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Outlook - Senior Art Exhibition: Benjamin Richter


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McKendree University Gallery of Art will be hosting the opening reception for Benjamin Richter's senior art exhibition. Entitled "Outlook", the show provides insights into the thoughts and feelings of the artist through illustration, character representation, and original music.

Art will be available for purchase including sculptural works and a 14 track CD of original songs written and recorded by Waiting At A Stoplight. If these may interest you, please bring cash for purchases.

The show will be viewable March 29th-April 7th during gallery hours 1-4pm Thursday-Sunday or by appointment.

Here is a portion from his artist statement:
"Life comes with uncertainties and scenarios which force action to take place- for better or worse. Too often, I view these instances trapped in my own point of view. I acknowledge this in my work and have learned to accept there is nothing wrong with seeing this way. Viewing the world from others’ perspectives is not truly possible for me until I fully understand myself.
I use comics, music, and illustration as an outlet of expression -- to tell a story, create a feeling, or open discussion. I aim to develop an experience from my artwork to the spectators that provides a direction of thought. Whether viewers share an agreeable thinking process or a differing outlook, I want to relay the way I see myself, what is important to me, and the world I am a part of."