'Conversations with the Past' Opens in Denison Art Gallery
Posted: October 26, 2004
The Denison University Art Gallery will present "Conversations with the Past," an exhibition featuring artwork by Linda Gall, Marty J. Kalb, Priya Kambli and Eddie Fulcher. The exhibit will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 5), in the Denison Contemporary Gallery located in Burke Hall (240 W. Broadway) and will feature the music of the Bell Brothers and Nathaniel Reeb. The Gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. daily through December 17 (except for Thanksgiving week). "Paper Traces: Chinese Rubbings from the Daniel S. Dye Collection" also continues in the Collection Gallery at Burke Hall.
Gall is a painter who lives and works in Zanesville. Her artwork has been featured in many solo exhibitions, including "The Family: Emissaries, Seductors, Martyrs, and Saints" at the Rebecca Ibel Gallery in Columbus. She also has had solo exhibitions in Zanesville, Kettering and Warren in Ohio and Princeton, New Brunswick and Piscataway, N.J. She has been featured in many selected group exhibitions, most recently "Personal Vision II" at the Ross Art Museum at the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware.
"There is an underlying order in the randomness of my approach to work that allows truths to reveal themselves through narrative, irony and punning," said Gall. "These philosophical truths are significant to my own life, which is profoundly linked with my family." She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from Livingston College, Rutgers University (N.J.) and her master of fine arts from Masson Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
Kalb, who also paints and who is the E. and L. Packard Professor of Fine Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University, has had his artwork displayed in many exhibitions and galleries and is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (N.Y.) and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Kalb has won numerous travel and research grants from Ohio Wesleyan. He also has won many awards, including the Columbus Museum of Art's L. Hengst Painting Prize in 1986 and the Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition's Mary Lou Chess award in 1991 and the Renee Seidel Visual Arts Award in 1996.
"I have titled the entire body of work 'The Holocaust Series.' I believe that this calamity was the defining moment of evil in our time," says Kalb. "The work is realistic, descriptive, interpretive, and expressive. I combine realism with abstract elements such as textured surfaces, aggressive gestural making and symbolic references to fire, smoke, wind and atmospheric turbulence." Kalb earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, a bachelor of fine arts from Yale University, and a master of arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kambli is a sculptor and installation artist. Currently an assistant professor of photography at Truman State University (Mo.), Kambli's most recent solo exhibition was titled "Installation" and was shown at the Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa, Okla. Kambli's artwork also has been displayed at the Faculty Art Show at Truman State University Art Gallery and the Members Only Show at the Texas Photographic Society in San Antonio. She was curator for "Through the looking glass -- contemporary mixed-media photography" at the Truman State Art Gallery in 2002.
In an essay about Kambli's work, Aaron Fine says "The digital photographs, constructed objects and mixed media installations of Priya Kambli are contemplative, presenting an opportunity for us to meditate on our own lives."
Kambli earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in advertising design in 1997 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her master of fine arts in photography from the University of Houston, Texas.
Fulcher, a Columbus resident, was winner of an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in 2001 and Jurors Awards from the Ohio Art League in 1996 and 2000. He has had exhibitions at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Acme Art Company, Ohio State University, and the Poplar Gallery, all in Columbus, as well as in Aichi, Japan, and Chicago. In addition to his gallery installations, Fulcher has served as a visual artist for The Limited Group, Avalon Stores, Inc., Modeworks, and Burlington Coat Factory. He earned both bachelor and master of fine arts degrees at Ohio State University and has been a teaching assistant there.
"By using multiples of everyday objects," says Fulcher, "I 'sew' together objects by exploiting their similarities and reconstruct them to make new objects with new meanings. Through this reconstruction I explore the meanings and impacts changes or large quantities of objects create."
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