Considering the Commonplace: Prairie Towns Through the Lens of Bob Regier
On Display Until November 28th
This unique exhibit, Considering the Commonplace: Prairie Towns Through the Lens of Bob Regier is organized around eight themes: elegance, entrances, light & shadow, locomotion, sacred space, sentinels, signs & lines, windows & walls. The exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Museum until Saturday, November 28, 2020.
This exhibit features digital photographs by Kansas artist Bob Regier, Bethel College professor emeritus of art and Kauffman Museum senior design consultant. For twenty years, artist/teacher Bob Regier of North Newton, Kansas, traveled the main streets and backroads of Kansas with his wife Vernette and friends Keith and Aldine Sprunger. 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.
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.
Bob Regier – 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
For more information contact (620)846-2527. We are expecting many groups and tours during this exhibit, please call in advance to schedule a tour if you are planning to come with a group of 5 or more! Business hours for the Stauth Memorial Museum are: Tue – Sat 9-12, 1-4:30. Closed Sundays, Mondays & major holidays including Thanksgiving Day. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Please note that we require mask wearing and social distancing while inside the Museum to help keep staff members and other visitors safe. If you feel that you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days please save your visit to the museum for another time.