KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Two art exhibits, "Worlding" and "Mapping Mrs. Dalloway," are open to the public through Friday, Feb. 3, at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts on Western Michigan University's main campus.
"Worlding," featuring the work of artists Lucas Blalock, Marsha Cottrell, Ben Hagari, Ajay Kurian and Hayal Pozanti, is on display in the Monroe Brown Gallery. Curated by Mia Curran, it is the fourth exhibition the Richmond Center has produced in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Amherst's New York Professional Outreach Program. Comprised of film, sculpture, painting and drawing, "Worlding" asks viewers to examine works of art not only as objects but as individually constructed worlds governed by internal sets of rules and logic. Creating synthetic, abstract or conceptual realms, these five New York City-based artists invent new languages, invert spatial illusions and reverse color relations.
'Mapping Mrs. Dalloway'
On view concurrently in the Richmond Center's Netzorg-Kerr Gallery, "Mapping Mrs. Dalloway" features 16 prints by Frostic School of Art Associate Professor Adriane Little. Created during Little's sabbatical in 2015, these layered photographs build on and depart from her previous studies of Virginia Woolf as a writer who mourned the death of her mother at the early age of 13. Walking the streets of London every day for nearly two weeks to photograph the path once taken by the Mrs. Dalloway character, a high-society woman in Woolf's 1925 novel of the same title, Little transported Mrs. Dalloway's route 90 years into the present. Mirroring Woolf's stream of consciousness style, "Mapping Mrs. Dalloway" obscures and reveals an abstracted language, creating random yet deeply conceptual connections.
RCVA galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact Indra Lacis, director of exhibitions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-2455.
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