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Visiting Artist: Michael Velliquette

Michael Velliquette: Power Seeker

Artist Talk: January 17 at 5 p.m.
Room 2016, Visual Arts Building

"Helios" by Michael VelliquetteThe Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presentsMichael Velliquette: Power Seeker on display through February 24 in the University Gallery at Georgia Southern University’s Center for Art & Theatre.

Power Seeker is a survey of cut-paper sculptures by Velliquette, who works exclusively with hand-cut heavyweight paper card stock to construct visually and structurally complex forms that reference masks and other forms of ritually driven object making.

“We are very excited to introduce Georgia Southern and Statesboro residents to the work of internationally renowned artist, Michael Velliquette,” said Marc Mitchell, gallery director for the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. “The exhibition examines how a seemingly familiar and fragile material can be transformed into powerful spectacles of the handmade. Kids will love the bright colors and wild imagery, while adults will be fascinated by the intricate details and craftsmanship that is evident in each sculpture.”

"Power Tower" by Michael VelliquetteVelliquette is an internationally renowned artist whose work has been displayed at institutions such as Yale University; Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wis.; Witherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, N.C.; San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas; EURCA+2012 in Kassel, Germany; and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. His work has also been shown at numerous commercial galleries, including the DCKT Contemporary in New York City, David Shelton Gallery in Houston, La Montagne Gallery in Boston, Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York City, Parson Gallery in Paris and Deitch Projects in New York City.
The Power Seeker exhibition will include an artist lecture Thursday, January 17, at 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 2016, followed immediately by an artist reception at in the gallery. The event is free, and the public is welcome.For more information on this exhibition and other gallery programming provided by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, visit our website.
Please join us for an Artist Reception at 6 p.m., following the Artist Talk in the Center for Art & Theatre.icon_sm_flickrFind more images on BFSDoArt’s Flickr Photostream.
© All images by respective artists.[ Image Credits: Artwork above by Michael Velliquette, “Helios”, 2009; “Power Tower”, 2010]

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