Multidisciplinary visual artist Danielle Duncan Evans will visit Middle Tennessee State University’s Todd Art Gallery Monday, Jan. 23, to help kick off the university’ spring 2023 exhibition of her fascinating work, “Entrée Reality: Between Worlds.”
Evans, who is set to speak at 5 p.m. Jan. 23 in Todd Hall’s Room 224A, will offer a free public Q&A session on her artistic career development, focusing on the evolution of her creative purpose and processes.
The exhibit, which will continue through Tuesday, Feb. 7, showcases Evans’ creations as a self-described “food typographer, which is part photographer and part designer, with a dash of a food scientist.”
She’s also a freelance creative director and stop-motion artist who designs high-quality global brand campaigns, combining sustainable, handcrafted lettering techniques and digital technology, including augmented reality, to unite people, places and ideas.
In pioneering the design subgenre of food typography in 2013, Evans has combined wordplay with everything from fondant to fresh vegetables and nail polish to paper to bring her ideas alive. Herclient list includes Aria, American Greetings, Bath & Body Works, Cadillac, Chase Bank, Condé Nast, Disney, The Guardian, JET, the Los Angeles Times, McDonald’s, Target and The Washington Post.
“All my work is composed in analog and in-camera but relies on technology to be digested,” says the Columbus, Ohio-based artist, who’s currently participating in a Parisian artist residency. “These pieces become statements on social issues, consumerism and the joy of human connection.”
Evans, who’s also a prolific author and speaker who often focuses on how design intersects with social justice, business, love and psychology, has broadened her artistic process by learning new languages, teaching herself new technologies and broadening her visual language to include objects— “anything to strengthen the connectivity between people and their environments, she says.
More information about Evans’ work is available at her website, https://marmaladebleue.com. She also discusses her work and creativity in the video below.
During her three-day stop as a visiting artist in MTSU’s Department of Art and Design, Evans also will offer an “Artist Talk” to students in design and illustration courses and present a student-focused workshop.
Todd Hall is located at 542 Old Main Circle in the central part of the MTSU campus. “Entrée Reality: Between Worlds” will be open to the public during the Todd Gallery’s regular hours: weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
MTSU’s Department of Art and Design, which is part of the university’s College of Liberal Arts, offers undergraduate degree programs in art education, art history, visual arts, studio art and graphic design. The department also regularly invites artists of all kinds and at all levels of fame to exhibit in the Todd Art Gallery, conduct workshops and lecture in classes.
For parking, directions or other questions, contact Todd Gallery coordinator and director Eric Snyder at 615-898-5532 or email@example.com.
— Gina E. Fann (firstname.lastname@example.org)