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Internationally Known Artist
To Exhibit at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Sept. 28, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — An upcoming exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will showcase the work of Dick Termes, an internationally known artist often compared to M.C. Escher. The exhibit titled “The Geometry of Visual Space: The Termesphere” will run Oct. 4 through Nov. 1 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
         An opening reception for the campus and community will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Termes also will present a lecture in the gallery at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5.
         Unique perspectives and illusions will greet visitors to the gallery. M.C. Escher’s son George has said that Termes is an artist trying to capture the un-capturable, an effort that makes the results fascinating to ponder. Termes, a painter since 1958, has been painting on spheres since 1969. His spherical perspective grew from studying traditional perspectives. With a desire to include more of the visual space around him, Termes pushed the traditional perspective to the curved line perspective and finally to the sphere.
         Termes has published pieces in Psychological Perspectives: A Journal of Global Consciousness, Integrating Psyche, Soul and Nature and “The Visual Mind: Art and Mathematics,” published by the MIT Press. His exhibits have appeared at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., University of Illinois School of Architecture and various educational institutions and art galleries around the country. He also has presented at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, was one of four invited artists to attend the M.C. Escher conference in Rome (1997), and has given lectures at many U. S. colleges and universities.

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Updated: Sept. 28, 2001