New Art Exhibit Opens at NMU

John R. G. Roth, Cretaceous Mode  rigid foam, resin, sheet metal and machined aluminum wheels, courtesy of the artist
John R. G. Roth, Cretaceous Mode rigid foam, resin, sheet metal and machined aluminum wheels, courtesy of the artist

Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum will unveil a new exhibit, “John R.G. Roth: Transmissive Morphology,” on Monday, Aug. 10. The NMU alumnus is an associate professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. His mixed media sculptures have been described as having a “mad scientist’s aesthetic." An artist's talk is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, coinciding with a closing reception from 2-4:30.

Also on display is “Forty Years of Collecting: Highlights from the Permanent Collection.” The exhibition is divided over four smaller, individual gallery spaces featuring the following: 10 portrait paintings by Ishpeming native N. Cecilia Kettunen (American 1896-1992); Native American art from the Losey and Kordich/Magnaghi collections; Japanese woodblock prints and functional wooden items from the 19th and 20th centuries from the Bennett and Lewis collections; and a thematic exhibition titled “I Reject You, I Accept You: Modernism and the Collection” as a precursor to a large traveling exhibition, “MetaModern,” which will fill the entire museum during the winter 2016 semester. 

Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

 

 



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