Elyse Bogart offers us a striking “Knocker” neckpiece, made from silver and amethyst. Almost equally eye-catching are a silver and agate necklace by Lacy Jo Burgess, and a pearl pendant by Larry Tallent.
Graphically communicating the appeal of Norman street life are Richard Jepsen's black-and-white photos of a downtown diner and a helmeted newspaper vendor, pulling his cart toward us.
Alexis Rodgers brings a nice delicacy of feeling to two small “Hair Pot” vessels, and Joe Cox minimally decorates a small, bulbous, quietly appealing “Seed Pot.”
A Japanese lantern-like shape seems to traverse the picture plane almost cubistically, like an illuminated version of Marcel Duchamp's “Nude Descending a Staircase,” in a drawing by Pamela Bradford. Done in black, white and shades of gray, with a graphite pencil, Bradford calls her understated, but elegant composition, “Descending Lamp.”
Firehouse director Douglas Shaw Elder laminates many layers of polychrome plywood into a dark, one-sided, comma- or teardrop-like shape, cut off by the plane of the base, in a work from his “Totemic Series.”
The 2012 Faculty Art Show is highly recommended during its run through July 28.
— John Brandenburg