Juried Student Exhibition 2016

Department of Art & Design

April 16, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Acrylic on canvas by Xavier Ciro titled Self Portrait.

Introdcution

the untold want by life and land ne’er granted
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth to seek and find
– Walt Whitman. “leaves of grass”
1855

The self is an artist’s constant refuge and trove; it is the reckless and ever-tickling source of the untold want. Self, particularly for the now post, post-modern artist, is defined beyond the immediate; it encompasses our origins, pre-dispositions, politics, and environment. The works in this year’s show, without exception, represent a step beyond an answer to academic or foundational exercise. They are sometimes modest, sometimes wobbly, graceful, unforgiving, encumbered, precise, or spontaneous, but each one registers, even if just a glimpse, an awareness and deliberate telling of self.

Curator, A. Coffey

2016

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