Wright Center Art Gallery

Welcome to the Wright Center Art Gallery

In 1969, the former Roberts Library was renovated and became the Fielding L. Wright Art Center with a spacious gallery created out of the old reading room of the library. The Art Center and the Gallery were dedicated to former Mississippi Governor Wright, known in the 1940’s as a “Friend of Education.” Today the Gallery forms the core of Delta State University’s art department and is used daily by students and visitors.

Mission

Wright Art Center Gallery’s goal is to support the educational mission of the university, enrich the aesthetic environment of the community, and serve as a cultural resource for the Mississippi Delta. With a focus on curating innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary art, the gallery seeks to promote the understanding of and extend the audience for contemporary art.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

The Wright Art Center at Delta State University is pleased to accept exhibition proposals from individual artists, collaborative groups, and curators. Works in any media by artists at any stage in their career will be considered, with preference given to emerging and mid-career artists whose work presents a novel and thought-provoking approach to making and thinking about art. Proposals will be evaluated on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and accordance with our mission.

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Contact

For more information or to schedule a group tour of the gallery please call 662.846.4720.

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Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks.

Current Exhibition Program


2018 Annual Faculty Exhibition

 2018 ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITION

Delta State University’s Art Department invites the community to the opening reception of its annual faculty exhibition on Thursday, October 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. DSU’s art faculty are practicing artists and designers who regularly exhibit in venues across the nation. The annual faculty exhibition, held at the Fielding Wright Art Center, offers the campus and the community an opportunity to view work created by these artists over the past year.

The artwork on view reflects the diverse interests of DSU’s art faculty and drawings, paintings, prints, includes musical instruments, quilts, jewelry, and large-scale sculpture.

Sammy Britt is represented by a series of landscape paintings that explore the language of light and color and the different light keys in which they are seen.

Cetin “Chet” Oguz will showcase his recent portrait paintings and a series of landscape paintings depicting the reminiscences of Jones Bayou. In his portrait paintings, Chet chose people who impacted his life as models. His portrait paintings convey the vulnerability and beauty of the human figure, while his paintings of Jones Bayou remain loose and energetic.

Ky Johnston will present three custom-made guitars. His goal is to make instruments that are as enjoyable to play as his favorite guitars. His guitars combine elements of various instruments that he admires and use a variety of new and reclaimed woods, hardware, and electronics. While some of his guitars follow more traditional designs, others introduce unconventional shapes that might offer ergonomic improvements.

Michaela Merryday’s research interests focus on sustainability and the role of culture in promoting sustainability. This year she is showing jewelry made from wood and stone dust waste produced by furniture making and sculpture classes at DSU.

Nathan Pietrykowski will display selections from his interactive webcomic Stock which invites visitors to participate in games, submit photographs, collaborate on digital drawings, and leave voicemails. You can follow his webcomic on Instagram under @stocksubject43.

Mollie Rushing is a textile artist whose quilts use pattern and color to create the illusion of texture and space but also remain conscious of the history of quilts and their function in our lives.

Kim Rushing explains that when he is out in the world, living life, he is not often willing to carry his bulky digital SLR, instead, he reaches into his pocket for his phone.  It’s always with him, and people tend not to notice it because everybody has one. It, therefore, lends itself, more readily to the kind of images he enjoys making, namely, images that can be described by what Henri Cartier-Bresson called the“decisive moment.”

Kayla Selby’s series No employs a combination of digital and traditional media to explore interactions and the pressure to appease others in the current social landscape.

Michael Stanley’s sculpture Delta Queen was inspired by his time in the Mississippi Delta.  The dynamic patterning and jarring edges of the sculpture refer to the harsh and discordant environment of the Delta.  The contrapposto pose of the figure is a direct reference to classical sculpture, which is in contrast to the contemporary style of the sculpture.  The combination of classical and contemporary conventions here is meant to reference the duality of living life in the Delta:  We recognize our past but it is not what defines us.  The rust covering the steel is meant to represent strength amidst decay, something that is familiar in this area as well.  Delta Queen is also representative of his love for patterning and his desire to push his fabrication skills to the limit of his technical ability.

John Stiles who is a graphic designer works in a variety of media and explores a range of different subject matter. This year Stiles will show some of his paintings as well as digital illustrations and graphic design work.  His digital illustration Adolph the Laser-Sight Reindeer is a tour de force digital illustration that took about a year to complete. It is in the low-brow style influenced by artists such as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Robert Williams, and Todd Schorr, however, the attention to detail of this piece cannot be fully appreciated unless seen on a large scale.

Robyn Wall is a printmaker whose work explores the personal associations our surroundings carry, whether landscapes or structures.  At the same, she makes the viewer aware that our memories can distort and recreate our images of these places.

DSU’s Annual Faculty Exhibition will be on view until October 25. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Art Department at 662-846-4720. Join our email list to receive regular updates on upcoming events or follow us on Facebook.

Raymond Gaddy: Specimens


Raymond Gaddy grew up in southwest Alabama and his work is strongly influenced by the stories he heard there during his youth. According to Gaddy, there is a long tradition of Southern storytellers, historians of the mundane. Many of the South’s great writers fit into this category. As a result of being immersed in this environment, he too has become a storyteller. Not being blessed with the gift of words, Gaddy presents his stories in visual form, creating tapestries that combine different images, materials, and textures that are linked together by colorful threads. The stories he presents are based on everyday experiences and observations because, as Gaddy puts it, “The best stories have a history, a provenance, which gives them some gravity.”

Raymond Gaddy is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Georgia Southern University. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the U.S and Europe and his work is in numerous collections including the College of Notre Dame of Maryland; The Savannah College of Art and Design; and the Library of Congress. Raymond is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Grant.

Raymond Gaddy: Specimens will run from August 23 to September 27, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 23. 5:00-7:00 pm. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks.

For further information visit our website at http://www.deltastate.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/art/ or contact 662.846.4720. For updates and announcements of upcoming events follow Delta State Art Department on Facebook or join our email list.

 

Previous Exhibitions


2017-2018 Exhibition Calendar

Ron Koehler Retrospective: 45 Years of Sculpture

Ron Koehler Retrospective: 45 Years of Sculpture

Ron Koehler has taught at Delta State University for thirty-five years and served as chair of the art department for more than a decade. He retired this past summer as Professor and Chair Emeritus. During his long and distinguished career, Ron Koehler participated in over 500 regional, national, and international exhibitions, received countless awards, and saw his work enter the permanent collections of museums and galleries across the nation.

The retrospective, opening on August 31st, offers a rare opportunity to glimpse the astonishing breadth of Koehler’s artistic pursuits, the subject matter that has occupied him, and the variety of media he has employed. The artist acknowledges that a casual visitor might get the impression that the work in this exhibition was created by more than one artist. According to the artist what connects all of his work is his interest in exploration: “Exploration of shape, form, media, color, texture, concept and genre. Exploration of technique, movement, scale, iconography, purpose and activism. Exploration of personal goals. Exploration of time and place. Exploration of fear, and exploration of the absurd.” His explorations of a subject matter or the possibilities of a medium often lead him to work in series. This retrospective includes a number of these series such as the humorous Balanced Diet series, various series of tools, and examples from his famous Brush series which numbers in the hundredths.

Another connecting element is the artist’s wonderful sense of humor. It is the structuring element in the Balanced Diet series which consists of an assortment of cholesterol heavy food items, but manifests itself in a more subtle way in his use of materials as in a recycled column that becomes the base of a figure or a piece of drift wood that is transformed into a brush. It also manifests itself in the delight Koehler takes in visual puns as when a piece of wood is manipulated in excess to fool the eye into thinking it is a Styrofoam cup, wood shavings come to simulate the bread crumbs on a fried chicken leg, and a perspective drawing is encased in a frame rendered in perspective.

Looking back at his career thus far, Koehler remarked: “I’m not sure if I made the choice to devote my life to creating art or if the choice was made for me long before I was born by some cosmic combustion I was never privy to. What I can say for absolute certain is that art and the creation of it has defined my life in immeasurable ways. This exhibition, I hope, will document the trip thus far.” We are looking forward to seeing where it will take him next.

Ron Koehler Retrospective: 45 Years of Sculpture will run from August 24th to September 21st, 2017. Ron Koehler generously donated all proceeds from the sale of artworks on display in this retrospective to the foundation of the Salley/Koehler Community College Scholarship Fund at Delta State University.

Brandon Thibodeaux: In That Land of Perfect Day

The exhibition In That Land of Perfect Day, as the book by the same title, is the visual document of a period of eight years Brandon Thibodeaux spent living in the northern Mississippi Delta. It chronicles the lives of the families he befriended there, marking important milestones such as the birth of a child as well as capturing their daily routines as they worked, played, attended church and provided for their children. Seen together these photographs are a testament to the strength, faith, and perseverance of his subjects. Thibodeaux explains that “While this work makes specific reference to the rural African American experience, I am reminded that these themes of faith, identity, and perseverance are common to us all. For these are the traits of strong men.”

Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery invites the public to an opening reception for In That Land of Perfect Day on Thursday, January 18, 5:00-7:00 pm. The artist will present a public lecture on this project in the gallery before the opening reception at 4:00 pm. Earlier in the day, from 11:30 to 1:30, Brandon Thibodeaux will sign copies of his book at the Cottonrow Bookstore in downtown Cleveland.

In That Land of Perfect Day has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian and other mainstream publications. The Guardian praised the photographs as depicting “the contemporary experience of rural African Americans with grace and dignity.

Brandon Thibodeaux’s career in photography began at a small daily newspaper in southeast Texas while studying photography at Lamar University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Photojournalism from the University of North Texas with a specialization in International Development. He currently resides in Dallas, TX, where he works for clients like Shell Oil International, MSNBC.com, TIME.com, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. When he’s not doing that he is likely found running the back roads of the American South with a twin lens over his shoulder.

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2016-2017 Exhibition Calendar

Julia Morrisroe, I’m Sorry You Were Saying

Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center opens its 2016-2017 season on Thursday, August 25th with an exhibition of Julia Morrisroe’s I’m Sorry You Were Saying.

Julia Morrisroe is an artist and Associate Professor in painting and drawing at the University of Florida. Morrisroe’s work explores the question of what it means to paint today in an age in which digital technology has led to the proliferation and instant availability of images. Morrisroe is interested in how the flood of images streaming in front of our eyes have affected the way we perceive these images. As Morrisroe explains, “Images can be replicated, expanded, enhanced or associated with other images (relevant or not) instantaneously. The simultaneity of image and experience has led to images becoming hyper-contextualized. The image can no longer exist as a single painting but belongs to a network.” Morrisroe creates series of abstract paintings that invite the viewer to explore this hyper-contextualized condition. In her paintings patterns that are repeated, inverted, rescaled, disrupted, or reappear in different media. The artist’s intention is to “subvert the viewers’ desire to look at one painting, compelling a rambling, hyper-linked experience of viewing.”

Morrisroe holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Washington. She has exhibited internationally, most recently her work was shown at Americas 2016: Paperworks Juried Exhibition, Minot State University, ND; Claypool Young Gallery, Morehead State University, KY; the Affordable Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY; OBRAS Foundation, Netherlands; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan. She has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships grants for her work and last year spent time at Anadolu University, Turkey, as Mevlana Faculty Exchange Scholar.

I’m Sorry You Were Saying? will run from August 25th to September 22th, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 25. 5:00-7:00 pm. The artist will present a public lecture on Thursday, September 22 at 4:00 pm. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks.

Resa Blatman, Gaia Series

Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery presents an exhibition of Resa Blatman’s Gaia Series, a multi-media installation that addresses the causes and effects of climate change.

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Resa Blatman’s exuberant, multi-layered paintings have always been inspired by nature, but in recent years her attention has turned to the alarming signs of climate change – global warming, shrinking arctic icecaps, rising water levels, extreme weather conditions, extinction of animal species, migration of species, and growing scarcity of natural resources. The title of Blatman’s series derives from the Gaia hypothesis developed by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis which provides a model for understanding the threats caused by environmental pollution, industrial exploitation of natural resources, and the growing world population. The theory sees our planet as a complex, synergistic, self-regulating system that helps to sustain conditions for life on Earth. It likens the living system of Earth to the workings of any individual organism that regulates body temperature, blood salinity, etc. The question then is how current developments such as rising global temperatures, ocean salinity, and greenhouse gases affect this system and the habitability of the planet.

Blatman recently completed a residency in the Arctic where she could observe the effects of climate change firsthand. Many of the works in this exhibition derive directly from this experience. Resa Blatman is not a scientist, but speaks from the perspective of a concerned citizen of the Earth. She hopes that her work inspires discussion and raises awareness of the issues while also providing her audience with an engaging visual experience.

Blatman is an independent artist from Somerville, MA. She earned a MFA from Boston University and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has had one person exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia; Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA; Hartnett Gallery at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; and other places. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions, most recently at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC . Her work is in public and private collections across the United States, Europe and South Africa.

An opening reception for Resa Blatman’s Gaia Series will be held Thursday, November 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The artist will discuss the work in the gallery before the opening reception at 4:00 pm. The exhibition will run until December 8. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks.

Rick Herzog, Roots

Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center opens the New Year on Thursday, January 12 with an Exhibition of Rick Herzog’s installation Roots.

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Richard Herzog is a sculptor and installation artist creating works inspired by nature that mimicking organic patterns and repetitions but are composed of man-made materials to highlight man’s disconnection from the natural environment.

Herzog received his BFA in three-dimensional design from Bowling Green State University, Ohio and his MFA in sculpture from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. He has taught sculpture at the New College of Florida, the Herron School of Art and Design, the University of Tulsa, Eastern Oregon University, and Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, South America.

His work has been exhibited throughout the US and internationally in almost 100 group and solo exhibitions, including most recently in the Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida; The Observatory, Brooklyn, New York; United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C.; Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis.

His exhibitions have been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine which called his work “electrified” and The Chicago Sun Times which described him as “representing the grit and grace of the contemporary South.”

Rick Herzog’s Roots will run from January 12-February 23, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 12, 5:00-7:00 pm. The artist will present a public lecture in the gallery before the opening reception at 4:00 pm. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks.

Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull

Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery and the Mississippi Museum of Art Present Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull

To celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial, the Mississippi Museum of Art has partnered with communities across the state to showcase Mississippi artists from the museum’s permanent collection as part of Art Across Mississippi: Twelve Exhibitions – Twelve Communities. The Fielding Wright Center will host a selection of work by famed Mississippi artist Marie Hull. Marie Hull had a special connection to Delta State University’s art department and its former chair, Malcolm Norwood. Hull donated 75 works of art, including a number of her own paintings and artwork from her personal collection, to the university which became the foundation for the department’s permanent art collection.

Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull brings together a series of paintings created during Marie Hull’s travels. The artist traveled widely throughout North America as well as to France, Spain, and Morocco. She recorded her delightful impressions of the places she visited in her sketchbooks, 67 of which she left to the Mississippi Museum of Art. From this trove of private treasures the museum has selected 30 sketches for this exhibition. These sketches provide a unique glimpse into the creative process of one of Mississippi’s greatest artists.

2015-2016 Exhibition Calendar

Shara Rowley Plough, Pastoral Tableau

11-plough-install-700x500Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center opens its 2015-2016 season on Thursday, August 20th with an exhibition of Shara Rowley Plough’s Pastoral Tableau.

Shara Rowley Plough is an installation and mixed media artist who has worked in Cleveland, Mississippi, the last couple of years.  Plough’s work investigates social inequalities and consumer culture often utilizing the materials of consumer culture itself. Pastoral Tableau is a commentary on the pressures to consume. Advertisements hold up impossible promises on how purchasing a vast array of products will change our lives, make us more alluring, more fulfilled or more successful and our social status is measured not by our accomplishments, but by our ability to consume. The chase for the latest must-have consumer items is here represented by a life-size hunting scene consisting of a horse, a pack of hunting dogs, a slain fox and a fluffel of rabbits.

Horses and fox hunts are associated with the leisure activities of the affluent and, thus, for Plough become the ultimate symbol of success and aspirations. On the other hand, the cruelty of the hunt also stand for the cannibalistic nature of consumption.

The entire scene was painstakingly crochet from horsehair. Plough explains that the material used is an important aspect of her message, she was interested in the contrast between an unattractive waste material – horse hair – and the beauty of the horse which comes to symbolize the different aspects of consumption.

Plough earned an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her work has been included in the Arizona Biennial, the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts Invitational, the Meridian Museum Bi-State Art Competition, the E. E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, and has shown at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis. Pastoral Tableau was created with the support of a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Pastoral Tableau will run from August 20th to September 24th , 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 20. 5:00-7:00 pm. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks.

Robert E. Gerhardt, Muslim/American, American Muslim

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Robert Gerhardt came to photography via sociology and anthropology, he became hooked on photography when he took a photography class to learn how to document his research projects. His interest in studying social behavior and human nature is apparent in his photographic work – his series The Straphangers presents the diversity of New York as gleaned from its subways, Life on the Border: The Karen People of Burma documents the struggle of the Karen people confined to refugee camps at the border between Burma and Thailand, and his most recent series Mic Check focuses on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and public protests.

Gerhardt became interested in learning more about and document Muslim cultures in the United States “in 2010 after reading about a controversy over converting an unused convent on Staten Island in New York into a mosque and community center. Many local residents vehemently protested the intended repurposing at various community board meetings, including the shouting-down of a US Army officer who simply asked if people would be willing to be good neighbors with the mosque.“ Gerhardt contacted the Muslim American Society who was behind the community center and was invited to visit the society’s Brooklyn chapter and photograph there. He spent several days a week at the center over the next year and through the center came to know the members of the community, was invited to schools and homes where he learned about the everyday encounters with prejudice Muslims face in post 9/11 era. He went on to photograph not only the Brooklyn community, but Muslim communities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Gerhardt hopes that the portrait he has created of the American Muslim communities will inspire his audience to learn more about the diverse Muslim cultures represented in this country and open a dialogue examining common misconceptions. Gerhardt’s project has been shown at St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus, New York, NY; Schuster Art Gallery, Gannon University, Erie, PA; Schuster Art Gallery, Gannon University, Erie, PA; Annex Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA; Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO; and will move on to the John B. Davis Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID after its presentation at DSU.

In the spirit of Gerhardt’s project, the DSU Art Department and QEP (DSU’s Quality Enhancement Program) have partnered to present a series of events that will provide a forum for dialogue. The series begins with a public presentation by Dr. Ahm Reza, Assistant Professor in Biological and Physical Sciences at DSU, on the experiences of a Muslim immigrant to the US on November 12. On November 19, Emad Al-Turk and Okolo Rashid, founders of the International Museum of Muslim Cultures in Jackson, MS, will speak about the history and mission of the institution they founded. On December 3, a public screening of the film Arranged, which centers on the unlikely friendship between an Orthodox Jewish and Muslim teacher in New York. All presentations will be held at the Fielding Wright Art Center, begin at 5:00, and are free and open to the public.

Muslim/American, American/Muslim will be on view at DSU’s Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery from November 5 to December 11. The artist will introduce the exhibit and speak about his work on Thursday, November 5 at 4:00 pm at the Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery on the DSU campus. A public reception and an opportunity to meet the artist will follow from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

The Fielding Wright Art Center is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed weekends, holidays, and during semester breaks. For further information contact 662.846.4720. For updates and announcements of upcoming events follow Delta State Art Department on Facebook or join our email list.

Candace Hicks, Napoleon's Wallpaper

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Candace Hicks is a printmaker and book artist based in Nacogdoches, TX. The exhibition Napoleon’s Wallpaper treats the gallery as a puzzle box to be solved by the viewer. A combination of prints that reveal secret messages when viewed through special colored glasses, kinetic sculptures that reveal clues, puzzles that can be manipulated physically to reveal hidden compartments, and wall texts that guide the viewer from one station to the next, the exhibition operates like a game. The artist is using her background as a book artist to produce an exhibition of objects that look like art, but are actually part of an interrelated narrative puzzle. Books take for granted that viewer participation is necessary to complete the work, and Napoleon’s Wallpaper combines a storybook, interactive puzzle, and art exhibit into a room-sized installation. The viewer experiences the immersive quality of reading a mystery novel and solving the clues.

The title, Napoleon’s Wallpaper, refers to an anecdote regarding the cause of Napoleon’s death. He supposedly died from exposure to arsenic in the dyes used to print his wallpaper. Hicks once read three accounts of this story in the same week, and felt like she was receiving a secret, albeit meaningless message from the universe. Napoleon’s Wallpaper is like a room-sized book. It tells a story, but it also presents a puzzle game that has to be solved by the visitor/reader. It includes many moving parts that invite interaction. It resurrects forms of spectacle from the past: optical illusions and early animation devices. These forms are employed holistically to present a cohesive story that can only be solved with viewer participation.

Hicks is an Assistant Professor Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Napoleon’s Wallpaper has recently been installed in Houston, TX. Hicks’ work has been shown in Rochester, N.Y.; Ashville, N.C.; Decatur, GA; Denver Colorado; New York, N.Y.; Moscow, Soviet Union; Vilnius, Lithuania; Budapest, Hungary; among other places.

Napoleon’s Wallpaper will run from January 14th to February 26th, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 14 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.