Doug McGlumphy "Broad(side"

Doug McGlumphy, "Broad(side)," 2018 (detail); Wood, paint, tobacco, and deer antlers, 10’ h x 24’ w x 5’ d, Courtesy of the artist

 

Current

Doug McGlumphy: monumental

January 22–March 7, 2019
Sussel Gallery

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 31, 2019
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Gallery talk by the artist at 7:00 p.m.

  • McGlumphy Gallery Texts (.pdf)
  • McGlumphy Image Gallery
  • Printing History Gallery Text (.pdf)
  • Printing History Image Gallery
  • Press Release

About the Exhibition

Positionality lies at the heart of Doug McGlumphy’s work. A twenty-year restoration of his family farm—located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio—has provided the artist with a unique perspective on the rural/urban, heartland/coastal divide. monumental continues the artist’s sustained inquiry into cultural, economic, and gendered blind spots. Works such as Broad(side) (2018), comprised of barn siding, tobacco, and a deer head trophy, and Glass Ceiling (2016), crafted from old window sashes, synthesize materiality with wordplay to explore multiple facets of contemporary tribalism.

About the Artist

Doug McGlumphy received a BA in Art Education from Washington & Jefferson College, and an MFA in Painting and Ceramics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition to running the Hisrich Hills House B&B and ArtFarm with his wife Jennifer Greer, he has been the Director of the Olin Art Gallery at Washington & Jefferson College—where he is also an Instructor of Art—since 2007. McGlumphy has been the Preparator/Collections Manager at the CWAM since, 1999, and has also worked at the Olin Gallery at Kenyon College. Selected solo exhibitions include those at the Kipp Gallery, Indiana, PA (2018), the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (2018), and the Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH (2006).

Acknowledgments

Because the CWAM staff works so closely with students, we believe that it is important they experience the scholarship and art produced by CWAM staff in much the same way that adjunct faculty and faculty artists exhibit their work in the CWAM. Both John Lambertson and I have had the pleasure of working with Doug for many years, and I thank John for contributing the introductory gallery text. Most of all, however, I thank Doug not only for his dedication to teaching and his many years supporting other artists by making their work look amazing in the CWAM galleries but also for the incisive and timely commentary he shares in monumental.

—Kitty McManus Zurko, Director/Curator, The College of Wooster Art Museum

Printing History (Work in Progress)

January 22–March 3, 2019
Exhibition: April 16–May 12, 2019
Burton D. Morgan Gallery

The College of Wooster Art Museum routinely undertakes collaborative exhibition projects with faculty and students that synthesize course work with research of objects selected from the CWAM’s permanent collection. This year’s collaborative exhibition project is part of Tracy Cosgriff’s History of Prints class.

During the first part of this semester, the Burton D. Morgan Gallery will feature rotating groups of prints used in teaching along with prints the students are researching for the exhibition Printing History: Observation, Imagination, and the Ephemeral opening April 16, 2019. Below, the course description for the History of Prints seminar outlines what the students will be studying this semester:

"Ours is the age of exponential image-making. This upper-division seminar critically examines the original graphic revolution: the invention of prints and the emergence of duplicable media in the West, whose cultural currency and aesthetic criteria differ considerably from those of painting, sculpture, and architecture. From the woodblock to the silkscreen, we will survey the technologies of printmaking to illuminate the social and artistic circumstances in which these images were crafted, circulated, and consumed. Major themes include: imitation and invention, authorship and audience, original and copy. Together, we will explore how print media shaped cultural definitions of canon, creativity, and industry, and by interrogating real objects, we will critically reconsider their role as agents of historical meaning."

—Tracy Cosgriff, Assistant Professor of Art History

Student Curators

  • Katarina M. Baltisberger ’20, Art History Major
  • Mackenzie E. Clark ‘19, Art History & English Double Major
  • Regan C. Clark ‘20, Art History & English Double Major
  • Ilaria N. Crum ‘19, Anthropology & Art History Double Major
  • Jack R. Felch ‘20, Studio Art Major
  • Claire M. Jennings ‘21, Art History Major
  • Lauren A. Kozlowski ‘20, Archaeology & Art History Double Major
  • Emma J. Root ‘19, History & Studio Art Double Major
  • Sophie A. Schrader ‘19, Sociology Major
  • Jonas H. Short ‘21, Anthropology & Art History Double Major
  • Sarah C. Stutler ‘20, Art History & English Double Major
  • Samantha T. Tromba ‘20, Art History Major
  • Lilly R. Woerner ‘21, Art History & ChemistryDouble Major
  • Adria L. Woodruff ‘20, Art History Major