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November 1, 2013

November weekend exhibition features variety of installation art

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A variety of art installations by 12 Purdue University artists will be on exhibit Nov. 22-24 in downtown Lafayette.

"BETWEEN THE ROUGH: an exhibition of installation art," which is free and open to the public, will be at 208C and 210 N. 6th St. The opening reception is 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 22 and the exhibit hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Nov. 23 and 24.

This exhibition was created for Art and Design's "Graduate Installation and Critique," a seminar for all graduate students in the studio arts incorporating the process of installation art to facilitate the exchange of ideas and professional criticism. The class is taught by Charles A. Gick, a professor in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts.

All works are site-specific installations, designed and installed onsite as part of the course, and each artist will use different materials to transform his or her space to reflect a theme or argument. Some examples of this installation art include the use of 3-D soft sculpture to reinvent a geometric space by installing brightly colored, soft, organic forms, and the use of portraiture and geographical snapshots of local artisans from other countries to show how they preserved their creative practice through fashion.

These works and others will be created by two guests artists, nine graduate students and one undergraduate student. The guests artists are Liz Erlewine, gallery coordinator for Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, and Lisa Wicka, a limited-term lecturer in art and design. The graduate student artists are Alejandra Carrillo-Munoz, Jong-un Choi, Oren Darling, Fahinaz Ferdous, Lindsay McCormick, Sagan Newham, Caroline Owen, Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Boyd Smith. Bryant Girsch is the undergraduate student participating in the class.

The Department of Art and Design is part of the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu  

Sources: Charles Gick, gickc@purdue.edu 

Liz Erlewine, eerlewin@purdue.edu