined with the naturally dyed fabric. The exhibition celebrates the work of Westminster College Professor of Art, Peggy Cox, who passed away on July 16, 2018. A memorial service for Peggy will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on Saturday, September 8th at 11am.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.
The labyrinth at Westminster College’s Field Station was built in honor of Westminster alum Sandra May Edmiston, who passed away in 2005. Indigo dyed flags have been installed around the labyrinth. The swatches of fabric were left over from one of Peggy Cox’s classes, where students were testing the shibori technique of wrapping, twisting and stitching the fabric before dying in indigo to create patterns. The flags were made by current and former art students and friends. At funeral processions common in our culture, you see flags atop the cars as they usher the deceased to their final resting place. We walked the flags around the labyrinth and pushed them into the soft ground, not far from where Peggy grew the indigo for the dye, pulling it out of the ground. These are Peggy’s flags. They will remain at the Field Station throughout the fall. Visit them if you get a chance.
A Machine For Living In
An exhibition of work by Robert Twomey.
The exhibition will run through October 13th, with a reception on September 12th, 4:30-6pm.
A Machine For Living In is a digital media installation using smart technologies to explore the home as a site of intimate life. Incorporating video, sound, and sculpture, the project showcases machine observers and memories of their experience installed in the artist’s home. Inspired by speculative science fiction and smart home technologies, this installation explores narratives of human-machine cohabitation. What emerges is a contemporary portrait of the everyday.