Artwork by Cameron University Assistant Professor of Art Andrew Baker have been selected for exhibition at the Leslie Powell Gallery in Lawton. “Echos of External Aura,” consisting of 26 original photographic images by Baker, will be on display through February 22.
“This specific collection consists of instruments and places that have changed due to the influence of space and time—their perspective, surface patterns, and texture altered by each handprint they encounter,” says Baker. “Ultimately, my intention is to capture the mysterious and miraculous beauty left behind by the human touch.”
A native of Hudson, Michigan, Baker’s love of artistic endeavors began at a young age when he learned to play the violin. During his travels, he discovered a passion for photography and became inspired by American photographer Paul Strand and the straight photography movement of the 1920s. An emphasis on the abstract geometric structure can be identified within his body of work. He enjoys combining the traditional work of analog photography and accompanying it with the digital tools available today.
Baker’s award-winning artwork has been displayed in such galleries as the Honeywell Center, the Beard Art Center, See-Saw Gallery, Momentum and the Hays Arts Center. He has traveled throughout the world with a number of art history programs.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Graphics, Photography, and Ceramics/Sculpture from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana and completed his Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Methodology from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Baker’s thesis, a collaboration with the Eastman School of Music, concentrated on developing a pedagogy using visual design metaphors to teach musical elements. Receiving critical approval, his work will be published as a narration connecting both design and music elements.
January 6, 2011