USI MAC/PACE Galleries Host Two Summer Sculpture Exhibitions

This summer, two sculpture exhibitions are presented simultaneously at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries at the University of Southern Indiana.

Converters 2 features two artists, Josh Johnson and Travis Townsend, contemporaries working mainly in wood, whose aesthetics question traditional approaches to the material. Townsend was juror for ISU’s 52nd Annual student art exhibition with jury last spring. The two artists’ work process shares many concerns, including the deconstruction and reconstruction of their own art objects, the juxtaposition of commercial and salvaged materials with careful craftsmanship, and the importance of place and space when their work is exhibited. The Converters The exhibition series strives to bring unconventional artistic practices to the gallery, hoping to expose the public to a diverse array of contemporary art from outside the tri-state.

Professor Emeritus John McNaughton has taught woodworking and sculpture at USI for over 35 years. He died suddenly last March. The exhibition, John McNaughton: artist, mentor, friend, celebrates his impact on the University and highlights his works that are part of the University’s permanent collection, including several outdoor sculptures he helped create on campus. The exhibition is curated by Susan Sauls, director of the university’s art collections.

A closing reception for both exhibits will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, September 9. Visit the Gallery’s website for more details.

These exhibitions will be presented in the gallery until September 9th. The MAC/PACE Gallery is located on the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center on campus. Summer hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Beginning in the fall, gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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