Bill Gilbert – Physiocartographies and Erika Osborne – Wood Work
Oct 14 – Nov 19 2010
The Mesaros Galleries
Located in the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, noon – 9:30pm.
Bill Gilbert will give an artist lecture on Oct 28th at 5pm in Bloch Hall at the Creative Arts Center. A reception for the exhibition will follow.
Erika Osborne will give an artist lecture on Nov 4th at 5pm in Bloch Hall at the Creative Arts Center. A reception will also follow this event.
Bill Gilbert and Erika Osborne share a field-based approach to art-making that stems from their time working together with the Land Arts of the American West Program at the University of New Mexico – a program that Gilbert founded. Since, they have continued this approach to art-making and education – Gilbert as the Lannan Endowed Chair of the Land Arts of the American West program, and as co-founder of the new Art and Ecology emphasis in studio art at the University of New Mexico, and Osborne as assistant professor of art at West Virginia University, teaching field courses such as Art and Environment and Place:Appalachia. Coming from backgrounds in sculpture and painting, their work changed dramatically as they began to exploit their time in the field. As a result, their pieces often incorporate digital technologies, alternative drawing tools and surfaces, the physical body, and materials from site visits to translate experiences in the field back to the gallery context.
For more information, including location of galleries and gallery hours, please visit http://artanddesign.wvu.edu/mesaros_galleries/current_exhibitions