Sept. 30, 2013 — A photography exhibit featuring the works of artist Bill Eickhorst, Ed.D., will be on display in Park University’s Campanella Gallery, Monday, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 16. A reception will be held for Eickhorst on Monday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery.
Eickhorst’s most recent work focuses on the conceptual and perceptual boundary between painting and photography. He demonstrates his passion for automobiles by extenuating the unique details of each vehicle. When he retired in 2006, he purchased a 1994 Jaguar XJS convertible that he fully restored and currently displays at car shows around the country. The images in the exhibit are part of Eickhorst’s recent self-published book, The Car as Art.
“While showing the Jaguar, I have a lot of time to wander around with my camera inspecting hundreds of other interesting vehicles, each one a work of art in its own right, and a reflection of its owner,” said Eickhorst. “I try to focus the viewer’s attention on smaller detail such as a series of sensuous curves, intense colors reflected in mirror-like chrome or wonderfully distorted reflections of vehicles in highly polished paint services.”
Eickhorst, who is also an adjunct instructor of art at Park University, graduated from Parsons School of Design (N.Y.) and studied painting at the Brooklyn (N.Y) Museum Art School on a Max Bekmann Fellowship. He earned Bachelor of Art and Master of Art degrees from Montclair State University (N.J.) before attending Ball State University (Ind.), where he received a doctorate in art. Eickhorst has had many exhibits displayed throughout the country and has received numerous awards for his art.
The Campanella Gallery is located inside the University’s McAfee Memorial Library, within Park’s Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground. Admission is free. The Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, and will have limited hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, through Friday, Oct. 18. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, Oct. 19.
For more information about Eickhorst and his work, contact Matthew LaRose, director of the Campanella Gallery and chair of Park’s Department of Art and Design, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6457.