A new exhibit will see the return of two Brock University graduates showcasing their artwork and creative research in the space where they studied.
Beneath the Skin will run from Tuesday November 30 through Saturday December 18 with participating artists and Studio Art graduates Rea Kelly (BA ’21) and Angelina Turner (BA ’21). The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Visual Arts Gallery and the student exhibition space of the Marilyn I School of Fine and Performing Arts. Walker (MIWSFPA).
The exhibition examines themes related to human anatomy and the psyche with the aim of encouraging audiences to deepen their physical and emotional identities.
“The theme of my work is rooted in questioning the viewer’s perception of how portraits, and even ‘selfies’ as an extension, are typically used to understand outward appearance, status and meaning. social identity, ”Kelly said. “Instead, my work focuses on the internal lived experience.”
Turner said she took anatomy images and interwoven them with other natural organisms to highlight the concept of interdependence in the world.
“Many in society, especially since the rise of smart technology, speak of feelings of loneliness and isolation,” she said. “But we are not alone, and I hope that through my work I can show it to viewers.”
The Visual Arts Gallery and Student Exhibition Space are located on the first floor of MIWSFPA at 15 Artists’ Common in downtown St. Catharines. The gallery is open to the Brock community and the general public Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (September to April).
Brock students and staff are encouraged to confirm attendance through ExperienceBU to attend the exhibition and opening reception. All Brock University protocols apply, including mandatory full COVID-19 vaccination and masks for all visitors. Visitors to the community are asked to enter the building through the main entrance to check in at the security desk.
Questions can be directed to the Visual Arts Gallery at [email protected]