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Primordial Soup: BA in Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition

April 6-May 6, 2023

Flex Space Gallery

Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6th from 4:30-7:00pm

The Emery Community Arts Center proudly presents, Primordial Soup, the capstone exhibition of UMF’s BA in Visual Arts senior class. This multi-media group show includes sculpture, painting, drawing, digital art and animation. Primordial Soup will be on view in Emery’s Flex Space Gallery from April 6 – May 6, 2023. An opening celebration will take place on Thursday, April 6th from 4:30pm-7:00pm. On Wednesday, April 19th at 1:00pm, participating art students will each give an artist talk that presents the ideas, research and processes that inspired their thesis work. The exhibition and all related events are free and open to the public.

Primordial Soup features the artwork of Elly Bernard, Jett Jordan, Gavyn Moreshead, Ana Rogers and Emma Wallace. The show title harkens back to the complex environmental factors that came together to create life. With a playful nod, the collection of artworks in the exhibition explore the conditions necessary for critical thinking and creative action, and engage themes of entertainment, horror, physical labor, and political agendas. Elly Bernard focuses on human rights movements through found objects and paint. Jett Jordan utilizes traditional pencil drawing techniques to explore themes of horror. Gavyn Moreshead pulls concepts from pop culture and comic books to explore the feeling of alienation and overcoming it through these mediums. Ana Rogers looks at capitalism through the use of labor intensive techniques and medical imagery. Emma Wallace explores the questions and issues of everyday life through miniatures and animation. While these themes may seem disjointed, they all share one commonality – to encourage the viewer to critically examine the world around them.

Emery Community Arts Center is located behind Merrill Hall at 224 Main Street and is open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 12 pm-6 pm; closed Sundays and holidays. This exhibition is sponsored by the Division of the Arts.

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