‘Close Encounters’ Opening in River Campus Center Dobbins Hallway Gallery

LOC-RiverCampusSoutheast Missouri State University’s Department of Art is pleased to present “Close Encounters,” an exhibition of student work, May 5-11 in the River Campus Center Dobbins Hallway Gallery

A reception to celebrate the exhibit is planned for 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

This exhibition is the culmination of a semester’s worth of color theory exploration in the “Color Composition” courses taught by Emily Booth, Foundations Art instructor. The pieces on display showcase optical color mixing, a complicated method of using the vibrant properties of color to create a specific effect.

These rich, jewel-like compositions are inspired by American artist Chuck Close’s later portrait work and tie the principles of color theory with contemporary art history. Each unique, accomplished piece in the exhibit is evidence of the dedication, drive and talent of the Foundations students in Southeast’s Department of Art.