My art installation, By the Patterns, involves wallpapers, stencils and wall painting of complex patterns, icons and design motifs. The patterns in these motifs are representations of cultures and political realities. Wallpapers are digitally designed, incorporating abstract geometrical elements and decorative motifs from Western and Eastern cultures. The combination of different wall-decorating techniques echoes the similar strategies employed in my paintings, but on a much larger scale.
Based on the highly successful Art Installation Series currently on display in the Schaffer Library, artist Georgie Friedman was invited to create a site-specific video installation piece exclusively for the atrium area of the Peter Irving Wold Center.
Working in the medium of black and white digital photography, Union College senior, Kian Nowrouzi, captures human emotion and a diversity of culture within contemporary, post-revolutionary China and Cuba. His photographs are striking and original, and his use of the black and white medium, as well as classic composition, imparts a timelessness to the frames. Activities and behaviors of divergent social classes, religions, and genders are captured street-level, and despite evidence of residual struggle, Nowrouzi’s portraits reveal a vibrancy and an enormous strength of spirit.
Charles Steckler is draughtsman, stage designer, and collage and diorama artist. He combines many different means of manipulating materials, such as assemblage, painting, printmaking and photography to create his artwork.
Please join us for an Opening Reception to celebrate the Mandeville Gallery's new exhibition, Charles Steckler: Contrary to What Sometimes Happens. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Visitors may also view the exhibition, located upstairs in the Mandeville Gallery, during the event. This event is free and open to the public.