Hite Art Institute Fall 2013 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Schneider Hall Galleries, Belknap Campus
December 5 – December 15, 2013

Opening Reception and Remarks: Thursday, December 5, 5:30-7:30pm

The University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute announces the opening of the Fall 2013 BFA Thesis Exhibition in Schneider Hall Galleries.  The exhibition will display artwork in a variety of mediums from 20 students graduating this December with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree. It will open with a reception and remarks on December 5 from 5:30-7:30pm.

The BFA Thesis Exhibition will feature the artwork of Jennifer Adams, Tonia Bemiss, Jay Boone, Jenna Borden, Mary Burks, Ann Dawkins, Melissa Gilliland, Jenna Gordon, Alex Kenitzer, Aaron Kingsbury, Monica Konerman, Christine MacLachlan, Johnathan McCutcheon, Dyna Montgomery, Kevin Parrish, Olivia Perkins, Jenna Richards, Rosalie Rosenthal, Julia Sleder, and Hannah Van Heuklon.

Each BFA candidate will contribute their unique vision as represented by a concentrated body of work developed in order to demonstrate their readiness to enter the professional art world upon graduation.  For example, Melissa Gilliland, a BFA candidate with a concentration in drawing creates mixed media work.  She writes, “I walk a tightrope between revelation and secrecy. I employ a combination of handwritten text, expressive mark-making, and repurposed objects in order to echo the raw, unrehearsed aesthetics of a diary.” This approach can be seen in her work entitled We.

Jenna Richards is a fiber and clay artist who is inspired by a “desire to immortalize, and make tangible, textile processes and domesticity of the early 20th century.”  Richards goes on to say, “Textile remains can be found, through the study of archaeology, as preserved impressions left on fired clay.” 

Rosalie Rosenthal is a photographer who captures common insignificant materials in her artwork.  She writes “In Dust Pan Inventory, the images are composed of the dust swept up and collected from my house. While I take pleasure from finding beauty in base materials, the possibility to decode the materials is an important corollary to my aesthetic intention.” 

These distinct visions, along with other students’ graduating this semester, will be on display through December 15, 2013.

Gallery Hours:

Hite Art Institute, Schneider Hall Galleries: 

Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am- 4:30 pm; Sat., 10: 00 am-2:00 pm; & Sun., 1:00-4:00 pm

All Hite events are free and open to the public.

For information about the Hite Art Institute, visit http://louisville.edu/art/ or call (502) 852-6794.

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