Landscape painting exhibit opens Nov. 21 at EC
Lecture by artist at 4 p.m., reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
An exhibition of landscape paintings by Robert Fifield of Bloomington will be displayed Nov. 21-Dec. 12 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. The artist will discuss his work at 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in the gallery followed by a reception from 5-7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
The show titled “The Ever-Present Landscape” will feature acrylic paintings derived from area landscapes, including Moraine View State Park, and Fifield’s family home in the Bitterroot Valley in western Montana.
“My paintings demonstrate how our minds are at work to receive and to project information from all types of landscape,” Fifield said. “By mixing the languages of cartography, traditional landscape painting and photography,
I find a unique vision of space rooted in memory, fantasy, intellect and experience.”
Fifield’s lecture will discuss how his works exemplify his basic theories about how humans interact with their perceptual and non-perceptual world to form their understanding of the external world.
Fifield teaches at Millikin University and Illinois State University, where he received a master of fine arts degree this year. His thesis titled “Landscaped Painting: The Enchanted Languages of Perception” received the ISU College of Fine Arts’ outstanding thesis award.
The Eureka College art gallery is located on the third floor of Burgess Memorial Hall, 300 E. College Ave. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment by calling (309) 467-6866.
To view more of Fifield's works, click here.
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