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Exhibitions and Events

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GETTING DIFFERENT IN NAKED WOODS
Mike Andrews

March 7 - April 26, 2014

From March 7 - April 26, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents GETTING DIFFERENT IN NAKED WOODS, an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Mike Andrews. In the exhibit, themes of paradise, optimism and participation are given form in rowdy tapestries, quasi-functional sculpture and clunky animations. Dominated by three voluminous tapestries of yarn, the exhibition is balanced by three digital annimations that serve as cinematic narratives and links to the larger works.

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Andrews is also the Academic Director at the Ox-bow School of Art and Artists' Residency.

Artist Talk and Reception

Friday, April 25 - 1:30pm (Center Art Gallery)
With Mike Andrews

Reception at 6pm (West Lobby)
Refreshments Provided

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Image credit top: Mike Andrews, Tropical Tapestry, mixed media, 2014
Image credit above: Mike Andrews, Denise, mixed media, 2013

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Gallery 2
FOR HIS HIGHEST
Ivan Fortushniak

March 7 - April 26, 2014

From March 7 - April 26, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents FOR HIS HIGHEST, an exhibition by artist Ivan Fortushniak. Heavily influenced by early Modern American Art of the 19th century, the motivation behind Fortushniak's recent work is to illustrate the dire state of man and their need for what the Gospel offers. Some of his paintings convey biblical references through collaged material from art historical texts, while others use appropriated figurative imagery from Winslow Homer, juxtaposed in a modern setting.

An Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Fortushniak returns to Grand Rapids, where he received his BFA in Painting at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Reception

Friday, April 25 - 6pm (West Lobby)
Refreshments Provided

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Image credit top: Ivan Fortushniak, Sons & Daughters, oil/collage, 2007
Image credit above: Ivan Fortushniak, Laying of the Hands, oil/collage, 2007

Upcoming Exhibitions

Take a look at the upcoming exhibition schedule for 2013-14 season.