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‘This Land’ Through the Eyes of Dan Rule

Guest artist uses video, animation and drawings to explore landscapes in the current exhibit at the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery.

“Planet Fitness,” Dan Rule“Planet Fitness,” Dan RuleArtist Dan Rule uses video, digital art, animation and drawings to explore both literal and imaginative landscapes in his exhibit at the Alma College Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery. His works are on display now through Thursday, Feb. 7.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public. A closing reception with the artist will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

“The theme of the work I will exhibit is landscapes, both real and imagined,” says Rule. “Of interest to me is how we imagine, treat and inhabit these landscapes.”

Rule teaches printmaking, photography and new media at the University of New Orleans while also creating new works.

“I draw and sketch to brainstorm ideas and images,” says Rule. “As I produce work, I let chance happen, and the work changes throughout my creative process.

“I’m excited to come to Alma,” says Rule, who has exhibited work internationally in Japan, Canada and Europe. “I have never been to the area before, and I am interested to see it in early February.”

In preparation for the exhibit and the included digital works, the gallery has purchased two new full-sized television monitors.

“The addition of these and a retrofit of the electrical system will better accommodate new media exhibitions in the future,” says gallery director Dan Connolly.

Story published on December 18, 2018