ST. GEORGE – The Sears Art Museum Gallery at the Dixie State College of Utah Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center will present a new summer exhibit, featuring the works of local contemporary artist Rockford Orvin. The exhibit, which is free to the public, will officially open on Monday, May 23, and will run Monday-through-Thursday until August 11, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
A free artist reception will be held on Friday evening, May 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., where the public will be invited to view the exhibit, enjoy refreshments, and meet the artist.
Orvin’s 2011 summer show, entitled “Follow The Leader,” looks at the power of modern media and its effects in creating a mass-produced individual in American culture. With his signature pop art style, Orvin touches on sensitive topics that permeate modern society by way of the mass information highway-like rag literature, magazines, television and the internet, among other mediums. This show, crafted through mixed media on wood and engaging installation pieces creates a thought provoking portrayal of life in the “Age of Information,” that gets viewers talking and thinking about who they are and how they think.
Orvin is known for his spiritually-themed paintings and sculptures. As an art alumnus from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Massachusetts College of Art, he has developed a thought provoking satirical and iconoclastic style that has viewers astounded.
“Rockford’s electric style is iconoclastic,” says Sears Art Museum curator Kathy Cieslewicz. “However, it is his impressive draftsmanship showing his talent and signature as a fine artist that will surely impress our community.”