Thursday, September 2, 2010

Exhibit highlights artwork’s form and content

The sketch of a two-headed figure that sprouts wings over which a disembodied head hovers represents artist CRAIG NEWSOM’s exploration of a personal mythology.

The drawing “TWO HEADED BLACK ANGEL WITH SPIRIT HEAD” (ink on paper) is among several of Newsom’s sketches that he’ll have the opportunity to comment on during a reception of the exhibition “CHIMERAS, IDEALS AND ERRORS” on display through Sept. 22 in the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois Springfield, in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building.

The reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. Regular gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

“Chimeras, Ideals and Errors” features the artwork of Newsom, CARL ANDERSEN of Minneapolis and BRYAN VAN DONSLEAR, who teaches at the University of Northern Iowa. Newsom is assistant professor in the art department at Blackburn College.

The gallery display was featured in a September 2, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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