Thursday, September 24, 2009

[108] Todd Gallery At MTSU Hosts Joint Exhibit Oct. 6-22

CONTTACT: Eric Snyder, Todd Gallery curator, 615-898-5653

Public Invited, Encouraged to Attend Free Show & Oct. 6 Reception for Artists

(MURFREESBORO)—The Todd Gallery at MTSU will serve as host for a joint exhibit of artworks by Steve Prince and Boris Zakic from Oct. 6 through Oct. 22 at the campus-based gallery.
Aptly titled the Steve Prince/Boris Zakic Exhibit, the collaborative display will include a free and open reception for the artists 4-5 p.m. on the exhibit’s opening day, Oct. 6.
Participating artist Prince, who is a native of New Orleans, works primarily as a linoleum printmaker. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Xavier University in Louisiana and a Master of Fine Arts from Michigan State University.
Regarding Prince’s works, Eric Snyder, gallery curator, said, “Steve richly embeds layers of symbolism, cultural icons and biblical references in his work. He deals in themes of social and racial justice and visually explores a biblical response to the problems consuming today’s urban communities.
Currently a resident of Hampton, Va., Prince frequently lectures in secular and sacred settings and is the winner of numerous awards and honors.
Artist Zakic, meanwhile, is a recent arrival to Kentucky and among the newest members of the art faculty at Georgetown College. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans.
As an artist, Snyder said of Zakic, his unique style combines the traditional techniques of the old masters with philosophical concerns that resonate across all periods of human history.
“A constant theme in his paintings is the integration of text, usually a single word often represented as a figure,” Snyder observed. “He believes that words have no intrinsic meaning—they function as indicators with layers of possible meaning. He also signifies images, but not by the words generally associated with them.”
Related to this, Zakic, has said that “the relationship between language and visual representation is the key to finding meaning” in his work.
The Todd Gallery is open 8 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on state and university holidays.
• Admission to the gallery is always free. For parking, directions or more exhibit information, please contact Snyder, gallery curator, 615-898-5653


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