Glass Sculptures to be Displayed in Merwin Gallery
January 5, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Artwork by Lance Friedman, a Chicago-based sculptor who is internationally
recognized for his unique approach to working with glass, will be on display in an
exhibit titled Moving Target from Thursday, Jan. 10 through Thursday, Feb. 7 in Illinois Wesleyan's Merwin Gallery.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and
Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Merwin Gallery
is located in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington,
Friedman will give a lecture on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 218 of the
School of Art building, following by an opening reception from 5-6 p.m. in the gallery.
The event is free and open to the public.
Friedman received his bachelor of fine arts degree from California College of Arts
& Crafts and is currently represented by Habatat Gallery in Chicago. An active educator,
Friedman has lectured at universities throughout the United States and has traveled
repeatedly to teach in Japan.
Friedman has been published in New Art Examiner, Glass Magazine, New Glass, New York Times Arts Section, Chicago
Magazine, Chicago Tribune Arts in the City, and Chicago Sun Times Art Section. In 1996, he received the Chicago Artists’ International Grant to teach and exhibit
"My work deals with containment; the repackaging and controlling of objects, events
or forces of nature, to present them in a way that brings attention to their inherent
potent symbolism," Friedman writes on hihttp://lancefriedmansculpture.com
s Web site at http://lancefriedmansculpture.com . "Giving these symbols order where
none is usually present forces the viewer to approach otherwise mundane familiarity
with a new immediacy of attention."
For more information, contact Gallery Director Carmen Lozar at (309) 556-3391 or visit
Contact: Ann Aubry, (309) 556-3181