Artist Charles Matson Lume transforms the Anderson Gallery, beginning Sept. 5

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Installation view from “whatever returns from oblivion (for Louise Glück),” Anderson Gallery, Drake University. Image by Charles Matson Lume, 2014.

Charles Matson Lume, a St. Paul-based artist who uses materials such as holographic papers, plastic magnifying lenses, and sequins to create light reflecting art will open his installation, “whatever returns from oblivion (for Louise Glück),” at the Anderson Gallery on Friday, Sept. 5 with a public reception from 6–8 p.m.

Each piece of artwork, stemming from a single point of illumination in an otherwise completely darkened gallery, invites viewers to consider intersections between the real and imaginary. Matson Lume will provide an introduction to his work at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Harmon Fine Arts Center, Room 336.

Many of Matson Lume’s installations are dedicated to poets whose written works inspired him. Matson Lume has dedicated the installation at the Anderson Gallery to Louise Glück, U.S. Poet Laureate during 2003–2004, and her poem ‘The Wild Iris.” In addition to Glück’s influence, two other elements inspired Matson Lume’s installation at the Anderson Gallery: the architectural structure of the gallery ceiling (designed by Harry Weese) and the lunar references found in the 17th century haikus of Matsuo Basho.

Matson Lume teaches painting, drawing, and aesthetics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. “whatever returns from oblivion (for Louise Glück)” will remain on display at the Anderson Gallery through October 24. For more information, please visit www.artsci.drake.edu/andersongallery or contact Heather Skeens at heather.skeens@drake.edu.

About the Anderson Gallery
The Anderson Gallery was established in 1996 as a dedicated space for the exploration of contemporary art and design. Additionally, the gallery hosts curated exhibitions of historically significant work, as well as annual showcases of student work from the Department of Art and Design. We are a not-for-profit branch of the Department of Arts and Sciences at Drake University, occupying a versatile 1800 sq. ft. space on the first floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.

The Anderson Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Friday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and extended hours on Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. We are closed on Mondays and during University holidays. For more information, contact 515-271-1994 or visit www.artsci.drake.edu/andersongallery.

 

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