September 4 – October 5
Using a technique of seamless digital collage, Toivanen creates imagery that is at once familiar and mysterious, enchanting and disorienting. Scale, color, texture, and juxtaposition compete and coalesce to transform the ordinary into fictional vignettes. Through aesthetic seduction and subversion, the works become visual Venus flytraps, worlds of beauty interwoven with moments of surprise and discomfort. This exhibition will feature large scale photography and video projection.
October 16 – November 21
ENGAGE: Color, Ritual, and Material Studies
Opening reception: Thursday, October 16, 4 - 6pm
'Meet the Artists' reception: Friday, November 21, 4 - 6pm
Artists taking part:
Mary Hark, Yolanda Sanchez, Ritsuko Hirai,
Ted Hallman, Janice Arnold, Theo Uliano,
Moon Jung Jang, Amy Putansu, Jeff Clancy,
Dorothy Akpene Amenuke, Barbara Tetenbaum
Presented in conjunction with the 76th Annual KU Art Education Conference on November 21, 2014.
The conference and exhibition will focus on how artists use color, ritual, and material manipulation both in their own practice and in their teaching.