A faculty art show labeled “What I did this Summer” has been open to the public, showcasing seven instructors from West Texas A&M University on display in the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery in Mary Moody Northern Hall.
“So, every school year we like to start with the faculty exhibit sort of showing students what we’ve been up to as faculty over the summer. The intent is to show the University and our students, what we do as artists and kind of how we maintain a professional standard,” said Jon Revett, associate professor of art.
With many different pieces hanging in the exhibit students and the public can get a look into each instructor’s art style.
“My work often relates to issues regarding the figure or the body. And often the female figure, though, oddly enough, all of the work in the show right now is male figuration. So, one of the works you saw on the wall. It’s composed of fragments of the body,” said Misty Gamble, assistant professor of 3D Art.
Body Parts just being one of several different art pieces from this instructor the exhibit also includes paintings, photography, sculpture and more.
“I have three pieces, four pieces in the show. And they are what I call the Godfather series. So the portrait of Vito Corleone, Mike Corleone, Sonny Corleone, Trader Corleone,” Revett said.
Students, faculty , and staff have the opportunity to see different perspectives and ideas from multiple different instructors.
According to the wtamu.edu/news, “New instructors Misty Gamble (sculpture), Terry Martin (art education) and Victoria Taylor-Gore (design and photography) are exhibiting their works alongside veteran faculty members Revett, Rob Weingart (foundations), Michael Longhofer (computer art and life drawing) and Marcus Melton (graphic design),”
The exhibit itself has been set up respectfully to showcase each instructor’s work hung alongside each other in the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery with the help of graduate students.
“I’m the gallery coordinator(…)and I’m also faculty. So, I do have pieces in the show, but I, you know, I make sure everybody gets to work and I work with the graduate students who hang the show ,” Revett said.
The exhibition will be on display until Sept. 26. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery in Mary Moody Northen Hall at WTAMU.