Release date: October 11, 2007
“A Measured Response: Charles Allen Wright” exhibition will open at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations
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"Construction in Blue and White"
"On the Edge"
KENNESAW, Ga.—“A Measured Response: Charles Allen Wright” is an exhibition of South Carolinian sculptor and painter Charles Allen Wright opening today and running through Dec. 6 in the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit features over 25 sculptures and paintings, which are displayed inside the gallery as well as on the grounds of Kennesaw State. Wright will also serve a one-week residency at KSU while his work is being exhibited.
Director of Museum and Galleries Will Hipps is the curator of this unique exhibit. “It is a rare experience to be in a position to exhibit such a wide range of work from a single artist, especially one who prolifically produces large scale structures,” Hipps said.
The sculptures featured in this collection are composed using multiple media, including steel, wood, stone, plastic, glass and alabaster. Some works deliver sharp, interconnected angles. Other pieces balance acuteness with rounded shapes. Wright’s two-dimensional artwork is created using colored pencils, acrylic paints and mixed media, and features concepts similar to his sculptures.
Wright has been an artist for more than 30 years and has been educating others about art for nearly as long. He is currently the chair of the art department at Western Illinois University and was the art department chair at Coastal Carolina University for almost 10 years. He is also a member of several professional art associations including the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council of Art Administrators.
The Charles Allen Wright collection will be exhibiting simultaneously for two weeks with the exhibition of “AfroCuba: Works on Paper, 1968-2003,” which is on display in the Sturgis Library Gallery until Oct. 24. “AfroCuba: Works on Paper, 1968-2003” is a groundbreaking exhibition of 66 prints and drawings by 26 Cuban artists.
Admission to view “A Measured Response: Charles Allen Wright” in the Fine Arts Gallery is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 770-499-3223 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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