January 10 - January 16, 2014
The Bethel Art Department presents the first of 3, week-long student exhibits in the Johnson Gallery. This is an opportunity for students to independently create work and curate exhibitions beyond the classroom. This new initiative for the Johnson Gallery encourages emerging young artists at Bethel to professionally show their work.
Apocalyptic Nostalgia explores the different narratives and stories we create in reference to the end times and post-apocalyptic survival. Jonathon is interested in blurring the distinction of reality and fictions in order to understand our time and existence better, especially in regards to what essentials make us human. This show focuses on narratives as my main source of inspiration, and how this plays out in many forms of media, such as sculpture, fiction writing, drawing, and printmaking. As an artist I'm never content with one media source, but try to figure out my ideas through as many mediums as I can._—Jonathon Engelien
Jonathon Engelien '14 is an art major from Wisconsin Rapids, WI. After graduation Jonathon will teach English in South Korea before continuing on to graduate school.
Friday, January 10, 7 p.m.
Johnson Gallery, CC, Level 2
Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art