McCormick Gallery

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McCormick Gallery

Established in 1971, the McCormick Gallery is located on the beautiful campus of Midland College in the Allison Fine Arts Building.

A resource for both the school and the community, it is a popular venue on campus for a wide variety of functions in addition to a full schedule of art exhibitions.

Hours

  • Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 9 pm
  • Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, Closed 

Current Exhibition

"Immaterial" exhibit graphic

August 23 – September 30

Immaterial presents the work of three contemporary artists - Yvette Cummings, Io Palmer, and Mica Lilith Smith. While the work of each artist differs radically in subject and appearance, they all express powerful and compelling ideas through physical material. This exhibition highlights physical substance, from patterned fabric and paint to bobby pins and furniture as a way to look deeper into the immaterial realms of individual experience and cultural narrative.

Yvette Cummings is an Assistant Professor at Coastal Carolina University, where she teaches Painting and Drawing courses. She received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati. Her work focuses on the way women are objectified, shamed and abused from an early age. Through narrative painting and installation, the characters in her work, deconstruct the gaze we place on the female form and the expectations that come with youth and beauty. She currently resides in Conway, South Carolina where she devotes her time to her studio work, teaching, and family.

Mica Lilith Smith is a visual artist and educator. Smith earned her MFA from the University of Cincinnati College of DAAP in 2012. Her work is comprised of fabric installations, paintings, works on paper, and video. Smith’s work focuses on the power of femme aesthetics – specifically those connected to trans female self-preservation and survival. Smith has recently moved from Lubbock TX to Omaha, NE to teach at Metropolitan Community College.

Io Palmer is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University in Pullman WA. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a BFA from Tyler School of Art (Temple University), Philadelphia, PA. Through depictions of cleaning products, laborers' garments and various other industrial and domestic forms, Io Palmer's artworks explore the complex issues of class, capitalism and societal excess. Trained originally as a ceramicist, Palmer uses a variety of processes and materials including fabric, steel, sound and wood.

Hours

  • Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 9 pm
  • Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, Closed 

 

Mission

The McCormick Gallery is dedicated to providing educational experiences for our students and a cultural haven for the Midland Community. Our mission is to exhibit exciting works of contemporary art from a variety of artists. A diversity of visual art mediums is represented as we attempt to make contemporary art accessible and enjoyable to all members of our community.  During their visit, featured artists frequently give lectures, critiques, and demonstrations which offer unique insights into the artistic process. Each year we feature group and solo exhibitions, including the annual Midland Arts Association Fall Juried Art Exhibition as well as our Spring and Fall Student Art Show which celebrates the creative endeavors of Midland College students enrolled in studio art classes.

Dagan Sherman
Art Department Chair

Student art on display at McCormick Gallery

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