Jeff Bess, Megan Kathol Bersett and Tyler Lotz Opening

Jeff Bess designs spaces with a simplicity that resonates with a sense of volume, drama, power and many times, humor. He emphasizes the luminosity found in our surroundings and emboldens the discarded or overlooked of the everyday. Bess finds success in helping others see and appreciate some of this intimate beauty.

Megan Kathol Bersett uses paint and collage to visually process her experience of altered perceptions in a continual attempt to grapple with conflicting elements in daily life. She evokes these types of experiences in the work by creating relationships of abstract pattern and space that shift, merge, and collide often stemming from her interests in camouflage, geology, instability, and mindfulness.

Tyler Lotz Ceramic works are about abstraction, a longing for wilderness, and failed attempts at conjuring personal experiences he has had in the landscape. He uses a playful variety of glazes and application techniques to create a surface that alters our perception of the angular and organic ceramic forms. Incorporating both casting and hand forming techniques, the sculptures have the sensibility of synthetic, fabricated and built objects and environments.


Friday, January 18, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



McLean County Arts Center 601 N. East St Bloomington IL/McLean 61701 309.829.0011

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