Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present Staff Infection, an exhibition consisting of work produced entirely by the staff of GMOA, Oct. 5 – Nov. 20. The exhibition will be on view in the main lobby of the Visual Arts building at 285 South Jackson Street, the previous location of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and current temporary offices of GMOA. Staff Infection can be viewed during the building’s hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibition, organized by Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, and Deirdre Conneely, associate curator, is part of GMOA on the Move-a collective effort by the museum’s staff to continue their mission in spite of the temporary relocation of their headquarters. Created by the Georgia Museum of Art in March 2009, GMOA on the Move hosts a series of off-site exhibitions and events such as “The Art of” series, family days, and traveling exhibitions. The permanent location of the GMOA on Carlton Street is undergoing renovations and the construction of a new wing and is scheduled to reopen in early 2011.
Participants in this exhibition were asked to submit up to three selections of their work along with an artist’s statement. The artists and their media are: Craig H. Brown, watercolor and pencil on paper; Hillary Brown, acrylic yarn; Larry Forte, oil on canvas; Tricia Miller, digital photography; Lanora Pierce, oil on board; Todd Rivers, letterpress print on paper; Sarina Rousso, watercolor and pencil on paper; and Jenny Williams, linoleum block print on paper.
There are varying degrees of artistic background represented among the artists in this exhibition. Forte has participated in numerous shows and exhibitions, the most recent being the 2004Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Ala. Rousso, a UGA graduate in drawing and painting, has shown her work in locations such as the Lyndon House Arts in Athens and the Red Door in Winterville.
“I’m not much of an artist, especially compared to many of the other participants in this exhibition, but it was a fun opportunity to exercise my creative muscles,” said Brown, museum editor.
There will be a closing reception for the exhibition on Friday, Nov. 20, at noon in the front lobby. Refreshments will be provided in the form of a potluck prepared by the museum staff.
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the Arch Foundation and the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 30602. The museum’s galleries and shop are closed for construction of the museum’s expansion. Events and programming will continue while the museum is under construction as part of “GMOA on the Move,” a series of off-site events and exhibitions. For more information and event times and locations, see www.uga.edu/gamuseum or call 706/542-GMOA.