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Colorful collection on campus

“Pure Color” exhibit held in Edwards
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Keller Goldstein
Professor Steven Bleicher in front of the sign for his collection “Pure Color” in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery.

An exhibit held in the Rebbeca Randall Bryan Art Gallery showed off the newest collection of works from Artist and Professor of visual arts Steven Bleicher, titled “Pure Color.”

 

The Coastal Carolina University community can view “Pure Color” from 9 a.m to 5 p.m until Feb. 23. Viewers can expect to see various colors and shades blending into each other, surrounding attendees with multicolored canvases as they enter the room.

 

At the reception for his collection on Jan. 18, Bleicher talked about the undertaking of the collection and what inspired him to create his paintings.

 

Bleicher said he is interested in using the same color with different values, as well as colors with different hues, to create his paintings.

 

“The main thing that I’m interested in is how colors mix and that point where two colors start to blend together,” Bleicher said.

 

Although consisting of only colors on the outside, the paintings took much time and dedication. Bleicher said he started the project about three years ago, practicing his craft to perfect what he wanted.

 

The process, according to Bleicher, factored in the weight of certain colors and getting the colors to blend in the right position. In “Fire on the Sun,” Bleicher had a problem which took up a large amount of of his time.

 

“The yellow kept changing how it looked depending upon whether there was more sunlight that day,” he said, “whether I had the overhead tungsten lights on.”

 

Many members of the community were seen analyzing Bleicher’s work. Freshman psychology major Lacie Nugen, who was one of the spectators at the exhibit, admitted it wasn’t her preferred type of art.

 

“I liked the colors, but I like more of like substance, if that makes sense,” Nugent said. “I like when I can look at the piece and like, understand. With these, I kinda had to read the titles, but that’s pretty cool, too.”

 

Junior sociology major Tyrick White Jr. stumbled upon the event, and still, he could still see the intentional use of color in the artworks and took his own approach at viewing them.

 

“It is really nice to be in there and to look at all the pieces and let your mind wander to think what could be on it,” White said. “It is easy to make out silhouettes once you see something there. It’s a fun game.”

 

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Keller Goldstein, Photographer
Hey there,  I’m Keller and I am beyond stoked to be the official photographer for The Chanticleer I am from Saint Louis, Missouri, and studying to get my BFA in theatre arts with a concentration in physical theatre here at CCU.   Aside from studying Physical Theatre, I am passionate about writing and producing music, directing, writing plays, traveling, film and cinematography, and of course, photography!    Although I got my start in concert, editorial, and conceptual photography, I have absolutely loved exploring the world of photojournalism this past semester and I look forward to showing you our school through my lens!

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