College of Arts News
Last Chance to Visit Local Terrain Exhibit at Downtown GalleryPosted Jun. 20, 2011
The Kent State University School of Art's Downtown Gallery presents Local Terrain through June 25. The exhibit was curated by recent MFA graduate Lesley Sickle and features the work of Adair Taylor, Annie Stimson, April Bachtel, April Bleakney, Carey McDougall, Drew Smith, Elaine Hullihen, Emma Pavlik, Gianna Commito, Liz Maugans, Maren Derbogen, Maria Lafelice, Mark Schatz, Roni Callahan and Stephanie Brewer.
“The exhibition Local Terrain focuses on using the art of mapping to specifically depict the Northeast Ohio region,” says Sickle. “There are 15 participating artists and each of them has a unique connection to the area. I have selected work from a variety of mediums for the exhibition, including photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video and mixed media. I have asked that the artists explore the diversity in mapping: appropriation, charting, documentation, representation, memory/nostalgia, identity, and journey/travel.”
“I am interested in each artist using strategies in mapping to illustrate a system of diagrammed information and examining various conventions of our connection and understanding of place,” Sickle adds.
The Downtown Gallery, located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Anderson Turner, director of galleries for the School of Art at Kent State, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-1369.