STRUCTURED ATMOSPHERES: B. B. WINSLOW PAINTINGS
January 11- March 12, 2018
Park Library Baber Room
Artist Talk & Opening Reception
6-8PM Baber Room
Refreshments will be served
Winslow earned the Master of Fine Arts (1988) in painting and art history from Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Brooklyn, New York. He earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts (1980) in painting and biology from Central Michigan University, School of Fine Arts. He recently retired after 29 years at the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, where he served as Director and Curator of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art.
THE VISUAL LANGUAGE
I find enthusiasm through uplifting positive color-fields. In the images, the colors often transition one hue to the next, no beginning or end….like breath into air. Principle to the images is the illusion of impossible infinite organic atmospheres, often structured with hard edges (implying architectural structure). The geometric motifs provide compositional structure, to anchor the otherwise limitless atmospheres. In nature, atmosphere and geometry are opposites. In the paintings, they are merged in an interrelationship in which neither atmosphere nor geometry wins the battle for dominance.
- B. B. Winslow
B.B. Winslow, The Furthest Hope, 2012 oil on canvas
Baber Room Mission Statement
The Baber Room provides students, faculty, staff and community members a place to experience thought-provoking artworks as well as a place to read and study. Towards that end, exhibitions of individuals and groups as well as curated projects of professional artists are on rotating display throughout the academic semesters. Library related items outside of the fine arts are also considered for display at the discretion of the Library Art Committee. The Baber Room also provides a platform for student enrichment, as well as alumni community outreach through educational programming such as artist lectures and gallery talks. The library encourages proposals for exhibitions, exhibits traveling shows and develops exhibitions.
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All exhibits are free and open to the public
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