Cinema Studies professor’s artwork displayed in Detroit exhibit

Cinema Studies professor’s artwork displayed in Detroit exhibit
Above -Detail of Professor Eis' art piece entitled I dwell in possibility. Below - her work entitled Edge Light. Both pieces are on display at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art through September 3, 2016.

 

The new exhibit, "Essay'd VI," at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit features the work of Andrea Eis, professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of English at Oakland University.

 

Eis’ work was originally featured in an essay written by Dennis Nawrocki. Following the essay publication, she was invited to display her work a the N’Namdi Center.

 

The work on display comes from two of Eis’ ongoing bodies of work she calls Poets and Palpable Knowledge. The pieces include:

 Edge Light art by Andrea Eis

I dwell in possibility — (Emily Dickinson), 2008. From the Poets series. 72" h x 42" w, dye sublimation print on chiffon.

Edge Light (Plato's Phaedo, Leipzig: B. G. Teubneri, 1875), 2015. From the Palpable Knowledge series. 60" h x 30" w, archival ink jet print.

 

Eis’ inspiration comes from years of academic training in the ancient Greek language and culture. In describing her work in her own words, Eis says, “I make artworks that are saturated with the past, but conceptualized and materialized in contemporary digital forms.”

 

The “Essay’d VI” exhibit is open now, and runs through September 3.

 

Eis will also have an exhibition of her Marginalia work running at the Babcock Gallery at Sweet Briar College in Virginia from August 22 through October 9. This series was the basis for her President's Colloquium talk in 2011, "Art and Marginalia: The Intrigue of Tiny Black Script in the Margins."

If you’d like to learn more about the artwork of Andrea Eis, visit her personal website.

Learn more about the Cinema Studies program offered through the Department of English at Oakland University.