River Campus Art Gallery Featuring ‘Benjie Heu and Chris Wubbena: Current Work’

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 18, 2007 — The River Campus Art Gallery in the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University is now presenting “Benjie Heu & Chris Wubbena: Current Work.” 

The exhibit opened earlier this week. A public reception for the exhibition is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in the River Campus Art Gallery, located in the Seminary Building Room 106.  

Heu’s works express his interest in transforming an oral narrative into a visual narrative.  Outlandish humor, battles against time, the fulfillment of desire, and the repossession of something cherished are themes he investigates in his sculptural ceramic works.  Heu is an assistant professor of art, teaching ceramics and three-dimensional design in the Department of Art at Southeast.

Wubbena is presenting works from his “de minimis” series.  Working in diverse media, including steel, concrete, wood, written text, and sound projection, his multi-layered sculptural artifacts explore the role of the artist as author, philosopher and reinventor of belief systems.  Wubbena is an assistant professor of art, teaching sculpture and three-dimensional design in the  Department of Art at Southeast.

As part of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University, the River Campus Art Gallery presents exhibitions by  Department of Art faculty, students, and regionally and nationally recognized artists. The River Campus Art Gallery is located in the historic Seminary Building, a newly renovated space housing offices, studios, and classrooms for the departments of art, music, and theatre and dance.

For more information, contact Dylan Collins, exhibition coordinator, at (573) 651-2663 or dcollins@semo.edu.