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Feb. 19, 2015
A sculpture created by Phillip Laber, professor of art at Northwest Missouri State University, has been chosen to receive the Del Mar College White Library $2,000 Purchase Award in the 49th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.
The exhibit, which runs through May 8 at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a national exhibit open to all artists in the United States. It features 37 drawings and 34 sculptures selected from 177 entries. Works selected for purchase awards become part of the Del Mar College White Library permanent art collection.
While three of Laber’s sculptures were selected for the exhibit, his piece titled “Betrayed by Geometry and Time” earned the purchase award.
“The work’s title implies changes in personal identity and direction as one ages,” Laber said.
The structure of the sculpture consists of balsa and other lightweight woods secured by glue and screws. The hybrid-printed image is a veneer created from traditional etchings overprinted on archival inkjet images that were drawn with a computer and printed on digital fine art paper. The final print was then cut by hand to fit the glued surfaces and contours of the sculpture.
Laber joined the Northwest faculty in 1976 and teaches courses such as photography, drawing and printmaking, among many others. Some of his academic interests include etching, engraving, drawing, photography and history. To learn more about Laber and his work, visit www.philiplaber.com.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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