500 Shoe Box Sculpture on Display at Mary Baldwin

January 27, 2005

An exhibition of recent digital images and sculpture by artist Craig Pleasants will be on view at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery from February 7-25, 2005.

Centering on a sculpture created from 500 shoe boxes, Pleasants explores tendencies in our own culture as well as modern materials and the so-called fruits of innovation in his current exhibition. He is primarily known for large-scale sculptural installations and site-specific work that address contemporary issues about housing and domesticity.

A resident of Amherst, Virginia, Pleasants is a highly regarded artist in the mid-Atlantic region, and he has a national exhibition record. He is also director of programs for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst. Pleasants has staged solo exhibitions at venues such as Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, the DuPont Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and Alternative Museum in New York City.

A reception will be held Monday, February 7 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the college’s academic year.