Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2015, a three-part series from six graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. Last in the series is work from Photography majors Devon Cummings and Laura Whitfield. Opening Thursday, December 3, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cummings’
Sea Reel and Whitfield’s Dear Someone, will be on display in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
through December 15.
BFA in Photography
Show title: Sea Reel (video and installation)
Laura Whitfield, Fayetteville, AR
BFA in Photography
Show title: Dear Someone, (photographs and performance videos)
Laura Whitfield utilizes public spaces as a way to communicate with a larger audience. Through the use of banners and signs, she attempts to reveal abstracted personal truths as a gesture for audience connection. Dear Someone, employs photography, video, viewer engagement, poetry and street art to initiate a conversation about everyday living.
Her work has been seen in several exhibitions in Arkansas and in two local group shows: And living, at the Watkins Arcade Gallery, and Point of Reference, in the Currey Gallery (as well as at Kent State University).
The exhibitions and reception are free and the public is invited. Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in MetroCenter; free parking is available in the campus lot. For more information, visit Watkins.edu or call 615.383.4848.
The Fall 2015 Watkins BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions opened in the Currey Gallery November 5-15 with Photography seniors Rachel Gibson and Alanna Styer, followed November 19-29 with Fine Art seniors Mika Agari and Casey Tyler Payne.
The Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery is located in the main academic building on the Watkins campus. Regular Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Watkins.edu.