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
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.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 28, 2001