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New art exhibition open all month

10/03/2012

A bit of amazing art is coming to JSU.

On Paper, a new exhibition by JSU Assistant Professor Bryce Lafferty, is a beautiful collection of art and will be open all month.

Colorful shapes and textures form landscapes and architecture unlike any you’ve ever dreamt. Immediately upon seeing Lafferty’s art, it becomes almost hard to imagine that these shapes, which seem so firm and well constructed, are actually made from paper. This stands in both cases of the colors on flat paper as well as the three-dimensional and installation pieces constructed from paper.

Lafferty, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, is a relatively new faculty member at Jacksonville State University, arriving in the Department of Art in fall 2011. He teaches drawing, watercolor, as well as canvas painting.

I may not be an Art major, but I know design and expression. These alien forms would seem strange if they were not composed so stunningly. The background emptiness of two of the pieces (featured on this page) absolutely struck me.

Hammond Hall Art Gallery will feature this wonderful exhibition for the entire month of October, with a special reception on the 4th at 4:30pm. All are welcome and admission is free.

Fans of color and form owe it to themselves to check these pieces of art out with thier own eyes. Simply put, this isn’t the stuffy art you find in the backs of books; this is human expression for our times.

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