Tony Plaut
DER FREUNDLICH KREIS (2014)
My current project, Der Freundlich Kreis, (The Friendly Circle) is on view in the Luce Gallery on the campus of Cornell College from September 7th through October 19th, 2014. This work reflects my discovery that some of the pieces in Hitler's Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937 were owned by my great-grandmother and subsequently destroyed.
(a)chromatic (2013)
As a result of my sabbatical leave during the spring of 2013, I had a solo show in McWethy Hall on the campus of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA. There were about 40 pieces in the exhibition, all of which were created specifically for this installation. I modified the gallery by building walls and then painting the entire gallery with 16 different colors.
LINCOLN CAFE EXHIBITION (2011)
At the Lincoln Cafe in Mt. Vernon, Iowa I have four new collage pieces on display.
This exhibition will continue through mid-February 2011.
CSPS EXHIBITION (2010)
The "Monoculous" is on view through March 2010 at CSPS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
For this exhibition, I have bestowed upon it a new title: "Accepted: 1. The Wind, 2. Twilight..." which is a reference to M. Duchamp's "Etant Donnes..."
FACULTY ART EXHIBITION (2009)
Cornell College is hosting an exhibition of Studio Art Faculty in the Luce Gallery at 600 First Street West in Mount Vernon, IA from September 13 - October 18, 2009. I am showing four new silhouette pieces which are documented on this web site under Drawings and Sculpture (static). I also have included in the show the "Monoculous" and "16 Escapements."
WARTBURG COLLEGE EXHIBITION (2009)
I had seven pieces in a show at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. All of my pieces were sculptural (assemblage) floor pieces. My colleague at Cornell College, Sandy Dyas, displayed her photographic work on the walls. The show was called, The Marvelous Record of Life because it used many different media (16mm movie film, digital film, 78rpm records, and more) to document this amazing thing we call life.