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New display in A.D. Gallery shows potential of digital art and design

By Lesley Covington
Staff Writer

Some people in the art world might consider media art as the new kid on the block. Dr. John Labadie of the Department of Art is one of those people.             

Dr. Labadie currently has several of his digital artwork on display in the A.D. gallery located in Locklear Hall.

Dr. John Labadie points out some of his digital art work decorating the floor of the A.D. gallery in Locklear Hall. 

Photo by Lesley Covington
Dr. John Labadie points out some of his digital art work decorating the floor of the A.D. gallery in Locklear Hall. 

The gallery, which is being displayed from Jan. 8 to Feb. 2, shows the evolution of Labadie’s work from 2005 to 2007.            

Dr. Labadie, associate professor in the Department of Art, uses this relatively new art form, according to Dr. Richard Gay, gallery director and assistant professor in the department of art. He also said many students majoring in art have concentrations in digital art.

“Dr. John Labadie shows invention and experimentation in his work that will be interesting to faculty and students in science and across disciplines,” said Art Department Chair and Associate Professor Janette Hopper.            

Four pieces of his work are reminiscent of DNA strands.

Others, displayed on oriental scrolls worth $1,200 apiece according to Labadie, immortalize his experiences as an International Scholar at the National Cheng-Chi University in Taipei, Taiwan, during the 2005-2006 academic year.

One piece in particular titled “Jesters 3” is a commentary on the political situation in Taiwan, Labadie said.

President Chen Shui-bian exhibits nearly absolute power over the country, and the piece reflects the turmoil surrounding such a regime, according to Labadie.

 

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