CHADRON – Two art shows open Monday in Chadron State College’s Memorial Hall. Both shows will close Feb. 10.
Termespheres, spheres painted using a six point perspective, by Dick Termes of Spearfish, South Dakota, will show in the Main Gallery.
Termes is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been recognized in San Francisco, New York Paris and Japan. In 2009, Termes’ piece titled “The Big Bang” was featured on the cover of France’s publication of Une Belle Histoire du Temps or “A Brief History of Time,” by Stephen Hawking. His unique spherical paintings have been published in books worldwide.
Each Termesphere is a revolving three-dimensional space/time exploration of an entirely closed environment.
Termes acknowledges strong influences by M.C. Escher and Buckminster Fuller and has received high critical acclaim from aficionados of both artists.
Rebecca Nolda’s exhibit “Cipher, De-Cipher” in Gallery 239 includes select mixed media work that combines collage and painting, all exploring the idea of industrial residue and repurposed symbols.
The series is a collection of imaginary glimpses of laboratory or industrial work areas, repurposed numbers that are normally used for measuring, calculating, or recording. The pieces share a common theme that symbols, notes, icons, and objects serve as a link to individual memories or a personal aesthetic for interpretation, according to Nolda.
The collage pieces are each individually created directly on hinged metal panels.
Nolda has lived in New Mexico for over 25 years and said she finds it to be a continuing source of inspiration.
Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 308-432-6317 for details.
—CSC College Relations