dcsimg “Portraits from the Rainbow: Images of the Western Cape”

“Portraits from the Rainbow: Images of the Western Cape”

by Katie Bradley | Feb 13, 2013

An art exhibit featuring the photography of William Rasdell is on display in Marian University’s Art Gallery in Fisher Hall from February 11-28.

A closing reception will be held Thursday, February 28 from 4-6 p.m. This exhibit is generously funded by the Talbot Street Art Fair.

Rasdell’s photographs are influenced by the concept of migration and its contribution to how cultures evolve. 

“It investigates the many ways that ethnic convergence can greatly enrich cultures with foods, religions, languages, and the arts just as it can erode the foundation of a society through over-population, unemployment, homelessness, xenophobia, and war,” Rasdell said about his work.   

Much of his work features daily life and custom in South Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad/Tobago, and across the United States.

Recent solo exhibits include African Roots in Cuban Soil at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Crossing Borders at the Universal Art Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee. The Efroymson Family Fund / My City, My World residency project in South Africa awarded Rasdell a project support grant, and his work was featured in American Art Review in February 2012.

The Marian University Art Gallery is located in Fisher Hall.  Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, contact gallery director and assistant professor of art and art history, Jenny Pauckner at jpauckner@marian.edu

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