FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Contact: Jaye Ike, College of Fine Arts 304-696-3296
Gallery 842 to feature exhibit by artist Kaz McCue beginning Friday
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Visiting sculptor and installation artist Kaz McCue will be featured in a solo exhibition at Marshall University’s Gallery 842, located at 842 4th Ave. in Huntington, W.Va. The exhibit opens Friday, March 1, with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
McCue is known as a staunch advocate for the arts and has been recognized throughout his career for community involvement and his efforts to enhance access and participation in the arts.
“McCue brings to our campus and community a wealth of experience as a noted visual artist, educator, curator and arts administrator,” said John Farley, Marshall University’s gallery director. “Given the open, collaborative spirit between university and community that we aim to promote, he is a natural fit for an exhibition at Gallery 842.”
McCue holds a B.F.A. in photography from the Parsons School of Design and an M.F.A. in mixed media from Long Island University/ C. W. Post Campus. He has received numerous grants and awards and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. As a curator, McCue has put together more than 200 exhibitions and more than 100 lectures and artist presentations.
The artist has taught at numerous universities, colleges and academies and has served in several arts administration positions. He currently teaches at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, Mich., and recently served as artist-in-residence at the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Ill., and Blue Sky Project in Dayton, Ohio. His work is also the subject of a recent catalog titled “Bad Seed” that explores the masculine stereotype in relation to ideas of social justice that are encapsulated in his installation work.
McCue’s solo exhibition will be on display until April 5. Gallery 842 is free and open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Photo: "Forget" (installation with found objects, fake fur, panels with Xerox transfers and screen printing, video; 2004) is a work by artist Kaz McCue, whose work will be on display at Gallery 842 March 1 through April 5.