An art exhibit featuring the paintings of Crystal Vicars-Pugh will be on display in Marian University’s Art Gallery from August 25-October 3. A reception will be held Thursday, September 4 from 4-6 p.m.
Vicars-Pugh observed a number of bodies of water while creating this series. According to the artist, “in this body of work paint becomes a metaphor for water. It moves like a river concealing and revealing parts of the painting’s history. It reflects like a mirror on the surface of quiet lake and it freezes like ice, in a puddle, trapping the past. It drips down like rain-washing over the surface like a baptism, allowing areas to resurface anew.” Through her abstract painting, Vicars-Pugh reflects the idea of water and its ability to both submerge and bring forth to the surface.
Vicars-Pugh completed her B.F.A and M.F.A. at Indiana State University. Currently she teaches at the University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech. She also taught at Marian University. Her work was featured in the “Artist Spotlight” in Terre Haute Living (July/Aug 2009), and she has exhibited her paintings in a number of galleries including Low Road Gallery, McKendree University Art Gallery, and the Harrison Center for the Arts.
The Marian University Art Gallery is located in Marian Hall on the west end of the second floor. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. Contact gallery director Jenny Ambroise with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.