|Hanging on right, Kevin Turner's porcelain piece, table in front by Alphonse Mattia, me on plinth, Maura Keeny painting, Ivan Fortushniak on far wall of front room.|
Opening last night to a cold and snowy February evening on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania was the first art department faculty exhibition in fourteen years. The exhibition is being shown at the University Museum located in Sutton Hall in the heart of the IUP campus. The show features all the current faculty including the art historians(exhibiting a catalog for another show where a fwd. was written and an art history text book...really?...really.) and our visiting artist in the wood department. This being said, as much as they were trying to include everyone, they left out both our techs for the department. In particular, one Michael Stadler who has a large piece hanging in our Performing Arts Center and another at one of our branch campuses. It should also be noted that a couple years back Mr. Stadler received and completed a public commission that was larger(physically and monetarily) than what I would bet 98% of the exhibiting faculty have ever received or will ever receive in their life. Oh well, it is what it is I guess and minus that and a couple things, the museum folks, who are 99% volunteers, did a nice job of wrangling the faculty and putting together an exhibition that should have happened long before now.
Ok, other than my own bitching and moaning, it is a really good show and I wanted to highlight work from me (of course) and some of my colleagues. I am pleased to be a part of this exhibition and to be considered as one of the faculty. The importance of showcasing the personal work of the professors within our department is eye opening to students and other campus folk alike. If you happen to be in the area...check it out. Pictures tell the story that my words are only nipping at the heels of... criticism is for the critics...lets enjoy the work....click on the images to view bigger.
|Older pieces in new configurations were what I was about...|
|detail of Poppy Field/Window Box|
|Yes...Seasonal...once again...I know, make some new work Kyle!|
|detail of blob-ject and wall painting.|
|Sean Derry...motion activated too!|
|My Poppy Field/Window Box on right...Fuyoko Matsubara' digital weaving.|