EDITORS: High-res images of artwork from the "Chapel" exhibition are available for download. Scroll to the bottom or click "Show All Attachments." The file names indicate the title of each piece.
Based in Minnesota, Alkire has spent his creative career making art about Christian subcultures. This exhibition reflects his peculiar interests in abstracting the structures and surfaces of woodsy chapels, amphitheaters at summer Bible camps, and campfires which double seasonally as stages for evangelical altar calls.
His constructions and performances strive to simultaneously celebrate and interrogate the complexities of middle American rural life and mass-produced Christianity.
The gallery is housed at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive. Admission to the exhibition is free, and the public is welcome.
An opening reception is scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (with Thursday evening hours from 6 to 8 p.m.) and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Visit www.carthage.edu/art-gallery to learn more about the exhibition.
Director, H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College