March 19, 2007

 

PRESS RELEASE
 

Contact: Nancy Hathaway or Kristine Kaeding

Phone: (509) 359-7070

Email: nhathaway@mail.ewu.edu

Website: http://www.ewu.edu/x24865.xml

 

 

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GALLERY OF ART

 

Bad Seed: A Selection of Work by Kaz McCue

April 12 – May 10, 2007

 

FREE RECEPTION: a reception will be held Thursday, April 12 at noon in the EWU Gallery of Art.

 

FREE LECTURE: Kaz McCue will present a lecture on Thursday, May 3 at noon in the EWU art auditorium.

 

Location: Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is located in the Art Building situated in the center of the fine and performing arts complex on the EWU campus in Cheney, Washington.


Hours: The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and is closed weekends and holidays.
 

Admission is free.
 

 

The work of Kaz McCue is an interactive commentary on contemporary culture with a focus on the material and visual.  McCueÕs works range from found object, multi-media sculpture to full-scale installations that draw the viewer into the work to create an experimental quality.  Exploring the relationship between intellect and emotion, McCue uses familiar objects and recombines them to create an eclectic vision of our culture.  His works are highly personal, as curiosity is used to explore memory and concepts held in the artistÕs own mind.  Due to the exploration of memory, the works seem to hold a sense of history as well.  History, though personal in origin, becomes general and familiar to the viewer as a collaborative search for meaning.

 

Kaz McCue is currently Director of Visual Arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts and he holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a MFA from Long Island University.  Recently he has received a project grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and a research grant to travel to the United Kingdom as an artist in residence at Northumbria University.

 
 

-Kristine Kaeding

Assistant to the Director, EWU Gallery of Art