Harvest the Day opens November 13
Spinoza (Vanitas Series), 2015, digital print, created with Rhino 3-D and rendered with Keyshot, dimensions variable
The flexibility offered in 3D modeling software inspires contemporary artist Joe Meiser. His exhibit, Harvest the Day, opens on November 13 in the Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery. An artist lecture will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Art Building room 227, an opening reception will follow. "Broadly speaking, my creative practice examines conflicting narratives about mortality that come from science, philosophy, and religion, as well as great thinkers' suggestions on how to lead a good life."
Meiser, Bucknell University assistant professor of art in sculpture, said his background is in sculpture, but he now uses 3-D modeling software as a primary tool because of the flexibility it offers to work beyond the constraints of the physical world.
"While my work addresses serious topics it is also meant to be humorous, which is evident in the absurd exaggeration of the situations I present, as well as my penchant for incongruous juxtapositions. Humor, like metaphorical thought, helps overcome rigid ways of seeing and facilitates insight. In keeping with Socrates' suggestion that the admission of ignorance is the beginning of all knowledge, my approach in the studio is to embrace uncertainty. I begin each project with a sense of the main idea that will be explored, but make intuitive leaps to create instability, promote discovery, and spur internal dialogue while working. The sculptural and virtual forms that materialize from this process document my unfolding critical reflections."
For more information on Meiser, visit Joe Meiser.
The Adams State Hatfield Gallery will host a student exhibition during the same time frame.
For information call the Art Department Office at 719-587-7823.