Woodbury’s Nan Rae Gallery to Host Exhibition of Brad Killam Paintings, Duane Paul Sculpture
Two-Person Showcase Opens with Afternoon Reception on Aug. 27; On-Campus Exhibit Runs Through Sept. 24
BURBANK (PRUnderground) August 16th, 2017
In a two-person exhibition featuring works that ignite imaginary perceptions of landscape and memory, Woodbury University’s Nan Rae Gallery will showcase abstract paintings by Brad Killam and evocative sculpture by Duane Paul. The exhibition opens August 27 and runs through September 24 on the Woodbury campus.
Who: Brad Killam’s abstract paintings emphasize surface and color to flirt with
ruminations on the natural world. These foreground-centric images keenly use the painterly surface and spontaneous gesture as intuitive guideposts. Based in Milwaukee, Killam has been featured in 43 solo and two-person exhibitions and more than 75 group exhibitions. In 1999, he co-founded The Suburban in Oak Park, IL. In 2008 he co-founded Poor Farm Exhibitions and Press in Little Wolf, Wis. He co-directs both spaces with artist, writer and curator Michelle Grabner. Killam is currently Associate Professor of Fine and Applied Arts at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. He was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree at University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1993.
Duane Paul’s work is “concentrated on the fractured, fragmented memories of childhood, strung together and conflated by my adult reflection on past memories and experiences.” Paul uses various materials that may include canvas, plaster and wire, in combination with subtle variations of mold-making and hand-constructed assembly. “I am building up surfaces laced with metaphoric memories and experiences,” Paul says. “The process then is to tear through and expose those layers. The intent of the surface treatment and material manipulation is to evoke the wear and tear of the living.” Paul’s work is in the permanent collection of the California African-American Museum, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and the New Museum of New York. Paul received his BFA in Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Art and Design and is based in Los Angeles.
When: Opening reception: Sunday, August 27, from 3 – 5 p.m.
Gallery hours: Weds. 12 – 8 p.m., Thurs. – Sun., 12 – 5 p.m.
Exhibition closes September 24
Where: Woodbury University
Nan Rae Gallery
7500 Glen Oaks Blvd.
About Woodbury University
Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. The university ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine, was voted “Best Graduate School” in the Los Angeles Daily News 2018 Readers Choice Awards, and is a 2018-19 College of Distinction. Woodbury was a finalist for the General Community Service Award, a part of the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognition program. With campuses in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, the university offers bachelor\\’s degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Liberal Arts, along with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture. The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as a Master of Science in Architecture, Real Estate Development. Visit woodbury.edu for more information.