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South hosts artist’s first Texas solo exhibit

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Degeneration/Regeneration, Lindsay McCulloch Photo by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
Degeneration/Regeneration, Lindsay McCulloch Photo by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
Degeneration/Regeneration, Lindsay McCulloch
Photo by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

By Martin Paredes/south news editor

Lindsay McCulloch, a renowned and award-winning artist, is currently showcasing her Interference series of silk screens and oil paintings in South Campus’ Carillon Gallery.
The series will run through Feb. 26 in the gallery, which is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday or by appointment.

McCulloch’s work has been featured all over the U.S. as well as other countries such as Spain, Italy, Egypt, England and Iraq.

Joshua Goode, South gallery director and fine arts chair, knows McCulloch from their time at Boston University.

“I was immediately impressed with the paintings and prints she was producing and have enjoyed watching the progression of her work and the strengthening of her artistic vision ever since,” he said.

“I greatly respect not only what she is making as an artist but how she is constantly pushing the conceptual boundaries of painting and printing while not straying completely from the craft of painting.”

Goode provided some background information about the 16-piece series.

“I had spoken with Lindsay two years ago, and she was telling me about a new idea that she was playing with in her studio — the beginning of this body of work,” he said. “I was excited by the potential of it and the issues it was addressing and offered her a show in order to share it with our students.”

McCulloch, who has had her work proudly displayed at TCC, applauded the Carillon.
“It is a beautiful space,” she said. “I completed a brand new series of work for this show and am excited to exhibit it in the Carillon Gallery.”

Interference II, Lindsay McCulloch Photo by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
Interference II, Lindsay McCulloch
Photo by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

McCulloch’s favorite piece of the series is “Degeneration/Regeneration” partly because of the amount time she put into it.

“I had the idea for that painting for over two years, and it was a great feeling to actually create it after thinking about it for so long,” she said.

McCulloch explained why she decided to use silk screens and oil paintings as her media for the series.

“Oil paint has always been my favorite medium, followed by printmaking (silk screening, or screen printing, is a form of printmaking),” she said. “I love the rich color of oil paints, and I really enjoy the feel of the medium.”

Those who experienced the Interference series have said mostly positive things, Goode said.

“Visitors to the show have been overwhelmed with the electric energy in the space that these paintings and prints create and also impressed with the technical mastery of craft that she demonstrates,” he said.

Goode was also passionate as to what students could learn from McCulloch’s work.

Interference IV, Lindsay McCulloch  Photo by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
Interference IV, Lindsay McCulloch
Photo by Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

“In addition to being a professional artist working at the highest level, Lindsay is also an art professor at a community college,” he said. “Lindsay is creating work that is very powerful and relevant to our TCC community, and I hope that they [the students] take away some inspiration on new ways in which to approach their own work.”

Gabby Rios, an art major, normally attends classes on TR but was “very intrigued” to check out the exhibit.

“The series is like a lava lamp. You get lost just looking at it,” she said. “A lot of the pieces are very similar, but it’s the disturbance that is created which makes each piece unique and worthwhile.”

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