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Newly added to the assortment of art is a new exhibit entitled "SHIFT."
Created by three artists, Corban Walker, Jongil Ma and Christopher Smith, this exhibit takes on a whole new meaning to creativity, said Lisa Banner, the exhibit's coordinator.
"These insightful artists, each with their own viewpoint, share an inherent understanding of sculpture in an architectural sense, inviting us to reconsider the use of line, proportion, and space," Banner said.
The new exhibit explores how people see and experience time in their own unique ways, as well as their physical and emotional realities.
Museum director Robert La France said the exhibit, along with many other pieces in the museum, appeal to varying audiences.
"There is something here for both Ball State students and the public," he said. "[It's for] anyone who is interested in thinking outside of the box and experiencing art that is both modern and beautiful."
This type of creativity within the exhibit is what gives it such a special effect.
Walking into the exhibit, the definition of the word "shift" is visible first, and then the viewer can see the included pieces. The artists worked with many different materials, including paint, glass, acrylic, Plexiglas, wood, video, and drawings on paper.
At the end, there is a creation room. With a video running in the background of the artists, one can create their own shifting piece to add to a miniature exhibit on the wall.
Running until May 7, the exhibit will have events that go along with it, including talks with the artists themselves and an event where jazz music is played with the exhibit.
"The poetic symmetry of this work is ephemeral," Banner said. "Once the exhibition ends in May, this particular work will never exist again in this form."
Some works in the exhibition were created on site, and Ball State University students assisted the artists with aspects of the installation.
The piece "Pink Panther" is an example of this joint creation. A Ball State professor and student helped artist Christopher Smith create the work.
It took more than a year for the exhibit to be put into the museum, and the effort it took seems to be paying off.
Museum worker Casey Colvin only had positive things to say about the new exhibit.
"It's fun and unique compared to the other exhibits we've had here," she said. "With the different colors and medias it's pretty cool."