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WORK & MORE WORK
WORK & MORE WORK
Robert x 2/ Fragments & Paper,
showcasing mixed media sculptures, drawings, and installations by Robert Tomlinson and Robert Schlegel.
January 7 2015 - February 6, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 7 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
The Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art at Western Oregon University is proud to announce a new exhibit, WORK & MORE WORK, Robert x 2/ Fragments & Paper, showcasing mixed media sculptures, drawings, and installations by Robert Tomlinson and Robert Schlegel. The exhibit runs from January 7 through February 6, 2016 with a reception for the artists on Wednesday, January 7 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. The artists will give a talk in the gallery on Friday, January 16 from noon – 1:00 p.m. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.
Tomlinson and Schlegel - who have worked and shown together in the past - both created new, individual works for the Cannon Gallery exhibit. As well, the show features a new series of mixed media drawings on paper created in collaboration. Both artists have pushed the boundaries of their usual studio practices to offer an exhibit that is as thought provoking as it is beautiful.
Of his new work, Tomlinson says,
In the last year, both the structure and content of my work have changed dramatically. Most of what will be on display in the Cannon Gallery will offer evidence of this shift away from making singular, iconic images in favor of creating eclectic compositions with a wide range of different materials.
Schlegel is well known throughout the Northwest as an accomplished painter of stylized rural landscapes and birds, in particular. For this exhibit, he has filled the gallery with sculptural birds, houses and figures that look like they may have just walked out of one of his paintings. His use of found materials, old bits of paper, metal and sticks ties his work visually to Tomlinson’s.
Of his sculptures, Schlegel says,
They started out as avian then morphed into figurative and then into structures. As the work progressed I came to realize that it represents what I know, what I am, the environs in which I reside.
The Cannon Gallery of Art is located in the heart of Western Oregon University’s campus in the beautifully renovated Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall was built in 1871 and is the oldest building still in use the Oregon University System. The gallery has approximately 700 square feet of exhibition space and holds six exhibitions during each academic year. Thematic and media-specific exhibits by regional and nationally acclaimed artists are included in each annual schedule.
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Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
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