Art Gallery Features AU Faculty
WILMORE, Ky. — The Asbury University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its latest faculty art exhibit, works by Angie Lister (an alumna and adjunct professor of art). The gallery space, located on the second floor of the Z.T. Johnson building, will house the exhibit from Jan. 19 – March 13, including a reception on Friday, Jan. 23 (4-8 p.m.). There is no admission charge to the gallery or the reception.
The show is comprised of three consecutive series of works that run parallel to significant experiences in Lister’s life, including the completion of her M.F.A, her diagnosis, treatment and survival of cancer, and the loss of a loved one. Lister’s use of biomorphic and organic shapes is emblematic of the shape-shifting nature of these experiences and the emotional responses they provoked.
Lister has employed her abstract and expressive style for many years, and sees it as a useful tool that encourages viewers to become more familiar with their own experiences.
“I hope to create a warm, welcoming environment that allows the viewer to bring their own experiences and reflections,” Lister said. “My work encourages the viewer to meander within the images. The color combinations are used to affect the viewer, while at the same time providing a place to reflect and meditate.”
Lister — a 2009 graduate of Asbury who earned her M.F.A in 2012 — is a member of CIVA (Christians In the Visual Arts) and her previous shows include the Eastern Kentucky Faculty Show, Tippecanoe Arts Federation and at Azusa-Pacific University. Her work is also displayed in the permanent collection at UK Healthcare.
For more information and a video about the Asbury University Art Department, please visit: asbury.edu/art