MCC Fine Arts Gallery to Feature B.B. Winslow

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of paintings by Midland, Michigan area artist Bruce B. Winslow titled Structured Atmospheres: B.B. Winslow Paintings. His work will be in the gallery through April 3.

Winslow earned the Master of Fine Arts (1988) in painting and art history from Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Brooklyn, New York. He earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts (1980) in painting and biology from Central Michigan University, School of Fine Arts, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He recently retired after 29 years at the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, where he served as Director and Curator of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art.

His many solo exhibitions include: Central Michigan University, Baber Room, Structured Atmospheres: B.B. Winslow Paintings, Midland Center for the Arts, Thirty-Five Years: B.B. Winslow Retrospective and Golden Gallery, Bay City, Michigan, Works by B.B. Winslow.

An excerpt from Winslow’s Artist Statement reads as follows:

“The imagery attempts to interpret my lifelong wonder about the infinity of the sky and my love of cloud forms. Yet sometimes the images have liquid characteristics because my process is improvisational, involving the pouring of pigment, solvents and varnishes into wet oil paint. This creates a language of imagery that might read like rivers, flowing or liquid forms. Interlaced with improvisational mark-making, the images are animated with lyrical gestures, movement and action. Textures on the surface of the canvas also become an important quality within, as I employ experiments with characteristics found in the wetness of gloss verses the dryness of matte surfaces.”

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public. Details: Call 810-762-0443. — G.G.

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