|January 20 - March 6 , 2009|
“WFU Art Department Exhibition”
The “WFU Art Department Exhibition,” which will run through March 22, is a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of 13 Wake Forest art department faculty and staff members. The 40 pieces in the exhibit will represent a variety of media ranging from oil paintings, encaustic paintings, collages (both paper and sound), mixed-media installations, sculpture, digital images/prints, drawings (traditional graphite, powdered pigment and digital), furniture and intaglio printmaking/installation (metal plate etching).
The exhibition will feature oil paintings, including “Running Black Woman,” from Page Laughlin’s new interior series. Laughlin, a professor of art and department chair, gleans her inspiration from home magazines and paints “room portraits” unconventionally on mylar backed by aluminum panels. Some of her earlier work is part of the permanent collection at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
The installation will also feature collages like “via Cavour II” by Paul Bright, assistant director of the Hanes Gallery. Using trash and found items, Bright creates what he describes as new order through artistic re-compositions of the fragments of human existence. He does this through several different media including glued and laminated papers, video and sound. His work has exhibited in Gothic churches and Renaissance fortresses in Italy.
Exhibiting Artists and media:
Alix Hitchcock , encaustic
Roy Carter, digital media
Bryan Ellis, works on paper
John Pickel, photography
David Finn, sculpture
David Gainey, sculpture
Victor Faccinto, video and mixed media
Paul S. Marley, photography and sculpture
Jennifer Gentry, digital media and drawing
Paul Bright, collage
Leigh Ann Hallberg, drawing
David Faber, printmaking
Page H. Laughlin, painting
David Finn, untitled tree, rosewood
Alix Hitchcock, Natures Share, encaustic on wood