Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 24 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, January 25 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, January 26 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 27 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, January 28 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 31 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, February 1 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, February 2 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
De Pree Art Center, Art Gallery
275 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3654
The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College is featuring “Middle Grounds,” an exhibition of work by Jonathan Clyde Frey, from Monday, Jan. 7, through Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frey will deliver an artist’s talk on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center and Gallery, with a closing reception following in the gallery from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited to the exhibition, artist’s talk and closing reception. Admission to each is free.
The work in the exhibition explores national identity, largely focusing on iconic representations of the United States and the myths, clichés and stereotypes they often come to represent. In addition, Frey has always identified as a person somewhere between the mainstream and the marginalized, which informs his way of thinking about art and the world, and has led him to explore what it means to occupy a middle ground and whether or not it is a beneficial position.
Frey is an artist and designer whose work broadly explores the influences of ideology on contemporary culture. He has earned degrees in art and design from the University of Dayton, the University of Florida and the Pratt Institute, and is currently an assistant professor at Bucknell University.