Monday, February 23, 2009
The Department of Art will host artist John Gall’s exhibit, “Facts, Fables and Fantasy-The Realm of Knowledge Seekers,” at the Bruce Bobick Gallery through March 12. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.
Gall, a printmaker and artist from North Carolina, follows the European tradition of etching or intaglio. The artist’s mathematical and science background shows in his work.
“The realm of imagination has brought me to my most current body of work, which is 1995 to the present,” said Gall. “I am fascinated by the aesthetic beauty of mathematical equations, graphs and symbols. This has led me to the most complex equation of all, which is the human equation.”
In an almost surreal way, Gall combines and incorporates human figures with those symbols and not only includes the human equation but also botanical and biological subjects with symbols and scientific data.
The UWG Department of Art offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that include a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art, art history and pre-medical illustration; a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fine art, applied arts and art education, and a master’s degree in art education.
The Bobick Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 678-839-6521. For more information on the artist, go to http://www.johngallart.com/.