New Exhibit to Feature Jonathan McFadden; Artist Reception Rescheduled

Jonathan McFadden will be the next artist featured in Farnham Galleries. An exhibit of his work will be shown from Nov 6 through Dec. 7.

Farnham Galleries exhibits are free, and the public is invited. The exhibit can be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

A reception for McFadden has been rescheduled to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. It will be held in Farnham Galleries, located on the third floor of Mary Berry Hall on the Simpson campus in Indianola.

McFadden holds an MFA in printmaking from Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom (2009), BA in printmaking and BA in French (2006) from Texas State University. He currently is an assistant professor of art at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. His work has been exhibited throughout the world.

In his artist statement, McFadden wrote, “My work is centered on connections, be it between imagery, text, found and mass produced objects I seek to create narrative contingencies by linking information.

“This information is largely taken from and influenced by social media posts, cell phone photography, online advertising, to name a few. From the sourced information look for connections between the objects and information seeking out what is real and a facsimile. This may include a cctv camera streaming an image of a fake houseplant on a mass-produced shelf that hold both an original print and an object that utilized the documentation of that print. I seek then to create a dialogue with the viewer about the value of objects and their hierarchy when placed together and in conjunction with the seemingly ephemeral nature of social media linguistics.”

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