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Doezema paintings and drawings exhibited in Gallery II

March 23, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Paintings and drawings by WMU alumnus Lee Doezema will be exhibited March 29 through April 16 in Gallery II of Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University.

The free exhibit is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is an opening reception for the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 26. The public is welcome at both the exhibit and reception.

Doezema graduated from the WMU School of Art and received the M.F.A. degree in painting in 1991. He is a Kalamazoo artist and curator at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, where he selects and promotes exhibits for several exhibition spaces. He has professional experience in three-dimensional design in both furniture and architecture. Between 1990 and 2002, he was a design consultant and craftsman participating in the restoration of three of the Galesburg cluster of Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian homes--the Pratt house, Weisblat house and Cain house.

Portraits and interior spaces are Doezema's artistic subjects. The portraits in the exhibit are pen and ink and watercolor. The interior spaces are oil on canvas paintings of closets and bedrooms.

These are loosely narrative paintings of intimate spaces."Personal subjects have a universal value. So the more intimate the space, the greater the possibility of making a connection with the viewer," says Doezema.

Doezema's art is in the collections of Pfizer Inc., Calvin College and the Brueckner Museum in Albion, Mich.

For additional information, contact the Exhibitions Office at 269 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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