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Current Exhibition

Thomas Allen
Paper Cuts

February 18 - March 18, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, February 18, 2011
from 5-6 p.m.

Artist's Talk: 4:30 in Cook Auditorium


The gallery of the De Pree Art Center at Hope College will host "Paper Cuts," an exhibition of work by Thomas Allen, from Friday, Feb. 18, through Friday, March 18.

He will discuss his work on Friday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the De Pree Art Center's Cook Auditorium, room 141. An opening reception will follow from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to the exhibition, the artist's talk and the opening. Admission is free.

In explaining the exhibition's title and theme, Dr. Anne Heath, who is assistant professor of art and director of the gallery, said, "Thomas Allen has a weakness for vintage 'pulp' paperbacks - but he doesn't read them. His skillful hand, armed with an Exacto knife, works to deftly cut and remove the characters he finds printed and imprisoned on their covers. Working with tape, glue and pins, Allen folds, props and positions these iconic figures from pop culture to portray contemporary situations and photographs them."

Thomas Allen is from southwest Michigan. He received his bachelor's degree in fine arts from Wayne State University and his master's degree in fine arts from the University of Minnesota.



For more information, please contact the De Pree Gallery Office at (616) 395-7500. Regular Gallery hours for the Academic Year are Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is located at the corner of 12th Street and Columbia Avenue. Gallery hours may be reduced during breaks and holidays. The gallery is handicapped accessible.

Admission is free.