An exhibition for the MA thesis work of David Smit will be on display in Hartmann Center Gallery May 2nd-13th, 2012.
March 29 – April 27, 2012
Reception: March 29th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Rizzo’s paintings are equal part fact and fiction. Using her direct experience with a place, event or object as a catalyst, she abstracts, invents and explores new realities in painted space and form. Rizzo imagines places unseen or hybrid spaces, creating a world that is full of wonder and possibility. Her use of exaggerated color, fluid brush strokes, and spatial ambiguities reveal sensual environments where interiors and exteriors collide and our notion of reality is questioned.
– Stephanie McMahon, Curator, Perceiving Place, 2010
Lecture by Central Time Ceramics Juror, Delores Fortuna
Date: March 1st, 5:00pm
Horowitz Auditorium, Global Communications Center
Reception: March 1st, 6:00-7:30pm
This exhibition is the third installment of the biennial juried exhibition of ceramic artwork, Central Time Ceramics. Produced by Bradley University this exhibition has been generously funded in part by Robert Freeland. The show brings together ceramic artwork from across the Central Time Zone to a city not only centrally located but also commonly associated with the central United States: Peoria, Illinois. Assembled in Peoria at the Bradley University Galleries are 55 ceramic works by 37 artists living and working in the Central Time Zone. From Minnesota to Texas, the locales represented are as varied as each artist’s aesthetic, yet the level of craftsmanship and innovation remains high throughout.
“Central” often refers to being in the middle, inferring sameness or mediocrity, yet the multiplicity of styles, methods and materials in this exhibition is anything but. Delores Fortuna, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the SAIC has superbly selected a diverse group of work full of color, technical expertise, and experimentation. This exhibition may be centrally located yet it depicts The Central Time Zone as a multifarious region including diverse perspectives on the materials, methods, and styles of contemporary ceramic art. Bradley University Galleries is proud to announce the following artists will be exhibiting in the 3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics juried exhibition;
G E Colpitts
Update: Central Time Ceramics Award Winners
1st Place – Kate Nelson
2nd Place – Keith Carter
3rd Place – Angela Dieffenbach
Image: Keith Carter, Spacil-Phylum Cnidaria IV
Reception: January 26th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Doug Russell’s drawings taken inspiration from entangled and knotted natural forms. Begun as observation and expanded into invented, imagined, and combined realities. The series “Entangled Worlds” examines ongoing cycles of germination, growth, combination, expansion, decay, and renewal.
Reception: November 17, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Christopher Troutmans drawings and paintings concentrate on the remembrance of direct observation as a vehicle for exploring the relationship between memory and pictorial expression. Troutman draws from his experiences of living in Japan, and then changes views when he moved to Southern California, Richmond, Kentucky, and now Vincennes, Indiana. He uses ordinary people and their environments as subjects. Troutman focuses on the unique gestures of human figures and amplifying urban settings.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Christopher graduated from Bradley University in 2003 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. He then moved to Japan where he and his wife opened a conversational English school. In 2005 Troutman was the first foreign resident of Kagoshima to be awarded the Grand Prize at the 52nd Kagoshima Prefectural Art Exhibition and received an Award of Excellence at the 60th Southern Japan Art Exhibition. In 2008 Christopher completed an MFA in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach. Troutman formerly taught drawing and painting at Eastern Kentucky University and currently teaches at Eastern Illinois University.
Announcing the 3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics juried exhibition!
The show will be judged by Delores Fortuna, MFA, a ceramicist with over 30 years of experience.
This exhibition is open to all ceramic artists over the age of 18, who currently reside in the Central Time Zone.
October 20 – December 3, 2011
Reception: October 20, 5:00 – 7:00pm
In Progress will feature current graduate students in the MA and MFA program at Bradley University. This show will include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Graphic Design, and Sculpture.