Attention to the
commonplace, the micro as well as the macro, the hidden and the revealed, can transform a place into an inexhaustible
reservoir of discoveries
and feats for the mind
and the senses.
This exhibit features digital photographs by Kansas artist Bob Regier, Bethel College professor emeritus of art and Kauffman Museum senior design consultant. Regier’s photographs focus primarily on the built environment of the central Great Plains, particularly the common places of small Kansas towns, and reveal his training in modernist aesthetics and printmaking through his use of abstraction and color fields.
Regier travels with his camera and turns his eye to photographing the ordinary yet visually engaging patterns of the prairie and built environment.
Sixty-six photographs from Regier’s travels are the core of the traveling exhibit, displayed in a custom-designed traveling exhibit system with five large photomural banners.
Designed to be an immersive environment, Considering the Commonplace travels as a freestanding exhibit incorporating quotes and text in addition to photographs. By providing supplemental interpretive material, Regier creates a context through which visitors are invited to re-examine that which is often ignored–the ordinary spaces of everyday life.
In this installation the artist and exhibit designer experiment with photo production techniques to creatively play with size and format of the digital prints and thereby move beyond the limits of conventional framed photography shows. The exhibit contains sixty-six photos, including large scale banner images.
This program is presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Regier studied at the School of the Chicago Art Institute and holds the master of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Illinois. He retired from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, after teaching art for 32 years. Regier’s primary studio interest has been printmaking, preferably monotypes, and he also has actively pursued graphic design and photography. Since 1985 he has been part of the Kauffman Museum exhibit team, winning numerous awards for exhibit and graphic design. You can learn more about Regier and his artwork at BobRegier.com
27th and North Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117
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