FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Freed-Hardeman University is currently showing the artwork of Christopher Nadasky in the Bulliner Clayton Visual Arts Center. “Of Moths and Rust” will be on display through Feb. 20. It will be available for viewing from. The exhibit is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. There will be a closing reception and artist’s talk Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.
Most of Nadasky’s work is mixed media, including clay and stoneware. The intention is for these works to mimic those items that may be discovered at an archeological dig or viewed at a museum.
“My work seeks to make the viewer think about the relationship between the technology that we rely so heavily upon and the human condition,” Nadasky said.
According to Nadasky, it is possible that the technology our society depends on to document our culture is impermanent, and may become obsolete and unreadable in the future. This will leave behind what he calls “a dark cultural legacy.”
“We need a transformation in culture that will move us back toward an understanding of the permanent; one that encompasses benefit for those that come after us,” he said.
Nadasky is a resident of Milan, Tenn. He is currently a professor at Union University in Jackson, where he teaches design, drawing and painting. His works are displayed in several collections, including the Tennessee State Museum.