A Note from the Fall 2013 Directors| The fall 2013 season marks a significant moment in the history of the Student Union Galleries. Now entering our twentieth season, we are pleased to continue SUGs’ mission as a forum for student voice and an outlet for innovative, challenging work. Since 1994, a roster of influential alumni—both former directors and exhibiting artists—have established SUGs as an indicator of SAIC’s talented student body. As SUGs reflects on its first two decades of experimental exhibitions and programming, we look forward to celebrating its legacy as an institutional advocate of student leadership within the SAIC community.
We are extremely grateful to SUGs’ founding faculty advisor Michael x. Ryan for his remarkable dedication and mentorship. A devoted teacher and trusted friend, his wisdom and enthusiasm have influenced countless SAIC students over the past nineteen years. Though it is bittersweet to see him go, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors. In turn, we are delighted to welcome Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies Trevor Martin who will work closely with SUGs on all projects and future planning. In addition, SUGs has created a new one-year full-time Curatorial Fellowship for a graduating alumnus to advise SUGs programs and operations. Ross Jordan (Dual MA 2013) will assume this role in its inaugural year. Welcome Ross to this new position!
SUGs is pleased to present the seven student exhibitions featured in our Fall 2013 program, as well as the diverse student works showcased on campus through SUGs Projects. We invite you to join us in the LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery and Gallery X for an engaging series of exhibitions, panel discussions, and social events organized to showcase SAIC’s vibrant creative community.
Best wishes for a terrific fall semester,
Ariel Fang, Holly Bresnahan, Andrea Chiu, Collin Pressler & Kristin Mortensen