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Art by D. Wilson on display Jan. 6 – 31

Wilson's "Ocotillo" uses a compression hose as a medium.
Wilson’s “Ocotillo” uses a compression hose as a medium.

An exhibition by University of Tennessee art professor David Wilson will be on display Jan. 6–31 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus.

Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception and gallery talk is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building.

Wilson’s exhibition, “Wander,” is free and open to the public.

Using unconventional materials and approaches, including collaboration and performance, Wilson creates large temporary artworks, videos, and drawings. He describes his method this way: “I most often use fragments, accidents, mistakes, unexpected juxtapositions, small stuff as a basis for constructing my work. This ephemera is amplified and developed by sketching, scanning, doubling, multiplying, layering, turning inside out, distilling, until the result becomes an image, an idea, an entity with a life of its own.”

Wilson has shown his work internationally at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstlerhaus Boswil in Switzerland, the Experimental Art Foundation and Performance Space in Australia, the Robert McDougal Gallery in New Zealand, and the Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik. He has had solo exhibitions in the United States including the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Old Dominion University, Auburn University, the Florida Center for Contemporary Art, and the Dietrich Jenny Gallery. His group exhibitions venues include the Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Spaces Art Gallery, The Mint Museum, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, the University of California (San Diego), and Wake Forest University.

Wilson’s work has been featured in periodicals such as “Schweizer Kunst” and “Art Papers” and reviewed in newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. Wilson has been artist-in-residence at the International Artist Exchange, Basel, Switzerland, SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Academy of Fine Art, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. He has also designed sets for the National Theater of the Deaf Children’s Theater that toured the U.S.

Wilson received his M.F.A. from the University of California at San Diego where he studied with Allan Kaprow, Italo Scanga, and Manny Farber.

For more information, contact Furman’s Department of Art at 864-294-2074.

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