University of Florida
Department of Art
X DONALDMCGLOTHLIN, DEAN
It is my pleasure to welcome members of the University community and our friends from the Gainesville area to the 26th Annual Exhibition of Art by the University of Florida Art faculty. The role of the University in nurturing the creative and performing arts has a long history. The formation of the College of Fine Arts in 1975 represented a milestone in the University's commitment to the arts. That commitment was made not only in the spirit of obligation to preserve our civilization,which is implicit in the mission of this University, but was approached with the understanding that the arts are not a luxury, but a necessity. The quality of all our lives is directly influenced by the stimulation of the senses and the enrichment of our experiences that only the arts can provide.
I had the privilege of serving as Chairman of the Department of Music at the University of Florida from 1971 to 1976, and am honored to be invited to return to the campus as Dean of the College of Fine Arts. It is a joy to see all that has been accomplished in the College.
During the past 15 years, 30 faculty positions have been added, five new degree programs have been initiated, and the number of students majoring in the arts has more than doubled. I believe that the University of Florida is now poised for new prestige in the arts. Given the traditions of excellence that have already been established in the College, the existence of major new resources such as the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the other facilities that will be a part of the new cultural complex on 34th street, and with the leadership of distinguished artist-teachers, such as those represented in this exhibition, I think that we can achieve this goal. Reaching out to people, breaking down the barriers, and cultivating an educated audience for the arts is an important responsibility for the University of Florida as a land-grant institution. This Annual Faculty Exhibition is an example of one of the College's major efforts in this area. We take pride in the accomplishments of our outstanding art faculty. The concentration of their creative achievements represented in this year's exhibition promises experiences of a very special kind. The opportunities to share, to learn, and to enjoy can benefit us all.
This exhibition catalog has served for twenty-six years to not only document the Annual Faculty Exhibition - its obvious function-but also to chronicle
the changes in the composition of the faculty. As such, it has been interesting to go back through past catalogs and discover certain years which have
proven, in retrospect, to have been pivotal ones for the department. It is
easy to confidently predict that 1990-91 will prove to be such a year: never has one year produced so many changes with the potential to influence the
The size of the faculty has increased by eight (to 34 full-time positions)
with the hiring of four new faculty members in critical areas- Foundations, Graphic Design, Electronic Media and Contemporary & Photo History; the
addition of the three Art Education faculty who came with the transfer of
their program from the College of Education- culminating a long-pursued
effort; and former Dean Joseph Sabatella's joining the studio faculty.
Donald McGlothlin has assumed the Deanship of the College of Fine Arts; President John Lombardi and Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs Andrew Sorenson began their administration at the University level; and the
long-awaited University of Florida Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art opened
All of these factors-exciting new faculty, added programs, a dynamic and supportive administration and an association with a major museum on our
campus- combine to present unprecedented challenges and opportunities for this department: It will be exciting to participate in the future they will
Pamela Brown John Catterall Roy Craven Jerry Cutler Ray Ferguson Richard Heipp Marcia Issacson Kenneth Kerslake David Kremgold Sam Losavio George Lowe Robert Mueller Don Murray Jack Nichelson John O'Conner Simon Penny Robert Skelley Brian Slawson Nan Smith Evon Streetman Jerry Uelsmann John Ward Wallace Wilson
SCULPTURE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
X PAM ELABROWN
relationships between the mechanical age, industrial architecture and the human form
UNTITLED 20X6X6 FEET 1987
-- - - - -- -- DEPARTMENTOFART
the creation, examination and recreation of the self
STUDY FOR C GROVE: B DIPTYCH COMPUTER ALTERED PHOTO MONTAGE 1990
-- - -- ARTHISTORY,INDIA
for my delight
and as tools for research
SARASOTA CIBACHROME 1990
PAINTING & DRAWING -
new, almost urgent, proliferation of childhood images
BEFORE WE WERE WHOLLY HUMAN OIL ON CANVAS 1990
ART EDUCATION PROFESSOR EMERITUS
the inherent beauty of natural wood
VESSEL WALNUT & CHERRY 1990
------ -- - PAINTING
the layering and recontextualization of highly personal imagery
CIVIL DEFENSE (DETAIL) ACRYLIC ON PLASTIC 48X60 INCHES 1990
DRAWING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
to identify, though never too closely nor too comfortably
. . . . . . . .....
Noll ................. 11
MELANIE/ TILE FLOOR GRAPHITE 30X41 INCHES 1990
M, ok pov
meets subjective feeling
SARAH'S WORLD ACRYLIC & OIL ON CANVAS 76X104 INCHES 1990
DRAWING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
drawing, painting, and sculpture contained in one object
UNTITLED SGRAFFITO 17X20 INCHES 1990
FOUNDATIONS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
the unaccountable sometimes comes into existence
UNTITLED GOUACHE ON PAPER 43X30 INCHES 1990
CERAMICS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
beauty in the randomness, gesture and spontaneity
WORK IN PROGRESS CLAY FRAGMENTS
PRINTMAKING -- - -----------ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
configurations abstracted and M, dohummummre-assembled
BUTTE MONOPRINT 29.5X42 INCHES 1990
DRAWING --- --- -- --
just interested in the human image
ADOLESCENT GIRL WAX 16 INCHES 1990
GRAPHIC DESIGN -- -----------------PROFESSOR
inconsistencies a nd contrasts of society and government
PANDORA'S TANSU: THE ULTRANATIONALISTS REPEAL ARTICLE IX MIXED MEDIA/CHEST 66X42X28 INCHES 1990
DIRECTOR DRAWING-- ---- ------- -
CENTER FOR THE ARTS PROFESSOR
AND PUBLIC POLICY
ghosts of gestures, the residue of images and words
CHANGING OF THE GUARD ACRYLIC 40X30 INCHES
to grapple with the forces of the world
PRIDE OF OUR YOUNG NATION 13 FEET 1990
STEEL, MECHANICS, ELECTRONICS
- ------------ GRAPHIC DESIGN
aeroplanes, asparagus, shiners, lowcase caslon and stuff
ONE OF THE LAST SHINER DRAWINGS: FRIDAY EVENING OVER ALACHUA DRAWING (DETAIL) 36X48 INCHES 1990
GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
light and pixels
rather than print
UNTITLED ELECTRONIC IMAGE COLLABORATION-JOHN WEISE 1989
CERAMICS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
a transluscent veil, a window appears
UNDERWATER VISION (DETAIL) 37X37X14 INCHES 1990 AIRBRUSHED GLAZED EARTHENWARE
a blatent interest in the beauty of natural things
UNTITLED CIBACHROME 40X50 INCHES 1989
PHOTOGRAPHY- - --
GRADUATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR
the information is there, yet the mystery remains
UNTITLED 16X20 INCHES
an extension and complication of picture space
t At ARTIST AND MODEL (DETAIL) OIL/COTTON 36.5X36.5 INCHES 1990
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
alteration of urban situations
MADONNA AND CHILD/SKELETON 60X48 INCHES GELATIN SILVER PRINT
Barbara Barletta Robin Poyner Jan Schall John Scott David Stanley Robert Westin
Merle Flannety Craig Roland
UNIVERSITYGALLERY Karen Valds
Dr. Barletta's research interests are the art and architecture of ancient Greece, with particular emphasis on the colonies in southern Italy and Sicily. She has spent the 1989-90 academic year on sabattical in Rome, working on a study of regional influences in the formation of early Greek architecture in Italy. She has also published on Greek sculpture and is completing a study of archaic (6th to 5th century B.C.) terracotta altars from Magna Gracia.
Dr. Poyner has done research among the Owo Yoruba of Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
His publications have addressed the influences on art of the Owo, the social significance of Owo textile arts, Owo masquerades, naturalism and stylization of Owo masks, ritual costumes of Owo chiefs, effigies of the deceased in funeral rituals, and figures used by chiefs to render spiritual harm to opponents. He has served as co-organizer of a major conference on the Yoruba Diaspora in Africa and the Western Hemisphere, with the results to be published as a book. Poyner has also acted as curator for the permanent collection of African and Oceanic Art in the Samuel P.
Harn Museum of Art.
ART HISTORY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
ART HISTORY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Dr. Schall has curated exhibitons, published articles and presented papers on subjects in the areas of modern and contemporary art. Her research, supported by University Fellowships and a grant from the Deutcher Akademischer Austauschdienst has taken her to Germany, Switzerland and France. She is currently revising her dissertation, "Rhythm and Art in Germany, 1900-1930" (1989), for publication and writing an article on the pivotal Weimar Bauhaus exhibition of 1923. Dr. Schall has taught at New Mexico State University and the Atlanta College of Art, where she organized a study abroad program.
Dr. Scott's research specialty is Pre-Columbian sculpture of Latin America, although he has studied and taught other aspects of this hemisphere's art and architecture such as North American Indian, United States Art before 1900, and Art of Colonial and Modern Latin America.
On recent sabbatical, Dr. Scott researched regional variations of the Taino Indian art of the Dominican Republic, and a joint US-Spanish government grant allied with the Fulbright program permitted the investigation ofQuimbaya culture ofColumbia through its famous treasure in Madrid. Among his 42 publications is Before Cortsz for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, two catalogs with essays on Taino and Mesoamerican art for the University Gallery of the University of Florida, a twovolume study of early Mexican sculpture, The Danzantes of Monte Albdn, reviews on Colonial Art as Consulting Editor of the Library of Congress's Handbook of Latin American Studies, and a chapter on Latin American Art for a college textbook.
Dr. Stanley specializes in Western Medieval art and, with the aid of two National Endowment for the Humanities research grants, has recently been investigating the apse mosiacs in the church of Santa Costanza in Rome, Italy, the results of which -have been presented at several international conferences and have been partly published in Rdmische Mitteilungen of the German Archeological Institute in Rome. He will present a paper on the dating of Santa Costanza at the College Art Association Conference, and is planning an excavation of Santa Costanza for the
Dr. Stanley has taught at Monmouth College and at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served as Director of the University Gallery.
Dr. Westin's area of research is Italian Baroque sculpture. He lived in Rome for over three years and has worked in the Secret Archives of the Vatican, the State Archives of Rome and many private Italian family archives. Dr. Westin has published in The Art Bulletin, The Burlington Magazine, and is co-author of Carlo Maratti and his Contemporaries:An Exhibition of Roman Baroque Drawings.
He is completing a book on the School of Bernini and Sculpture in St. Peter's. From 1978 to 1987, Dr. Westin served as chairman of the UF Department of Art.
Dr. Flannery's research interests include the nature of sthetic thought, the relationship between imaginative and artistic thought, and the ontogeny of artistic thought in children and adolescents. She has published in many journals and for her paper, "Aesthetic Education", she received the Manuel Barkan Award, the highest honor for writing in art education.
Dr. Flannery has been the national chair of the political action committee of the National Art Education Association, served on the board of directors for the Florida Art Education Association, was a member of the Alachua County Cultural Commission, has been on the review board of the Journal of Multicultural and Crosscultural Research, and was a co-founder of
the Arts in Learning Special Interest Group of the American Educational
Dr. Roland's research interests include cognition in art, art and computers, and the use of newer technologies to promote learning in art. A recent DSR grant has allowed the purchase of laserdisk technology and initiated a series of studies on the role of prior knowledge in determining a viewer's understanding of and response to works of art. One aim of this research is to identify and better understand the differences that exist between experts and novices in art. Another aim is to explore the use of laserdisk
technology in visual arts research.
Dr. Roland has published in various state and national journals. He has served several professional committees on assesment in the arts, and is currently serving as Content Resource Person for the State of Florida and as a reviewer for Art Education
Dr. Roland has been on the staff of Eastern Illinois University and Purdue University, and has taught art at the elementary, middle school and high school levels including five years at the American School
Foundation of Monterray Mexico.
Dr. Rothman is advisor to all undergraduate and post-baccalaureate art majors She also advises freshman and sophomore students for their general education program. In addition, she serves on several department and university committees focusing on undergraduate students.
Dr. Rothman was a recepient of an East-West Center Fellowship at the University of Hawaii and was a Fullbright Scholar at Haile Sellassie University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has taught at Indiana University and the University of Florida, and worked as a cartographer for the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological
Survey on the National Atlas Project.
Professor Vald6s is currently organizing an exhibition of three painters of three generations influenced by Abstract Expressionism scheduled for 1992, to travel to Germany, Japan and the United States. Additional topics of research interest for future exhibitions include Yard Art, West Coast Art and an exhibit/exchange between European and New York/Florida group artists.
From 1976 to 1984, Professor Vald6z served as Gallery Director and Curator at the Miami-Dade Community Colleges. In 1985, she served as Director of the Gloria Luria Gallery in Miami, and from 1985 to 1989 as Curator of Exhibitions at Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
Last spring, Roy Craven was recognized by the Florida Art Museum Directors' Association for his superlative contributions to the profession. This "Lifetime Achievement Award", the first ever bestowed, punctuated his long and successful career in the visual arts.
As an artist, Roy's studio work ranged from monumental sculptural murals to paintings, drawings, graphic designs and exquisite photographs. As a scholar, his intense interest in the art of India and Latin America established him as an international expert in these subjects. His books, articles and research focusing on these areas have brought him wide acclaim and recognition. As a teacher, Roy was an inspiration to students in graphic design, drawing, painting, art history and museum studies. Many of his students are presently active in their respective fields finding success as artists and directors of galleries and museums. As the founding director of the University Gallery in 1964 through 1986, Roy struggled with limited funds but always emerged victoriously. Through his resourcefulness he somehow maintained an exhibition program emulated throughout the country.
Roy epitomizes the role of faculty member. He willingly served on countless department, college and university committees, councils, task forces, boards, review teams and other bodies associated with the operation of various units within the university. He was constantly concerned about the welfare of his students, the effective operation of the University Gallery, the Department of Art, the College of Fine Arts and the University he so generously and effectively served since 1954. Expressions of appreciation to Roy for his sustaining contributions will never appropriately match his efforts on behalf of the university, community, state and nation. Nonetheless, on the occasion of his retirement, his many friends and colleagues say, "Thank you, Roy, for all you have given and accomplished".
Former Dean, UF College of Fine Arts
BARBARA BARLETTA PAMELA BROWN JOHN CATTERALL ROY CRAVEN JERRY CUTLER RAY FERGUSON MERLE FLANNERY RICHARD HEIPP MARCIA ISAACSON KENNETH KERSLAKE DAVID KREMGOLD SAM LOSAVIO GEORGE LOWE ROBERT MUELLER DONALD MURRAY JACK NICHELSON
BA, University of California BFA, Alfred State College BA, University of Wyoming U. Tennessee, U. Chattanooga BS, University of Wisconsin BS, Pennsylvania State University BS, University of Dayton BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art BFA, University of Georgia BFA, University of Illinois BA, University of Massachusetts BFA, Louisiana State University BA, Luther College BFA, University of Utah Black Mtn. College, U. Tennessee BA, University of Miami
MA, PhD, Bryn Mawr College MFA, Rutgers University MFA, Washington State University University of Florida, Art Students League MA, St. Cloud State, MFA, Ohio State University MEd, Pennsylvania State University MEd, Univ. of Dayton, EdD, Pennsylvania State MFA, University of Washington MFA, University of Georgia MFA, University of Illinois BFA, MFA, University of Iowa MFA, Louisiana State University MFA, Wichita State University MFA, Arizona State University U. Florida, Stuttgarter Kunst Akademie, Art Std League MFA, Indiana University
JOHN O'CONNOR SIMON PENNY ROBIN POYNER CRAIG ROLAND LOUISE ROTHMAN JAN SCHALL JOHN SCOTT ROBERT SKELLEY BRIAN SLAWSON NAN SMITH DAVIDSTANLEY EVON STREETMAN JERRY UELSMANN KAREN VALDES JOHN WARD ROBERT WESTIN WALLACE WILSON
University of California, Davis South Austrailian School of Art BFA, San Francisco Art Institute BS, Northern Michigan University BS, University of Arizona BS, Moorhead State University BA, Princeton, MAT, Johns Hopkins BS, Indiana University BFA, University of Michigan BFA, Tyler School of Art BA, MA, Louisiana State University BA, Florida State University BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology BFA, University of California, Irvine BA, Hamilton College (music) BA, University of Minnesota BA, University of Texas
University of California, Davis Sydney College of Arts MA, PhD, Indiana University MA, Miami of Ohio, EdD, Illinois State MA, Columbia, PhD, Univeristy of Florida BA, U. New Mexico, MA, Washington U., PhD, U. Texas MA, PhD, Columbia MFA, Indiana University MFA, University of Michigan MFA, Ohio State University PhD, Pennsylvania State University Florida State University, RIT, Penland School MS, MFA, Indiana University MFA, Florida State University MA, Yale, MFA, U. New Mexico, PhD, Boston Unv. Ma, PhD, Pennsylvania State University MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
This catalog is record of the Annual University of Florida Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, showing this year at the University Gallery from January 18 to February 17, 1991.
The University of Florida College of Fine Arts Department ofArt
Gainesville Florida 32611 904 392-0211
GRAPHICDESIGN Brian Slawson
PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Niche/son
The typefaces, Caslon 540 and Univers Condensed, used in this publication were wrought and arranged with the technologies of the new' Electronic Media Studio of the University of Florida Department of Art.
This catalog was printed bv Storter Printing of Gainesville on a gray textured cover weight and a smooth white text weight paper named Esse, a recycled stock by Gilbert.