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2010: 50 Works for 50 Years

Brett Anderson

"Internal Dissention"

Brett Anderson grew up in central Missouri and received his B.F.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2002 he completed his M.F.A. in printmaking at the University of South Dakota. He now lives in Evansville, Indiana where he is associate professor of art at Southern Indiana University.

“Satire is an important element in my work,” says Anderson, “and the people most examined in its scrutiny are others like me, those with a saturated exposure to Saturday morning cartoons, that binge-watch Sci-Fi and mash buttons on game consoles. An interest in narrative allegory and mythic archetypes must compete with vernacular memes and cheesy clichés. Without trying to become too didactic, I hope the work strikes a balance between the visually alluring and the morally ugly; popular culture and the highfalutin; the sacred and the profane.”

This work was a gift from Norman Gambill (1941-2016). Gambill was a scholar of art history and film studies, and head of the Visual Arts Department at South Dakota State University for 26 years until his retirement in 2010.

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