Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Artist Lecture

Please join UNM-Gallup Associate Professor John Zimmerman as he presents an artist’s lecture on his current exhibit at the Ingham Chapman Gallery on the UNM-Gallup campus.  The lecture will be Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 PM in the Calvin Hall Auditorium and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments in the Gallery from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  The events are open to the public and free of charge. 

John served as an artist-in-residence in Helena Montana this summer through the Archie Bray Foundation.  His current exhibit is the result of his summer work and focuses on “connecting the deep past to the present day.”  John started with contemporary objects, gave them glazing and texture to represent different geologic strata, and created a contrast between the past and the present that describes an understanding of the history and  connectedness of our universe.  He used clay, which is a broken down remnant of the earth’s crust, in a variety of ways including coil building, slab building, wheel throwing and the use of molds.  Clay was chosen due to its versatility and ability to allow construction of any texture or form. 

The exhibit will be on display through the end of September.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.