Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Join us for Neil Lawley's Artist Lecture and Reception!

Artist Lecture:

December 4th, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Porter Hall Room 103



December 4th, 2014 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Porter Hall

Pittsburg State University will be hosting a reception to celebrate the exhibition, Point Clouds, in the Harry Krug Gallery. The artworks of sculptor Neil Lawley have been on display in since August 25, 2014. Lawley will present an artist talk Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 2:00pm with the reception to follow.

Lawley’s use of reclaimed lumber and other construction materials aims to evoke the interrelated nature of all things, machined and natural, falling into similarities to Biology, succulent plants, anatomy, molecules, and cloud formations.

Lawley gives his viewer a visible sense of the connections made within the mind. Creating curved shapes from the rigid materials, Lawley acknowledges the contradictions of forms and materials. The use of reclaimed materials is purposeful on two levels: one to imbue the work with a sense of history, and two to preserve the environment at hand, by not participating in destructive consumer models.

By constructing a skeletal structure with smooth connections, Lawley exposes the making process and integration of the forms. Each intersection captures a moment of decision-making as the process is often free form, with only a general concept and materials at hand.

Lawley received his MFA in Studio Art – Sculpture from Southern Methodist University, his BFA in Studio Art – Ceramics and a BGS in Engineering/Art at the University of Texas at Tyler and is AS in Pre-Engineering at Trinity Valley Community College. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University.
This week is the last chance for people to see the Point Clouds exhibition. The exhibition closes on December 4, 2014.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm