Artist's JourneyGAMBIER, Ohio (January 14, 2013)
Professor of Art and sculptor Barry Gunderson takes visitors to the Ohio Wesleyan University Ross Art Museum on an imagined journey "From Liverpool to Ohio with Stops in Between" in a new exhibition.
Gunderson displays more than fifty metal sculptures he calls, with some whimsy, "Useless Metal Objects" along with a number of painted, wood pieces in the exhibition that continues through February 17 at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio. "It's a geographical and mental journey," Gunderson said of the exhibition, which includes works inspired during a teaching sabbatical in Liverpool, England; a visit to France; and car rides through the American Midwest.
The exhibition includes a series of works in painted wood - "A Door of One's Own'' - triggered by the artist's appreciation of Liverpool townhouses and the efforts of residents there to express their individuality through paint and decorations on front doors. "My consistent love of form, color, and texture are again prominent in this series," he said.
Gunderson will discuss his work on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. in Edgar Hall, 35 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio, in room 101. An artist's reception at the museum will follow the talk. Both events are free, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Admission to the museum is free, and the venue is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. To learn more about the exhibition, call 740-368-2000.