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Pfeiffer presents artist Nathan Elder's “0+1=3” multi-media exhibit in February

Nathans_Show2The exhibit “0+1=3” by mixed media artist Nathan Elder will be on display in the Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery at Pfeiffer University now through Feb. 25, 2011.

A reception with the artist will be held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 in the gallery. The gallery is located on the second floor of Goode Hall on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus. The reception and exhibition are open and free to the public. The Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Elder's work was seen at Pfeiffer once before in 2006 with his exhibit “3.1M Effect,” which featured photographs that were designed to inspire viewers to explore their emotions. This new exhibit was created with the same idea in mind – to inspire the viewers, once more, to feel the meaning behind the art. Interactive art will be used throughout the exhibit to help evoke these feelings.

“In essence the idea is more important than the body of work.  The idea is what you take with you,” Elder explained. “It defines what you ‘saw.'  Its incorporation into you redefines your reaction towards future events.  What you are seeing is perceived light.  But what you take away is your own personal feeling.”

Elder is a native of Quincy, M.A., and now currently resides in Durham, N.C. He earned his undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 3D Art/Ceramics.

For more information, contact Joshua Cross, art gallery director and assistant professor of art at Pfeiffer, at (704) 463-3160 or

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Pictured above: Elder's work that served as inspiration for the entire show.

Media contact: Natasha A. Suber, (704) 463-3040 or


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