Exhibits in Huber show off work of Messiah professor, SU student


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Like all semesters, the art department at SU will be holding many different art exhibits from well known artists, students and faculty.

The first exhibit, in the Kauffman Gallery, opened on Sept 11 and will continue to be held until Oct 2. This exhibit is by the artist Sean Matthews.

Matthews is an assistant professor of art at Messiah College where he teaches sculpture, ceramics and foundation art classes.

Matthews received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Appalachian State University, in N.C. in 2002 and his master’s degree in fine arts at Towson University, in Md. in 2006.

Since then he has had more than 20 exhibitions.

This exhibit is called “Visual Language: Sculpture and Works on Paper.” The works of art in the exhibit consist of sculptures made from wood, ink on paper, and other mixed media.

During the opening of the exhibit, Matthews spoke about the concept of the exhibit and how it originated. The piece that started the idea for the exhibit was “One at a Time.”

All of the pieces of art in the exhibit relate to each other exactly how he intends. Some of the materials used in his art works originate from inspiration related to old letter forms, and the box they were stored in.

These letter forms and the container were used in a hand-operated printing press.

The original objects led him to the title of the exhibit and his reference to shape and form as a visual language much as letters help to form the printed words we use every day.

Amazingly, as much detail that could be used to describe this exhibit would never define the way that it feels when you look at the art work in person. The pieces are wonderful and should be seen, not read about.

The exhibit is located in Huber Art Center Room 207 and is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,with extended hours on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

There is also a student exhibit in The Brindle Gallery. This exhibit is being held by Nicole Pereschuk. Pereschuk, a senior Art Education major, who has a six-year-old daughter.
The daughter is featured in one of the paintings in the exhibit called “Daughter and Self.” The exhibit is called “Into the Paint.”

All of the work in this exhibition are oil paintings, either on canvas or paper and are vibrant and full of color. All have very different content and meanings, however.

This exhibit is also located in the Huber Art Center, Room 213.
The hours for this gallery are 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. Monday — Thursday.


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