The Hiram College Art Department will present the exhibit ‘detour’ by artist Tom Hubbard from Oct. 24-Dec. 15, 2014 at the Gelbke Art Gallery. The exhibit, featuring mixed media, photography and sculpture, will open with an artist talk and reception from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 24.
Hubbard’s work blurs the lines between the disciplines of photography, ceramics and graphic design in which he is trained. Equally comfortable with a camera or found objects, kiln or encaustic wax, Hubbard creates multifaceted works that are uniquely his own and often bridge the past and the present, the personal and the historical.
The exhibit ‘detour’ features works from several different series Hubbard completed between 2007 and 2014, and it explores the connections between various bodies of his work.
“I often drift between projects, looking for something to respond to, or better yet, for something to find me,” Hubbard said. “The work is then a reflection of my experiences and my response to place or events around me. There is a natural dialogue that happens between works in the studio. This exhibition is about the larger dialogue between bodies of work and how one series, subject matter, medium or technique influences the next – each offering the opportunity for a change of course, a slight detour or a shift in direction.”
With projects ranging from limited edition books to gallery installations and works of public art, Hubbard moves confidently between both the fine art and design studios. His work has been exhibited widely in both the U.S. and the Netherlands, and it is also included in several private and corporate collections.
Hubbard was born in San Francisco and earned a bachelor of fine arts from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. After nearly five years in Europe, Hubbard currently lives in Northeast Ohio with his wife and their two children.
The Art Gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (or by appointment), but will be closed on national holidays and from Nov.19-30 for term break. For more information, please call the Hiram College Art Department at 330-569-5305.
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