Summer Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

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.

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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.



Attached photos:

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