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01-24-2013

Randy Shull Exhibit Channels Nation's Global Role

“Channeling the USA,” an exhibition featuring the work of artist Randy Shull, will be on display Jan. 29 - April 5 in the Hofheimer Library’s Neil Britton Art Gallery. The traveling show, curated by former editor of Art in America magazine Janet Koplos, addresses the role the United States plays on a global level. Fluidly working between a variety of mediums, Shull is highly acclaimed for his rich, sensual use of color and space, whether as painter, colorist, sculptor or designer of furniture, landscapes, buildings and homes. In a statement about his exhibit, Shull says, “There is a continuous public dialogue taking place about the role the USA plays throughout the world. This new body of work that I am making is part of that conversation. The work is not intended to be political yet the very outline of the shape we know as the USA takes on a stance that resonates beyond the visual…in the arena of power, history, geography, economics and politics to name but a few.” Shull has received many accolades, including a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, an NEA Southern Arts Federation grant, and a Master Residency at Oregon School of Arts & Crafts. His works are displayed in numerous collections including prestigious museums such as the High, the Renwick and the Mint. For more information, contact John Rudel, Curator of Exhibitions and Associate Professor of Art, at 757-455-3257 or jrudel@vwc.edu. More

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