The Scarabocchio Art Museum in downtown Stevens Point will be featuring art from one of UWSP’s own starting this month. Alexander Landerman, a senior at UWSP, will be holding his exhibit from Nov. 1 to Dec. 19.
Landerman’s exhibit is entitled "FAUNA: New Work by Alexander Landerman."
His artist statement explains that his current work uses contrast, gestural line work and accurate proportions to draw in viewers and make the viewer think about what the piece may mean or even feel the emotions that went into the work.
Although Landerman’s work has been shown in a variety of venues, including coffee shops, small university galleries and store front windows, this will be his first solo show in a professional gallery.
"I feel amazing about the show," said Landerman. "This is my first experience working with a gallery to show my professional level and it’s been wonderful. The Scarabocchio is not only a wonderful space, the people involved with it are amazing."
Jessica Sayer, an intern at SAM, who helped set up Landerman’s exhibit said, "SAM is excited to be displaying Alex’s work. The exhibit is very unique and Alex worked hard to utilize the entire space. Alex did a lot of promoting for this exhibit so we’re expecting a good turnout at the reception, especially with the live music."
Scarabocchio Art Museum reopened last May as a student art gallery. Originally founded by Dr. David L. Smith, a former professor at UWSP, SAM is a joint venture between the city of Stevens Point and UWSP.
The museum features exhibits by current and graduate students exclusively, offering a space for UWSP art students to sell their pieces to the public.
For more information on Alexander Landerman’s work, visit the Scarabacchio Art Museum or his Facebook page "Art of Alexander Landerman."
The reception for "FAUNA" will be held at SAM Nov. 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and will feature Frog Crossing, a local folk rock band.