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.
When I Live My Dream, Anna McGrath, BFA Thesis Exhibition
The Company I Keep, Thomas Fisher, Capstone Exhibition
Home Away from Home, Hayley Weak, Solo Exhibition
Beautiful View, Magnificent Desolation, Patrick Vogel, Solo Exhibition
On Form and Function, Rafael Ordorica, Solo Exhibition
The Voice of the Art Students, Contemporary Drawing & Painting Art Class, Group Exhibition
Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
May 3rd – May 24th, 2019
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):
When I Live My Dream
BFA Thesis Exhibition
Using the media of photography, printmaking, and embroidery this serial art exhibition explores ideas of celebrity, fantasy, fashion, aura, and media through constructed narratives and objects. The exhibition consists of a collection of linked objects and images that document and contribute to a larger constructed editorial, ethos, and attitude.
Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
The Company I Keep
How are we influenced by those we associate with? The subjects that I paint are people that I know who have affected and influenced me in some way. Some, I have known all my life and others I have only known for a few months. On each canvas I have sculpted and removed the paint to form the image of a person, in the way that I feel that they have influenced who I am.
Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Home Away from Home
This collection of prints depict places I explore and escape to. They define who I am, making me nostalgic of my childhood running through the desert, hiking in the mountains, studying abroad and finding a new home hundreds of miles from where I grew up. These places: the rocky mountains, the desert of the southwest, the pacific northwest, Iceland are all places I have grown to love, my homes away from home.
Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Beautiful View, Magnificent Desolation
These works are a blend of personal mythology, exo-speculation, and primitive hypertext all stewing as a nonlinear visual thought form. Recasting the postmodern nightmare through the boundless energy of critical utopia, we just might fabricate history. Enjoy, and share what sticks.
Boise-Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
On Form and Function
Opening up a dialogue of the relationships between the Form of everyday objects, and how it relates to their Function.
JELD WEN Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
The Voice of the Art Students
Contemporary Drawing & Painting Art Class
We are The Voice of the Art Students from Contemporary Drawing & Painting Art class, speaking about what matters to us.The exhibit is focused on art that depicts issues we consider important – be it personal, political, ecological, global or any other kind. The intent is to have the audience stand face to face with the artwork in order to understand not only the obvious but also the hidden – the problem as a conversation towards a solution.