The University Art Gallery proudly presents A Tear in the Veil, an exhibition of work by the University of the South’s graduating senior art majors: Aidan Bliss, Caney Hummon, Relly King, Maria Monterde, Charles Pappas, Hunter Swenson, and Brook Vann.
Please join us for an opening reception at 4:30 p.m. on April 20, and artist talks on April 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Convocation Hall.
With A Tear in the Veil, the University of the South’s graduating senior art majors ask viewers to look beyond the immediacy of surface appearances and first encounters to consider broader implications and deeper truths. Their work, from multimedia portraits to photographs, questions meaning and how it is made. The power and associations of different media and materials are questioned, as are the meanings given to repeating forms.
In his work, Aidan Bliss considers the art of photography in the digital age, and how we navigate between “the collective art that is web content” and the individual moment and analog image. With his irreverent oil paintings of mythological figures, Caney Hummon aims to “ask the questions we all have lurking in the back of our minds” about the truths purportedly represented by the stories of religion and mythology. In drawing and painting, Relly King manipulates and repeats female forms. Her multilayered compositions encourage the viewer to consider assumptions made about body image, as well as definitions of femininity and female empowerment. In her multimedia work, Maria Monterde plays with the gendered meanings attached to materials, disrupting stereotypical associations and seeking flexible or alternate performances of identity. Charles Pappas treats his photographs as testament to the relationship between the photographer and his subject. Hunter Swenson turns his lens to finding moments of quiet and stillness in the midst of absurdity. Brook Vann draws on her experience as a triplet to explore non-verbal communication and gesture, repetition and multiples.
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