“Approaching the Mystery,” an exhibit featuring artwork by a UW-Eau Claire graduate, will be on display at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library from Jan. 8 through Feb. 8.
The exhibit of work by Cameron Anderson can be viewed during regular Library hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
An artist reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Library’s second floor gallery.
Anderson was trained as a painter but the term “maker” more aptly describes the work he is doing now. The core of his approach is reflected in the display of materials he uses – the grain of wood and steel, the translucence of amber shellac and the fan of paint sprayed from a can.
He uses these “hardware store” materials, in combination with geometric shapes, mathematical ratios, and the juxtaposition of light and dark, to produce his distinctive work.
After earning his B.F.A. degree at UW-EC, Anderson completed his M.F.A. degree in painting and drawing at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI and did additional graduate study in art history and art criticism at UW-Madison.
He is currently the executive director of Christians in the Visual Arts, an organization serving more than 1,000 arts professionals in North America and beyond. He is both the publisher of, and a regular contributor to the organization’s SEEN Journal.
His book, The Faithful Artist, was recently published by InterVarsity Press as the second volume in its new series, “Studies in Theology and Art.” Anderson and his wife live in Madison.
The image on the home page is detail from Anderson’s work entitled “Grand Design.”