Alumni, Greg Fuqua's 15 year Retrospective

Greg Fuqua: Cycles – A 20-Year Retrospective Through February 10, 2016 in the Gallery

Ames, IA:  Large-scale drawings and paintings by Greg Fuqua are dominating the Gallery at the Iowa State Memorial Union in the new exhibit, Cycles – A 20-Year Retrospective. Visitors will see the development of and relationships between past and present works on paper.  Predominantly black and white with pops of color in select pieces, Fuqua’s gestural drawings reflect the energy of the creation of the work, and the tensions between conscious and unconscious forms.

Although non-objective, the artwork is full of imagery that seems familiar. Fuqua describes his work as “a melding of my fascination of nature, science, and the forces that shape the form and behavior of matter and consciousness.” He attempts to “capture the essence of nature, the primordial drive, and the organizational tendencies and forces of the universe.”

Fuqua has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa, and received his MFA in Painting from New Mexico State University.  He is an adjunct professor of art at Drake University, and an instructor at the Des Moines Art Center and at the Octagon Center for the Arts.  Fuqua lives in Ames and exhibits his artwork throughout the US in both national and international juried, group, solo, invitational, cataloged and published exhibitions.

The Gallery is located on the third floor.  The Memorial Union is on the ISU campus at 2229 Lincoln Way in Ames.  For open viewing times, call 515.296.6848.

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