The exhibit runs from January 18 to February 22, 2018, featuring the work of Carrie Ann Baade, Marcus Goldson, Anders Johnson, Ryan Austin Lee and Don Eugene Seastrum. The exhibit was curated by Jeffrey Taylor.
Narrative paintings encompass those works that express concepts, ideas, philosophies, stories or any number of content-texts. The medium employs the power of visual images to provoke thoughts, arouse feelings and stimulate the intellect. A narrative work can call into question commonly accepted beliefs, relate histories or challenge authority.
The exhibition has been organized across four literary/philosophical motifs: 1. The Apollonian/Dionysian Dichotomy; 2. The End of Authenticity; 3. The Tragedy of History; and 4. Attempts to Transcend the Individual.
Employed in these contexts, Narrative Art is able to visually communicate through pictorial composition, and across time and circumstance, challenging the present and the future.
The opening of the exhibition will be held at the WSCU Art Department Convocation at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018. The Quigley Gallery is located in Quigley Hall of Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. The Quigley Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The gallery will also be open for the Gunnison First Friday Art Walk 5-8 p.m. on February 2, 2018.