“R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” Exhibition at Cornell CollegeFebruary 22, 2012
“R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The Symbiotic Relationship Between Teacher & Student,” will be exhibited at the Peter Paul Luce Gallery at Cornell College, Sunday, Feb. 26 through March 25.
An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. in McWethy Hall. Susan Chrysler White, Professor of Painting at the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History, and curator of the exhibition, will give a gallery talk at 3 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Featured are works by former and current graduate students who have or are currently studying at the University of Iowa, including: Andrea Ferrigno, Ben Estes, Carianna Mack, CeCe Cole, Christopher Reno, Craig Rempfer, Danielle Kimzey, Douglas Degges, Gianna Commito, Jered Sprecher, Mary Laube, Pete Schulte, and Youngsoon Chon, and their teacher.
In her curatorial statement White points out that the majority of works in this exhibition speak the language of abstraction. Much of it has been produced within the past year and is on loan, while a few are pieces that were purchased or traded over the years for her personal collection. She goes on to say that the work in this exhibition acknowledges human vulnerability and frailty, accepting that no subject matter is too mundane or insubstantial to consider. These young artists are more intrigued by questions and contradictions in art than any definitive answers it might provide.
“The inspiration we [as teachers] derive from their creative output makes our relationship genuinely symbiotic, and I frankly believe that we get back at least as much as we give,” she wrote.
Peter Paul Luce Gallery programming is funded through the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact Sue Coleman, email@example.com or call: 319-895-4491.
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