Atrium Gallery Reception for Negotiating Distance: A Neon Invitational

Calendar: School of Art
Start: September 23, 2014 4 p.m.
End: September 23, 2014 6 p.m.
Location: Atrium Gallery

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Aric Snee
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Atrium Gallery Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 4-6 p.m.

Showcasing the work of four internationally known artists, "Negotiating Distance: A Neon Invitational" presents a collection of large-scale neon sculptures and installations that engage the viewer in a dynamic experience of contemporary neon. The artists include: Hiromi Takizawa, Alicia Eggert, Sarah Blood and Fred Tschida.  All four artists deal with the idea of distance in equally diverse and meaningful ways. Takizawa addresses a sense of place and her childhood spent in the natural world of Japan. Eggert’s work focuses on the relationship between language, image and time. Blood employs objects to activate the viewer’s memory and comments on the human condition. Tschida explores natural phenomena and creates volumes in space using light and time. 

Takizawa has exhibited internationally including a solo show at Heller Gallery in New York. She was the youngest artist included in Glass Quarterly’s "50 at 50," a list of the top fifty artists using glass that will lead the field into the next century. Eggert received the 2014 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission and is a 2013 TED Fellow.  Blood is an assistant professor at Alfred University teaching neon and glass, and has recently exhibited in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the United States. Tschida was recently named the 2014 Libensky/Brychtova Award recipient from Pilchuck Glass School, which acknowledges extraordinary talent and high achievement in the world of glass and educational leadership.

Atrium Gallery Hours

Tuesdays - Fridays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturdays 1-4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and all Ball State University holidays