New Wriston Art Center Galleries Exhibition Features “Cosmogony 2.0,” Pop-up Books and Masculine Archetypes

Carol Emmons‘ “Cosmogony 2.0,” a large-scale, site-specific and participatory installation in the Kohler Gallery, is among three new works in the latest Lawrence University Wriston Art Center galleries exhibition opening Friday, March 28. The exhibition runs through May 4.

Shawn Sheehy’s “Snapdragon” from “Beyond the 6th Extinction: A Fifth Millennium Bestiary”, 2007. Handmade paper, construction, letterpress printing.

A professor of communication and the arts at UW-Green Bay, Emmons discusses her work in a free presentation Friday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center auditorium. A reception with Emmons follows her talk.

“Cosmogony 2.0” highlights Emmons’ interest in how humans negotiate their relation to the world, particularly at the intersections of dualities, including the individual and collective, private and public, past, present and future.

The Hoffmaster Gallery features Chicago-based book artist Shawn Sheehy‘s work “2D. 3D. 4D. 5D?” A specialist in pop-up books with intricate movable parts, handmade paper and handset text, Sheehy draws upon biology, ecology and environmental studies in his art. His books include “Welcome to the NeighborWood: A Pop-Up Book of Animal Architecture,” “A Pop-Up Field Guide to North American Wildflowers” and “Counting on the Marsh.” Sheehy discusses his work in an April 10 lecture at 4:30 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center auditorium.

“Man Up! Masculine Archetypes in Visual Art” will be displayed in the Leech Gallery. The exhibition examines archetypes of masculinity as represented in the Wriston Art Gallery’s permanent collection and is presented in conjunction with the Lawrence history course “Reel Men: Masculinity in American Film, 1945-2000.

Wriston Art Center hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday noon – 4 p.m. The galleries are closed on Mondays. 920-832-6621 for more information.

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