Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery Presents Faculty Show
Artwork that explores human health, nature, the seven deadly sins and other subjects highlight the 2012 Alma College Faculty Show in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery.
The exhibit, featuring sculpture, ceramics, photography, paintings, drawings and prints, continues through Thursday, Dec. 13. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
"Flowering Moon," Tina Vivian
Six art faculty members display their recent works, including Carrie Ann Parks-Kirby, who presents a series of drawings and ceramic reliefs based upon symbolism related to the seven deadly sins — with mirrors as the central images of her compositions.
The seven deadly sins “is a subject steeped in tradition, and a number of other contemporary artists have explore its symbolism and psychology,” states Parks-Kirby in her artist’s statement. “So, the challenge was to find my own interpretation.
“Through my interest in natural science illustration, I found clues in the symbology of plants and animals associated with each of the sins. The ceramic reliefs, made in the forms of small dressing tables or altars, function in a more public way, so that they may physically engage any viewers who will look into their mirrors,” she says.
Ryan Flesher explores the “good, bad, beautiful and ugliness” of human health and wellness in his current work. He presents his concepts of physical and mental wellness in combinations of cast and fabricated metals, tar and bones.
Beth Purdy displays new work that she describes as “playful with humor and bold colors” along with mixed media conceptual oil paintings “with a touch of the macabre.” She also displays a series of pastel drawings and a mixed media piece titled “Fossilization.”
Tina Vivian exhibits a series of prints titled “Phases of the Flowering Moon” representing images from her summer garden.
The exhibit also includes oil paintings by Robert Rozier and photography by Sandy Lopez-Isnardi.
Posted: Wed, November 14th, 2012 at 2:32PM