An Array of Wonders; Past, Present, and Future
I will be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of 35 years of art made during my years of professorship at Cornell College. The retrospective show will be in Luce Gallery on campus in McWethy Hall. It opens on September 9th, 2022 and will be available for viewing until November 16th, 2022. There will be two public receptions at which I will be present. The first will be on September 9th from 3pm-5pm, and the second will be Homecoming Weekend 2022 on October 22nd, from 3pm-5pm. see:
The Grand Trompe L'Oeil of George Braque (March 24, 2022)
This was a public lecture at Cornell College which was based on research I conducted on the single extant photograph of a "lost" work of art from 1914 by Georges Braque. There is very little scholarly analysis of this piece and I argue that many important cubism experts have misunderstood the significance and structure of the piece in the photograph.
ART ABOUT ART ABOUT ART (2018)
I will be giving a lecture at the University of Iowa "Film Scene" venue on February 2nd, 2018. The title is "Art About Art About Art." I will talk about my Yoko Ono and Otto Freundlich projects as well as my on-going responses to the work of Marcel Duchamp.The event is free and open to the public from 5pm - 7pm.
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.
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.