UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery to feature second graduating senior exhibition

The Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host an opening reception for the second of two student Senior Art Exhibitions from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in the lobby of UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall.

Featuring three graduating senior artists, this second Senior Art Exhibition runs from April 29-May 10 in the Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and all of its events are free and open to the public.

“We are pleased to once again present a vivid showcase of the talented artists who will graduate from UW-Green Bay in just a few short weeks,” said Lawton Gallery Curator Stephen Perkins. “Their works in photography, acrylic painting and mixed media, and sculpture represent a cross-section of the artistic talent our students hone during their time at the University.”

The three student artists are as follows. Each is listed by name, work and an excerpt from the student’s statement about her work:

Ashley Easton: A series of color photographs. “In this series of photographs I am exploring the idea of home as a site in flux. As humans our sense of home is most often tied to a physical building – loss of the home or a loss within that home can alter one’s perception of home. After my dad passed away home became a container that held my family physically yet ceased to be the mental and emotional anchor it once was. In this series of photographs I am articulating changes and inflections to my perception and understanding of home.”

Audrey Borgen: Acrylic paintings, one triptych of three 29”x 27” paintings. “My work deals with emotions and abstracted landscapes. I don’t purely represent these, but use them as a reference. I want the viewer to feel an emotion which then triggers a deeper connection to their inner self. My body of work conveys my desire to enhance or increase color and textures. The canvas to me is a place for my emotions and memories to be recorded.”

Kristi Edminster: Cradle sculpture, collection of uterine and ovarian forms in picture frames. “I want this work to be a commentary on the cultural bombardment women face regarding the conflicting ideas about their sexuality and identities. This approach allows me to reference the history of the domestic setting and women’s roles within it. My goal is to offer a critique of our culture, and explore gender, and in particular how we expect the reproductive functions of a woman’s body to define her life.”

For more information about the Lawton Gallery, visit www.uwgb.edu/lawton, or call (920) 465-2916.


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