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MFA / MA student exhibitions on display Nov. 7-22

October 31, 2011


The Indiana State University art department invites the public to view recent works by Masters of Fine Arts candidates and Master of Art candidate at exhibitions on display Nov. 7-22.

Patrons are invited to meet the artists at a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in the University Art Gallery, located inside the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts.

The exhibitions include a diversity of media, from monoprints and digital prints to audio, video and mixed media installations. Masters of Fine Arts candidates will exhibit their work in the University Art Gallery while John Schartung's work will be showcased in the Bare-Montgomery Gallery, located in Fairbanks Hall.

Sangjun Baek will introduce his Samsung myPhone advertising campaign and packaging designs. The design principals of Edward Tufte, Josef Albers, and Paul Rand inform his work. Alan Bundza's mixed media installations include drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Using images of man-made objects and drawings of cellular organisms, he explores the ongoing relationship between manufactured and natural environments.

In her mixed media and acrylic sculptures Petra Nyendick explores how grid systems revolutionized the world. Her sub-narratives include the perception and distortion of reality, the isolation and fragmentation of contemporary society, and consumer culture. Shearer's autobiographical work documents his triumph over a life-threatening disease. Among his mixed media works are Stereotactic Me (Stereotactic surgery is a minimally invasive form of surgical intervention which makes use of a three-dimensional coordinates system to locate small targets inside the body.) and Brain Scans.

Shartung creates complex monoprints with five mediums - watercolor, woodcut, linocut, foiling and Chine Collé. He uses texture to give weaker colors dominance over more vibrant colors.The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free group tours are available upon request; call Barbara Räcker at 812-237-3787.


Contact: Barbara Räcker, curator, University Art Gallery, 812-237-3787 or