Dark Arts. charcoal, 18″ x 24.”
8.5″ x 11″ open edition print
11″ x 14″ open edition print
18″ x 24″ signed and numbered, limited edition print (out of 50)
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About the Piece:
This piece was another commissioned work. This building housed the Art History Department of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN when I was a student there from 1998-2002. It was a gymnasium until the late 1800’s, when it was renovated and became the home for Fine Arts. Many people see much more in this piece than a university building, from the dark exterior to the moon revealing itself behind the tower. Originally the artwork was an accurate rendition of the facade, with the inscription of “Fine Arts. 1880. The Old Gym.” across the stonework above the door. But so many customers told me that the inscription ruined the ambiance of the piece, that I changed the relief work above the door. I challenge you to translate the relief from its ruinscript.
The original was done as a gift for my father, Chris Bielaczyc, and is in his private collection.
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