News • October 02, 2019

Reprocess Art Exhibit focuses on recycling

Reprocess Art Exhibit focuses on recycling

Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Rose Garden Gallery at California Baptist University is hosting a new exhibit titled “Reprocess” from artist Laura Goble that focuses on the concept of reworking. The exhibit, which features 29 separate installations, is open until Oct. 25.

“The theme is the recycling and remaking of old work and materials that I have sat with for a long time in my studio, and ideas and themes that continue to reoccur in my mind as I think about my work,” said Goble, who is an adjunct professor of fine art at CBU. “It’s about utilizing craft techniques that I have learned and developed over time and those processes and materials that keep inspiring me to make work.”

For Goble, developing as an artist has been a God-inspired endeavor.

“I think my passion for art came as I realized later in life that I loved using my imagination. As a video editor for eight years, I found working on the computer, in the dark, didn't fuel my creativity, so I began praying for an opportunity to try something else. The Lord opened the opportunity for me in 2008 to leave that job and try art as a career,” Goble said.   

Goble received her master of fine arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She now works in multiple art disciplines such as ceramic, sculpture, drawing, photography, sound and video.

Goble said her relationship with God inspires her work. 

“Clay is a symbol used throughout the Bible to help us understand our relationship with God. It isn't till you take a class and get on the wheel that the biblical metaphors of God being the potter and us the clay actually start to make sense,” Goble said. “The clay is stubborn, only the potter with expert hands can force it into shape. He expertly molds us. He knows our final form and what hand movements he needs to make to get us into that perfect shape.”

 “I am so blessed. I want to share that blessing with others. This is why I do my work and teach. I am feeling more and more like I want my art to share the Gospel with people, and I can see that the Lord is giving me inspiration for this,” Goble said.

Rose Garden Gallery Hours:

Monday and Wednesday – 3–8 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – 5:30– 8p.m.

An Art Talk with the artist will be held 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Rose Garden Gallery.


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