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‘Warning Signs’ exhibition shows artist’s range, creativity

An exhibition of work by Tom Lingeman, UT professor of art, called “Warning Signs” will be held at the Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave., in Toledo.

TL_AC.inddThe exhibition in the first floor Secor Gallery will open Saturday, Nov. 16, and run through Saturday, Dec. 14.

An opening reception with the artist will run from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The Lori Lefevre Trio will perform at the event.

The opening reception for “Warning Signs” runs with and is included in the Arts Commission’s Holiday Loop. The show will feature Lingeman’s new sculpture, paintings and drawings, as well as a digital video loop titled “a walk in the park.”

“Almost all of the work in the show ‘Warning Signs’ has never been shown before and much of it, for me, is experimental,” Lingeman said. “I’ve made super-8 movies eons ago, but never an HD loop, like ‘a walk in the park’ that was ‘digitally appropriated’ in New York City.

“I’m also working with animal forms for the first time, inspired by my little dog, Tallie, and I’m infusing this work with many other elements unfamiliar to me,” he said. “This entire new body of work feels to me as if it might have been made by at least three artists.”

Lingeman has been teaching sculpture, design and drawing in the UT Department of Art since 1979.

He has shown his work in solo exhibitions at the Camara de Comercio in Toledo, Spain, and at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland, as well as in national venues. Lingeman has permanent works of art in stainless steel and bronze inside the Juvenile Justice Center in Toledo, at Olander Park in Sylvania, and at The University of Toledo. In addition, he produced a work with glass artist M.E. Graham that is installed at the James Care Comprehensive Breast Center at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Lingeman received a bachelor of science degree from Ball State University in 1976 and a master of fine arts degree from Southern Illinois University in 1979.

He and his wife, Karen Roderick-Lingeman, UT senior lecturer in art, are represented by Hudson Gallery, 5645 Main St., Sylvania.

“Warning Signs” can be seen Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.

For more information on the free, public exhibit, contact Lingeman at thomas.lingeman@utoledo.edu.

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