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Fine Arts Center Gallery to host alumnus Dan
Addington's 'Monument and Memory'
Sept. 30, 2008 --
The Fine Arts Center Gallery at Arkansas State University
presents “Monument and Memory,” an exhibition of recent work by Chicago
painter and ASU alumnus Dan Addington. An opening reception
honoring the artist will be held Tuesday, October 7, from 5-6:30 pm. The
exhibition will run through Friday, October 31. Both the opening
reception and the exhibition itself are free and open to the public.
Addington has lived and worked in Chicago since 1993 after receiving a
BA in Art and Theatre from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA; an
MA in Art from Arkansas State University; and an MFA in Painting from
Illinois State University in Bloomington/Normal. His work is based on
his recent travels throughout Europe and has been shown in group and
solo exhibitions across the United States. He is represented by Aliya/Linstrom
Gallery in Atlanta, Malton Gallery in Cincinnati, and the Rymer Gallery
In Chicago, his work has been shown in numerous venues, including the
Chicago Cultural Center, Contemporary Art Workshop, and various
university galleries and suburban fine art centers. He has served as
guest lecturer and visiting artist at colleges across the Midwest,
recently exhibiting work and conducting guest artist workshops at St.
Cloud State University in Minnesota and Ball State University in
Indiana. Addington is known for his work with wax and tar, and often
lectures on encaustic painting, an ancient technique that involves
In addition to his role as practicing artist, Addington has worked as a
gallery director at various venues since receiving his MFA. He became
director and, later, partner at Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago,
in the late 1990s, and became sole owner in 2007, changing the name to
Addington Gallery. Addington has recently sat on panels and lectured
about his work and other art-related topics at Loyola Museum of Art, the
St. Louis Art Center, the Karitos National Conference on Art and
Spirituality, and the Chicago Artists Coalition. He has recently served
as juror for exhibitions at the St. Louis Art Center, Southeast Missouri
State University, the City of Chicago Artist Assistance Grants
Competition, and the Loyola National Works on Paper Competition.
In a year full of professional changes, Addington recently became a
father. Aedric Addington was born on February 21, 2008. In his free
time, Dan plays guitar and sings in “Blind Anabaptist Blues,” a band
that performs regularly in the Chicago area.
The Fine Arts Center Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. For additional information, contact ASU’s Department of Art at
Dan Addington's "Veils of Morning"
oil, wax, fabric, and tar on wood