Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Details Of Will The Circle Be Unbroken Numbers 2 And 8 By Nathan Skiles

Will the Circle Be Unbroken, a selection of collage works by artist and professor, Nathan Skiles, will be on view from May 2 – June 30, 2016. Originally from Indiana, Skiles now works as a professor at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He explains this most recent body of work as creating “a repository for diverse elements to co-exist and cross-contaminate in open-ended relationships” through collaging “symbolic motifs including heraldry, military and familial fabric patterns, quilting, and folk magic in the form of sacred geometry and Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs” on a round field.  

Seeking to “subtly direct the viewer to question the complex nature of pride, identity, structure, & security” Skiles brings 11 round collage works to the Crossroads Gallery.  These round works reference rose or ocular stained glass windows often found in churches. Skiles has created 2 large versions of these metaphorical windows specifically for the exhibition.  These rondo collages will structurally reference the north and south rose windows of the University’s homonymous institution the Notre-Dame de Paris.  Along with the more overt structure of the cathedral’s windows, more subtle elements such as the University’s official, blue and gold, color schemes will be referenced.  

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South Bend Tribune May 4th