NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery will host “Visages”, an art exhibition of wood and mixed media sculptures by Rob Millard-Mendez. The exhibition will run February 20 to March 23. There will be a gallery reception on Thursday, March 23rd from 5 to 6 p.m., with an artist talk at 5:15 p.m. The Foster Art Gallery is located in Patterson Hall on Westminster College’s campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Rob Millard-Mendez’s conceptual sculptures are crafted out of common materials such wooden measuring sticks, mousetraps, matches and oven mitts. His masks and figurative sculptures are inspired by mythology, science, history, and American Folk Art (among others) and pull from an education in art history, existentialist philosophy and post-structuralist theory.
Rob Millard-Mendez is an artist based in Evansville, Indiana where he teaches at the University of Southern Indiana. A native of Lowell, MA, he holds an MFA in Sculpture from UMass Dartmouth. He has exhibited in over 425 exhibitions, including shows in all 50 states and over 15 solo exhibitions.
The Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Foster Art Gallery hosts four-six exhibits annually, including work by Westminster students and faculty. Regional, national and international artists are also brought to campus for exhibits and lectures.