Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries
Please join the CVA Galleries for the May First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following:
Elizabeth King, 65° over 55°, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Caitlin McMorris, You’re Fine, Capstone Exhibition
Paige Gerhard, Intentional Chances, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Miranda Redhead, Haunted Hearts: Of Laments and Love, Capstone Exhibition
Madison Reames, Exploring Self Identity: A Color Study, Solo Exhibition
James Montes De Orca, Narrative of Hands, Solo Exhibition
Jazmine B. Heard, Stars and Stripes, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: May 4th – May 23rd, 2018
Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):
65° over 55°, Elizabeth King, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Through my artwork, I want the viewer to understand the experience of what it is like to live in a modified world. By including larger than life paintings, sculpture, and video, the scale gives a sense as to how overpowering one event may have been. My work visits recurring themes of stiffness in mobility, as well as the emotional stress of the life alterations I coped with at a young age.
Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):
You’re Fine, Caitlin McMorris, Capstone Exhibition
My work holds a certain campy weight that has made it an intimate mirror of my persona. As someone who mostly stays in and watches TV, I never expected to be hospitalized with a rare life threatening illness. This new sculptural work is my coping mechanism in response to a near death experience, and a complete turn around from what I have made in the past. It is both beautiful and an informative lesson on self-advocacy.
Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Intentional Chances, Paige Gerhard, BFA Thesis 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 marks that are made 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.
Boise-Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Haunted Hearts: Of Laments and Love, Miranda Redhead, Capstone Exhibition
The inevitability of love and death acts as an ineffable part of the human experience. Through the juxtaposition of dark, yet delicate imagery, I seek to encapsulate that which can only be felt and not described. Horror as a genre permits the mind to indulge in the forbidden; allowing curiosity to conquer fright, disregarding what once forbade our thirst for the unknown. Gentle colors dance in shadows of blackness in a celebration of the marriage between horror and beauty; equal parts gorgeous and grotesque.
Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Exploring Self Identity: A Color Study, Madison Reames, Capstone Exhibition
My capstone project encompasses connection to identity through a color. This color theory started out as an idea that each person embodies a color of their own: call it their aura, their light, their disposition. The theme of identity and color weaves its way into photographs, with the challenge of twenty-seven exposures, or photographs, within a single disposable camera or instant polaroid to tell each participants story of individuality.
JELD WEN Gallery (Marion Ady Building):
Narrative of Hands, James Montes De Orca, Solo Exhibition
This exhibition was created to tell the story of how people’s hands are similar in form, yet different in representation of themselves and those behind the hands. Even though some may see them as insignificant, each pair tells a unique story of its own. Each individual person has had some sort of connection to my life. This is my representation of telling their stories.
CVA Gallery Courtyard (Art Department):
Stars and Stripes, Jazmine B. Heard, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Elizabeth King, Parents Know Best, Mixed media
Caitlin McMorris, Lung Test 2, Mixed media
Paige Gerhard, Scrape, Watercolor
Miranda Redhead, Untitled, Photography
Madison Reames, Untitled, Photography
James Montes De Oca, Untitled, Photography
Jazmine B. Heard, Oath, Mixed media