‘everything is everything’ opens Friday, April 26
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film concludes its three-part Spring 2013 BFA Thesis Exhibition series with work from Bachelor of Fine Art degree candidate Pam Jolly Haile, on view beginning Friday, April 26, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The show will be on display in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus through May 8.
Haile, a sculptor/mixed media/installation/collaboration artist, will present everything is everything, which includes the large collaborative piece One. More than 30 collaborators have been collecting approximately 3,000 thumbprints to create a human-sized finished piece emphasizing singular humanity. At least eight types of papers are being used to bring texture and richness to the piece, also representative of the human community.
The exhibition 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.
Pam Jolly Haile
BFA in Fine Art
Show title: everything is everything
sculpture, mixed media, installation
Artist Statement: A creative thread runs throughout my life connecting my daily activities, spiritual practices, and art making. By challenging the popular existential belief that I am a separate entity living in a world of objects, I seek to align with both modern scientific theory and ancient spiritual traditions each supporting an existence based on synthesis. My art practice attempts to intuit these connections and offers an opportunity to experience a life in which everything is everything.
The Spring 2013 Watkins BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions also features work from BFA candidates Rachel Growden (April 11-15) and Kellie Bornhoft and Ann Catherine Carter, April 18–22. Public presentations by all four BFA degree candidates will be held on Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in the Watkins Theater.
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. Admission is free.