The David Winton Bell Gallery will present Don't Get Out Much from Saturday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in the List Art Center lobby. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. A series of large-scale photographic collages and a 490 sq. ft. mural that covers the entire surface of the windows in the List Art Center entrance, Don’t Get Out Much is the continued exploration of nature by artist and assistant professor of visual art Theresa Ganz. Having grown up in New York City, Ganz points out that her interest in nature is more aesthetic than actual, derived from the study of German Romantic painting and literature. The collages in the exhibition combine photographs of glacial rocks and tidal pools with loose washes of watercolor that soften the hard edges of the real. The window mural extends the watercolor onto the windows, thereby washing the gallery with soft colors and uniting the viewer and the work within a shared environment. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Ganz joined the faculty in the Department of Visual Art last year. Her work has been exhibited at the Banff Center, Canada; the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wis.; and the Palo Alto Art Center and San Francisco Art Institute in California, among other venues.

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