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WIU Department of Art Hosts Artist Lecture and Exhibition

January 25, 2016

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MACOMB, IL – The WIU Department of Art have announced an upcoming Artist Lecture and Exhibition in the University Gallery by artist and curator Matt Ballou.

His exhibition, "Subject and Subjectivity: A Selection of Perceptual Paintings" will be on display Jan. 16 – Feb. 27 in the University Gallery.

"The focus of this exhibition is object studies - perhaps singular, perhaps in tableau, perhaps figurative - that are aimed not at the slavish presentation of the appearance of objects but rather find their true subject in the scanning, flashing, point-to-point-yet-all-over arrangement of visual and material phenomena. These works move beyond the notational or the schematic to embrace an experiential subjectivity," Ballou said.

Ballou will be speaking about his work Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. in Tillman Hall 212 and again the following night at 5 p.m. during an opening reception at the University Gallery. All events are open free to the public.

For more information email Assistant Professor of Art Ian Shelly:

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