Artist’s Talk and Reception

Thursday, October 20
Artist talk with Ryan Fontaine and Gregory Rick, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Reception, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Art Gallery Exhibits: October 20 – December 1

The Motion of the Crowd – Gregory Rick and Ryan Fontaine in Conversation

The Motion of the Crowd will combine Gregory Rick’s large-scale paintings with Ryan Fontaine’s kinetic sculptures. Rick’s narrative paintings explore his personal experiences and the contemporary moment in the sprawling context of empire and colonization. The sounds and atmospheric effects of Fontaine’s kinetic sculptures provide multisensory layers to the dynamic scenes.

Rick recently completed his MFA at Stanford University, winning a Dedalus Fellowship and SFMOMA’s SECA Art Award. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with HAIR + NAILS Gallery in Minneapolis, run and curated by Ryan Fontaine and Kristin Van Loon since 2016.

DrumRoll – Mary Ellen Childs – in the Charlyn Gallery

DrumRoll is the premiere of a new immersive audio-visual installation by Minneapolis composer and artist Mary Ellen Childs. Projected videos of a percussion performance on the walls and floor of the Charlyn Gallery give the viewer the experience of entering into the performance with a swirl of motion and drumsticks and drumheads coming in and out of view. This interdisciplinary exhibition is happening in collaboration with the North Star Music Festival held at Truman, October 21-22, 2022.

Thursday, October 20
Artist talk with Ryan Fontaine and Gregory Rick, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Reception, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.
Musical premiere, Mary Ellen Childs with Truman’s Percussion Ensemble I, Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

Thursday, November 3, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Virtual conversation about running a gallery with Ryan Fontaine and Kristin Van Loon of HAIR + NAILS, Minneapolis

Visit Us
The University Art Gallery resides in the renovated gymnasium in Ophelia Parrish Building located on Truman State University’s campus near the intersection of East Normal Street and South Mulanix Street. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30am – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Please note, the University Art Gallery is closed between exhibitions and during all Truman State University breaks.

During regular business hours, free on-street parking is available on S. Florence Street and S. Mulanix Street. After hours and on Saturdays, you may park in the university parking lots marked with red/blue decal signs off E. Normal Street for free.