Graduate and undergraduate students from the Department of Art will be presenting “Beauty and the Biotch”, an exhibition running from February 6 – 25, 2017, in Oglesby Union Gallery. The closing reception will be held February 24th from 6pm to 9pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome to attend.
Each artist is seeking to portray or challenge the concept of female identity. The artists’ explanations range from the therapeutic or the confessional, to the heroic or goddess imagery, and then also embraces the dark grotesque. They speak of mark making on their canvases, marks made by fists, race, history, time. These are often works of rebellion and reconciliation.
The artists are:
Amanda Kleinhans, Elton Burgest, Jessica Nguyen, Capri Andrews, Mia Marisco, Kate Lowe, Kelly Cunningham, Kiley Brandt, Kylie McGinnis, Laura Powers, Madeline Wishart, Jessica Smoleroff, Collen Itani, Megumi Naganoma, Michelle Eccles, Samantha Marie, Sara Caruso, Sharon Norwood, and Tenee Hart.