Photography and printmaking featured in upcoming Coe art exhibits

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2015-10-19 14:48:16 - General

Coe College will host "Four Corners," a large-scale photography exhibit by artist Lucille Goodson, as well as a printmaking with modes of digital and technological communication entitled "The Seed of Babel" by artist Eloisa Ibarra in an upcoming art show. The exhibitions will be on display in the Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries of Sinclair Auditorium, with an opening reception in the Sinclair lobby on Friday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. All of the events are free and open to the public, with daily gallery hours from 4 to 6 p.m. from Oct. 23 through Nov. 15.

Brief biographies of the artists who are exhibiting at the show are as follows:

Lucille Goodson has been an art professor at Coe since 1985, specializing in photography and printmaking. For more than 20 years, she has exhibited her photos and other works at dozens of exhibitions throughout the Midwest. Goodson regularly displays her work at galleries and shows throughout the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City corridor. This "Four Corners" exhibit focuses on her experiences in the American southwest. Her large‐scale photographs feature enigmatic landscapes as well as the human presence in this unique region of the United States.

Uruguayan artist Eloísa Ibarra explores "the depletion of language" in today's society by mixing traditional printmaking techniques with representative modes of digital and technological communication. Her "The Seed of Babel" exhibition consists of 20 prints in the etching and engraving mediums, as well as audio recordings accessed through digital QR codes incorporated into the artworks and the gallery. Coe College is pleased to present the work of this international artist who has had recent shows in Minneapolis and Chicago.

For more information on the exhibit, call 399-8581.

Lucy Goodson - "Four Corners"

Eloisa Ibarra - "The Seed of Babel"