Art Exhibition: Alumnus Alan Montgomery
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Alumnus Alan Montgomery exhibition will be on display August 27 – September 11 in the Centennial Student Union Gallery (lower level).
"The inspiration for the Bog Cycle series began back in 1994 in graduate school reading the late Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Heaney’s seminal pieces on the Irish peat bog is a journey through time and space and a signifier of the Irish culture. I spent the early part of my life in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the period known as the troubles. Heaney wrote a number of bog poems during this time and they reflect that period, but they al-so answer to the metaphysical, the ancient, and the richness of the Irish language and landscape. The patterns and rhythm of Heaney’s writing struck a chord in me. I see something in the writing that is profound and immense. I am not illustrating his poems, but rather I am interpreting the written text through the visual language of design and art in an effort to better understand how meaning occurs in my own work and how I can move forward with the Bog Cycle series."
Alan is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland and now resides in Madison, South Dakota. He received his BFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato and his MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Alan is a Professor of Art at Dakota State University. His work is exhibited in Europe, United States, and has been published in “A World of Art, an art appreciation text by Henry M. Sayre, 7th and 8th editions, published by Pearson Higher Education. He will be an artist in residence summer 2019 at the Lucid Art Foundation, Inverness, California. Alan's other interests include beekeeping, cycling, and traveling.
Gallery hours: 6:30am-11:59pm Monday through Friday, 8:00am-11:59pm Saturday, and 10:00am-11:59pm Sunday. Hours are subject to change.