James Sullivan: The Reluctance of Things
Texas Artist James Sullivan Exhibits Sculptures and Works on Paper
September 2–October 14, 2012
From September 2 – October 14, 2012 the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries will present sculptures and works on paper by Texas artist James Sullivan. The exhibition features Sullivan’s richly textured sculptures and hauntingly dark yet energenic prints. Stefan Chinov, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Wright State University curated the exhibition.
Sullivan’s intensely alluring works reflect the solitude of the human condition. In his work, Sullivan explores issues of human consciousness and the physical presence of the body in his sculptures and prints. Sullivan’s drawings and prints often reflect on memory, solitude, and intersections of various experiences. His current research is on the use of touch-based (haptic) computer modeling and 3-D digital printing to produce sculptures.
James Sullivan graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and went on to obtain his Masters of Fine Arts at California State University in 1979. He is currently chair of the Sculpture and Design department at Meadows School of Arts, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The artist is represented by Conduit Gallery in Texas.
On Sunday, September 2, the artists will present a free gallery talk at 3:00 P.M. in the Stein Galleries, with a reception to follow until 5:30 P.M. The exhibition is made possible with support by the Ohio Arts Council, the Friends and Members of the Galleries, and the Wright State University College of Liberal Arts.
Gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00 pm.
All visitor parking areas on campus are free, and parking at the Creative Arts Center is unrestricted after 4:00 P.M. Fridays and weekends. A dedicated parking space for galleries patrons is available during school hours in Lot 15.
All Galleries events are free and open to the public.