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 July First Friday and the opening receptions for the following:
Andrew Youngblood, Entering the Infinite, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Taylor Sayles, Seasons, Solo Exhibition
Jessica Lee Findleton, Lacy River Botanicals, Solo Exhibition
Paige Gerhard, Pour, Puddle, Smear, Crinkle, Solo Exhibition
Ben Gradel, Sanitary Flow, Solo Exhibition
Sam Schuh, Tree Friend, Capstone Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: July 6th – September 21st, 2018
Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):
Entering the Infinite, Andrew Youngblood, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Andrew Youngblood’s work is centered around the interaction between the binary opposition of control and chaos. In his thesis exhibition, he hopes to illustrate the constant tension between these polarized forces, and instill a heightened awareness in the viewer of their relative position amidst this balance. The large scale drawing is a manifestation of both extremes, and his interpretation of how these forms, in their isolation and intersection, can be represented through mark making.
Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
Seasons, Taylor Sayles, Solo Exhibition
Seasons depicts the emotion and drama from one model throughout a variety of photo sessions. With this series, I hope to showcase the uniqueness that every season has to offer within one person.
Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Lacy River Botanicals, Jessica Lee Findleton, Solo Exhibition
I create layered jewel toned collage paintings in my work. I explore the relationship between various harmonies and surface textures. I explore the range of possibilities allowed through abstraction and color combination. My work embodies a decadent mix of relaxed, yet whimsical mystery. I am inspired by nature, rivers, botanicals, stones, feathers, and wood.
Boise – Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Pour, Puddle, Smear, Crinkle, Paige Gerhard, Solo Exhibition
Control, intention, and chance define my process in working with watercolor and determining the final composition. Working solely with the color pink, and using untraditional methods to apply the paint, I am interested in the transformation that takes place as a result of my process in applying it, and the process in allowing it to dry/settle. In my work, I want to highlight and emphasize the intricate and delicate details, in addition to the natural qualities of the paint.
Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Sanitary Flow, Ben Gradel, Solo Exhibition
Ben’s work features 3D printed construction and demonstrates its unique ability to be far more precise than a handmade product. This hand-finishing process reveals how an everyday object, a sink faucet, can have an enormous time investment to finish the final product to a level of craftsmanship completely unrivaled by mass-manufacturing. the microscopic precision this format allows, offers a unique style. One hand-finished enrollment of paint later, its application reveals a distinctive look.
CVA Courtyard (Art Department):
Tree Friend, Sam Schuh, Capstone Exhibition
In my artwork I stick to topics I know and have experienced. I do this through sculpture, light, sound, and movement. This piece is the culmination of everything that I have done to become the best version of myself which included a movement journey. The structure of this piece is that which most resonates with me and feelings of being vulnerable and wanting a safe place to hide and think. This is a piece to set myself free and to remember.
Andrew Youngblood, Entering the Infinite, Graphite
Taylor Sayles, Seasons, Photography
Jessica Lee Findleton, Eclipse, Mixed media
Paige Gerhard, Pour, Puddle, Smear, Crinkle, Watercolor on canvas
Ben Gradel, Sanitary Flow, Digital drawing
Sam Schuh, Tree Friend, Photography