The West Virginia University School of Art & Design will present the Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition in the Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries April 6 – May 12 with a reception in the lobby at 6 p.m. on opening night.
This all-inclusive exhibition represents the culmination of senior capstone projects for all major studio areas including ceramics, graphic design, intermedia and photography, printmaking, painting and sculpture.
Art in the exhibition is the result of years of education and hundreds of hours of work. One participant, Teresa Bowsher, says that this show is, “an exciting platform to exhibit my work to the community and energize myself in my conceptual and creative process.”
Bowsher’s work in the show focuses on feminine identity. “Sweet Cheeks” utilizes the female body to make a statement about the hyper-sexualization of women in society, while “Call & Response” channels political elements from the Women’s Marches to engage the values of the women’s rights movement and feminine identity alike.
Students in the show are:
Sabah Ahmed, Anna Beckett, Teresa Bowsher, Kevin Brennan, Charles Cunningham, Brooke Deardorff, Sidney Duncan, Kayla Garpstas, Rebecca Graham, Chris Guffey, Emily Harmon, Grant Hofmann, Rickie Holmes, Andrea Hubbard, Emma Hurley, Andrea Jimenez, Emily Londregan, Shayla Martin, Amanda Mates, Cory Mayhew, Hunter McCormick, Daniel Niess, Leslie Norris, Jared Peterson, Tessa Rahilly, Leonor Elisa Cortez Rodriguez, Jessica Rush, Brittany Schmidt, Dylan Smith, Lucas Smith, Bridget Stamp, Lydia Taylor, Caroline Wall, Joanne Yahn and Steve Zimmerman.
The Mesaros Galleries, located in the lobby of the Creative Arts Center, are open 12 – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Lectures, exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
Image: Amanda Mates: Looking Down at the Sky, 2017