2018-19 Season

Claire Ashley Krustie Krab (detail), 2018, expandable foam and spray paint on PVC coasted canvas tarpaulin, fan, aprx. 6'x 5'x 3'

Lake Effect 
September 10 – October 18, 2018 

Claire Ashley, Susanna Coffey, Jaclyn Mednicov and Maryam Taghavi

Art Talk and Reception with the Artists  | Thursday, October 18,  6 - 8 p.m.

This exhibition, facilitated by Trevor Martin '92, Executive Director of Exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, features a quartet of contemporary artists connected to the city of Chicago. Through painting, sculpture, installation, and video, their works celebrate color, texture, and repetition to interrogate a range of material use and form. 


Maryam Taghavi, Untitled (Study on a Silhouette), 2016, video, looped 25:45, photo Joshi Radin
Study on a Silhouette Essay by Bavand Behpoor

Special Events and Hours
Curator’s Talk with Trevor Martin |Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Morlan Gallery
Lexington Gallery Hop Reception| Friday, Sept. 21, 5-8 p.m.
Art Talk with Claire Ashley and Jaclyn Mednicov |Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Morlan Gallery,
     followed by a reception from 7-8 p.m.
Evening Hours | Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Closed October 15, 16 for Fall Break



Justin Favela, Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl visto desde Atlixco, after José Maria Velasco, 2017, tissue paper and glue, 64"x 82", photo Mikayla Whitmore

Something Pretty
October 29 – December 4, 2018 

Tiffany Calvert, Angela Dufresne, Justin Favela, Stephen Rolfe Powell, 
and HuiMeng Wang

Lexington Gallery Hop Reception for the Artists  | Friday, November 16,  5 - 8 p.m.

As an adjective, pretty has many connotations. To be pretty is to be aesthetically pleasing, sensorially charming, and relatively beautiful. Yet the relative nature of that beauty also often renders things that are “pretty” as  diminutive, decorative, and vapid. Yet even with this dismissal, we, as human beings, are invariably drawn to things that are pretty, and their aesthetic pleasure has the capacity to carry with it a further exploration of many theoretical, political, and practical issues. This exhibition seeks to complicate the notion of “pretty” by bringing together artists whose work engages with the aesthetics of prettiness, yet undercuts the diminutive and dismissive connotations of the label. This exhibition curated by Transylvania University assistant professor of art history, Emily Elizabeth Goodman, Ph.D.


Special Events and Hours
Curator’s Talk with Emily Goodman | Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m.
Artist Talk with Tiffany Calvert | Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop and Reception for the Artists | Friday, Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m.
Weekend Hours | Sunday, Nov. 11, 2-3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m.
Closed November 20-23 for Thanksgiving



Laurie Frick, Melting (detail), 2017, cut dyed wool felt on stretched linen, 72"x 60"

Data, Mine
January 16 – February 19, 2019

Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick


Art Talk and Reception with the Artists  | Thursday, January 24,  6 - 8 p.m.

Data,Mine features the data-driven artwork of Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick. The exhibition title references the methodology and relationship each artist has with data. In the early 2000s, Elahi started an elaborate project in self-surveillance when he was mistakenly put on a terrorist watch list. His digital work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. Laurie Frick, an artist with a business background, anticipates the future of data and envisions a time when personal data is a unique glimpse into our hidden personalities. By analyzing her life patterns, such as sleep and daily tasks, Frick has created a body of personal data she then translates into vibrant works created from a variety of media, such as leather, wood, and watercolors. Frick is currently mining data from the dating website, Ok,Cupid to create visual patterns helping people to understand one another better.

Lexington Gallery Hop | Friday, Jan. 18, 5-8 p.m.
Closed Monday, January 21 for MLK Day
Art Talk with Laurie Frick and Hasan Elahi |Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-7 p.m.―You’re Being Followed: A Discussion about Data Prediction, Privacy, and Digital Tracking with artists Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick, moderated by Dr. Emily Goodman, Carrick Theater, followed by a reception in the Morlan Gallery
Evening Hours | Saturday, Feb. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


(Left) Sarah Schaaf, Arno, 2018, oil on canvas; (Right) Sonora Schuck, La Marchesa, 2018, ceramic, 5" x 6" x 9"

March 1 – April 10, 2019
Senior Art Exhibition

Jessie Dees, Samara Lyons, Josh Porter, Sarah Schaaf, Sonora Schuck and Stephanie Wayne

Special Events and Hours

Lexington Gallery Hop | Friday, March 15, 5-8 p.m.
Closed the week of March 11 for Spring Break
Evening Hours: Tuesday, Mar. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


May 3 – 17, 2019
Juried Student Art Exhibition


Art majors and non-art majors alike contribute work in a wide variety of media to this inventive exploration of creativity.

Special Events and Hours
Opening Reception | Friday, May 3, 5-7 p.m.; awards presented at 6 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop | Friday, May 17, 5-8 p.m.