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Release Date Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SD Mines APEX Gallery Presents: Relevance at the End of Everything Featuring New Works by Kyle Novak

The APEX Gallery at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology presents an exhibit titled “Relevance at the End of Everything” featuring new works by artist Kyle Novak.

The APEX Gallery at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology presents an exhibit titled “Relevance at the End of Everything” featuring new works by artist Kyle Novak.

Novak’s work portrays a sense of cultural critique and social commentary. The exhibit “Relevance at the End of Everything” is a collision of objects and images, presenting the viewer with contrasting perspectives of beauty and decay. Ornate, worn with age. A fuzzy, faded memory of time and place. A story you once told but don’t tell anymore. A backwards glance, an unsent message—personal and universal. The clarity and vision of nature confused by the life of a city street, in all its beauty and blinding lights. This is a body of work that asks questions but struggles to give answers. In this age of immediate information, instant connection, and constant entertainment, where do we find meaning? What really matters? What are the moments that stay?

Novak is the art gallery director at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla. He graduated from the Memphis College of Art in 2008 with a bachelor’s in fine arts degree  in Studio Art, receiving the Ted Rust Memorial Grant and the Painting Concentration award. After graduation, he served as the head preparator for the David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, Tenn. from 2009 to2011. In this position Novak installed large scale works at Art Wynwood and Art Basil in Miami, Fla. Beginning in 2012, Novak became the Art Gallery Director at Santa Fe College. He has exhibited work in numerous group and solo exhibits in West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Memphis and Gainesville.

Please join us for any of the following events, which are free and open to the public:

Artist Talk / Open Discussion:
Friday, Jan. 18, 12-1 p.m.

Opening Reception:
Friday, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m.
(light refreshments provided)

Gallery Hours: M-F 9-5
Jan. 17 – Feb. 15

Classroom Building, Room 200


 

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray, 605-394-6082, Charles.Ray@sdsmt.edu

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