Apr 08 2013
The University Art Gallery presents an intrigue, a selection of works by Sewanee’s Senior Art Majors: Kathleen Catherall, Emily Duncan, Frank Hand, Cara Martin, Virginia McCall, Sally Mills, Meg O’Neill, Sarah Peacock, and Sarah Grace Pendergrass. Please join us for a series of events celebrating the exhibition. An intrigue will open on April 12th at 4:30 pm in the University Art Gallery with brief introductory remarks and a reception. The artists will formally present their work in a series of talks on Saturday, April 13th in Convocation Hall, from 1:30-4:30 pm. A Baccalaureate Reception in the University Art Gallery on Saturday, May 11th from 1 to 3 pm will close the show, and the University Art Gallery’s 2012-2013 exhibition season.
“To intrigue” implies attraction or arousal—the wakening of curiosity or fascination—in addition to plotting, scheming, deceit, and even artifice. It implies an appeal to what interests people; it implies creation, though highly designed and manipulative. Still, intrigue maintains an elusive quality. This word proves, in many ways, applicable to the activity of the artist. An intrigue, a plot, a design, an artifice—is this the artist’s objective? Is it the art object itself? Works selected for this exhibition participate in the multiplicity of implications carried by the word intrigue. We, the artists, led by curiosity, pose questions about human existence, and begin to construct potential answers. In many cases, both the questions and answers remain elusive.