The Art Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Library and features a variety of artists throughout the year.
About the Artist: Roger Sadler was born in 1953 and lives in Temple, Texas, he received a BA in painting at Austin College, Sherman, TX in 1975 and studied at the New York Studio School in Manhattan, NYC, NY in Spring 1974. He has been making visual art since he was 14 and has worked in many different mediums to include watercolor, acrylic, low-relief assemblage, collage, and books. Styles include figurative, abstract, and found-object collage and assemblage.
About the Current Exhibit - GLOBAL BABEL: His current show titled GLOBAL BABEL, on show in the library gallery, is a series of art boxes that mix-up elements of different world cultures which don't normally go together yet result in new meaning and attractiveness.
Using actual and facsimile objects of different global cultures such as religious symbols, money, postage stamps, animals, maps, and language, a non-congruent world is created in the box. The GLOBAL BABEL boxes take as their starting point Genesis 11:1-9: “That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.”
The challenge for the artist is to put together a piece of assemblage that appears to make sense--and does on an intuitive level. The elements are dissimilar content-wise but make sense graphically and tangentially.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Chad Hines at 254-526-1536 or Chad.Hines@ctcd.edu