MOBILE, Ala. – The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Nicholas Tisdale in an exhibit called “Excised” in the Donald Gallery on campus Jan. 8-31.
An artist talk will be held with Tisdale on Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. with a reception following.
Both the exhibit and artist talk are free and open to the public.
The Donald Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in Martin Hall on campus at University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy.
Tisdale’s work investigates the trust and legitimacy associated with manufactured images and objects, and the role that the source of images plays in obscuring messages. In this body of work, he distorted historical and propaganda portraits by scanning them and manually wearing away the main subject through sanding, erasing, and scraping. He then paints and reinserts key features back into the piece.
“I am interested in the relationship of these depicted figures and the messages they try to convey to the viewer,” explained Tisdale. “Through this process, I highlight the more strategic elements of the original piece.”
For information about the show or visual art programs at University of Mobile, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.442.2283.
About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.