Friday, August 29
Artist Receptions in the galleries | 5 to 9 pm
John Sebelius. Do You Know Who My father Is?!
Do You Know Who My Father Is?! uses video, paintings, printmaking and sculpture to explore issues of identity, sexuality, invincibility, and youthful debauchery. The work is inspired by images Sebelius gathered over a year from public Facebook profiles. There is a disregard for censorship and a need for public interaction within the college Greek community that Sebelius is celebrating with this exhibition.
John Sebelius is an interdisciplinary artist who holds an M.F.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Kansas and a B.F.A. in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sebelius’s work has been featured in: Harper’s, Express, DETAILS, Review, CNN, Aspen Daily News, The Washington Post, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. John has shown work in Gallery Two of Sydney, Australia, Woods-Gerry Gallery in Providence, RI, Kansas City Artists Coalition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vermont Studio Center and had a solo exhibition at the Gonzo Museum in Aspen, CO. Sebelius was named the Best Artist of 2012 and 2014 by Lawrence Journal-World. John lives with his wife Allie and dog Norman in Lawrence, KS.
For over 3 decades David Vertacnik has been creating art. His mixed media sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the globe. This final Friday will be the public’s first opportunity to see this exhibit.
(image: Plough Boy’s Roulette, photo by Aaron Paden)