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LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery features “Decompose” Aug. 20-Sept. 13

September 5, 2018
The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College will feature the ceramic exhibit “Decompose” by Greenville artist Kyle Anderson Aug. 20-Sept. 13. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall on the LLCC Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.

The impetus behind the body of sculptural ceramic work shown in Anderson’s “Decompose” is his brother’s diagnosis of muscular dystrophy. “His body is literally withering away, and he can do nothing to stop it. Wrinkles on faces tell stories, and I am broken because my brother doesn’t have a chance to develop those stories and wrinkles,” explains Anderson. “I overexaggerate lines and folds in my work to emphasize this concept.”

“My goal for this body of work is to not only attempt to mend my own mental health, but provide solace for whoever is struggling in life by affirming they have a gift that they shouldn’t take for granted,” Anderson adds. “We should be in constant celebration for having the ability to draw breath.”

Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree from Greenville University and recently worked as a ceramics instructor for the Springfield Art Association’s summer art camps.

Learn more about LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery and its exhibits at www.llcc.edu/james-s-murray-gallery.
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