Phillips Featured Artist in Faculty Choice Art Exhibition


‘Bathing and Cobalt’ Opens Feb. 5 at River Campus Art Gallery

Bradley Phillips, associate professor of commercial multimedia at Southeast Missouri State University, will be the featured faculty artist in the annual Faculty Choice Exhibition at the River Campus Art Gallery.

“Bathing and Cobalt” opens Feb. 5 and will remain on display through Feb. 26. An artist’s talk is scheduled for Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. following by an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. The artist’s talk will also be available on Instagram Live @rivercampusartgallery.

“Every February the River Campus Art Gallery invites a faculty member from the Department of Art and Design to put on an exhibition,” said Justin Miller, associate professor of art and exhibitions coordinator. “This year we welcome Bradley Phillips, an associate professor, photographer, and designer. This will be a great opportunity for our students and the community to see the artwork of one of our professors.”

The exhibit features 12, large-scale images using nontraditional photographic methods. Phillips uses new photographic processes to imitate painting, creating an allusion in which the photographs look like paintings.

Phillips is an associate professor in Southeast’s Department of Art and Design, where he specializes in photography and design.

Phillips said of his work, “Often my work examines this dynamic by utilizing photography and/or video, or as it is sometimes called the extended field. In an effort to create work that challenges the traditional and urges spectators to question their relationship to the places in which they exist, I find myself continually drawn to place and identity as it relates to the individual and collective experience.”

The River Campus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the historic Seminary Building in Room 106. River Campus Art Gallery hours are 1-4 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. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.