We have three great shows opening on Tuesday March 16 in the University Art Gallery! Our 2021 Annual Juried Student is packed with works that show off the hard work and creativity of our Truman students – you won’t want to miss it. In the cube, you’ll find the work of this year’s juror, printmaker Nick Satinover, whose works place words and pattern together to explore the passing of time. And in the Charlyn Gallery, our professor of graphic design, Aaron Neeley is showing some of his latest work.
While Nick Satinover visited Truman State University to jury the student exhibition and mount an exhibition of his own work, he also printed an edition of multiple color stone lithographs using his signature method of reductive flats.
Truman alumnus Joe Hermann has an exhibition up at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. Joe did his AA degree at IHCC, then came to Truman where he majored in painting. He then went on to the University of Delaware, where he earned his MFA.
Joe is “interested in the infinite aspect of art making, capturing moments in time. His painting are full of the nuance and drama that makes life interesting.” The gallery is open Monday-Thursday and Sunday afternoons. His exhibition is up until Thursday, March 25th. Congratulations, Joe! It looks like a wonderful show!
Our own Professor Lindsey Dunnagan has been honored as one of the Missouri Arts Council Featured Artists of the Month!
Lindsey writes: I visually explore interactions with the natural environment. At an intimate level, I am interested in home and identity. On a larger scale, I consider our spiritual ties to nature.
My creative pursuits are grounded in my Alaskan upbringing. Summers were spent hiking mountains, fishing the Russian River, and camping at bluegrass festivals. In the winter, my family cross-country skied under moonlight with miner’s headlamps. Each new season was enchanting and dangerous; it was not uncommon to pass a moose or see a black bear ahead on the trail. These experiences fostered a love of nature and a deep need to explore, discover, and create. To experience my work in person, swing by Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City, Missouri, for my solo show, “Northern Catch,” which will be up through March.
Watchers by Natalie Gruber, detail
Laura Bigger’s Intermediate and Advanced Drawing Exploration students present Drawing – Implied in the Charlyn Gallery. The works in the exhibition explore “drawing,” the verb, in the abstract and test the limits of what one considers a drawing. Each artist created a wall-based installation that emphasizes formal decisions to create something that reads as a drawing, considers implied line or line created by both traditional and nontraditional means, and intentionally incorporates light and shadow to draw in a three-dimensional space.
Artists include: Maggie Adams, Sarah Early, Jamie Foutch, Natalie Gruber, Abby Moreno, Stephen Poindexter and Wesley Scafe.
The exhibition runs February 1st through 25th.
We have just received word that Natalie Gruber and Madilyn McClain both were awarded Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship from Truman’s Office of Student Research to support their BFA Capstone projects next semester. Both are painting majors.
Professor Danielle Yakle demonstrates the process of batik to Truman students
In conjunction with the “Wandering Sprit: African Wax Prints” exhibition currently up in the gallery, we hosted a small batik workshop in the fibers studio. Indonesian batik textiles severed as the inspiration for the nineteenth-century industrial Dutch imitations that became what we call African wax print fabric today. Fibers professor Daniel Yakle and Fibers club students walked students through how to apply layers of wax resist to create patterns on dyed cotton. The results were stunning!
Chetanae Ellison waves to the camera, enjoying her experimentation in wax painting on cloth.
Stephen Poindexter paints in wax on a scarf.
Lee Gardunia shows off a completed batik project.
Congratulations to Kayla Decker, who has won Honorable Mention in the Center for Architecture and Design of Kansas City’s “Raise Your Voice” poster competition. She was selected as one of the best entries and the top student entry. Kayla is studying for her BFA in Design at Truman.
The Maybee Art Gallery at Culver-Stockton College currently features “Spectrum Gaps,” a solo show by Professor Lindsey Dunnagan. It will be open from September 3rd to November 20th, but is not open to the public.
Professor Laura Bigger was the subject of an interview in Art Reveal Magazine. Congratulations on the recognition! In the interview, she talks about her own art and contemporary art more broadly. One of the focuses is on her most recent series of work, Celestial Bodies. Here is a sample of that work:
Radiate, monoprint (intaglio & relief with copper leaf), 10.5 x 14.5,” 2019