Douglas Gast has lived all over the place. But in the Tri-Cities, the acclaimed artist and art professor has found a good fit.
“It’s a great community—the perfect size. It’s experiencing growth, something that means possibility,” he said.
Part of that growth is in the local art scene, which is particularly exciting for Gast, who is an associate professor of fine arts at WSU Tri-Cities and administers the bachelor of fine arts and Digital Technology & Culture programs.
Gast is contributing to the scene by taking part Friday in the latest show at DrewBoy Creative gallery in Richland.
His own personal artwork aims to “identify and make use of the elements of the media that are fundamental to its definition” and create “physical and conceptual spaces where thought and communication can occur,” according to his artist statement.
His work is designed to be “thought through, instead of being thought of. It calls into question a variety of controversial socio-political situations.”