CSN ARTSPACE GALLERY EXHIBITION Christopher McNulty: Days Friday, November 8, 2019 through Saturday, January 25, 2020 North Las Vegas Campus Artspace Gallery
The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of drawings dealing with issues of life, death and culture’s anxiety about the future by Alabama based artist and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Auburn University, Christopher McNulty. Days will begin Friday, November 8, 2019 and will run through Saturday, January 25, 2020. Mr. McNulty will participate in an Artist Talk on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 6 p.m. A reception with refreshments will follow Mr. McNulty’s Artist Talk in the Artspace Gallery. Christopher McNulty is a visual artist who creates sculptural the limitations objects, video, and works on paper. His work has explored the limitations of human thought and performance, and the tensions that exist in galleries between our ideals and everyday lives. His current work explores how environmental space penetrates the body, creating relationships among individuals, species, and objects. He has exhibited work in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., including the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Rochester Art Center, and Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta. His diverse art practice has been featured in many publications including Art Papers, New American Paintings, The Atlanta Journal grants and Constitution, and The Week.
McNulty has received many grants and awards including a Hemera Foundation Fellowship, Alabama State Council on the Arts Grant, Madison CitiARTS grant, and Rowland Fellowship. He has completed artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Marble House Project, the Hambidge Center, and the Vermont Studio Center. A dual citizen of France and the US, McNulty holds an MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin and is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Auburn University.
Speaking of his artwork, McNulty states, “Several years ago, I consulted an actuary to determine my life expectancy. Using the probable number of days that I had left to live as my starting point, I created works composed of over 20,000 repetitive marks in an attempt to represent the remainder of my life and comprehend my mortality. Like unconventional calendars, these drawings and sculptures both represent time spatially and function as contemporary vanitas. These works continue to explore concerns in earlier work with the vulnerability of the body, and the relationship of beauty to the imperfect and contingent. In their absurd attempt to make the invisible visible, the unknowable known, and the uncertain certain, the works also address our culture’s anxiety about the future and death.”
The CSN Artspace Gallery is free and open to the public upstairs. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North. For more information, please call (702) 651-4146 http://www.csn.edu/artgallery