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Windgate Visual Arts West
Tuesday, December 13 is the LAST DAY the Gallery will be open until January 2017.
IN THE GALLERY:
"Different Paths, Same Direction: JBU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition"
November 10 - December 13
Windgate Visual Arts West
This collection of artwork represents recent work created by faculty members. “It displays the amazing breadth of creativity and depth of talent among members of our faculty”, said Charles Peer, gallery director and faculty member. “We purposefully schedule a faculty exhibit every three years so our students and community can see that all of us continue to work in our chosen artistic media as well as teach. We strongly believe that the concentrated involvement with our chosen medium help us to grow artistically and makes us better teachers. This one of the unique strengths of our department.”
Dave Andrus, Chair of the Department will be displaying his new landscape paintings. Andrus has rediscovered his love of the smell of oil paint with his involvement with plein-air work (painting on location). Joel Armstrong will show recent floral silver wire drawings along with new illustrations of children and their parents from the soon to be published book, Like You and Me. Bobby C. Martin will present a four-part installation and several new encaustic works. Martin’s artwork reflects his search for identity as a mixed blood native artist incorporating old family photographs. Charles Peer, known for his pastel paintings will exhibit eight new paintings that explore his interest in color rich surfaces and his interest in the “mark making” of painting. Several of the paintings on display have been exhibited in international exhibits and publications.
Kyle Agee, the newest member of the faculty, will present work that explores ways in which traditional photography and technology can work together to render images in innovative ways. Neal Holland’s artwork explores the creation of impressionistic photography expressing subtle emotions. The work is created optically, not digitally, and all of the manipulation is “in-camera”. Steve Snediker’s film In Motus Textura (Texture in Motion) is an experimental digital media work that expresses a love for organic textures that occur amidst the flow of water, brush of wind, and other kinetic interactions. The abstraction of each still frame becomes "texture in motion" as progressive frames appear at 24 frames per second. Peter Pohle, a master artist in a number of areas will showcase both plein-air and studio oil paintings as well as a series of computer generated “steampunk” 3D renderings.
The ground floor of the Windgate Visual Arts West building houses a generous gallery room, capable of hosting a variety of shows. The lighting is perfect and the open space creates a great environment for receptions held at the opening of all new galleries (always including great food!). John Brown University has a wide variety of amazing artists in the upcoming gallery shows, and has hosted prominent shows such as Tim Ernst, the St. John's Bible, and Makoto Fujimura. The gallery also hosts many of John Brown University's finest local artists, faculty and students. We also have a Student Gallery in our other building, Windgate Visual Arts East. This features the work of JBU students in solo and collaborative shows.