NEWS FROM MARSHALL UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
ONE JOHN MARSHALL DRIVE, HUNTINGTON, WV 25755
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010
Contact: Jaye Ike, College of Fine Arts, 304-696-3296
John Farley, Daniel Kaufmann, Andra Levy and Tommy Warf have been chosen to participate in the Nelson Gallery’s 11th Annual Juried Show, which opens Aug. 6 and runs through Aug. 28.Farley is an adjunct faculty member in Marshall’s Department of Art and Design, and director of both the Birke Art Gallery and Gallery 842. His piece, “A Meeting of the Minds,” is a pen/ink drawing.
“My work is inspired by the innate principles and patterns, the dynamic formations, found throughout nature,” Farley said. “It is a graphic expression of the delicate complexity, design, and aesthetic sensibility of the structures that define our world.”
Kaufmann, an assistant professor of photography at Marshall, had a photograph from his “House Home” series chosen. He describes the works as “digitally constructed from photographs of my home, my friends’ homes and objects from many different home-furnishing stores.”
Warf is a graduate ceramics and education student at Marshall.
“My work, ‘Vase Head Samantha,’ shows Samantha ready to be filled with the joy, love, grief, or unhappiness of others and carry that weight on her shoulders,” Warf said.
Sculpture student Andra Levy’s piece, “The Blue Deeley,” is made of blue mist alabaster stone. Levy describes it as “mother nature vs. woman. It goes with my other art pieces of what a woman goes through from young to old and everything in between.”
Fran Fevrier, coordinator of this show, calls the Nelson Gallery “an artist’s cooperative in sweet little Lexington, Virginia. We put a lot of effort in to supporting other artists, and to inviting the community in to enjoying the visual art that goes on in our gallery.”
The show was open to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, with a theme of “OUTSIDE/INSIDE,” which could be interpreted in any way the artist wished. It was juried by David Mickenberg, executive director of the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Va.