NACOGDOCHES, Texas – “Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball” will open Thursday, Sept. 14, in Griffith Gallery on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
The exhibition features finely detailed lithographs on paper.
Neal Cox, associate professor in the School of Art teaching printmaking, digital media, photography and drawing, who studied under Kimball, said of his work: “There is a connection to surrealism, a la Magritte, but in a more contemporary manner. He likes to make subtle comments on current events or pop culture (at least the popular culture he is interested in) while connecting with elements of antiquity.
“He also seems interested in architectural detail, particularly interior design and even furniture design,” Cox added. “All the work seems like a staged collage of sorts.”
A reception with the artist is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.
Kimball holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Southern Utah, Cedar City, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson. He holds a Master Printer certification from the Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Kimball’s teaching experience includes a number of faculty positions at universities in New Mexico, Wisconsin, California, Texas and Arizona. He was a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Since his retirement in 2009, Kimball has continued to produce and exhibit his work, which can be found in collections ranging from the National Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibition will show through Nov. 10. Griffith Gallery is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.
Admission to the exhibition and reception, which is sponsored in part by the SFA School of Art, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.