Current Exhibitions

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    Looming Chaos

    January 25 - May 10, 2020
    Mortin Gallery, Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Reception: Saturday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

    Looming Chaos ​is a solo exhibition of Atlanta-based artist Zipporah Camille Thompson. The exhibition explores the artist’s use of weaving to engage ideas of chaos. Thompson conceptualizes chaos as the tensions associated with personal and universal experiences of disaster and catastrophe. Her weaving practice enables her to materialize the destruction, disorder, and confusions of the world, transforming them into fantastical fiber abstractions. The deterioration of the environment, tumultuous personal histories, and the complexities of her own identity become fodder for creation.

    Image Courtesy of the Zuckerman Museum of Art, photo by Mike Jensen. 

    • Sam Gilliam


      January 25 - May 10, 2020
      East Galleries, Zuckerman Museum of Art

      Reception: Saturday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

      Unbound brings together a multigenerational group of artists whose work takes an inventive and experimental approach to abstraction. Their works consider the essential elements of abstract painting: color, form, gesture, line, and space, through unorthodox use of materials that break the confines of a rectangular canvas, and implode the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and installation. The works on view hang, stretch, tether, and dangle off the walls, breaking free from the bounds of figuration, and complicating the boundaries of painting itself. 

      Unbound features the work of Romare Bearden, Sam Gilliam, Joe Overstreet, Eric N. Mack, Anthony Akinbola, Krista Clark, and Tariku Shiferaw.

      Image Courtesy of the Clark Atlanta University Museum of Art.

      • Ruth Zuckerman collection piece.

        Ruth V. Zuckerman Collection: Inside Out

        Curator: Teresa Bramlette Reeves

        For the preservation of artwork, museums must often hold their permanent collections in storage rather than on public view. "Visible storage," maintains necessary safe-keeping of the objects while allowing museum visitors to see and study work that would otherwise be unavailable. This installation employs visible storage to showcase a substantial number of Ruth Zuckerman's sculptures and drawings from the KSU Permanent Collection, while making aspects of a collection's care transparent for the public.