Kirkland Arts Center features Tim Dooley in June

Kirkland Arts Center presents Tim Dooley: "Mixed-Product," the latest iteration of Dooley's site-specific installation of vibrant prints and sculptures. KAC brings Dooley, an associate professor in the University of Northern Iowa's acclaimed printmaking program, to the Northwest for his first area exhibition.

Dooley's work pairs new technological mediums with traditional printmaking techniques.

An ever-changing installation, "Mixed-Product" includes dozens of digitally created and assembled works that resemble a "king size set of Legos." Dooley's images are stacked, abutted, plugged in or leaning against each other to create a dizzying world that illustrates the stresses of the information age.

Everything we need in our digital world is just a click away. Although new technologies have created incredible advances, they also bring often unintended consequences. In "Mixed-Product," Dooley asks, "What have we lost? What have we gained? Have we sacrificed part of our identities in the name of progress?"

In addition to "Mixed-Product," Dooley will bring "Campfire" to Kirkland Arts Center. The "Campfire" installation offers a witty look at how nature is packaged for family consumption. Dooley creates the perfect outdoor environment and comes with a fake camp fire, ground cover and friendly woodland animals to bring nature to your protected suburban setting.

"Mixed-Product" is one of three 2004-05 KAC exhibitions presented with support from a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America: Reaching Every Community grant.

Artist Reception: Thursday, June 9, 6 - 9 p.m. Exhibit runs June 10 - August 6.

The Kirkland Arts Center is located at the corner of 7th Ave. and Market St. Hours for exhibits in the Peter Kirk Gallery are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and second Thursdays until 8 p.m. For more information, please call 822-7161 or visit the Kirkland Arts Center Web site at
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