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Appalachian’s Looking Glass Gallery presents Polyops

Polyops.jpgBOONE—Polyops, an exhibition of work created by Appalachian State University student Gregory Taylor, will be on display through June 22 in Plemmons Student Union’s Looking Glass Gallery on campus.

The gallery will host an opening reception May 25 from 6 –7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition is curated by gallery curator Dianna Loughlin.

Taylor is a senior perusing a bachelor of fine art degree in painting. Originally a broadcasting major, he was accepted into the art program at Appalachian his junior year.  He exhibited in Renditions: Drawing from Life at Looking Glass Gallery in Spring 2010. He is currently developing his approach to painting by drawing inspiration from many disparate sources.  In Polyops, he is developing artistic notions drawn from Euclidean geometry, existentialist philosophy, pop culture, eastern rite Catholicism and the developing field of relational art.

As an artist, Taylor is as interested in the artwork as he is to viewers’ reaction to it. The viewers’ placement, presence and physical movements are subtly influenced by each piece, as each work requires the observers to place themselves in such a way as to bring out the desired image and conceptual message. Throughout this process, repetitive dance-like motions subconsciously culminate. As a relationship between the painting, the observer and the artist is bridged, the subliminal performances become an equal part of the exhibition and complete both the work on display and the observers’ overall understanding of it.

Looking Glass Gallery is located on the first floor of the Plemmons Student Union Summer gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday from 2-10 p.m. Gallery admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit