The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

Foundations Show Reception

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Future Truth and Present Circumstance

March 23 - 29, 2018
reception: Thursday, March 22 @ 4:30
juror: Emily Sullivan Smith

To Celebrate our 9th Annual Foundations Exhibition, thousands of dollars in scholarship money will be awarded to students!

Over 150 students will participate in this group exhibition, and for many it will be their first art show. Awards juried by visiting artist Emily Sullivan Smith, Assistant Professor of Foundations, Foundations Coordinator, University of Dayton. Sullivan Smith will be exhibiting her work in a show titled The Land and The Sea during the FOUNDATIONS SHOW.

About Emily Sullivan Smith’s work:

Sullivan Smith’s work focuses on the global debate concerning the planet and the role each of our lives, choices, conveniences and privileges play. Each work investigates the tenuous balance between humans and nature through the perceived abundance of natural resources declining at the hand of human kind or the impact of daily conveniences on nature. In the work, Sullivan Smith examines the push and pull between the capacity of humans to control or shift the environment with the potential for unintended consequences.  Or to simultaneously reveals and conceals the impact of mass hunting or environmental change on species. The works find their impetus from appropriated cultural sources, be they historical photographs, or news of recourse decline. A quote from noted naturalist, John Muir, is ever-present in the work “When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world”.

Image credit: Future Truth and Present Circumstance. 2015-17 Glass beads, nylon thread, raw silk

Mar 22 2018, 4:30pm
Bolivar Art Gallery
Free

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