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 opening receptions for the following:
Identifying Leg Traps, Clee Ferris and Patrick Vogel, Group Exhibition
The Shape of Memory, Madeleine Farmer, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Ethnocide/Egocide, Isabella Saavedra, Solo Exhibition
Stitched Nostalgia, Madeline Pallant, Solo Exhibition
Herstory: Feminist Futures, Women’s Resource Center, Group Exhibition
Friday, March 6th, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
March 6th, 2020 – March 26th, 2020
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):
Identifying Leg Traps
Clee Ferris and Patrick Vogel
vacant look rough ffffffff
within the creature
vapid, being fearness
you realize it
new new arrived
contorted felt heard,
known demure distortion.
and how oh that face.
find your way
how they knock
as She sat up with
that. if the
wall drippy, but
Social Media: @cleemariposa @patrickonearth
Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
The Shape of Memory
BFA Thesis Exhibition
Memory and the act of remembering remain placed in both the subconscious and the conscious parts of our brain. While some memories are concrete, others are less so. In my exploration of my own memory I aim to immerse my audience in the concrete settings/locations within my mind, and invite them to explore the less concrete moments created through basic geometric shapes.
Social media: @art_of_the_mads
Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Self-destruction or destruction of self? Watch as one girl fails to learn the difference.
Tip your artist on Venmo @indigorituals
Follow on Instagram @indigorituals
Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Nostalgia is an interesting thing: widely experienced, yet never precisely the same. Miniscule things can flood us with the precise feeling of joyful reminiscence. What we take in as children shapes and molds what we put out into the world as adults. Through the medium of embroidery, I have stitched that feeling into these pieces. They seek to open that connection between what built me and who I am today.
Boise Cascade Gallery & Jeld-Wen (Marion Ady Building)
Herstory: Feminist Futures
Women’s Resource Center
Students and community of all identities have come together to celebrate our personal moments, trials, and journeys toward an equitable future while acknowledging our activist pasts. Our collection of stories hopes to inspire others to envision their own feminist futures.