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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Interphalangeal Florals, Megan Ross & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition

Megan:

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.

Syd:

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.

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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.

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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