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Art Professor Matt Drissell holds “Shelf Life” art exhibit

January 13, 2013

“Paintings should not be limited to only traditional understandings of media or method,” says Dordt College Art Professor Matt Drissell. So, for Shelf Life, he painted with foods and polyurethane.

Using these two mediums allowed Drissell to explore a unique blend of two contrasting movements from the 20th century: the rise of abstract expressionism of the 1950s and the rise of the modern food industry since that time. His work in “Shelf Life” will search and reflect on these themes.

“Shelf Life” is now on display in the Dordt College Art Gallery located inside the Campus Center. The exhibit will remain on display through February 17. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 1, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with an Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The gallery is open for public viewing every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and guests are cautioned that the exhibit contains peanut products.

Drissell has a master of fine arts in painting from New York Academy of Art and a bachelor’s degree in art from Wheaton College. His drawings, paintings, and prints have been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the country. Matt has taught middle school and high school art for five years in Milwaukee and St. Louis. He lives with his wife and children in Sioux Center, where they aim to live sustainably within the community.

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