Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following:

kōan, M.a.z., Solo Exhibition  

Acts of Gradual Progression, Sheila Lam & Bridget Quinn, Group Exhibition  

Feminine Strength, Madeleine Farmer, Clee Ferris, & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition

Interphalangeal Florals, Megan Ross & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition

Spoon Theory, Milo Sunday Violet (they/them/theirs), Solo Exhibition

Sketch, Introduction to Drawing Students, Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: November 2nd – November 29th, 2018


Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): 

kōan, M.a.z., Solo Exhibition  

Presenting a series of photographed scenarios, encountered spontaneously while moving through public spaces, that produce “silent illuminations”- correspondences between human viewer, as subjective principal, and human-less site, as objective focus. By meditating on these images, one may recognize their own presence idling within.  Further contemplation awakens insight into the “non-duality of subject and object,” or the sound of one hand clapping.



Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):

Acts of Gradual Progression, Sheila Lam & Bridget Quinn, Group Exhibition  

Acts of Gradual Progression is about longings to create genuine connections through vulnerability and creative exploration. Over the course of 6 months, Sheila Lam and Bridget Quinn collaborated via phone calls, emails, mysterious packages, nonsensical instructions, even long-distance webcam chats with nearby domestic plants. These small calls to action and self-reflective play extend beyond their relationship, into the web of proximity and relationships around them.  



Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Madeleine Farmer, Clee Ferris, & Syd Rvinsky, Feminine Strength, Group Exhibition

Our work focuses on the aspects of femininity through its many facets. From strong characters who may have been smited, to ones who hold a burning anger, or even the ones who are content and broken, our work features that which may not normally be acknowledged as feminine.



Boise – Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Spoon Theory, Milo Sunday Violet (they/them/theirs), Solo Exhibition

Spoon Theory is a metaphor created by Christine Miserandino (But You Don’t Look Sick) to help able-bodied people understand the careful choices disabled/chronically ill people must make each day simply to exist and survive. Spoons represent energy, and every daily activity – no matter how ‘easy’ it may seem to you (difficulty is relative) – costs a certain number of spoons to complete. When no spoons are left, there is nothing left to give, even to ourselves.



Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Interphalangeal Florals, Megan Ross & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition


Perspective is everything! Don’t you think? Not just how a single image looks, but our perception of everyday life. My art aims to satisfy that dull ache in your heart for something fun, exciting, and nourishing. I hope to offer a beautifully punny, visual experience that forces one to stop and think about the seemingly small, but overtly lovely things in life.


My work centers on female assertion in society. Stripped to their bones, the women I depict portray varying aspects of feminine emotion that are frequently discouraged by the general public. Anger, sadness, bitterness, contempt, and ultimately, passion, drive my figures to expression. I hope that romanticizing typically negative emotions as beautiful in a female figure will aid others in finding a voice that may often be silenced.



JELD WEN Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Sketch, Introduction to Drawing Students, Group Exhibition

Introduction to Drawing is a course for both artists and non-artists to learn about the diverse techniques associated with drawing. The drawings displayed are beginning work created by students, and are diverse in that a mixture of introductory exercises and more developed drawings have been included.

Copy of Figure Drawing Class


Attached photos:

M.a.z., Tower, Photography

Sheila Lam & Bridget Quinn, Untitled, Photography

Syd Rvinsky, Untitled, Charcoal

Megan Ross, Not So Captain Beefheart, Oil

Milo Violet (they/them/theirs), Spoon Theory, Photography  

Paris Hall, Somber, Ink Wash & charcoal