Sculpture Exhibit On Display at Martin Museum Through Dec. 12

Oct. 21, 1997

Abstract sculptures by Paul McCoy, associate professor of art at Baylor University, are on display in the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The 27 pieces, which represent work completed from June to December of 1996 during McCoy's sabbatical, will remain on display through Dec. 12.

According to McCoy, the exhibit, titled "Paul A. McCoy: Works from the Human/Nature Series," reflects his extended contemplation of the human position within nature.

McCoy's work shows the integration of nature with humanity, stated Dr. Heidi J. Hornik, assistant professor of art history and director of the Martin Museum. "For some pieces, Paul takes utilitarian objects, such as the mortar and pestle, and begins to see organic forms. Another group of sculptures titled 'Child's Toy' shows the play aspect of the human existence, while several other pieces represent man in conflict with nature."

"The majority of the work was completed during or after my sabbatical, but I included three pieces done immediately before that time. I think it is important for people to see the chronological, lineal development of the series," said McCoy.

The Martin Museum does not have an admission charge and is open from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon until 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 710-1867

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