Recent Works by John Gaunt Opens in Schaefer Gallery

Posted on November 14th, 2008 by

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The Department of Art/Art History at Gustavus will open an exhibition of recent works by Gustavus alumnus John Gaunt on November 21 with a gallery talk at 3:30 p.m. in Schaefer Gallery. Mr. Gaunt will present his talk prior to the opening reception at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition runs through December 13 in the Schaefer Gallery located in the Fine Arts Center.

John Gaunt is a 1991 studio art major from Gustavus and a professional artist and educator in Minneapolis. This exhibition of Gaunt’s recent paintings explore, through abstract graphic scaffolding, his sustained perceptual and analytical study of the shifting architecture of rivers. The work reflects a particular attitude about an intuitive process, where chance and improvisation allow themes to emerge organically throughout the work. The geology, biology and hydrology of water are frequently examined in the paintings from an aerial view, positioning the viewer downward to contemplate configurations of light, pattern, mark and edge.

Gaunt’s residency at Gustavus is part of the senior seminar for the department. His talk will focus on the process-driven elements of creating a work of art: how research, development, failure, along with success, contribute to the finished work.

The exhibition, Recent Works by John Gaunt, runs from November 21 through December 13 in Schaefer Gallery. The artist’s talk at 3:30 p.m. and the reception at 4:30 p.m. are free and open to the public.

For additional information, please contact Kristen Lowe (612) 220-0210, in the Department of Art/Art History.]]>


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