Chimeras, Ideals and Errors Artwork by Craig Newsom, Carl Andersen, and Bryan Van Donslear
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Daily at 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM from August 25, 2010 until September 22, 2010
Location: UIS Visual Arts Gallery (HSB 201)
UIS VISUAL ARTS GALLERY
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The UIS Visual Arts Gallery opens a new season with ‘Chimeras, Ideals, and Errors’
Artwork by Craig Newsom, Carl Andersen, and Bryan Van Donslear. Exhibit opens
August 25th, and runs through September 22nd. Reception will be held on September 2nd from 5:30-8pm.
“Quickly! Are there other lives? In wealth, sleep is impossible. Wealth has
always been public property. Divine love alone confers the keys of knowledge.
I see that nature is nothing but a spectacle of goodness. Farewell chimeras,
ideals, and errors.”
-Arthur Rimbaud, from the poem Bad Blood in A Season in Hell
Chimeras, Ideals and Errors is an exhibition of drawings by three artists that explores the relationships between format and content. Each drawing in the exhibit is a single page from one of the artist’s Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook. In addition, each drawing is created with a technical pen. The motives/motifs may differ between each artist but the substrate is the same and the means are parallel.
The sketchbook page is an intimate artifact. It is evidence of the immediate connection between mind and material. For many artists, the sketchbook is a secret and vulnerable place where
early stages of projects are tested. But, it can also be the location of autonomous work with a
particular strength and rawness.
Carl Andersen studied painting and drawing at the University of Northern Iowa, graduating in 1992. His work hybridizes his interest in the human figure and design, synthesizing close studies of observable form, human and otherwise, with patterns suggestive of abstract floral fields, mythic landscapes and biomorphic structures, rooted in his interest and work with literature. He works primarily in pen and ink, graphite, or charcoal. Andersen currently works and resides in Minneapolis where he teaches literature and composition in the public school system.
Craig Newsom received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Chicago and is currently an assistant professor in the art department at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois. In his work, he explores a personal mythology through the syncretization of traditional and digital methods. The drawings present in this exhibition represent the beginnings of characters and/or significant moments in the narrative arcs of those characters in his personal mythology. Recently he has begun a large body of work composed entirely on an iPod Touch and is a member of the newly formed International Association of Mobile Digital Artists.
Bryan Van Donslear received his MFA degree from the University of Iowa and is currently Visual Resources Curator and Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa. Bryan has explored a diversity of media and subject matter and has exhibited his work in more than 50 solo, group, and juried exhibitions.
The Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Health and Science Building (HSB 201).
Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm.
UIS Visual Arts Gallery
University of Illinois Springfield
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Springfield, IL 62703-5407
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