September 28, 2022 10 a.m.End:
October 27, 2022 4 p.m.Location: Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery
The School of Art is proud to present Contradictory Impulses, an exhibition by Robert McCann.
The Ned and Gloria Griner Art Gallery
Contradictory Impulses: Robert McCann
September 28 – October 27, 2022
Presentation: September 28, 3-4pm in AJ225
Reception: September 28, 4-6pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10AM - 4PM. Closed weekends and all Ball State breaks and holidays.
The primary aim in my work is to illustrate and analyze concepts that I find enthralling. The resulting objects deal on many levels with formal and conceptual issues. In my work, I hope to show an equal blending of art, craft, and the presentation of engaging ideas in intriguing ways. The works are meant to involve the viewer visually and intellectually.
My sources include mythology, science, history, and American Folk Art (among others). The objects I make reflect the sensibilities of a person steeped in New England practicality who (for better or worse) ended up learning about things like art history and existentialist philosophy. Many of my sculptures are based on themes from classical mythology viewed through the lens of contemporary events. I have a strong interest in how my themes surface and re-surface throughout human history in many varied (but related) guises. I very much enjoy how masks and figurative sculptures are used in disparate cultures to play out everyday dramas that echo age-old narratives.