JBU Gallery: Society of Illustrators

I missed the opening for this show but was able to wander through the gallery this afternoon after meeting a friend on campus. I really didn’t know what the show was about, but to be honest didn’t have very high hopes. Thankfully I was surprised. The works on display covered roughly 100 years, from the late 1800s to late 1900s, and were each a unique work. A wide variety of styles comprise the exhibit.

I chose two images to give you an idea of the works. The first was an interesting painting, but was more interesting to me in that it was torn, sort of repaired and now is part of a gallery show. I like the sense of reality and temporality this conveys. Works of art aren’t necessarily untouchable. Paintings aren’t going to last forever, as much as we’d like to be able to preserve so many masterpieces.


“Two Women and a Soldier” by Dean Cornwell


“End of Rivalry” by Laurence Fellows

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible ā€” which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

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