In recognition the Anderson Gallery at Drake University’s 20th year of renowned exhibition programming, the Anderson Gallery Lecture series is proud to present a celebration of past exhibitions and their continued relevance to contemporary art and society. Notable Drake University Art and Design faculty will offer a series of short lectures highlighting past exhibitions that exemplify the sort of high-concept, cutting edge, and culturally relevant programming that the Anderson Gallery is known for. The Anderson Gallery is not simply a place to see exhibits, but aims to serve as a cultural force in Des Moines and beyond – it is a site for critical discourse, professional and social engagement, learning, and aesthetic experience. The first lecture in our series will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12pm.
On Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12pm, artist and Associate Prof. of Art and Design Ben Gardner will present a discussion of Everyday Abstraction, a 2015 exhibition that explores contemporary abstract painting. Featuring work by Megan Kathol Bersett, Maggie Crowley, Andrea Ferrigno, Brian Porray, and Jered Sprecher, Everyday Abstraction celebrates the power of abstraction to explore chaos, existentialism, nature, and the world beyond words.
Our discussion of Everyday Abstraction will be a brown-bag lecture and Q&A. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy it during the presentation. Cookies and coffee will be provided. Catalogs of the exhibit will be available. The event is free and open to the public, registration not necessary. Please call or email the gallery with any questions.