nearest and dearest, an exhibition curated by student Caitlan Dillingham, will open July 16th in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. A reception will be held from 5-7pm that day and the exhibition will run through July 28th.
nearest & dearest presents nine local conceptual artists that scrutinize the subject of family in the 21st century. Each artist’s perception stems from their cultural idiolect, as well as societies influence and vital structure. The exhibit confronts individual objectification by social institutions and traditional customs; therefore opening the ground to what Mr. Rogers said best, “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
Participating artists include: Jessica Lynn Clay, Melanie Ann Clay, Caitlan Fleurette Dillingham, Courtney Ann Greenlee, Aprill Rene Miller, Sierra Faye Mitchell, Maximus David Shuster, Lauren Christine Willis. This exhibition runs through July 28th.