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Georgia Southern presents newest art exhibitions
W 3 Oneness
Michael Velliquette, "Oneness," 2010. Cut paper, Bristol board and glue. 37 inches by 25 inches by 5.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist, David Shelton Gallery/Houston and DCKT Contemporary/NYC. - photo by Special to the Herald

    Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents two new exhibits, “Karen Ann Myers: Intimate Patterns” and “Michael Velliquette: Power Seeker.” Both exhibits opened Jan. 14 and will be featured through Feb. 24 in the University Gallery.
    “Power Seeker” is a survey of cut-paper sculptures by Velliquette. He 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.
    “The exhibition examines how a seemingly familiar and fragile material can be transformed into powerful spectacles of the handmade,” said Marc Mitchell, gallery director for the art department. “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.”
    “Intimate Patterns” looks at the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations of the bedroom. This exhibit contains imagery of a mature nature, and parents are encouraged to contact the Department of Art at (912) 478-2787 before bringing their children.
    “While many of the images are very provocative, Myers is concerned with issues that extend far beyond seduction,” said Mitchell. “Her paintings tackle topics facing contemporary females, such as the cult of beauty in mass media, personal and professional independence, and vulnerability.”
    Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Center for Art & Theatre is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

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