Grunwald Gallery Faculty Exhibition features work by CEWiT’s Margaret Dolinsky

By Sophie Babcock

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Grunwald Gallery of Art’s Faculty Exhibition is open to the public now through Saturday, Feb. 12, and features artworks created by over forty faculty artists. Among the ten studio areas represented in the exhibit are graphic design, digital art, video, and landscape architecture. Grunwald Gallery Director Elizabeth Stirratt says most of the gallery’s shows utilize technology, and this one is equally as engaging.

“There is beautiful video work in this show that I just love,” said Stirratt. “It is so striking and really makes the show much more dynamic. I’m particularly drawn to videos by Rachel Weaver and Elizabeth Claffey.”

Another featured artist is Margaret Dolinsky, associate professor in the School of Fine Arts, senior research scientist at Pervasive Technology Institute, member of CEWiT Faculty Leadership Team and a CEWiT Circle Leader. Her pieces are digital canvases, created using technological techniques.

“This exhibit demonstrates a range of ideas and expressions that are important to realizing technology,” said Dolinsky. “Technology will not be able to reach its full potential until it is fused with the aesthetics and sensibilities of arts and humanities, including visual arts, poetics, music and design.”

A series of exhibit Noon Talks starts this Friday, Jan. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. and will also take place on Feb. 5 and 12. The talks will feature artists like Tracy Templeton and Osamu James Nakagwa, and are free and open to the public.

This show is the first time in which members of both the Studio Art Department and Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design (AMID) will exhibit together. The two departments are merging to become the School of Art and Design within the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. Stirratt says it is an exciting time for a huge change. “Everyone’s on board with [the merge], and everyone has been working really hard to make it all happen.”