March 29 – May 7
The Spring 2021 exhibitions will be open to the LU campus community by appointment only. Click here to request a day and time to view the exhibitions.
This exhibition features 19th-century European artworks from the LU art collection that trace the emergence of movements such as Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism. This exhibition will help students enrolled in ARHI 240, taught by Professor Elizabeth Carlson, consider how political instability, industrialization, imperialism, and the growth of popular culture influenced the production, style, and presentation of painting and sculpture.
Callie Kiesow: My work explores dark psychological states; reflecting a place we don’t understand. The deprivation of reality, the questioning of the physical world. Quiet moments. Figures depicted without a recognizable identity force the viewer to engage emotionally and suddenly become a part of the narrative. The work presents a duality of playfulness and tension within spaces that we generally see as confined, intimate, and familiar.
Tanner MacArthur is interested in the connection between creator and object, as well as the relationships formed between compositional elements. These paintings are a meditation on the notions of ground, surface, and habitation. A focus on building forms that are repetitive though ambiguous allows viewers to suture personal meaning to each work. Tanner invites the audience to get close to each piece, stare at the edges, and let the work perform. Ask questions, find answers.
This exhibition supports ART 311: The Figure in Studio Art, taught by Instructor Tony Conrad. In tandem with the course, the contemporary and historical artworks presented explore the use of the human form in diverse styles and media. The exhibition focuses on the ways artists use the figure to convey emotions: body language in art (as in life) is important for understanding and empathizing with the human subject.