Conference

Art Exhibit

In conjunction with the 2018 Biola Arts Symposium,
The Green Art Gallery at Biola University is proud to present the exhibition
THE MORALITY THEATRE PROJECT: THE ART OF BARRY KRAMMES

A symposium reception will be held after the CCCA Arts Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - June 29, 2018



Artist Statement:
Barry Krammes is a found object aficionado who frequents flea markets, dumpsters and estate sales in search of just the right materials for his art. He carefully transforms and integrates these objects into finished pieces. During the past 17 years he has been using miniatures to create diorama-like sculptures reminiscent of theatre sets. These curious amalgamations mash-up consumer kitsch with fine antiques in an attempt to foster a vibrant aesthetic. Referencing Medieval miracle, mystery and morality drama which is steeped in allegory, Krammes opens the doors to a "Theatre of Struggle" filled with wonders and nightmares. In this densely layered world of ambiguity and mystery, viewers must grapple with open-ended narratives that ask difficult questions. A palpable spirit of longing permeates Krammes' work as he invites participants to ponder the things that matter most.

Biography of the Artist
Barry Krammes received his B.F.A. in printmaking and drawing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and his M.F.A. in two-dimensional studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Krammes has been employed as a professor of visual art at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, since 1983. In addition to his role as a faculty member, Krammes has been Chair of the Department of Art, Director of the Biola University Art Gallery, and Program Coordinator for the Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts (CCCA). During his tenure at Biola, Krammes has developed programming fusing current art making practices with orthodox Christian values. Over the years he has designed and directed “Arts in Worship” Christmas and Easter chapels as well as many other integrated events for the entire university including the 2011-2012 “Year of the Arts.” Outside the university, Krammes has contributed to a number of Christian arts organizations. A founding member of Christians in the Visual Arts, Krammes has organized three national biennial conferences for CIVA and served as editor of CIVA SEEN Journal. He has been the Visual Arts Coordinator for Oxbridge: The C.S. Lewis Summer Institute in England and was the program administrator for Crosshatch, a Southern California arts organization.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS:
The Green Art Gallery is located on the Biola campus, near the bell tower and adjacent to Mayers Auditorium. See campus maps at http://now.biola.edu/<wbr/>campus-maps

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 9:00pm. 
Admission is FREE for all visitors.

Parking information: Campus visitors should enter campus at the main Biola University entrance on Biola Avenue. Parking for visitors is free with a visitor parking pass, obtained from the attendant at the entrance to campus.

ABOUT THE GALLERY:
The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery presents a program of rotating contemporary art exhibitions on the campus of Biola University. Located in the greater Los Angeles area, the Green Art Gallery is well positioned to represent a vital Christian worldview within the critical dialogue of contemporary visual art and to produce engaging exhibitions that grapple with issues concerning the intersection of faith with art and culture. The Green Art Gallery also provides professional development opportunities for Biola art students through gallery exhibitions and internships.

CONTACT:
Phone - 562.903.4807
Email - art.gallery@biola.edu

 

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