Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Middle at Art and Design and Open Drawing Today

Dog Park Series
Luke Jordan

One of our staff members spotted an impressive exhibit at The Art and Design Gallery.  The Middle: Photo-Based Works by Artists Living in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa encompasses many approaches in the area of photography.  Although the subject matter of the works are intriguing,  the show consists of a wide range of styles and formats, proving that photography is still evolving and that experimentation is still possible.

We visited the opening on Final Friday.  We asked photography teacher Angela Perkins about some of the techniques used by the artists in the show.  "The show is a good representation of where photo is currently."  She explained that current photographers work in a variety of processes to achieve images including film, digital, photogram, pigment prints, hybrids, and others.

We have many favorite pieces.  Luke Jordan's Dog Park features two horizontal format prints which look abstract and create a story.   We also liked, A Few Pommes Frits consisting of many small pigments prints of a line, with a minimalist appearance.  On closer look, the lines are actually images of a single french fry, each with their own character for each frame.  In another picture of two girls in dresses, we see one of them holding a card that shows it is Christmas day for them.

The show runs until February 7.
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Gallery hours for Art and Design are:
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Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed 8:30am—4:30pm
Thurs, 8:30am—9:00pm
Fri, 8:30am—1:30pm
Closed Saturday
Sun, 1:00pm—4:30pm


Open Drawing at Art and Design

Today is the first open drawing session of the semester at Art and Design.  The session is from 11:00-2:00.  Bring drawing supplies to room 405.  The session is free and open to the public.

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