By Tracy Solimeno
SUU College of Performance and Visual Arts
CEDAR CITY–Southern Utah University Department of Art & Design Faculty take the spotlight at the Art & Design Faculty Exhibition with an opening reception on Thursday, January 18, from 6 – 8 p.m. This exhibition will be on display through February 24, at Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA). The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m. Admission for the museum is free and open to the public.
Art from all mediums will be incorporated into this dynamic and richly varied exhibition, including ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, and sculpture. The show will include 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art with a full range of techniques and styles that will both delight the senses and stir personal reflection.
Benjamin Kirkby, Assistant Professor of Art, has recently shifted his work from the digital format to 3-dimensional objects. He said, “Shifting focus meant learning a lot about something I have always taken for granted as a digital practitioner – electricity. Learning something new and very different has been a slow, painful, yet very rewarding process as I begin to see projects come together.”
The diversity of media, content, and palette used by Southern Utah University Art & Design faculty is part of the beauty and uniqueness of the exhibit. With a full and part-time faculty of 21 professional artists, this is a chance for the community to celebrate the talent and achievements of this regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized group of artists.
Stuart Robinson, Assistant Professor of Art Education, said, “In Phaedo, Socrates stated that to be a philosopher is to prepare oneself for death. Likewise, through my art, I inspect mortality, confront existential anxieties, and examine ethical ways of living. I focus on indexicality – the residues, marks, prints, or imprints that remain, intentionally or unintentionally, after an event or interaction.”
Enjoy the opportunity to mingle with great art and imagery by Southern Utah University’s Art & Design faculty. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/arts.