• Avery Elkins, 90’s Styro, Digital print on paper, 2016
    Avery Elkins, 90’s Styro, Digital print on paper, 2016

Georgetown, Texas – The Art and Art History Department at Southwestern University presents three senior art exhibitions for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees by Anne Brown (BA), Avery Elkins (BA), and Sophie Gilliam (BFA).

Anne Brown, Deidra McCall, Graphite on paper, 2017, 36” H x 63 ½” WAnne Brown, Deidra McCall, Graphite on paper, 2017, 36” H x 63 ½” W

Through drawn portraiture, Anne Brown’s exhibit Combed Throughexplores and challenges societal perceptions of hair in relation to identity. In her work, conformity is questioned and diversity is celebrated by using different mediums to express each person’s personality and identity.  

Avery Elkins, 90's Styro, Digital print on paper, 2016Avery Elkins, 90’s Styro, Digital print on paper, 2016

In his art exhibit Prescription Presence, Avery Elkins uses thousands of pills to create striking two- and three-dimensional works that recontextualize the viewer’s relationship with the saturated presence of the North American pharmaceutical industry.

Sophie Gilliam, You Saw Nothing, Oil on canvas, 2016, 84” H x 65” WSophie Gilliam, You Saw Nothing, Oil on canvas, 2016, 84” H x 65” W

Visually stimulating color palettes and delicately handled paint evoke emotional vulnerability in Sophie Gilliam’s painting exhibit, Emotion In Chroma.  Her large oil self-portraits comment on insecurity and the effects of societal pressures on women’s bodies, while her watercolors bring out the intimate emotional depth of the individual.

The reception is on Thursday, March 23 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. with artists’ talks beginning at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.