The thesis show for Studio Art Majors – students spend a year developing a body of work for this show. This year, the show is online here www.upsseniorexhibition.com/
Inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’,” and the “fruit machine,” a military device used by the U.S. and Canadian government during the Cold War to detect and purge LGBT individuals, this exhibition examines the semiotics of fruit in relation to the queer body.
“A glass banana the length of my leg, apples the size of fists, and blueberries as nipples, were produced in residence at the Museum of Glass and borne through research on the use of historic anthropometry and fruit to feminize, criminalize, and sexualize the body.”
Postponed Reception and Art + Sci Salon Postponed
Gathered from the Field: Art Provoked by Climate Research by Anna McKee and Suze Woolf creates beautiful artwork from scientific data on our changing world. The artists use natural sciences evidence to fill their work with meaning, construct beauty, and examine the present.
Opening Reception Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m.
"Play and perception are integral to my current hand-pulled screenprints. Illusory and real configurations suggest folding, bending, and turning of two-dimensional planes. These abstractions are created with considerations of light, space, and color as well as the contingency of geometric visual elements." - Janet Marcavage
Opening Reception Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. Saturday Reception Sept. 14 1-3 p.m.
Lois Harbaugh explores the idea "Vessel as Symbol" — vessels inspired by language and wordplay, vessels with distinctive names and iconic shapes.
Reception Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m.
This show focuses on exciting new acquisitions while exploring the collection’s purpose, proposing contextual frameworks, and showcasing individual paintings, prints, and sculptures.
Opening Reception Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m.
See the best work from art classes in 2018 and 2019. The opening night party and awards (with prizes) on Friday, Jan. 24th, is the first view of the show. The Art Students Annual show is a Puget Sound tradition. Students enter work from art classes, and a juror selects artwork for the show, which will be in Kittredge Gallery for five weeks.
Through gallery exhibitions and artist lectures focused on expanding students exposure to core issues in contemporary art, Kittredge Gallery serves as a teaching tool for the Puget Sound Art & Art History Department and supports the liberal arts curriculum of the university as a whole. With its history of strong exhibitions by regional and nationally recognized artists, Kittredge Gallery also contributes to the broader cultural community of the Pacific Northwest.