Kevin Campbell – Pieces of Infinity

           

The exhibition Pieces of Infinity showcases the paintings and sculpture by artist Kevin Campbell.  All of the works are expressions of the interconnectedness of the natural world.  Each individual piece is “inherently part of something larger than itself,” says Campbell speaking about what has driven his art for decades.

The exhibit will be anchored by his drawing of tiny interlocking puzzle pieces which is well over 100 square feet.  The drawing is a map that guides his Puzzle Project and will be shown to the public for the first time to offer viewers a direct understanding of the artist’s motivation.   The Puzzle Project is a work of art that has no edge and so it “can be added onto – can ‘grow’ indefinitely.  As it grows, pieces and groups of pieces are separated and treated as individual works of art.”  These pieces and groups of pieces will be hung and for sale in the Gordy gallery.  Those who own a piece of the Puzzle Project will forever have a place in the larger composition.

“Works of art are often referred to as ‘pieces of art,’” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “For Kevin Campbell this is literally true.  He is making only one work of art that has many pieces.  The title of the show, Pieces of Infinity refers to the fact that Campbell has placed no boundaries on his single work of art.  It can continue forever and each piece will always have its place.”

Pieces of Infinity will be exhibited throughout the month of March.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

 

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24
Feb 2018
AUTHOR Barbara Schafer
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Braydee Euliss: Case Studies

Braydee Euliss Case Studies Installation View

Braydee Euliss has worked on every side of the world of art: student artist, artist, museum preparatory intern, gallery manager, patron, picture framer. A Muncie native, Euliss earned a BFA in Sculpture from Ball State University with a semester at Westminster College in London, England. She has also earned the title of “master framer,” according to her employer, Brian Gordy. Not only does she design and complete frame packages, but Euliss works on gilding projects, bringing old and antique frames back to their former golden glory. And, for the month of April, the talented artist will also be exhibiting in the Gordy gallery.

Case Studies is an exploratory and provocative exhibit that investigates institutional methods of 3-dimensional display. The pedestal, the vitrine, and various incarnations of both have been designed to unobtrusively showcase other objects. Case Studies asks the viewer to acknowledge the contextual framework of display and reconsider its furniture as a medium that filters our perception of what is contained within.

Euliss has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits, including Select Fair in Miami, FL; Contexture at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Miller, IN; 19th, 21st, and 23rd Minnetrista Annual; 73rd , 74th & 75th Annual Student Art Shows (BSU); Reclaim, Reuse, Renew, Atrium Gallery (BSU); and the Whitewater Valley Annual at IU East, Richmond, IN and several group shows, including the Monkey Thunder series, Bodega at the Murphy Arts Building, Indianapolis, IN, and Resurfaced at Savage’s Ale House, Muncie. The artist was selected for the Art Faculty Award for Outstanding Senior Art Student at BSU in 2010. Other awards include the Muncie Art Students League Annual BSU Student Art Award in 2009 and the Lucia Mysch Scholarship Award in 2009.

The opening reception for “Case Studies” will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at the downtown gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the artist will be introduced at 6:15 PM for a short talk, and to answer questions about her work. The exhibit will continue through April 30, 2014, and may also be viewed during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, 9 to 3, or by appointment. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. is located at 224 E. Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre. For more information, call 765-284-8422.

07
Apr 2014
AUTHOR braydee
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Lorance: Negotiating the Curve

Voluptuous bronze and glass sculptures and fantastical egg tempera paintings will be the featured exhibit for the month of July at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. in downtown Muncie. The show is set to open on the first Wednesday of the month, July 3rd.

Exhibitor Cheryl Anne Lorance is a Ball State University graduate who just moved back to her home state after living the artist’s life in Santa Fe for 16 years. She will be hanging lush and precise egg tempera paintings, full of fantastical elements and a sense of mystery. The productive artist admits to a strong influence by Magical Realism and the new Objectivity, which seats magical elements in a mundane or normal setting. Adding to the mystery, the multi-talented Lorance will display biomorphic, undulating sculptures that bulge and twist beneath delightful patinas. One hangs from cables, adding an element of surprise and concern.  Another resembles internal organs, dipped in dark chocolate and displayed on a metal base. Beautiful, yet unidentifiable, the pieces invite a somewhat dark curiosity mixed with playfulness, causing viewers to ask, “What is it? A pod, a bug, or a sea creature?”

Suspense

The active Lorance is currently part of a public art project in Indianapolis called, “Go Ahead and Play,” sponsored by Women’s Funds of Indiana. This event will feature twenty pianos that have been transformed by local artists and displayed in public places in Indianapolis throughout August.

Lorance has also been invited to begin teaching at the Indianapolis Art Center this summer.

The reception hours are 5 to 8 PM. The award-winning artist will speak about her work and answer questions at 6 PM. The public is invited to attend.

 

27
Jun 2013
AUTHOR cskadmin
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