In the Loop

sā+äh Alumni Invitational Exhibition: Image, Object and Idea

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, September 08, 2015 12:00am — through
      Thursday, October 08, 2015 12:00am

      University Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Saturdays: 12 p.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays, Sundays and holidays.

  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Reception: Friday, September 18, 7-9 p.m.

    Planned, organized and curated by Painting Professor Richard Heipp, the exhibition includes the work of 26 artists representing each of the school’s studio areas of concentration and features a wide variety of media, styles and approaches including, video, sound, light, photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, installations and collage, with works that address traditional analogue processes as well as digital imaging and 3D printing. Alumni who have received BFAs and MFAs from UF ranging from the 1960s to 2013 are featured, and 13 of the alumni included in the exhibition will be attending the opening reception. This venture represents an inaugural alumni exhibition that will take place every five years in University Gallery. 

    The artists included in this year’s exhibition are: Wesley Berg, Duane Bray, Morgan & David Claytor, James Ehlers, Thaddeus Erdahl, Robert Fichter, McArthur Freeman, II, Scott Hazard, Dave Herman, Hye Young Kim, Kathy King, Mernet Larsen, Jawshing Arthur Liou, Miguel Luciano, Erika Mahr, Daniel McFarlane, Marilyn Minter, Jason Mitcham, Kymia Nawabi, Richard Ross, Matthew Schreiber, Michael Tabie, Maggie Taylor, Ken Weaver, Yang Qian and Florencio Zavala.

    Associated programming

    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    12-1:30 p.m.
    UF Levin College of Law - Room TBA
    Public Presentation/Lecture by Richard Ross
    Ross is a well-known photographer and Distinguished Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara. His visit and lecture is sponsored by the UF Levin College of Law.

    Nine years, 300 sites, 35 states and interviews with over 1,000 kids. Looking at the nadir of the American justice system and how it manifests its worst onto children and specifically children of color. The work gives audience to these children who have no voice, families that have no resources and communities with little power. It is punishing but the most rewarding work Ross has done. Although the work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, it is also given to advocates to strengthen arguments, supplement data and confirm that there are lives in the balance. The images have been shown in the U.S. Senate rotunda, the U.S. House and Senate and Supreme Court briefs. While the aesthetics are built on the tools learned in Florida, the politics were formed as a grad student in political science at Syracuse. The ongoing work is a synthesis resulting in a tool for social activism. Richard Ross is a Distinguished Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara where he has taught since 1977.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    6-8 p.m.
    REVE, Digital Worlds Institute
    A series of "Ignite" presentations by nine of the artists attending
    Participants will present their artwork via a limited format, 5-minute, 20-slide presentations timed at 15 seconds per slide. There will be Q+A sessions following groups of presenters.     

    Friday, September 18, 2015
    3-5 p.m.
    Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
    Alumni panel discussion revolving around the topic "Art Life After UF"   

    Friday, September 18, 2015
    6-­7 p.m.
    Dedication of the Gary R. Libby Gallery, formerly known as Focus Gallery
    This event is for University Gallery members and invited guests. University Gallery will be open for members and artists.   

    Friday, September 18, 2015
    7-9 p.m.
    Public reception introducing the Friends of Art + Art History in University Gallery
    Reception featuring the premiere of the catalog sa+ah Alumni Invitational Exhibition: Image/ Object/ Idea full-color, 75-page catalog designed by our alumni from Hatchet Design in Orlando.

    Friday, September 18, 2015
    9-10:30 p.m.
    SA+AH alumni party on the UF College of the Arts Plaza
    Featuring a benefit performance by the R. Mutt Blues Band.

    Gallery Location

    University Gallery is located at the intersection of SW 13th Street and SW 4th Avenue. 


    Daytime parking is available in reserved spaces between Fine Arts Building C (FAC) and Inner Road. From SW 13th Street, enter campus on Museum Drive. Turn right on Newell Drive, then right on Inner Road. Turn left into the parking lot behind FAC. The first three spaces on the left are reserved for gallery use. Parking permits are issued to gallery visitors in the University Gallery.

    For More Information

    Call University Gallery at (352) 273-3000. 

  • Links
  • Venue
    Gary R. Libby University Gallery
    400 SW 13th Street
    Fine Arts Building B (FAB)
    FL 32611
    (352) 273-3000
    Gary R. Libby University Gallery Website