Immerse yourself: Marian gallery bursts with color and energy

Madison-based artist Michael Velliquette has created a custom mural for the Mount Mary University Marian Gallery that covers the entire gallery's 1,800 square feet of wall space.

In preparation for the exhibition, Velliquette painted and drew unique surface treatments on over 100 large rolls of drawing paper. Over the course of the installation the paper rolls were cut, layered and pinned to the walls in vibrant, abstract arrangements See a time-lapse video of Velliquette creating and installing his work:

This work was inspired in part by an illuminated stained glass representing St. Francis of Assisi that is on permanent view in the Marian Gallery.

An Artist Lecture with Velliquette will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 in Gerhardinger Center Room 109. A reception in the Marian Gallery will follow immediately afterwards.

The exhibition's is entitled, "What We Are Looking For is What is Looking," in reference to a quote commonly misattributed to Saint Francis. It speaks to underlying themes in Velliquette's work, surrounding the nature of perception and consciousness.

Learn more information on the exhibit and the gallery.