Back to All Events

Yonder Dreams by Kevin Mercer - JDAC Critique Gallery

  • Hastings College Department of Visual Arts Hastings College, JDAC, 700 E 12th Street Hastings, Nebraska 68901 (map)
25353670_1528398440583057_3144204262109509664_n.jpg

Lecture: January 18th, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the JDAC Room 101

JDAC Hours 2017
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
700 East 12th Street

Artist statement:
Yonder Dreams features new work that explores tragedy and hopefulness in vintage science fiction. Through the use of wood, paint, found objects, laser cutting, 3D printing, and proprietary, inter-dimensional media, Kevin Mercer ushers visitors across the threshold of time and space, abandoning earthly preoccupations.

Kevin Mercer earned his BFA at Western Illinois University (2010) where he received the University Gallery Purchase Award. Mercer completed his MFA at The Pennsylvania State University (2014) where he received the Gerald Davis Painting Prize and taught courses in 2D and 3D design. In 2015, Mercer worked as Construction & Facilities Coordinator for the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Prior to arriving in Nebraska, Mercer served as Assistant Professor & Galleries Manager at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, where he taught foundations and drawing. 

Mercer’s creative practice and research interests combine digital fabrication with traditional, handcrafting methods. His recent work has been shown in several exhibitions with Treat Gallery in Brooklyn, at the CICA Museum in South Korea, and at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi. Several projects have been featured online with Dialogist, Young Space, Alebrijes Literature, United Projects, and 365 Artists / 365 Days. His work will be featured in an exhibition with James May Gallery in Wisconsin in 2018.

Mercer is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Art & Gallery Director at Hastings College.

Earlier Event: January 16
Prohibition Herf
Later Event: January 18
Karaoke @ Brickhouse