Opening Reception and Artist Lecture: Clifford Tresner

Another Day Tripping Over Cypress

Artist Lecture, 15 October 2019, 5-6pm TVAC 103

Reception to follow, 6-7pm Bethea Gallery, TVAC

The School of Design invites everyone to join us for the Opening Reception of Clifford Tresner’s exhibition of painting and sculptural works: Another Day Tripping Over Cypress.

Mr. Tresner is the William D. Hammond Endowed Professor of Liberal Arts and currently serves as the Art Program Coordinator at the University of Louisiana Monroe. He has received many awards including Best in Show in the Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; a Purchase Award at the 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper atMcNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA; and a Louisiana Division of ArtsFellowship. Mr. Tresner has an extensive exhibition record in drawing, painting, and sculpture at venues including the Paul and Lulu HilliardUniversity Museum, Lafayette LA; Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University; MemphisCollege of Art; University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Masur Museum of Art,Monroe LA; Huntsville Museum of Art, AL; and the Arthur R. Pierce Gallery, WestVirginia Institute of Technology.

Artist Statement (excerpt): In the studio, I have freedom to question and doubt. While individual works may deal with specific subject matter, the underlying structure is questioning the nature of relationships. What happens if I do this or that to a material, or place one object adjacent another? I am constantly working out the elements of a composition, balancing what I know of furniture design and other functional crafts with fine art practices.

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