Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2012
Meredith Jack: Back in Black, organized by AMSET, will include this Houston-based artist’s recent work and will be installed in the Steinhagen Gallery. In addition to the indoor work, two large sculptures will be installed outside on the grounds in the front of the museum as part of a long-term loan. The exhibition’s title reflects the theme of the exhibition which is all non-referential, black sculpture created in a variety of metals including bronze, steel and aluminum.
Recently retired, Jack was a Lamar University professor of art who taught primarily sculpture classes since 1977. He is widely respected in our area as a sculptor, molten metal caster, fine art instructor and mentor. Jack was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1943 and grew up in the small, rural community of Tonganoxie, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and printmaking from the University of Kansas in Lawrence in 1972 and his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has exhibited widely and his work is in many important art collections.
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