Jeremy Plunkett worked with charcoal on canvas to
create PAUSE II, which is part of Plunkett's exhibit,
which will be on display in the Edgar Fine Arts Hall at
Upper Iowa University November 10- December 17.
FAYETTE, Iowa (October 31, 2011) -- Upper Iowa University will host the opening reception for Jeremy Plunkett's "Pause" exhibit from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on November 10 in the Bing-Davis Gallery in Edgar Fine Arts Hall on the UIU campus. The exhibit was completed as part of his thesis for his master of fine arts degree at Ohio University.
"When we as humans stop to self-reflect, we pause," said Plunkett. "If for only a split second or a prolonged period, this pause brings us to reconsider the condition of our surroundings – the notion of what seems familiar conjoined with the present. I work with the idea that light cast into a space and upon specific characters within familiar places triggers self-reflection, triggers that 'pause.' My work is meant to represent various different pauses, activated by a moment of the sublime (the daunting beauty of light's interaction with space, the real and the non-real, the mark and the non-mark)."
Since 2009, Plunkett has been an adjunct professor at Carthage College, in Kenosha, Wis., and was previously an instructor at Ohio University for two years. He attended Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, before completing his MFA. Plunkett has been an active member of the Southern Graphics Council Print Conference and was a visiting artist at Montana State University in Bozeman. He has participated in numerous exhibits and won several prizes for his works.
Plunkett's exhibit at will be on display November 10- December 17. The UIU Bing-Davis Gallery is open all year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
More information about Plunkett is available at www.jeremyplunkett.com.
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