Art Exhibit and Opening Reception: Ray Padron
"Ideology/Impulse," an installation of sculptures by Ray Padron, will be on display October 10 through November 21, 2012, in the Covenant College art gallery on the second floor of Kresge Memorial Library.
A reception will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 10, followed by a lecture at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
A Chattanooga artist and an adjunct faculty member, Padron uses sculpture to address the human desire to create idyllic visions of religious, political, and social structures.
“I was really excited to put this up with Ray,” says Jeff Morton, professor of art. “He’s an object maker; his work feels different to me than what we’ve shown in the past, and I want to give students an opportunity to see other possibilities.”
Professor Morton says that Padron is interested in symbols that people use to define themselves. “I think his work arrests us to consider our symbols,” says Professor Morton. “But it’s not just about us; it’s about these things themselves. I think that he wants to make believable and well-crafted objects that people can delight in.”
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