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Texas artists leave their mark on SE’s Art Corridor II

By Mathew Shaw/se news editor

Photos by Brenda Medici/The Collegian  Untitled, Nathan Green
Photos by Brenda Medici/The Collegian Untitled, Nathan Green

Two contemporary Texas artists, M and Nathan Green, gave their artistic touch to SE Campus’ Art Corridor II, and their works will remain on display until April 30.

M’s contributions are small-scale drawings on the walls, including scattered red and blue sticks (which one student said looked like pick-up sticks) and dripping pizza slices. Specially for the opening reception March 27 was an ordinary-looking pizza box from which odd mechanical sounds played repeatedly, seemingly inexplicably.

“I turned the pizza box into a speaker, and the sounds are my screen door that have been re-sampled and re-sampled,” M said.

Green painted larger-scale murals that are both colorful and abstract. He said he likes the idea of doing something directly on the architecture.

“What inspires my mural art is the idea of transforming my space just with a surface treatment that talks the language of abstraction,” he said.

Randy Guthmiller, an artist of shapes in Dallas, said he is a fan of the pair’s work and attended the reception to “see what was up.”

“I haven’t seen any of Nathan’s murals, so I was super jazzed,” he said.

SE student Logan Crook said he looks forward to the next exhibit after observing M’s and Green’s works.

“I thought it was very profound, and I was a little bit shocked at how high-quality it was,” he said.

Shelby Orr, an elementary school educator and art enthusiast, said she thought the use of space was thoughtful.

“It’s a good dialogue between the two different artists’ pieces,” she said. “It plays on the familiar in a playful way. I mean, who doesn’t love pizza?”

Untitled, Nathan Green
Untitled, Nathan Green

 

 
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