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JIM LENNOX: SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS
VISUAL LITERACY: PAINTINGS BY CHAD STANLEY
JIM LENNOX: SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS opens on Tuesday, October 29, with an artist’s reception to take place on Friday, November 8, 5-7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through December 15, 2013.
JIM LENNOX: SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS will be featured in the main Gallery, and consist of nearly 20 sculptures and several paintings. Jim Lennox has been sculpting for 25 years, his interest in art stemming from his childhood. Currently, Lennox advises senior engineering students as director of instrumentation in the College of Science and Engineering at Wilkes University. Jim studied art at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to work toward a B.F.A. in sculpture. Beginning in the late 1990’s, Jim taught sculpture at Wilkes University and continues to offer sculpture and metal working workshops at his home and studio nestled in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Jim is primarily a metal sculptor and is influenced by such artists as Richard Hunt, Jean Tinguely and John Chamberlain.
Most of Lennox’s work is hollow form sheet metal. Learning over the years how to move and manipulate the metal into compound curves. Each work is challenging, sometimes requiring the construction of custom tools or development of new techniques to achieve a desired result.
VISUAL LITERACY: PAINTINGS BY CHAD STANLEY will be on view in the Sordoni Art Gallery Annex (located directly across from the main Gallery) beginning on Tuesday, October 29, with an artist’s reception to take place on Friday, November 8, 5-7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through December 15, 2013.
Chad Stanley is an Associate Professor of English literature at Wilkes University. He is also the Director of the Wilkes Writing Center and supervises the Wilkes Writing Mentor program. Additionally, Dr. Stanley has developed Writing Center-based community mentoring initiatives, including a Domestic Violence Service Center project. Starting his undergraduate career as a painting major at Pratt Institute, and continuing these studies at Syracuse University, Chad Stanley remains an active painter and frequently uses art as a means of engaging literature.
VISUAL LITERACY is comprised of 5 works, oil paintings on canvas with under-sketching consisting of ink or occasionally an acrylic wash. Stanley frequently culls literature for subject matter incorporating art, including his own, into the English courses he teaches.