‘soloExhibition1’ Explores Subjective Interpretation in Catapult Student Artist of the Month Exhibit


“soloExhibition1,” featuring the work of Southeast Missouri State University student artist Christian Ondr, is the second exhibit in the Student Artist of the Month 2020 exhibition season at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House.

The exhibition is currently on display on the second floor of Catapult Creative House and will run through the month of February, with a closing reception to be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The reception will feature a live construction of an audience participation piece. Catapult is located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Using mediums as diverse as chewing gum and resin, “soloExhibition1” is an exploration into the current state of Ondr’s mind. In this new body of work, Ondr leans heavily on form, sarcasm and visual weight — all with an emphasis on subjective interpretation.

In the piece “no it isn’t,” Ondr addresses the contemporary notion of the readymade while paying homage to forbearers Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte and French-American painter, sculptor and writer Marcel Duchamp.

Ondr, of Eureka, Missouri, is a senior art major with minors in graphic communication technology and marketing management. For more information about Ondr and his work, visit christianondr.myportfolio.com.

Each month and as a part of a program to promote community-based and integrated art making, artists are chosen to exhibit their work at Catapult Creative House’s Gallery. These exhibitions showcase a range of work from individual artists that highlights their personal and professional artistic explorations. These artists explore the physicality of the human condition, its relationship to nature, and the role of art in contemporary society. In addition to the exhibition, visitors are welcome to tour the studio spaces, view ongoing projects and engage with the artists.