The galleries at Kendall, Ferris, and UICA are proud to announce the addition of UICA as a hosting venue to the rotation of the annual faculty exhibition.
Details about artist talks, receptions and connected events will be available as we get closer to the exhibit dates.
FSU Fine Art Gallery
Exhibition Schedule 2017-2018
September 7 – October 7, 2017
Seth Marosok – 2016 MFA Kendall Graduate Award Solo Exhibit
“Drawing is my mechanism for alleviating the stresses and irrational anxieties that invade my day-to-day reality. I wish to show the struggle against forces beyond our control or understanding; against destruction, collapse, change, decay and death. These forces, be they natural, biological, or otherwise, threaten to damage and destroy the body. The themes of body horror and abjection are prevalent in my work. Bodies are fragmented, twisted and contorted. In some cases the figure is not apparent but lost amongst the undulations of decay and detritus. Internal body parts are exposed as the outside barriers of the body begin to break down and merge with their surroundings.”
October 13 – November 21, 2017
Reception: October 19th 5-7PM
Kathleen VanDeMark – Wolf series
With the reintroduction of the wolf, Yellowstone National Park has become a premiere scientific laboratory for wilderness observation and ecosystem recovery. Scientists have come from around the world to watch the effect wild wolves have on the park. We have discovered that an ecological effect called the “trophic cascade” has taken over Yellowstone, with the wolves initiating a more natural ecosystem balance than has been seen in over 65 years. Based on this research, Kathleen VanDeMark visually addresses the important role the wolf plays in our ecosystem through her images and words.
November 30 - December 21, 2017
Reception & Presentation: November 30th 5-7PM
Ed Wong Ligda and Bill Hosterman: The Land
Bill Hosterman investigates the relationship between the way that the natural environment is defined by the human journey, and the manner in which humans are defined by nature. Hosterman works in drawing and printmaking and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Hosterman holds a BFA and an MFA degrees with a concentration in printmaking and studied printmaking and art in South Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Bill Hosterman, etching, lithography pencils & watercolor 9” x 12”
Originally from Palo Alto, California, Ed Wong Ligda has been a Michigan based painter for over twenty-five years. In California he worked half-time as a graphic designer/illustrator, and half-time as a painter. After moving to Michigan he became a full-time Assistant and Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design, where he was also the Chair of Design Studies. In 1996 he became a Full Professor at Grand Valley State University and was the coordinator of Illustration until retirement at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. He currently is a full-time painter concentrating on landscapes.
Ed Wong Ligda “Ligda City State” oil on canvas, 2016
Contact: Carrie Stermer, Gallery Director, 231-591-2536 or Diane Cleland, Gallery Assistant, 231-591-2571