All McGrath events are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in Wyatt Hall on Bellarmine Boulevard off Norris Place, near the intersection of Norris Place and Princeton Drive. Hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday noon - 4 p.m., when the Bellarmine campus is open. Upcoming schedule is below. Visit our Past Exhibits page archival information.
"Grapefruit" by Deborah Zimlich
Signs and Signifiers
October 7 - November 6
Reception: 5 - 7 p.m. on October 7
Above: We Sell + You Buy, a screen print by Randy Bolton
Among the most persistent forms of printed matter in the public sphere, signage may well be king of the mountain. The artists in this exhibition use both traditional and innovative approaches to printmaking to explore the ways in which printed signage in its various forms reflects the values of a consumerist society, physically dominating the built environment, conferring authenticity and authority, codifying desirability, and blurring the lines between the personal, the economic and the political. This exhibit is curated by Professor Nick Ruth of Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY in conjunction with the 2016 Mid America Print Council Conference.
Professor Ruth will be giving a gallery talk at 6:00 p.m. during the reception. In addition to his own work, the show features prints by:
Kim Beck of Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburg
- Randy Bolton of Cranbrook Academy, now living in Fayetteville, TX
- Amze Emmos of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
- Kevin Haas of Washington State University
- Collaborative partners Jessica V. Gatlin and Abigail Lucien aka "Nature's Intent" from Knoxville, TN
- San Francisco artist Jenny Robinson
- Nick Satinover of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro
- R.L. Tillman of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore
- Ericka Walker, of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax
- Oli Watt of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
November 11 - December 11
Reception: 5 - 7 p.m. on November 11
Top: Ann and Fay, Digital Archival Photograph by Sarah Martin, 2016
Bottom: Jungle Art, Digital Archival Photograph by Maury Gortemiller, 2015-16
A group photography exhibition featuring work by artists Maury Gortemiller, Rob Johns, Sarah Martin and Zac Wilson.