Faculty Display New Artwork

The University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish will present “New Works by Truman Faculty,” featuring art from professors Laura Bigger, Amanda Breitbach, Aaron Fine and Francine Fox.

While the show can be seen during regular gallery hours, a special reception will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 6, during which the artists will be present to discuss their art over drinks and dessert.

Bigger, assistant professor of printmaking, will present works that explore the relationships that exist among humans, animals and ecosystems, particularly in terms of the food chain, raw materials and the human tendency to exert control over natural systems. Her recent showings include: an upcoming solo exhibition at the Form & Content Gallery, in Minneapolis, Minn.; “Hydroponic Table,” at the Hungry Turtle Institute in Amery, Wis.; and “Thinking, Making, Living,” at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis. More of Bigger’s works can be seen at her website, laurabigger.com.

Breitbach, part-time lecturer of photography, will present Americana photography focusing particularly on the landscapes and peoples of the liminal between Midwest and Western agricultural communities. Breitbach’s recent showings include: “Art about Agriculture 2016: Agriculture of the American Landscape,” at Oregon State University’s Giustina Gallery; “Constructed Realities: SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition,” at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas; and “Nebraska,” at Prescott Gallery in Lincoln, Neb. More of Breitbach’s works can be seen at her website, amandabreitbach.com.

Fine, professor of art and chair of the Art Department, will present coloring book plate illustrations created for his upcoming book, “Dialogues on Color,” which will be released Feb. 14, 2017. He encourages the audience to color and keep the copies of the book plate illustrations provided at the coloring station, which are intended to engage the audience with coloring book exercises that are admittedly paradoxical.

Fox, assistant professor of foundations and interdisciplinary studies, will present works that explore spaces between the notions of physical and metaphysical, rationality and faith, chaos and order, and the individual and the collective. Her recent showings include: “Drawing,” at the Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster, Pa.; “International Art Exhibition,” at the International Nigde City Contemporary Art Museum in Bor Nigde, Turkey; and “The New New: Galley Artists’ New Work,” at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, N.Y.  More of Fox’s works can be seen at her website, francinefox.net.