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Circle Gallery will host interactive art exhibition

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Nils Folke Anderson's 24-foot sculpture "Pioneers Gate" (above) was installed in December as a permanent public work in Ilford

The Circle Gallery at the College of Environment and Design will host the exhibit Discrete Aperture: The Work of Nils Folke Anderson Jan. 17-Feb. 14. An opening reception and gallery talk by the artist will be held Jan. 17 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the gallery.

Anderson will present a group of eight works, including paintings, a light sculpture and three installations created on site specifically for the exhibition.

The show also will feature an interactive work, Haptic Geometry, in which the public is invited to participate in configuring a group of “reciprocally linked” sculptures.

“In my work, reciprocal linkage is the term I use to describe a basic principle of interrelation, in which a number of elements that are essentially empty frames all link through one another,” Anderson said. “Together they create a dynamic, formless unity in which each individual element bears the same relation to the whole as any of the other elements.”

Stephen Ramos, an assistant professor at the College of Environment and Design, will curate the show.

“Anderson’s work explores form, color and site responsiveness. At its core, it is fundamentally spatial,” Ramos said. “These various elements resonate throughout contemporary discussions of urbanism and landscape architecture.

“Anderson’s ability to move between two- and three-dimensional representation allows for wider exploration, and as such, it engages a greater disciplinary diversity,” he added. “We believe that Anderson’s work will help to further cultivate these discussions within the college and throughout the university and community.”

Anderson is a painter and sculptor based in Brooklyn, N.Y. His work has been exhibited widely, including shows at Phillips De Pury, the Dikeou Collection, Robert Miller Gallery and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. His “Pioneers Gate” sculpture,
a permanent public work, was recently installed in Ilford, UK.

Sculpture students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art will assist Anderson in the installation.

The gallery, located in the Jackson Street Building at 285 S. Jackson St., is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.