May BFA graduates exhibit artwork
Fifteen graduating University of Louisville bachelor of fine arts students will exhibit their work in the Spring 2012 BFA Thesis Exhibition April 12-May 15 at the Hite Art Institute Galleries in Schneider Hall. There will be an opening reception April 12, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Exhibited artists are: Kristin Barnett, Jessica Bellamy, Analise Brown, Eric Christensen, Taylor Crush, Marina Dubinchik, Meredith Fehler, Tyler Gordon, Columbus Heath, Clinton McKay, Cameron Monzon, Chelsea Niemeier, Tess Payton, Rebekah Reed and Sarah Truman.
The exhibit features work in a variety of media. Each artist developed a concentrated body of work to demonstrate his or her readiness to enter the professional art world upon graduation.
For example, Rebekah Reed, whose concentration is in painting, will exhibit her figurative oil paintings. They focus on young women, emotion and tension in the body through the use of realistic detail.
In her charcoal drawings, Analise Brown explores lines as an expression of path through multiple images which map the five journeys relating to the American experience.
Tyler Gordon writes of his glass work, “The work presented at this exhibition is a collection of 3 dimensional objects realized primarily from glass. The conceptual theme of this work revolves around gender, gender expression and androgyny. This collection of work operates with the goal of displaying the errors in our gender system while providing a possible way of forging a new set of standards.”
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.