Charting Terrain: A confluence of light and form features works from six artists

Walton Arts Center is proud to host the visual arts exhibition . Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, the exhibition features the work of six artists united by the desire to challenge the limits of pictorial space.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Victoria Burge, Ben Butler, Theresa Chong, Sean Morrissey, James Siena and James Turrell. The exhibition will be on display October 5–December 23, 2017 in Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery. Gallery admission is free, and gallery hours are noon to 2 pm Monday through Friday and one hour prior to most performances.

A reception celebrating the opening of Charting Terrain, will take place Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5 pm in the gallery. Two artists whose work is featured in the exhibition, Ben Butler and Sean Morrissey, as well as exhibition curator Cynthia Norse Thompson will be at the opening. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. Private gallery tours may be scheduled in advance by calling 479.571.2766. Please arrange your tour at your earliest convenience. We request three business days’ notice to schedule tour guides. For more information, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

Description of exhibition:
Charting Terrain: A confluence of light and form presents six diverse and dynamic contemporary artists united by the desire to challenge the limits of pictorial space. Each artist included in this exhibition charts a landscape unique in the topography of material and form, which independently and collectively synthesizes light and form as a visual platform.

Charting Terrain questions the manner in which surface is considered—as physical, peripheral and metaphorical. However, it is the outer boundaries – the contours – that draw each artist to the internal question of our mapping, which each answers through diverse and varied media. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Victoria Burge, Ben Butler, Theresa Chong, Sean Morrissey, James Siena and James Turrell.