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Sources: Martha Scott, 785-532-7718, marthas@k-state.edu;
and Geraldine Craig, 785-532-6605, gkcraig@k-state.edu
Images available. Contact media@k-state.edu or 785-532-2535
News release prepared by: Emily Vietti, 785-532-2535, evietti@k-state.edu

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

BEACH MUSEUM GATHERS 'MATERIAL EVIDENCE' FOR EXHIBIT

MANHATTAN -- The work of international artists is now on display at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

"Material Evidence: A Phenomenology of Matter" features the work of eight artists from around the world. The artists work in a variety of media, such as painting, video, photography, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, and computer-activated installations.

The exhibit runs through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.

"Art that transforms our perceptions or ways of making meaning, through whatever medium, sparks intellectual curiosity and begs the question, 'How did they do that?'" said Geraldine Craig, guest curator for the exhibit and head of the K-State art department. "The work in this exhibition challenges us to consider the history of images and our engagement with physical matter as equals -- a parallel to the artists' experience in the studio."

Artists whose work is included in the exhibit are Jim Campbell, Sukjin Choi, Allan deSouza, Jane Lackey, Erwin Redl, Dario Robleto, Darren Waterston and Anne Wilson.

The exhibit is the world premiere of four new works of art: two new deSouza photographs, "Course of Empire, II" and "Course of Empire, III," and two site-specific pieces, Redl's "Benchmark" and Choi's "Recollection 2." These two pieces were constructed specifically for their spaces at the Beach Museum.

More information is available by contacting Martha Scott, Beach Museum of Art, at 785-532-7718; online at http://beach.k-state.edu; or dropping by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building.

Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.