Back garden Town Group College’s Mercer Gallery is web hosting the GCCC Visible Arts Faculty Biennial as its latest exhibit, featuring artwork by Brian K. McCallum and Michael K. Knutson, through Dec. 14.
The WIP, or Performs in Progress, is an exhibition with a large assortment of artworks by the two artists ranging from common pottery and landscape paintings to summary figurative sculptures and portraits. The title of the exhibition WIP refers to Performs in Development as artists and educators, Knutson and McCallum continually have a thing in progress, whether or not it is a portrait drawing or ceramic vessel demonstrations their position is to educate by means of their artistic process.
The exhibition characteristics playful abstracted figurative sculptures by McCallum that pair with the melting and morphed portraits in Knutson’s Imaginary Buddies painting collection.
McCallum’s figurative sculptures express emotions of the human problem whilst offering the viewer a bit of a magical, surreal twist. At the identical time, Knutson’s Imaginary Close friends installation brings together his past associations with his creativeness to develop abstracted portraits or figures that vary from extremely representational to extremely abstract. This do the job is juxtaposed with McCullum’s rigid and durable purposeful pottery and Knutson’s calm and serene western landscape paintings.
McCallum is an artist and educator who received his MFA from Kansas Condition University, underneath the tutelage of Yoshiro Ikeda. His work in ceramics is typically figurative and focuses on the nature of the human affliction. He arrived at GCCC in 2003 and is the 3-dimensional foundations specialist.
The classes he instructs include Heritage of Art, Appreciation of Art, Sculpture, Style and design, and all levels of ceramics, and he has gained several awards in competitions equally nationally and internationally. His perform seems in the e-book “500 figures in Clay” by Lark Push. In addition to his sculptural operate, Mr. McCallum is an achieved potter. Pottery lovers have quietly gathered his useful get the job done for many a long time.
Knutson has been an artwork educator at GCCC since 2015 right after serving as Art Instructor at Fort Hays Point out College.
He is the son of two artwork educators. He spent his childhood immersed in creativeness, drawing inspiration from his activities in the normal atmosphere of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Knutson has a BA in studio arts from Black Hills State College in 2010 and attained his MFA at Fort Hays State University in 2013.
He is an attained visual artist and is effective mostly as a painter. The programs he instructs include Artwork Appreciation, all concentrations of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, and Style and design. Knutson has an active nationwide exhibition file of solo and group reveals and has completed several public artwork commissions.
A closing reception will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 10. The exhibit will close out the 2021 gallery time.
Mercer Gallery is open up 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday by means of Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. For details, make contact with Gallery Director Michael Knutson, [email protected]