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University to unveil two new exhibits
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The Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus is unveiling two new art exhibits in the coming week, with the works focusing on bronze and mixed materials.

Opening at the Art Space on Main is “Heteroglyphs,” an exhibit by artist and CSU Stanislaus Art  Professor David Olivant.

His work consists of assemblages containing various materials, such as ceramic figures and plastic tubes.

“David’s newest work continues to demonstrate his incredible abilities to create works of art with astonishing skills that are unrivaled,” said Dean DeCocker, the gallery director. “I am very excited to be able to be part of this important exhibition and to be able to share his work for others to enjoy.”

“Heteroglyphs” will be on display at the gallery at 135 W. Main Street in Turlock from Jan. 29 to Feb. 27. An artist reception is set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 with an artist talk at 6 p.m.

The University Art Gallery is opening the exhibit “35 Years in Bronze” by artist Cheryl Barnett.

Barnett abstracts figures in cast bronze sculpture, ranging from small 6 inch pieces to large life-size 8 foot works, as well as unique casts and limited edition creations.

“I choose the figure as my primary focus in sculpture for its universal identification, complexity and mystery.  The human body conveys a multitude of implied messages in a simple gesture. Attitudes, emotions, spirit, or suggestive symbolic relationships can be depicted through form,” said Barnett. 

Barnett’s exhibit will run at the CSU Stanislaus University Art Gallery from Jan. 29 to Feb. 27. An artist reception is set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12, with an artist talk at 6 p.m.

All exhibitions are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.