TRUE BELIEVERS @ WRIGHT GALLERY

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Located on our own campus, Wright Gallery in Langford Architecture Mark Schatz is an Associate Professor and Foundations Program Coordinator Center at Texas A&M is a gallery dedicated to bringing works of for the School of Art at Kent State University. He does sculptures,various and diverse artists to the Bryan and College Station communities. Wright Gallery strives to provide a venue for new and established artists. Featuring the works of women and other underrepresented groups, Wright Gallery works to promote dialogue on topics of social and cultural importance, and strives to provide a center for campus and community visual arts engagement, education, and enjoyment.

Their newest exhibit, “True Believers,” is an exhibit of sculptures by the Ohio artist, Mark Schatz. The exhibit opened on October 24 and will be in the Wright Gallery until December 15.

Receiving his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Michigan, Schatz eventually went on to get an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been recognized widely, including an exhibition called “New Image Sculpture” at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. He has both private and public collections, along with a permanent collection at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Mark Schatz is an Associate Professor and Foundations Program Coordinator Center at Texas A&M is a gallery dedicated to bringing works of for the School of Art at Kent State University. He does sculptures, installations, drawings, and photography. Schatz typically utilizes existing spaces, construction materials, and cast off materials. He focuses on evoking familiar feelings in innovative ways.

He has been described as “pay[ing] attention to important formal details and demonstrate[ing] superb material handling and sensitivity,” by Jimmy Kuenhle in “Emergent Hierarchy.”

His work, “True Believers,” depicts a population trying to make sense of an indifferent universe. Drawing from utopian communities, geological forms, insect behaviors, maps, and coincidences, Schatz’s work examines the desire to create order and wonder out of a chaotic world.

Mark Schatz’s work, “True Believers,” will be at Wright Gallery in Langford Architecture Center until December 15. Admission is free and the gallery is open daily from 8am to 5pm. To see more of Mark Schatz’s work, or view the dates of his upcoming exhibitions, visit his website, markschatz.com.

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