New art exhibit features complex designs

Posted: Wednesday, 20 October 2010

TROY—An architect’s eye for art will invade Troy University’s Malone Art Gallery beginning Thursday when the “Sculptures” exhibit opens.

Tad Gloeckler, an associate professor art at the University of Georgia who teaches interior design, will open the exhibit with a lecture at 4 p.m. The exhibit will run through Nov. 18.

A registered architect and certified interior designer in Minnesota, Gloeckler has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master of architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

His work incorporates elements of sculpture, industrial design, performance, furniture design, ritual, graphic design, landscape, non-static forms and jewelry/metals into complex assemblages, using a range of techniques from hand carving to industrial computerized milling.

Robert Paxson, a lecturer of art who is coordinating the exhibit, said the show will appeal to people who do not have an art background as well as those who do.

“This show should appeal to a lot of people,” Paxson said. “It’s the type of show in which you have somebody who is a sculptor and he also has elements of fine craftsmanship in his work. So, it’s the type of thing in which anyone, even if you don’t have an art background, you can actually come in here and appreciate the designs, appreciate the fine craftsmanship."

Located on the Troy Campus, the Malone Gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.