Five-Minute Tours: Greg Edmondson at The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches

Note: The following is part of Glasstire’s series of short videos, Five-Minute Tours, for which commercial galleries, museums, nonprofits, and artist-run spaces in Texas send us video tours of their current exhibitions. This will continue as long as the coronavirus situation prevents public access to exhibitions. Let’s get your show in front of an audience.

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Greg Edmondson: Instability of objects – work on paper, 2014 – 2021 in The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches. Dates: October 25, 2021 – January 21, 2022.

Through the arts center:

“Works on paper by artist and educator Greg Edmondson will be on display until January 31 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. This exhibition lasts more than seven years and includes a wide range of Edmondson’s works from four art residencies and three published books. The works reveal a significant shift in the artist’s practice, which began during the coup period and continues to this day. The exhibition presents works on paper at a scale from 8.5 inches x 11 inches to almost 8 feet x 6 feet. Admission to the exhibition is free. Web: https://art.sfasu.edu/galleries

This video is an excerpt from Edmondson’s hour-long lecture / gallery tour on November 15, 2021. The instability of the objects reveals a significant and continuing shift in Edmondson’s practice. This shift, which began during a period of personal turmoil, continued to evolve during the current global pandemic. From studio exercises based on simple generative systems to less limited but still formal research into structure and color, his interest in patterns of organic growth and decay remains constant. “I began to look at newer works as a kind of shy modernism,” he writes in an exhibition essay … “formal and abstract, but without certainty and authority.”

Greg Edmondson earned a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Louis, MO. He has received many scholarships and awards, including Fulbright and DAAD scholarships in Germany, and residency grants for the Artpark, K├╝nstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Santa Fe Art Institute. His upcoming exhibitions “Before Language”, Blanden Art Museum, Ft. Dodge, Iowa and “DARK MATTER” (collaboration with physicist and poet Agnes Vojta), The Smalter Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, are scheduled for spring 2022. It can be found here. “

David Berry

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