M.A. Thesis Exhibitions: Lexi Bass and Tenille Novinger

When Apr 06, 2012 11:00 AM to
May 19, 2012 06:00 PM
Where Cressman Center for Visual Arts
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The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition by two students graduating from the Hite M.A. in Fine Arts program, Lexi Bass and Tenille Novinger. Lexi Bass will present a film installation titled The Adytum. Tenille Novinger will present an exhibition of mixed media work titled Dame, Doilies & Divorce. The show will open with a reception in conjunction with the First Friday Trolley Hop on Friday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. The reception will feature a performance by the University Improvisation & Experimental Music Ensemble at 8:00p.m.

Dissecting themes of power and idealism at the intersection of spirituality, sexuality and language, The Adytum is a modern secular space for spiritual self-reflection by Lexi Bass. The film by the same title reveals the coming-of-age of a child born into socially dysfunctional circumstances. In contrast to the traditional "linear" format, this film presents a more holistic, "feminine" method of story telling which weaves plot and theme in a way that mimics "web thought." The viewer is encouraged to reflect on morality with equal respect to both animal drives and human idealism.

Tenille Novinger’s work, Dame, Doilies & Divorce, focuses on repurposing historic images and feminine objects to create a contemporary dialogue about the traditions of courtship, marriage and divorce. The use of textiles and feminine objects such as doilies, lace, slips and wallpaper serve as the visual foundation of her work. She examines how these objects, often combined with selected text, create metaphors regarding relationships.

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