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UIS Visual Arts Gallery to present paintings by internationally recognized artist

August 26 , 2003

SPRINGFIELD – “It’s About Time,” an exhibit of paintings by internationally recognized artist Jim Woodson, will be on display at the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois at Springfield from September 2 through 25. The gallery will host an evening with the artist on Thursday, September 18, beginning with a talk at 5 p.m. followed by a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The talk, reception, and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Woodson’s oil paintings introduce the dynamic energy of time into the seemingly static tranquility of desert landscapes. Critics have called them “sensuously painted compositions, visually exciting, and eminently satisfying” pieces that capture the viewer’s attention with pixilated, panoramic landscapes fused with elements of “memory,” “perception,” and “fantasy.” The paintings transcend the naturalistic implications of traditional landscapes and merge the illusory nature of the subconscious with reality.

Woodson has been represented in numerous exhibitions throughout this country and abroad, including the Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. He is currently associate professor of painting at Texas Christian University.

The Visual Arts Gallery is located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For further information, please contact Emily Laverty at 206-6506.

 

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