‘Speculative Futures’ showcasing now in Steckline Gallery

Nov 29, 2023
"Speculative Futures" by artist Anthony Mead at Newman University

Steckline Gallery will present “Speculative Futures” by artist Anthony Mead during a First Friday exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Newman University.

“Speculative Futures” will be on display Nov. 30-Jan 16. An artist talk, which includes a discussion with the artist and pizza lunch for Newman students, will take place Nov. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Mead’s artwork features a range of intaglio multi-plate prints with lines created from water waves, stock market charts and crypto-currency charts.

"Sailors take warning" created by Mead
“Sailors take warning” created by Mead

His process involves drawing these elements with a modified vinyl cutter into a plate, followed by printing them in various forms to create interference patterns appearing as nets, webbing or moire patterns.

“My work focuses on concepts related to the universal elements of the human condition such as the use of fire, trade and the chemical composition of the body and how these relate to human origins, societal development, identity, ecology and responsibility,” Mead wrote in his artist statement.

Athony Mead
Athony Mead

Mead has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky. He works as the director of the Morlan Gallery and instructor of studio arts at Transylvania University in the areas of printmaking and graphic design. He received his Master of Fine Arts at Arizona State University in 2019 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010 from Kendall College of Art and Design following studies abroad at Florence School of Fine Arts. In 2010, he co-founded Dinderbeck, a community artist and printmaking studio, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

To explore more of Mead’s artwork, visit his website, https://anthonymead.com/.

The Steckline Gallery is located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays or by appointment.

For more information, email gallery director Shannon Johnston at [email protected].

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