Sculptor Chet Geiselman to Exhibit Work at UE Gallery

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017

The work of sculptor Chet Geiselman will be on display in an exhibit at the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts on the University of Evansville campus from February 18-March 28. A reception will be held for Geiselman at 6:30 p.m. on March 16.

Geiselman earned a BS in Art from the University of Southern Indiana and an MFA in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

He creates works that combine the familiar materials of wood and steel with re-contextualized found objects. In his works, the interplay of form and content generates a tension that is meditative, awkward, humorous, playful, and ultimately open-ended.

Geiselman grew up in a small German farming community in southern Indiana. His grandfather was a blacksmith, and his father and uncle were welders. Geiselman learned to weld and build things with his hands at a very early age. He has taught sculpture and metalsmithing at several colleges and universities over the years. He has shown his sculptures both nationally and internationally including six one-person exhibitions at Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago as well as numerous juried exhibitions.

Currently Geiselman is 3D studio manager and instructor of art – 3D foundations at Ball State University.

For more information, please call the UE Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

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