The Center for Visual Arts galleries at SOU give students and community artists the opportunity to show their current work. The CVA Galleries are coordinated by a student Gallery Director and Assistants.
The Retzlaff Gallery is the white cube gallery with no windows and three blank walls for maximum hanging space. This gallery is perfect for installations and video. It is often reserved for BFA students to present their final body of work before graduating, but is also used by community and student artists depending on availability.
The Thorndike Gallery is designated for local and out-of-state artists, as well as student work depending on availability. Abundant wall space and three panels near the floor to ceiling windows provide the gallery with natural light and high visibility to passerby.
The Meyer Memorial, Art Department Chairs, and Boise-Cascade Galleries may be used for student artwork either in single, group or classroom exhibits. These areas are also used by local schools and selected community groups as an alternative space for their artwork.
Please join the CVA Galleries for the February First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following:
Haley Summerfield, Of the Body, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students Club, Sofa Art, Group Exhibition
Dewy, From Within, Solo Exhibition
Sherry Amoore, Framily, Solo Exhibition
Madeline Scannell, Interaction, Solo Exhibition
SOU Figure Painting & Drawing Methods Class, Figure Forms, Group Exhibition
Opening Receptions: Friday, January 19th, 2018 & Friday, February 2nd, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: January 19th – February 14th, 2018
Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):
Of the Body, Haley Summerfield, BFA Thesis Exhibition
My work is visually exploring and recording the relationship people have with their bodies. Using a camera to perform interviews and using clay to capture points of connection while answering questions, it is my intent to create a dynamic and safe place for people to engage with the conversation surrounding the topic of body politics.
Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
Sofa Art, Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students Club, Group Exhibition
Sofa Art is a series of multimedia artworks in which students come together to talk about art, and to create art.
Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
From Within, Dewy, Solo Exhibition
Imagine seeing beneath someone’s exterior and viewing the decisions that lead to their making. My paintings are abstract portraits that portray those life experiences, hidden beneath the facades we wear everyday. Patterns and textures make up the paths we have taken, the disasters we never saw coming, but without having lived through them we would not be who we are today. My work exposes this history and celebrates what remains.
Boise-Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Framily, Sherry Amoore, Solo Exhibition
Framily is a combination of friends and family.
Framily is a body of work including friends, family, and found family, otherwise known as strangers. I use black and white film photography as a way to explore and express myself by eradicating the illusion of separation from each other, as my perception of humanity is one of unity. Framily highlights the importance of connection and intimacy by visually communicating the diverse expressions of emotional and interpersonal interactions that we as humans thrive and depend upon to survive.
Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Interaction, Madeline Scannell, Solo Exhibition
Relationships between humans are complex and dynamic. Through my Interaction series I seek to capture intangible emotions found in varying stages of relationships, in addition to the development between individuals.
Auras and softening of images reflect the depth and levels of intimacy emulated in each stage of interaction.
JELD WEN Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Figure Forms, SOU Figure Painting & Drawing Methods Class, Group Exhibition
Figure Forms is a series of multimedia artworks in which students work from a live model to explore their responses to the human body and to emphasize its many forms.
Haley Summerfield, Of the Body, Porcelain
Angie Wallace, Illusion, Installation (Photography)
Dewy, Determination, Acrylic (Close – Up)
Sherry Amoore, Communion, Silver Gelatin Print
Madeline Scannell, *Title Unavailable*, Photography
Paris Hall, Somber, Ink Wash and Charcoal