BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR OPENS ART EXHIBIT AT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
BETHANY, W.Va. – Herb Weaver, Jennie Steindorf Renner Professor of Fine Arts at Bethany College, will be featured in an art exhibition at the Old Dominion University Art Gallery in Norfolk, Va., beginning May 12.
The exhibition is titled “Making Allegories” and features the work of two sculptors, Weaver and Cliff Tresner, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The work of both sculptors tells the story of the entire creative process, from inspiration to construction to presentation.
As the title of the exhibition suggests, both artists' work contains rich layers of meaning. Weaver and Tresner each pay close attention to process during creation by remaining receptive to unplanned surprises and revelations.
Weaver finds his inspiration in everyday objects. He enjoys using visual puns in his hand-built clay sculptures, and his work deliberately stretches the boundaries of conventional representation.
Tresner employs an array of media such as wood, bronze or steel to tell his stories. Drawing from his love of nature and the outdoors, Tresner sometimes allows the wood or the casting process to reveal the form of the piece to him.
The exhibition will be on display through July 1, 2007. Both artists gave a brief gallery talk during the opening reception, which was held on Saturday, May 12th.