The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors

Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Selbyville, KY
2007; on view since summer 2007
8 Thermal Digital Prints on Metal (located on electrical poles along College Street from the Wilson Art Building to Anderson Hall)

  • The artist makes the observation that “electric light and its energy permeate every aspect of our daily lives so much that we barely notice its profound influence, presence and power over our lives.”
  • The images are Kentucky Mountains printed in white, black, and the colors of white light stripped bare.
  • These works are printed on metal or Duratram.
  • Her work, installed on electric poles, is focused on making the invisible more visible.
  • The title of the piece is also taken from a Marcel Duchamp piece.
  • Duchamp’s piece was worked on for four years and claimed unfinished. The piece is a painting on glass, using lead wire to outline shapes, dust, oils and varnish for colors. There are two sections, the top part being the bride’s section while the bottom belongs to the bachelors.
  • Initially the sculpture consisted of four light boxes installed along Jackson Street. Those have been removed and the thermal prints, installed along College Street, are part of the College’s Permanent Collection of art.

Waiting in Silence

by Greg Mueller, Bloomsburg, PA
2005; on view since 2007
Steel, Tin Roofing, Kasota Limestone

  • This piece proposes that sculpture can provide a focus for contemplation.
  • The artist believes that by virtue of object placement, his compositions define space.
  • This work also celebrates the inherent spiritual qualities of cast and discarded metal which enhance the viewer’s contemplative sensitivities.
  • The view is lead into the space by virtue of steps and the portal, culminating in a resting place for quiet introspection.
  • Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Art at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
  • Sculpture donated to Georgetown College by the artist; forms part of the College’s Permanent Collection of Art.

Transit of Venus

by Robert Huff. Akron, OH
2004; on view since summer 2007
Limestone, Red Sandstone, Steel, Gravel

  • This work is created in response to the rare astrological phenomenon called the “transit of Venus.”
  • During this event, which occurs in an alternating pattern of 120 years and 8 years, the planet Venus passes in front of the Sun as seen from Earth.
  • The last passages were in the years 2004 and 2012.
  • Huff is a Professor of Art at the University of Akron.