Multimedia artist and Kellogg Community College alumnus Christopher Radford will exhibit nearly three dozen works of art at the College as part of his exhibit “In Pieces” in October.
The exhibit will run from Monday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 29, in the Eleanor R. and Robert A. DeVries Gallery of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. The exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
A closing reception for the exhibit, also free and open to the public, will be held with the artist from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the gallery.
The exhibit consists of collages, digital images, photographs and photograms heavily influenced by Radford’s interest in the independent music scene, street culture and contemporary art.
“My work, whether photography, graphic design, minimalism or chaotic collage, is generally led by composition and color theory with a strong narrative that’s not so obvious to everyone,” Radford said. “At this time in my life I feel it is important for work to be informative, inquisitive and to inspire people to rethink social and systematic issues.”
Radford graduated from KCC with an Associate of Applied Science in Photography and Multimedia in 2017 and went on to earn and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Intermedia from Western Michigan University in 2019. He also earned a Bachelor of Aeronautics from Florida’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2010.
In addition to working as an artist, Radford is an award-winning humanitarian who travels the world providing aid in natural disaster zones and war-torn countries. Now a full-time professional freelance artist and photographer, his current focus is on photographing the music industry and the art world. He also teaches video art production part-time at WMU.
For more information about Radford’s “In Pieces” exhibit or other KCC arts events, contact KCC’s Arts and Communication offices at 269-965-4126. For more information about the artist, visit christopherfineart.com or visiontheoryinc.com. Radford also posts to Instagram under the usernames @christopher.fine.art and @visiontheoryinc.com.
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