The exhibition “Coming to the Surface” by Olivia Timmons is on exhibit through March 28 with at the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery, located in the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building at Olivet College.
Timmons is assistant professor of printmaking at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids. She received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Arizona State University’s Herberger College of Design and Art in Tempe, Arizona. Her work has been exhibited in national and international exhibitions.
“A deep and murky oceanic atmosphere, a place where light is the most precious commodity for existence, represents the conspicuous lack of resources required for basic survival,” Timmons said. “The more that humans strive to advance technology at the expense of the natural world, the more we lose familiarity with that world, disrupting an awareness of the environment and severing connections with the past....My work underscores the danger of failing to take responsibility for the planet in the pursuit of progress. I hope to inspire viewers to pause, observe and reflect upon the state of the environment and encourage a meaningful reconnection with nature.”
The gallery is open Mon- day through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.