Senior Art Exhibition Reception of Alex Thompson and Abigail Jendrusch
LocationAlma Thomas Fine Arts Center
Date & Time12:00pm - 5:00pm CST November 21, 2019
ContactMathers Box Office:
12:00pm - 5:00pm CST November 21, 2019
Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center
This gallery will feature the works of Alex Thompson (BA focus in photography) and Abigail Jendrusch (BA focus in ceramics).
Alex Thompson’s photographic series, Perish, explores the parasitic relationship between humans and the natural world, revealing ways in which we alter and destroy it to fulfill our corrupt perception of ever-growing needs. The reappearing white cloth in this photographic work envelops the subjects as they exist within abandoned and decrepit structures. The cloth becomes soiled over time illustrating the inevitability of nature to reclaim the world as its own once again.
In her exhibition Ungodly, Abigail Jendrusch explores displays of power in Catholicism, and how these hierarchies are subverted in the tradition of the Carnival festival. Her porcelain wares use bright glazes that echo the vivid, cheerful color of stained-glass cathedral windows and the lively atmosphere of Carnival, while the surfaces are ornately decorated with morbid, unsettling imagery to make the viewer apprehensive about approaching and interacting with the work.
This exhibition is free and open to the public and will run November 21-December 1, 2019. The Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
There will be a reception on November 21st from 5:00-6:30pm, at which the seniors will present artist talks.