BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery

June 1st through September 14th  

Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature  makes upon the eye and the brain.
Childe Hassam, American painter

Artists are part scientist, part poet and part craftsman. They bring form to life; not through limitation but, with full emotion, they interpret what they see. Artists are constantly honing their ability to see below the surface, making connections and relationships that are worked into their art. From the artist’s work, the viewer gets to see the world through someone else’s eyes and to understand the world as it is now.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything.
Albert Einstein, American theoretical physicist

This exhibit is about interpreting the “landscape.” The works presented were created by observations of the textures in nature, of light interacting with various land forms and other visual cues. By combining observations with the emotional connections of being in the landscape, the artist created pieces that speak to their experience. But the art that is created seems familiar to us in some respects. There is a common shared experience that the viewer has which brings back memory or feelings of being connected with nature. The artist has started a conversation about how we see our connection to the landscape.