July 26, 2021

Latest works of retired instructor being displayed

Retired College of Eastern Utah art instructor, Brent Haddock, is bringing some of his latest prints to be featured in Gallery East’s March exhibit titled “Black, White and Beyond, New Work by Brent Haddock.”
Gallery East is not new to Haddock. One of his jobs in the art department was planning and hanging each monthly exhibit. For years Gallery East was located in the old Reeves Building, and Haddock taught his printmaking classes behind the gallery.

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Retired College of Eastern Utah art instructor, Brent Haddock, is bringing some of his latest prints to be featured in Gallery East’s March exhibit titled “Black, White and Beyond, New Work by Brent Haddock.”
Gallery East is not new to Haddock. One of his jobs in the art department was planning and hanging each monthly exhibit. For years Gallery East was located in the old Reeves Building, and Haddock taught his printmaking classes behind the gallery.
Hired at CEU in 1978, Haddock was part-time art instructor and part-time audiovisual aide in the library. In his almost three decades at the college, he went from instructor, to dean, to vice president to interim president. Throughout all his jobs, he continued to create prints using many of the landscapes of Eastern Utah. After retiring three years ago, Haddock moved to Heber City to work as a graphic artist for Redmond Minerals. He also opened a gallery in Heber City.
“I create hand-pulled intaglio prints based on thoughts of Renaissance life and feelings about the desert canyons where I live. Semi-abstract, my prints are characterized by graphic compositions, natural elements of design and subtle color harmonies.
“While printmaking has a long history, I craft my images with modern resources. They are made using the creative and expressive dynamics of a new, safer, non-toxic approach to printmaking that uses no harmful acids, solvents or chemicals. The result is a strikingly modern image that nonetheless retains much of the authority of the traditional medium,” says Haddock in his website’s artist statement.
His work has evolved into non-toxic printmaking. “I have studied at the Canadian School for Non-Toxic Printmaking in Grande Prairie Canada where I developed a strong commitment to using viable, cost effective alternatives to toxic traditional intaglio techniques to produce superior results in all areas of the intaglio medium. I am currently exploring similar processes in lithography,” Haddock writes.
The opening reception for Haddock’s exhibit is Friday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery East is located on the northwest of the old Student Activity Center. It is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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