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Gallery of Art and Design Hosts "Color Country" Exhibit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Nov. 2, 2012) –  The University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design will present “Color Country,” an exhibit of paintings, drawings and other two-dimensional works of art by three artists Nov. 8 through Dec. 7 in Gallery 115, located in the Gallery of Art and Design at 217 E. Clark, Warrensburg.

The exhibit will feature the works of artists Anne Thompson, Daniel Reneau and Tom Gregg, who examine human relationships with color and its influence on perceptions of the world.

Thompson’s works will feature her Color-World Value Index, which she devised to expand ideas around abstract painting into a range of media, including works on paper, letterpress books, paper mache sculpture and interior décor. A resident of Columbia, Mo., she received an MFA from Yale University. She has had solo shows in New York and was a 2009 DAAD Research Fellow in Berlin.

Reneau creates large abstract paintings and sculpture, setting up a duality between the rational, systematic and rule-driven drawing process and a completely intuitive use of color. He received an MFA from California College of the Fine Arts and has exhibited his work nationally. He recently was project manager for a large-scale mural project at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.

Gregg’s paintings of still life subjects are highly saturated and intensely realistic. He often chooses to repeat a theme motif in multiple paintings, using different color schemes to suggest the multiple meanings, histories and associations an object can appear to possess, especially when the physical experience of the that object is changed through color. Gregg received an MFA from Yale University, and he has exhibited at the George Billis Gallery and nationally. He has worked as an educator and curator and has been the recipient of a Charlotte Street Award, a residency at the Yaddo Colony, and a residency at the MacDowell Colony.

An opening reception is planned for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

The UCM Gallery of Art and Design is open to the public, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Groups are welcome. To learn more about the UCM Gallery of Art and Design, including upcoming exhibits, contact the gallery staff at 660-543-4498.