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Gallery 219 at Eastfield College presents

Chris Blackhurst “Time II: Platonic Solid Series”
January 6 – 21
Reception: January 20, 6–8 p.m.

Chris Blackhurst, Icosahedron, installation view

Chris Blackhurst, Icosahedron, installation view,
photo credit: Bruno Coon

Aesthetically beautiful and quietly playful, Blackhurst’s work draws on the early mathematical studies of the Greeks. Specifically, the work is derived from the classification and study of Platonic Solids as well as their relationship to time as theorized by Plato. Blackhurst re-creates these perfect three-dimensional forms out of white earthenware and places them in table height sand boxes creating an interactive installation. The aspect of time comes into play when the viewer moves the earthenware forms, leaving temporary impressions in the sand.

Chris Blackhurst is currently working on her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Dallas. She is adjunct faculty in Art Appreciation and Ceramics at Brookhaven College and part-time associate faculty at Collin College in Plano.  Recently her work was exhibited at the Brookhaven College “Faculty Exhibition” and “Exhibition: The Faculty” at Collin College in Plano, TX.

Also on display adjacent to Gallery 219 is Lance Jones’ “There’s a Feeling that Lingers in the Afterward” video, running from January 6 – 31.

Lance Jones, There's a Feeling that Lingers in the Afterward, video still

Lance Jones, There's a Feeling that Lingers in the Afterward, video still

In his video, Lance Jones “explores the emotional friction of love, juxtaposing the glamorized beauty of attraction with the anxious tension of engagement to channel imagery that compels viewers to confront their personal experiences of love, both filial and amorous.” Derived from television and other imagery; Jones’ work calls to mind our desire to be loved. And it forces us to consider the fickle nature of human attraction and the influence of televised love over our human psyche.

Lance Jones received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas. His work was recently exhibited in The 28th Annual Art in the Metroplex at Texas Christian University juried by renowned artist Polly Apfelbaum.

Gallery 219 is located on the upper floor of the Fine Arts building (Bldg “F”) in room F219C.  The lecture will take place in F201, directly across the hall from the gallery.  Park and enter at the Performance Hall entrance on the west side of the campus. 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends by appointment.  Contact Iris Bechtol at 972-860-7329 or irisbechtol@dcccd.edu for additional information.

Eastfield College, one of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges, is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite, just north of I-30.