Lamar Dodd School of Art

Painting the Luster: Margaret Morrison

Posted 1 year 11 months ago

Lamar Dodd School of Art associate professor and chair of painting and drawing Margaret Morrison is the subject of an expansive feature and interview in the current issue of the international art publication WideWalls:

Recently, Margaret Morrison made her largest and most demanding painting to date and, it is safe to say, her most breathtaking work so far. Entitled Atomic No. 47, this oil on canvas is as big as 72 x 96 inches (183 x 144 cm) and it is a representation of a table covered in antique silver objects, from statues to bowls, teapots, candle holders. The way...

Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition

Posted 1 year 11 months ago

The School of Art presents a special faculty exhibition, Spectra, with an opening reception tonight at 6 p.m. in the Dodd Galleries:

Spectra relates to a broad array of ideas or objects, all falling on a continuum which aptly describes the works by artists teaching at the Lamar Dodd School of Art featured in this exhibition. Such artists include Benjamin Britton, an abstract painter who creates works that represent or embody their own conditions as he makes explicit reference to weather conditions like moisture, temperature, pressure, and wind speed. Marni Shindelman is a...

Kudos, March 2016

Posted 2 years 4 months ago
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Our faculty, students and programs continue to distinguish the Franklin College and UGA. Notable accomplishments from the past month include:

Michael K. Johnson, an internationally recognized chemist whose work has implications for agriculture, energy and health, has been named a Regents Professor, effective July 1

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says estimating the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events—such as heat waves, drought and heavy precipitation—is now possible. J. Marshall Shepherd contributed to...

2016 Science and Medical Illustration Exhibition

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

Combining artful representation with scientific accuracy, the science and medical illustration program in the Lamar Dodd School of Art has long been a vital training ground for medical illustrators. These artists make important contributions to training our scientists and health professionals and the Dodd is a crucial cog in the process - training promising young artists to become professional illustrators. Their work is beautiful and, coupled with the greater challenges of precision and scale, represents a fusion of accomplishment that transcends even the idea of 'combining art...

2016 Dodd Chair lecture

Posted 2 years 6 months ago
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Paul Pfeiffer’s groundbreaking work in video, sculpture, and photography uses technology to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness. The results, often mesmerizing but always thought-provoking, will be the subject of his lecture this afternoon as the 2016 Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair:

[Pfeiffer] transforms them to inspire contemplation of the role played by mass-media in contemporary culture. Often integrating monumental and miniature scales, his works challenge viewers to take a second look at familiar objects and images. 

Drawing on a range...