12/08/2018, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location:Downtown Batesville, Main Street map
Lyon College upperclassmen art students announce two group exhibitions Main Street for a pop-up gallery showing on December 8th. One group will be showing in the former Batesville Computing building on 133 South Broad and a second group will be exhibiting in the Landers building at 332 East Main. This one day gallery showing will be up from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The first exhibition will be focused around humanity through various media and perspectives.Kacy Perkins will be using sugar as a medium to experiment with proportions and ideas revolving around beauty. Morgun Henson will be using embroidery to create a self-portrait and to use color to express the sensation of emotions. Madison Bangert will be exploring unexpected horror in various scenes in 2D. Mckinley Streett will be exploring the abstracting process of death through sculptures of dead flies.
These pieces together act as representations of the artists and their qualms dealing with the human experience. Kacy focuses on struggling with the unrealistic standards of beauty that take over the media by taking this concept to extremes. Morgun focuses on art as a form of self expression through colors and needle work. Madison focuses on the abnormal in various ways as a series to show the absurdity of life. Mckinley focuses on dead flies to bring attention to their unexpected beauty by immortalizing them into sculptures. Together this series acts as a unit about life and the artists’ individual understandings of it.
“Cartoon Theory” will be hosted on the
third floor of the Landers building on Main Street. This exhibition showcases
the work of Lyon College seniors, Hannah Qualls and Charlie Gills. The show is
based upon the theory of cartoons. Working alongside one another in their
Advanced Studio Concepts course, Qualls and Gills discovered their shared love
for traditional cartoons and comics. Qualls has spent the semester
re-envisioning an original work of fiction into a visual novel, creating a
handmade comic book. Gills has remodeled toy dolls using paint, fabric, and clay
to create new figures with unique features. Both bodies of work pay homage to
traditional cartoonists by utilizing classic methods of storytelling and
composition. Qualls’ visual novel features her own unique style, though she
has drawn inspiration from modern Western cartoons. Gill’s series demonstrates
her creative reenvisioning of her favourite childhood characters. In comparison
to conceptual and modern artists, cartoonists are often overshadowed in the
world of art; Qualls and Gills aim to showcase the typical cartoonist’s
process and the complexity of envisioning and bringing cartoons into life.
This event is free and open to the public. It
will coincide with the exhibition: George Chlebak retrospective at the
Batesville Area Arts Council at 226 East Main, also from 5-7pm. Chlebak was
taught art at Lyon college from 1983-2000. He recently passed away, and this
exhibition is a celebration and showcase of his expressive artworks. Visitors
are encouraged to walk around downtown to view the various art events.
332 East Main St. Batesville AR, 72501 Phone: (870) 698-9244
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