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Overhead view of Vulcan Hall art space. Overhead view of Vulcan Hall art space.


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Posted on April 13, 2012

Works by student Tyler Rahl will be on display from 5-9 p.m. April 20 in the Vulcan Gallery, located on the first floor of Vulcan Hall. The exhibition will remain on view from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through April 24.

Rahl is a graduating senior and a 2007 Carmichaels High School graduate, who is majoring in fine arts and graphic design. His solo show, “No Greater Love,” comprises abstract works created over the last two years.

Rahl describes his artwork as “visual encounters with human emotion” that can be engaged through the senses of sight, touch and smell.

His work has been influenced by real-world situations and experiences, such as 911 emergency phone calls, articles in newspapers and video documentaries.

“As I am creating my artwork, I am constantly feeling its surfaces to help articulate my message, he said. “Sensual and emotional intuition is a critical element of human experience. People want to touch and feel the things that surround them. These intuitions drive me to create visceral worlds of color and texture.

“The sculptural quality of my paintings is due to my use of found objects, which help create textural surfaces that convey ideas of empathy and tragedy.”

The April 20 solo exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cal U’s Department of Art and Design at 724-938-4182 or e-mail Rahl at or