Summer exhibit brings viewers close to home

May 29th, 2014 Comments Off on Summer exhibit brings viewers close to home

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Paul Loghney | “Commiseration Procession” | 2013 | Collage | 8″ X 6 1/4″

By Lori Neuenfeldt | Programs Coordinator for the Visual Arts Center Gallery and Outreach Programs

The word domestic conjures up pictures of home, family life or activities inside a home. No two homes or family are the same. We each celebrate diverse home lives, and domestic means something different to each of us.

This summer’s exhibition in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery invites viewers to take a look at how these ideas are made visual into works of art. “HomeEc” considers domestic influence in the work of Summer Carmack, Nick DeFord, Joe Ford, Rowan Haug, Marty Haug, Paul Loughney, Jenna Richards and Cara Sullivan. The multi-media exhibition showcases photo-collage, ceramics, fiberart, photography and sculpture.

According to the show’s organizer, Adrienne Callander, “Each artist references domesticity directly or indirectly, in content or process.” This can be done with materials, technique, or subject matter. For example Nick DeFord utilizes stitching and other craft methods to explore notions of identity and space while ceramicist Jenna Richards directly states the intent to use textile process and domesticity as inspiration for her pieces.

The exhibition is open June 1–28 in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, second floor of the MSU Welcome Center next to Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information contact the Department of Art office, 662-325-2970.

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