My friend and former student Marcus Miers is returning to Columbia, Missouri to have a solo exhibition at Imago Gallery and Cultural Center.
Marcus, installing Come To Nothing (The Minimalists Ascension) at Imago.
This exhibition is, in some ways, a second iteration of Marcus’s MFA thesis show that took place this past April at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition to several of his thesis works, Marcus will be creating site-specific pieces that play off the unique interior quirks of the Imago gallery space. Also on display are two drawings from Marcus’s undergraduate time at Mizzou. These drawings show the beginning of his interest in the phenomenology of color and the relationship between color, space, and anxious or awkward forms.
One of Miers’s recent works (left) alongside an older drawing.
Another one of Marcus’s undergraduate works.
The two undergraduate drawings will be for sale to support The Eric Sweet Memorial Scholarship. If you want to know more about these two pieces, visit Imago or shoot me an email.
An evocative basket-like sculpture entitled A Soft Tongue Breaks the Bone.
Marcus Miers – Halation, a catalog of recent work, is also displayed in the gallery.
Keep Them Close on view at Imago.
Marcus beginning to install a site-specific woven piece in the strange brick niche at Imago.
I hope you’ll come see this exhibition if you’re in the area. Marcus will give a talk on June 2nd at 7pm. I’ll have the privilege to introduce him before he speaks. Always strange, sometimes awkward, and often mystifying, experiencing Marcus’s work is just like meeting him for the first time. Ultimately, both are rich and rewarding, so be there and start the journey.