(UN)EARTHING Features Artwork From Graduating Students
The art exhibition (UN)EARTHING will feature works by students from the Department of Art, Media, and Design in the Arts Building Lobby Gallery beginning May 10 and running through the summer.
An opening reception will take place from 3-6 p.m. on May 10. It will include feature performances and activation of some of the works on view beginning at 4 p.m.
(UN)EARTHING showcases the world as seen through the eyes of art students on the verge of graduation. The multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary works – ranging in forms that includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking and digital media – explore “unearthing” as a process of self-discovery: amplifying our understanding of ourselves, one another and the environments we inhabit. As such, the artworks address pressing topics and issues including climate change, systemic inequities in healthcare, homelessness, the effects of social media and popular culture on our notion of self, relationships to family and subcultural identities.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will provide visitors with the opportunity to engage with thought-provoking works that address a range of current issues.
“We are excited to showcase the work of our talented students, who have been able to create thought-provoking artworks that respond to the challenges of navigating the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as pressing social, economic and environmental issues that impact their lives,” said Misael Diaz, associate professor of Art, Media, and Design, who has been working with the students on producing the exhibition throughout the spring 2023 semester. "The exhibition offers a space for reflection, contemplation and dialogue on topics that are particularly relevant today."
More information about the exhibition and the works on view is available online.
Eric Breier, Public Affairs Specialist
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