School of Art exhibits work of professional artists

Oct 20, 2011 | General News, Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech’s School of Art will feature work of professional artists Nate Larson, Marni Shindelman and Peter Jones.

Larson and Shindelman’s “Geolocation: Location Thing for Twitter” is one of the prints that will be on exhibit at the School of Art.

Exhibitions will take place Nov. 1 through Dec. 16 at the School of Art Galleries, 1 Mayfield St.
Larson and Shindelman’s work, “Geolocation” will be displayed in the Main Gallery, and Jones’ work, “Peter Jones: Retrospective, Paintings, Photographs and Very Early Work by Peter Jones,” will be displayed in the Bellocq Gallery.
Larson and Shindelman’s collaborative work focuses on the cultural understandings of distance as perceived in modern life and network culture. They use publically available geo-tag information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the world. While their photographs anchor and memorialize the ephemeral online data, it also probes into the expectations of privacy in social networks.
Jones works in oil on panel or canvas, though in the last few years he has renewed his interest for photography finding ways digital photography can support his particular style of working.
“I prefer to work from life, as the nuances of light captured by the human eye exceed the capability of the single photographic frame,” he said. “I find this facilitates a more painterly approach, which I prefer to the uninflected brushwork of photorealism.”

Peter Jones’ “Cup and Shell” is an oil on Masonite creation made in 2000.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours for artist talks and receptions.
Jones will speak at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Bellocq Gallery followed with a reception at 6 p.m., and Larson and Shindelman will speak at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Main Gallery.
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information call the School of Art at 318-257-3909 or visit the School of Art website at