Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Columbia College Art + Design Faculty Show

{blank} place
Third Annual Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Organized by Jennifer Murray

August 13 - September 19, 2009
Closing Reception and Artwalk: September 10th, 5-8 pm

{blank}place is about times and spaces of revolution, and their effect on visual images. We use convention and tradition to recognize images, pictures and works of art, and because art images interpret our world, they impact how we understand changes in the experience of place, space and time. We only understand visual things in contexts that are historical, geographic and cultural. Artists respond to those factors, and {blank}place is an experimental exhibition of such responses.

The exhibition uses a notion of revolution to emphasize how changes in what, when, and where we see not only changes the character of visual images, but also tells us something about the tools we use to see the world. Exhibiting artists include Steven Carrelli (image credit), Anna Kunz, Betsy Odom (image credit), and Michael K. Paxton.

In a week, I will post short video interviews with the artists. Since Anna Kunz was on sabbatical, she made her own video. Come back when they're posted.

Steve Carrelli, Homecoming, 2008, graphite on paper
Steve Carrelli, Away and Back, 2008, graphite on paper
Michael Paxton, Fig Garden
Michael Paxton, Eruption
Betsy Odom, Tom Bigbee, mixed media

Betsy Odom, Space Suit, mixed media
Betsy Odom sporting her space suit

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