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Ben Cohan + Robert Fifield, 'Anywhere'
Trees, clouds, and empty roads populate the landscapes of Robert Fifield and Ben Cohan in the exhibition, “Anywhere.” The exhibition tells of a place that is both near and far; a landscape that keeps its distance while remaining close to home. While both bodies of work hold an apparent individuality, both artists are drawing from familiar landscape iconography. Fifield’s work explores the representation of landscape through the reduction and augmentation of cartographic languages. Cohan’s work uses the romantic possibilities of paint to confront places that are often overlooked. At first glance, the sites may be from anywhere, yet they embody a certain peculiarity that leaves one with a satisfying curiosity.
Emily Maxwell + Joel Parsons
The Times Club at Prairie Lights is pleased to present the work of Iowa City-based artist Emily Maxwell and Chicago-based artist Joel Parsons. The work in this exhibition includes photographic prints by Maxwell and Cyanotypes and sculpture by Parsons.
Ben Moore, 'I Used to be Hot'
The Times Club At Prairie Lights is pleased to present the work of Decorah-based artist Ben Moore. Moore received his MFA from the University of Iowa in 2006. He has also studied printmaking and drawing at the Scuola Internatinalle di Grafica in Venice, Italy. Currently he is a an Assistnat Professor of Art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Jered Sprecher, 'Franktur'
The Times Club At Prairie Lights is proud to present the work of Knoxville-based artist Jered Sprecher. Sprecher received his MFA from the University of Iowa. He has had solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, Wendy Cooper Gallery in Chicago, Steven Zevita Gallery in Boston, Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles, and the Gallery 16 in San Francisco. His work has been included in exhibitions at venues such as The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Indiana University, Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Sprecher has participated in the Artist Residency Sapce Program in New York in 2009, he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has taught at Princeton University and Cornell University. Currently he is an Associate Professor at The University of Tennessee.