Gretchen Batcheller, Swiftly
From Tuesday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 13, the Weisman Museum will present a display of artwork by the art department's newest faces, Gretchen Batcheller and Ty Pownall. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 3.
The faculty art exhibit, LAND/MARK, highlights works that represent visual and spatial links to experiences that explore the balance between place, locality, time, context, and space.
"We're thrilled to have the opportunity to share our work with the Pepperdine community and beyond with LAND/MARK," says Pownall. "[Batcheller's] paintings and my sculptures share a lot of common threads both formally and conceptually that we're excited to see them bounce off each other in the Weisman Museum's wonderful space."
Inspired by creation stories from varying cultures, the sculptures that will be shown in the exhibit are made from a vast array of materials from welded steel to deer pelts, creating objects that are, in Pownall's words, "Rich with narrative potential."
On his sculptures, Pownall says, "There's an exciting openness and mystery to creation stories that my work in LAND/MARK mirrors."
For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website.