EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane Community College Art Gallery is proud to present the exhibition, Articulating the Infinite by Minneapolis Artist, Jeff Rathermel.
Jeff Rathermel received an MFA in printmaking, hand papermaking and book arts from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Along with being a successful artist he currently serves as Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
In describing his work as an artist he states, ""I am a printmaker, hand papermaker, and book artist. When combined, these disciplines allow me to explore two- and three-dimensional formats, the written word, mark making, repetition, rhythm, symbolism, and the power of visual narrative."
His current body of work, Articulating the Infinite is an exhibition that showcases the core theme of Rathermel's work. The concept of time is integral to the work – in particular, the use of this human construct to explain and order the infinite. Defining one's existence in an endless universe is both an intense need and an unattainable goal. With failure acknowledged and ensured, the artist seeks to describe the indescribable concepts of "forever" and "all" through the inadequate tools of words, images, numbers and other symbols.
The show runs from October 21 through November 14 . The gallery is located in building 11 on the main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue. There is no charge for admission. The Art and Applied Design Department phone number is 541-463-5409.