“Figures in Flux” Exhibit to Open at JBU Art Gallery
Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 19, 2009) — John Brown University will welcome the works of nationally recognized artist Mike Nichols to the JBU Art Gallery. The first display of the academic year will open with a reception and gallery talk on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. The gallery talk with Nichols will begin at 6:45 p.m.
The exhibit will contain approximately 20 paintings that are primarily pastels, although other media will be presented as well.
“Drawing and painting allow me to investigate paradoxical issues of time and space, such as superposition,” said Nichols. “Some of my images depict objects seen from multiple vantage points. Others attempt to examine the pictorial possibility of multiple objects/bodies occupying a single space simultaneously. They are creative interpretations of things that are otherwise impracticable to me.”
“I discovered the work of Mike Nichols several years ago and found the images captivating and the quality exceptional,” said Charles Peer, coordinator of the gallery. “The colors are rich and the representation of multiple views ("Figures in Flux") are simple, bold and elegant.”
The JBU Art Gallery is located in JBU’s art building on the main campus in Siloam Springs. Normal gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.