River Campus Art Gallery to Host ‘Metaphorically Speaking II,’ by Glenn Williams

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 23, 2010 – The River Campus Art Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University will present a collection of work “Metaphorically Speaking II,” by sculptor Glenn Williams. These unique pieces will be on display March 1-26, with a gallery reception on March 5 from 5-7 p.m.  Williams will present a lecture about this body of work, on March 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus. Williams holds both a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa and earned his master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. Williams has an extensive exhibition record and is the current professor and director of the Sculpture and Three Dimensional Design programs at Northwest Missouri State University. Williams is also the visiting juror of the River Campus Art Gallery’s upcoming Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.Williams’ recent works are reflections of direct and indirect experiences that bring into question social constructs that pertain to identity.  His interest lies less in the experience and more in the psychological impact that the experience has on the individual and how that manifests itself in the individual’s psyche. Williams posits that our reality is based on our perception of the truth, a truth that is shaped by our experiences.  He explores various elements of the human condition, particularly those aspects of the human condition that influence our sense of identity and draws from personal experiences, current political topics, historical references and literary sources to address themes of alienation, growth and perseverance.The River Campus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Seminary Building, Room 106.  Normal gallery hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1-7 p.m. on First Fridays. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact gallery coordinator Emily Booth at ebooth@semo.edu.